history of the staircase

History of the staircase: wooden ladder

The history of the staircase It's very interesting: You find the following.

History of the staircase: the origins

The scala it is certainly the oldest building in the history of’architecture.

The estimate of the first appearance dates back to 6000 a.C. circa.

The first recognized scales in history were probably those composed of one series of logs wedged together.

They were used for survival and to reach places in height such as valli O Mountain.

Many years later he made his appearance in China the first scale of granite.

This led to the sacred mountain Tai Shan.

From the religious point of view, the staircase had a figurative meaning as the connection between heaven and earth.

Later in the castelli the first were born for military reasons spiral staircases.

With this type ti scale the soldiers were able to reach specific positions for the defence.

Around the end of the’800 it was patented in United States of America a type of ladder based on the principle of the conveyor belt.

The inventor was Jesse W. Reno and the invention in question is the escalator.

The ladder today

This great invention is spread all over the world of course.

In the current era, however, it is often replaced for convenience and especially laziness by elevators O escalators.

Today the scale for a certain type of people can be considered a stumbling block insurmountable.

For people with motor problems, going down or up a flight of stairs can become a serious and serious problem.

Not feeling autonomous and independent can result in severe mental illness of impotence.

The stairlift solution

The staircase is defined and cataloged as one architectural barrier.

Per “architectural barriers” we mean all physical obstacles that do not allow complete mobility for all those who are in possession of one limited motor ability, temporary or permanent.

Other concrete examples are rampless sidewalks and narrow doors.

To overcome this very current problem, the development and design of a mechanical system has been achieved: the stairlift.

It allows these people to move up a flight of stairs in full autonomy.

Going upstairs or going down to a lower floor will no longer be a problem.

The installation of a stairlift for the disabled it's especially advantageous because you don't need to apply for a municipal permit.

To start the work, it will be sufficient to send a communication to the municipal office to specify the demolition of the architectural barrier, as it does not appear to be a’construction work.

The rails on which the stairlift will slide are in fact simply anchored and fixed to the steps of the staircase by means of special metal plugs.

After installation it is advisable to define the start plan e end of the rails and any intermediate stops.

L’supply of this system is supplied by the voltage of simple household electrical sockets with grounding.

Types of stairlifts


Depending on the mode of transport, there are two types of stairlifts.

The platform stairlift it is recommended for anyone with a wheelchair or wheelchair.

The transport takes place by means of a mobile platform that will allow the person not to have to get out of their medical vehicle.

The armchair stairlift instead it is for all those who do not have these motor health means.

The transport takes place with the person comfortably seated on an armchair.

These stairlifts are defined fixed as they are permanently installed on the flight of stairs.

Contrary there are stairlifts furnishings.

These are transportable and equipped with wheels and of cingoli that allow use in any place.

History of the Scala: conclusions

The scale continues to evolve.

The stairlift is today the ideal solution for breaking down an architectural barrier such as a flight of stairs.

People with limited mobility will finally be able to face their life in a way independent e autonomous, enjoying a very normal freedom of movement (photo: thehouseofvintage.it, muoversiliberi.it e juzaphoto.com).