With many modern schools using newer buildings these days, the traditional school hall with its large fitted theatre type wooden stage has become something of a relic. Space is valuable, and flexible space even more so as it allows a room to suit multiple uses, so staging needs to be something that can be moved out the way and stored easily, yet strong and safe in use.
With many senior schools now providing education from year 7 right up to year 13 (formerly 6th form) it can be a challenge having equipment that’s suitable for such a wide range of ages and physical sizes, which often leads to big compromises or makeshift additions which can be both unsightly and a safety risk.
Stage concepts have searched the market and offer a selection of stage decks, platforms, legs and riser systems that we feel provide the optimum mix of durability, lightweight and structural rigidity, combined with the functionality that a busy school requires.
Our standard format stage deck is a fixed frame aluminium base with a strong plywood top surface. These come in either a black textured grip finish, or a plain untreated wood surface which can be varnished, painted, or have carpet applied.
As standard the decks come in ether the classic 2m x 1m format, or a 1m x 1m square. They can also be ordered in half sizes for use as long steps or choir stands, or in alternative shapes such as triangular ‘pie’ type sections or semi circles.
Legs can be easily attached and removed, and their tubular aluminium construction means they can be supplied in any length / height required, and you have the option of using different height legs to suit the student’s age group, giving you great flexibility in use.
The decks themselves lock together with clamps to eliminate movement, and we have a range of easy-fit safety railings which allow the platforms to be used for the basis of a tiered seating set up or high legged announcer’s platform.
In addition to these fixed frame and 4 leg deck systems, we also offer a much lighter and more portable stage system, known as a deck and riser set up. This utilises a lightweight aluminium framed top deck which is secured to a leg riser unit, a hinged, concertina fold design system that folds away into a carry bag.
This portability and ease of storage makes these lighter units perfect for in classroom demonstrations, sports event podiums, and for use as activity and display tables. They are strong and durable, and are also more than up to the task of being a main use stage should their particular features best suit the space available. Again as with the heavier decks, the riser systems can be fixed together to form a secure larger area, and different riser heights can be swapped into place for maximum versatility.
All of Stage Concepts staging products meets the latest stringent Euro Safety ratings, TUV testing and DIN standards, ensuring it is perfectly suited for the given specifications and loading capabilities. Safety in and around the use of our products is extremely important to us, especially where young children are concerned. Inquisitive minds and small fingers should always be well supervised when being allowed to interact with this type of equipment to avoid any possible injury, especially during setting up or breaking down from storage.
In addition to the stage systems Stage Concepts have available from stock, we also have access to a number of speciality stage products designed for very young children, featuring bright colours, hidden fixings, rounded corners and edges for the safety of small fingers and inquisitive minds. As a solutions provider, SC Projects team can specify a wide range of products to suit your requirements from our large catalogue of suppliers.
From the V&A museum and Saatchi Gallery, to Warner Brothers Studios and Crystal Palace FC, our truss systems and bespoke designed truss constructions have found homes in a wide selection of both public and private events and for a variety of tasks.
We have also supplied trussing and stage deck systems to the Next and TopShop group, Harley Davidson, Jump Giants Trampoline Park, alongside the many private individuals and trade customers that have purchased everything from a singular stage deck right up to a large festival stage roof system.
Large circular truss lighting rigs and stage platform systems for film sets, structural truss arches and walkways for exhibitions and shopping centre events, vehicle plinths and truss for showroom displays, truss based obstacle courses, and the supply of full professional sound and lighting packages means Stage Concepts can fulfill your project requirements no matter how large or small they may be.