The Living Staircase

The Living Staircase designed by Paul Cocksedge.

Complete Stair Systems have long been preaching that a staircase is not simply a structure to provide  access to an upper level but an opportunity to make a stunning statement.  A custom made staircase specifically designed for the immediate environment and the individual user is exactly what we strive to achieve.   A staircase that actually enhances your living experience.

The pictures featured show a design concept helical staircase from designer Paul Cocksedge.  He was commissioned to design a central feature for a state-of-the-art new office development in Soho, London.  He realised that removing the centre column from a spiral staircase  would create a large circular void in the middle and he came up with the idea of filling this space with platforms which would act as ‘social places’ for staff to congregate.

“The Living Staircase is actually a combination of staircase and room, of movement and stillness, vertical and horizontal”, said Cocksedge.  “At every turn there is an opportunity to stop and look, smell, read, write, talk, meet, think, and rest. If a staircase is essentially about going from A to B, there is now a whole world living and breathing in the space between the two,” he added.

Well, hats off to you Paul for a truly inspiration design – we might sneak a trip up to Soho ourselves to take a peak when its built.

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Sorry – no – we cant offer this I’m afraid.  It is a tad too bespoke for us.  You can however have a look at our conventional spiral staircases and send us an enquiry for a price.

 

 

Open Staircase

Open Staircase – Bath

 

Open Staircase

A picture of a stunning, modern and open staircase supplied to a property developer in Bath.

The staircase is our floating WF structure which only has a wall stringer.  With no stringer on the exposed side, an extremely open and light effect is achieve with the treads appearing to cantilever from the wall and float in mid air!  The WF open staircase is a very popular design for those looking to open up a hall way and allow the passage of light.

This particular model was constructed with Oak parquet timber, brushed stainless steel spindles to the stair and laminated glass panel on the landing.

This staircase was supplied a couple of years ago to a specialist property company in Wiltshire and we received the attached photo this week when they place another order for another WF open staircase.  Same specification only a mirror image.

The WF staircase is available as a straight flight, quarter turn (as featured) and a half turn flight and can be supplied in widths up to 1100mm.  As the timber is structural it can only be produced in hardwood with beech, oak, walnut and ash being the most popular.

Have a look at the links below for further examples of the stunning WF open staircase.

WF Open Staircase – Market Harborough

WF Open Staircase – Aberdeen

WF Open Staircase – Ringwood

We have the WF staircase on display in our showroom in Romsey.  Call 01794 522444 to book an appointment to have a look at the system and to discuss your project.

Bespoke Staircase Birmingham

 

 

 

Bespoke Staircase Birmingham

First post of the year and a nice picture  to start things off.

A bespoke staircase supplied to a customer in Birmingham.

The old classic – the model 500 staircase, one this occasion with beech treads (stained) zig zag top and bottom stringers.  The staircase was supplied as part of a major refurbishment and we were specified by the architect who happened to be the son-in-law of the clients!

The model 500 staircase is a bespoke staircase with steel stringers,  Generally supplied with open risers for a light and open feel and with a glass balustrade system to one side.  Spindles and horizontal bars can be supplied but it is glass that rules supreme.

To get a price for your model 500 staircase please let us know the floor to floor height, the shape of the staircase (straight flight / quarter turn / half turn) and the type of treads you would like.  Email info@completestairsystems.co.uk or call 01794 522444.

We have a straight flight model 500 here in our showroom in Romsey- give us a call and come and have a look.

View a few more model 500 bespoke staircase examples below-

Bespoke Staircase Basingstoke

Bespoke Staircase Chiswick

Bespoke Staircase Guildford