12th May 2013
External spiral staircase.
One of our most popular stairs we supply are our external spiral staircases.These models are supplied to both commercial and domestic clients.Being fully bespoke they can be manufactured in diameters up to 3m and can span 5 or 6 floors.The standard finish is galvanised with either a non slip perforated or chequer plate tread. Very popular is the addition of an enlarged top platform at upper floor level which can incorporate a balcony for those balmy summer evenings.
Although often supplied for functional reasons as opposed to aesthetic, every now and again a project comes along which our external spiral stairs can add be the focal point and really add character to a build.
This particular project was actually an internal application which is becoming more and more common with our â€˜external spiral staircasesâ€™.A flight spanning 2 floors was required for this stunning new build in Fareham, Hampshire.The construction company, architect and end client visited our showroom to bottom out the specification of the spiral staircase which was to be located in a concrete stairwell topped with a glass box to allow passage of light.To continue the flow of light we decided upon a grating tread design with open risers and opted for a square spindles and flat bar handrail to reflect the â€˜blockâ€™ structure of the property.
Although â€˜merelyâ€™ a galvanised you can see the stunning addition this external spiral stair makes internally.
For a price for your external spiral staircase, internally or externally â€“ please get in touch.Email plans to email@example.com or call 01794 52444 to discuss.
30th April 2013
Brand new blog post from our sister website timberstairsystems.co.uk. In fact it is the first on this new website and is focused on the floating open timber staircase we call the WF style.
You can have a look here to see why this model continues to be our best selling staircase year after year.
Below you can download the product sheet on the model and the brochure on the full range of timber staircases.
WF Product Sheet
Timber Staircase Brochure
28th April 2013
Spiral Staircase – Gloucester
How often we forget out first love……..Spiral Staircase!!
It has been a little while since we have posted any pictures of our latest spiral stair projects.Â This little beauty is what we are all about – stunning, light, modern and open flights, perfectly in-keepingÂ with contemporary renovations.
This model is the versatile Model 71 spiral staircase system with beech tread and handrail and brushed stainless spindles. We supplied two models to our customer in Gloucestershire for his new property and they forwarded these photos soon after installation.
The model 71 spiral staircase can be supplied in diameters up to 2.2m, and can be manufactured with any hardwood â€“ with oak, beech and walnut being the model popular. It can also be supplied with horizontal rails or with curved glass or acrylic infill panels to create a really open feel.
For a price for you model 71 spiral staircase â€“ please email plans to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01794 522444 to discuss. We also have a small display of this spiral staircase in the showroom so feel free to pop in and have a look.
25th March 2013 – We have a Winner!!
Our annual staircase photo competition has come to a close and we can now announce the winner.Â We had 33 entries in total and really appreciate the effort everyone made.Â All entries will have received their free USB sticks by now.
Nina from New Malden sent these absolutley stunning snaps of her new â€˜Spirtâ€™ structure staircase supplied to her new build.Â She has won the first prize of an iPAD 3 plus case.Â Not only were her pictures fantastic but her efforts deserved points as well.Â She took a total of 38 photos, moving various orniments and furniture around to achive the best shot with all photos taken with a high resultion camera.Â Thank you Nina and I hope you have fun with the iPAD.
A Kindle Fire was posted to Peter from Aberdeen who sent in these great shots of the WF staircase, really capturing the open, floating feel of the flight.
Many thanks again for all who entered.Â Both these pictures are featured on our newly designed website www.timberstairsystems.co.uk.
To enter next yearâ€™s competition you first have to purchase your new stunning stair from us.Â Please call 01794 522444 or email your plans to email@example.com or indeed pop into our new showroom.Â We look forward to working with you.
25th March 2013
New stunning timber staircase website
Just about there with our stunning new website www.timberstairsystems.co.uk.Â We are certainly not developers but decided to have a crack at this site ourselves.Â Although we are not 100% there (few tweaks to make) we are pretty happy with the overall result.Â The focus of the site is our open and light solid timber staircases we import from Sweden.Â Stunning and innovative designs, a breath of fresh air compared with some of the â€˜standardâ€™ UK timber stair designs.
Under the timber staircase projects page we have added our best staircases supplied throughout the UK to both end users and property developers.
Have a look and let us know what you think.Â Please keep in mind it isnâ€™t completely finished but give me a couple more days……..
6th February 2013
The 2013 Staircase competition is underway and the photos keep on coming in.Â This year the first prize for the best set of pictures we receive of the staircase we have supplied will win an iPAD 3.Â Given the quality of the entries last year we thought it only fair that a second prize was introduced this years and that is a Kindle Fire.Â Everyone that enters will receive a USB stick for going to the trouble of sending in the pics.
Of course the entries will be judged independently by a professional photographer so keep an eye out for the right angle and lighting when taking the photos.
Results will be announced in a few weeks.Â Best of luck!!
9th December 2012
Staircases with glass treads create stunning light and transparent solutions and are becoming increasingly more popular..Â Â To date we have doubled the sales of our glass tread stairs during the calendar year compared with 2011 â€“a great product but we always get the same question…………….Are the treads slippery?
Well, compared with a normal carpeted stair the answer is yes, they are more slipperyâ€“ especially if you are charging down them in socks -but certainly not as bad as some think.Â The shiny look of the treads often leads people to thinking the surface is very slick and therefore slippery â€“ which it isnâ€™t.Â I have been up and down many glass treads stairs over the years and genuinely have never had a problem.
However the reason for this post is to address this question and show a few non slip options for the glass treads.Â These are available on all the glass treads staircases we supply and all differ slightly in the design.Â All however involve some treatment to the glass, sandblasting and or etching either part or all of a tread.Â This creates an abrasive, slightly uneven area reducing the physical risk of slippage as well as forming a visual deterrent.
Any questions about the glass treads or indeed the treatments â€“ please get in touch.
firstname.lastname@example.org 01794 522444 or pop into our showroom in Romsey.
29th November 2012
Modern Timber Staircase supplied to a refurbishment in Nottingham creating a stunning visual impact.
Supplying stunning staircases which make an impression is what we are allÂ -Â Â about and this quarter turn flight timber staircase certainly hits the spot.Â Â Oak treads with a white cut stringer matches beautifully to the stairs surrounds with the open risers keeping it light and open.
We like it and certainly the customer did as they sent these snaps.
Yes, I know they didnâ€™t have balustrade and no it doesnâ€™t meet building regulations.Â This was pointed out the client but they werenâ€™t subject to planning as it was a small refurbishment â€“ plus they didnâ€™t have any children!Â Glass panels or spindles in stainless or timber can be retrofitted if required.
Check out the curved stringer detail – adds a lovely feature dont you think!
If you would like a price for a similar timber staircase â€“ please get in touch.Â Crucially we need to know the shape of the stair (straight flight, quarter turn, half turn), the height and the timber you would like.Â Call us on 01794 522444 or email email@example.com.Â Â You can of course pop into our new showroom in Romsey- please call to make an appointment.
28th November 2012
Our Staircase showroom is nearing completion.Â Since taking residence in late summer we have been adding to the unit bit by bit every week.Â As it was a brand new industrial unit we have fitted it out with a mezzanine floor fitted halfway across the premises â€“ forming a nice split between office and showroom.Â We have added toilets, a kitchen and a storeroom and have fitted two access staircases leading to the offices – one spiral one straight.
We like it………. we hope you do to.
This week the flooring is being laid in the showroom and next week the signs are going up.
All this on top of the daily task of supplying stunning staircases to those involved with new builds and refurbishments. Please feel free to pop in for a chat and see the open, modern flights we supply across the UK.
More pictures to follow of the finished article.
12th November 2012
Spiral Staircase Dorset
Stunning model 71 spiral staircase pictures from a customer in Poole, Dorset!
The model 71 spiral staircase is our most popular bespoke spiral staircase that we supply- for the simply reason it creates a stunning impression.Â It is also very versatile with the treads supplied in any hardwood (oak and beech being the most popular) and the riser and going custom made for each project.
This particular spiral staircase was supplied to a customer in Poole to provide access to a new basement conversion.Â Passage of light was the key so open risers were a must! Â Â To comply to the 100mm sphere rule we included subtle 8mm thick acrylic riser pieces to reduce the gap without affecting the light passing through.Â What is becoming extremely popular with the model 71 spiral staircase is to have curved acrylic or glass panels wrapping around the spiral instead of spindles.Â This transforms to the spiral and again maximises the passage of light.
This spiral staircase was supplied with beech tread with three non slip groves and brushed stainless steel newels and centre column .Â Overall diameter 1500mm diameter (ensuring a 600mm clear tread width for regulations) and a floor to floor height of 2800mm with 14 risers.Â Also supplied was 3m of matching landing balustrade to complete the stunning addition to the build.
If you could like more information of the model 71 spiral staircase â€“ please get in touch.Â We have a showroom in Romsey (Hampshire) and you can email any plans to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01794 522444 for a chat.