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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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……..
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.
Oak Staircase pictures just in!!
25th February 2012
Floating style Oak staircase supplied for a new build in Lowestoft.Â Our WF design with solid timber treads with open risers and a stringer only located on the wall side.Â The internal side of the stair and the outer side of the first four treads are supported by the extra deep handrail which actually acts as a stringer.
This customer opted for the stunning curved internal handrail in this Oak staircase which looks fantastic.
From the picture above you can really get a feelÂ for the open and light nature of the flight.Â Not what springs to mind when you think – solid oak staircase!!
The landing balustrade here we infilled with glass panels.Â We kept the same timber for the handrail and newel posts but went for the balustrade infill that allowed the the maximum passage of light – Glass panels!
For prices for your very own light and open Oak staircase in the WF style please let us know the floor to floor height, the shape of the stair you require (this one is a half turn) and the timber you would like (any hardwood).Â Give us a call on 01794 522444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also see further examples of the type of staircase using the links below.
Beech Staircase – East Grinstead
Beech Staircase – Ringwood
Oak Staircase – Half Turn
27th October 2011
Have finally worked though the enquiries from the Grand Designs show but have been neglecting the blog posts.Â Here we go then â€“
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This long standing customer of ours based in Shaftesbury, Wilts, was building a new property which required a new feature staircase.Â TheÂ requirement was forÂ simple clean lines, a modern and open feelÂ Â and of course it had to fall within the allocated budget .
Our traditional structure stair was selected in beech parquet timber, with open risers and polished stainless steel spindles.Â Our Traditional structure certainly doesnâ€™t mean traditional style as you can see in the pictures â€“ it refers to the way the stair is supported, with two stringers either side.
Beech parquet is a very popular choice at present.Â With this option the timber is still solid beech but each block is made up of smaller pieces giving a more pronounced stripe effect.Â Â It is about 15% cheaper than solid beech and is often requested to match a parquet floor.
Our â€˜traditionalâ€™ structure stairs are available in a variety of configurations, designs and materials. Remember â€“ traditional structure but modern design.Â Combining solid timber with open and light balustrade options.
Have a look at our sister websiteÂ – www.timberstairsystems.co.uk for more examples or click on the links below.
Half turn timber staircase
Quarter Turn timber staircase
Timber stair with glass panels
Oak timber staircase
Beech timber staircase
Maple Timber Staircase
As usual – for prices, please contact the office – 01794 522444.Â email@example.com
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13th October 2011Â
Returned Sunday night from the Grand Designs show at the NEC.Â Great show with over 50000 people visiting in the three days.Â Really good response on the stand where we had displays of the Model 500 staircase and the WF modern timber staircase.Â Â
From when the ribbon was cut by Kevin McCloud onÂ Friday morning we were inundated withÂ questions and enquiries about our range of staircases. Little bit tired now being our 12 day working but really worth it!!Â We shifted around 1400 brochures on the stand and are now going through the wad of enquiry forms that were filled in.Â We plan to get any requested sales packs & disks out by the end of the week with all quotes being done by Friday 22nd.Â Wish us luck!!!
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17th September 2011
So busy at present – forgot to mention we will be at the GRAND DESIGNS LIVE show in Birmingham (NEC) in October.Â The show runs from 7th-9th October which is a Friday / Saturday/Sunday stint.Â We have stand B652 and will have a couple of displays models on show, namely the WF staircase and the Model 500 staircase.Â Both stunning modern, light and open designs in timber and glass.Â Obviously we will be there to discuss your stair requirements with tips and advice face to face.
Just for you weÂ have 10 free tickets to give away.Â The normal advanced booking cost is Â£14 with tickets Â£18Â on the door.Â These free tickets will be dispatched on a first-come-first-served basis so please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone – 01794 522444 to make a claim.
If you would like to discuss a specfic project at the showÂ - please email us plans in advance so we can have a look beforehand.Â Â
See you there!!!
11th August 2011
We have added together an assortment of Model 71 Spiral Staircase pictures and turned them into a video.Â The Model 71 Spiral Staircase is without doubt the most popular spiral stair we supply.Â We get so many pictures through from customers we thought we would share a few of them with you on youtube.Â This is something we are looking to do with many of our staircase ranges so keep an eye out for more video uploads.
You can view some of these featured models using the links below.
Spiral Staircase Model 71 – Aberdeen
Spiral Staircase Model 71- Chatham
Spiral Staircase Model 71- Shaftesbury
Spiral Staircase Model 71- Preston
31st July 2011
Some great pictures of the model 500 modern steel / glass and timber staircase supplied to a specialist property developer in Nottingham.Â Modern, Open and light, this staircases creates a stunning impression upon entering this property.Â Â Â Our ever popular model 500 system combines steel stringers (zig â€“ zag top and bottom in this case), Â solid Oak treads and glass infill panels.Â The model 500 staircase is available in any hardwood and can accommodate frameless glass balustrade as well.
For a price – please let us know the floor to floor height, the shape of the staircase and the width.Â Â email@example.com or 01794 522444.
The model 500 system is extremely versatile and you can see further examples of the system using the links below.
Model 500 Bespoke StaircaseÂ Â – Guildford
Model 500 Bespoke Staircase – Swanage
Model 500 Bespoke Staircase – Basingstoke
Model 500 Bespoke Staircase – Sandbanks
Model 500 Bespoke Staircase – Ashurst, New Forest
We have been featured in the latest issue of the Selfbuilder and Homemaker magazine (p59-61).Â The article entitled ‘Dont forget the staircase’ was written by Managing Director Nick Rackham and highlights the point that staircases are often overlooked in the early design stage of a build.Â
The staircase is very often the first item on show when entering a property creating the perfect opportunity to create a stunning impression.Â As the staircase is installed and the end of a build with all other works complete, we are often approached by customers who have a very small opening in the floor, sometimes not large enough to Â get a compliant staircase in place.Â
So our advice is not to neglect the staircase and get a staircase company on board very early on to advise on the size of opening and the entry and exit points.
In additional to the geometry of the flight you have the materials and style of the staircase to consider.Â Open risers, glass balustrade and hardwood treads are very popular at the moment and we offer a good range of these in a variety of configurations.
Of course â€“ why not send your plans to us!!Â Please email cad / pdf files to us at firstname.lastname@example.org