5 Modern Staircases That Will Inspire You

Like a lot of people, we love our modern staircases here at Complete Stair Systems. We’ve decided to come up with a list of our projects that we believe represent a good example of a modern staircase. We hope it’ll help provide inspiration to those of you looking for a new modern stair.

 

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1. Bespoke Staircase Midhurst

This bespoke, straight-flight staircase was installed in to a renovated building in Midhurst. You can find out more about this project by clicking here: Bespoke Staircase Midhurst

 

Modern Staircase Stamford

2. Modern Staircase Stamford

Another straight-flight staircase for a new build property in Stamford. It leads up to the next floor from a living area, and has a landing platform above the kitchen area. For more information on this project, click here: Modern Staircase Stamford

 

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3. Spiral Staircase Nottingham

This spiral was installed as part of a listed building renovation project. It features oak treads and an oak handrail. Find out more about this project by clicking here: Spiral Staircase Nottingham

 

Bespoke Spiral Staircase

4. Spiral Staircase Cheshire

This great example of an open, modern spiral staircase was needed as part of a refurbishment project. It features laminated glass treads, curved glass panels and a stainless steel handrail. See more on this project by clicking here: Spiral Staircase Cheshire

 

Bespoke Staircase Cornwall

5.  Bespoke Staircase Cornwall

A quarter-turn feature staircase for a stunning barn conversion in Cornwall. The solid oak treads and handrail were chosen to match the existing original timber framework of the barn. Read more about this project by clicking here: Bespoke Staircase Cornwall

Feeling inspired yet? Get in touch with us now to see what we can do for you and your project. Email us at info@completestairsystems.co.uk or call us on 01794 522 444.

Timber Staircase Surrey – Music Room

TIMBER STAIRCASE SURREY

A bespoke floating timber staircase supplied to a customer in Surrey.

Our client was adding a music room alongside a garage in an extension to their property in Limpsfield, Surrey and needed a straight flight stair to access the new media room above.  As with most extensions like this, space is at a premium and customers are generally not too keen on the stair taking up too much space –  even if it is a feature staircase.  On this project we initially discussed a spiral stair and an alternating stair with paddle steps before focusing on a quarter turn, and finally a straight flight.  A compliant staircase (spiral or straight) often takes up more room upstairs and downstairs than people realise.   The straight flight drawn was designed to have 2m headroom (minimum permitted) and a 42 degree pitch (maximum permitted) – therefore taking up the least amount of space whilst satisfying the building control officer.

The model itself was a floating, open WF staircase constructed in solid oak and brushed stainless steel.  This model has no stringer on the exposed side of the flight with treads cantilevering from the wall stringer.  These floating treads are held and supported by stainless steel spindles which are screwed directly into the extra deep handrail.  The handrail passes the imposed load on the tread to the newels top and bottom of the WF timber staircase.

The WF timber staircase can be supplied in any hardwood – with beech, oak, maple, birch and walnut the most popular, and can be created as a straight flight, quarter or half turn flight.

Have a look at the projects below to see different examples of the WF stair featured here as ‘Timber Staircase Surrey’ –

Bespoke Timber Staircase - Aberdeen

WF Staircase Aberdeen

Bespoke Timber Staircase Ringwood

WF Staircase Ringwood

 

Bespoke Timber Staircase - Southampton

WF Staircase Southampton

Bespoke Staircase – Kingston

 

‘Bespoke Staircase – Kingston’ was a recently completed model 500 staircase supplied to a private client.
What made this model fairly unique is that the customer embedded the zig zag wall stringer into the wall to create a cantilevered effect with the treads coming straight out of the wall!
Our client cut a notch in the existing wall, positioned and bolted the steel stringer in place and carefully plastered up to each tread. To avoid any of the plaster cracking, a small piece of ply was placed on the wall side of the tread before plastering. Once the plastering had been completed, this piece of ply was removed and the small gap was then filled with white silicon to allow a small amount of movement.
This bespoke staircase consisted of 60mm solid oak treads supported by a zig zag stainless steel stringer on the outer side. Above this were some brushed stainless steel newel posts which supported 10mm toughened glass panels. These were topped with a 50mm solid oak handrail. It was a total transformation from the original staircase and it opened up the entire hallway.
The model 500 bespoke staircase is a very versatile system available in a variety of timber, staircase configurations and finishes. Have a look at the links below to see some previous examples of this bespoke staircase.

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Bespoke Staircase Guildford

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Bespoke Staircase Weymouth

Modern Stair 4

Bespoke Staircase Poole

Bespoke Staircase London

A follow up to an earlier post of our ‘Bespoke Staircase London’ project.  The project finished in February and we now have some pictures of the final result – and they look truly stunning!!

The project consisted of 4 separate flights of bespoke staircases from our Model 500 range.  Each model had 100mm thick chunky oak treads which were treated to match the colour of the flooring used throughout and frameless glass balustrade.

Please click here for a google sketch up 3-D view of the three quarter turn flights on this project with which you can pivot, zoom and fly around the staircases.

These staircases were supplied to a construction firm but we also supply direct to the end user.  If you are looking for something similar, a wow factor modern staircase for your new build or refurbishment – please get in touch for a quotation.

You can email us plans at info@completestairsystems.co.uk or call the office directly on 01794 522444.

 

The Model 500 staircase is a bespoke model and is made to suit the opening and the individuals specification.  Whilst the structure is the same for each model, each staircase supplied is unique with the type of balustrade, tread type, colour and configuration all chosen by the client.  Use the links below to see some other variations of the model 500 staircase.

Bespoke Staircase Hertfordshire

Bespoke Staircase Guildford

Bespoke Staircase Weymouth

Bespoke Staircase Chiswick

 

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

 

 

Full Colour Staircases!

Wow wow wow!!!  –  Spiral Staircases and Helical Staircases create wonderful features in the right setting and these examples show that the addition of colour can transform a structure into a feature.

None of these are actually stairs we have supplied but we are always on the look out for interesting staircase designs that take your breath away and these are magnificent examples.