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Staircase Photo Competition 2015

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

Modern Staircase – Before and After

A Modern Staircase was installed last week in Farnborough, Hampshire.

As part of a refurbishment, our client needed their current carpeted quarter turn staircase replaced with a stunning  modern staircase, offering light and space.

Instead of maintaining the existing square platform at the turn we introduced winding treads which saved a little space, created an nice angle to the stringers and actually increased the depth of the individual treads – making the flight easier to ascend.

The model 500 modern staircase was selected with steel laser cut stringer and solid oak treads.  The oak treads had an integrated downstand at the front to ensure it met building regulations.  Frameless glass balustrade was supplied down the internal side and this was topped with an oak handrail.

The final floor is to be laid in a couple of weeks and we will be back to take some finished pictures then.

In the meantime if you are looking for a similar modern staircase – please call us on 01794 522444 or email info@completestairsystems.co.uk.

Staircase London – Install Pics

Staircase London.

A few ‘just installed’ pictures of a project of 4 x model 500 bespoke staircases in central London.  I took these on a visit earlier this week after a pig of a drive!

All 4 flights were supplied for the one dwelling in Belgravia, and a stunning dwelling it is too!  We had three 3 quarter turn staircases directly one above another connecting ground to first to second floors.  The forth flight was a half turn connecting the ground and first floors towards the front of property.  Frameless glass balustrade was supplied and fitted to all staircases and across the landing levels. Currently protected whilst the build completes are the 100mm solid Oak treads – with a white wax finish.  I cant wait to see the finished pictures of  ‘staircase london’ – stay posted.