External Spiral Staircase

External Spiral Staircase – New Office Development – Enfield.

Ordered by a large national construction firm, a double flight commercial spiral staircase was supplied to a new office development in Enfield. This spiral fire escape was constructed with a 900mm clear tread width to meet the regulations and included a wheelchair refuge area which is commonly required on a commercial spiral staircase acting as a fire escape. It provides a clear 1.2m square area outside which is clear of the door to stair thoroughfare.
This external spiral staircase also came complete with a canopy which sat neatly on top of the extended centre column which provided shelter for users.
Given the height and weight of the product, a crane and genie was required to get the upper platform and canopy in place – as the photos demonstrate.
At Complete Stair Systems we tend to focus on our stunning bespoke internal spiral staircases but never forget – we do offer a ‘complete’ range. Whilst not designed to be an aesthetical master piece our external spiral staircases are an extremely popular and practical solution.
Each model is a bespoke creation ensuring the entry and exit point suit the layout of the property, the platform is suitable for the application and the clear tread width meets the building regulation requirements. Full drawings are prepared of each project which are submitted for discussion for each job.
We offer this type of bespoke system for both commercial and domestic clients. What is extremely popular presently in domestic settings is enlarging the platform of the spiral staircase to create a balcony, allowing our clients to sit out, enjoy a glass of wine and soak up the surroundings. Click on the links below to view a few examples of this structure.

Spiral Staircase – External – Scotland

Spiral Staircase – External – London

Spiral Staircase – External – Aberdeen

Spiral Staircase – External – Southampton





We have a Winner of our Staircase photo competition!

With thanks to our avid facebook followers and our friends at Romsey Fotografix we have a winner and runner up in our staircase photo competition for 2014!!

Mr F from Shropshire took some pictures of his model 76 glass spiral staircase we supplied him and was frankly an unanimous winner.  He will receive the lastest iPad early next week for his efforts – many thanks and well done.

Coming second was Mr M from Devon who captured the floating style of his timber WF staircase in solid oak and a Kindle Fire has already been posted.

This is a competition we run every year, open to all our customer over the 12 months.  If you need a feature staircase please get in touch and you can enter next years competition.  The last two winners are shown below –

Staircase Competition Winner 2013

Staircase Competition Winner 2012



Homebuilding & Renovating Review

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show finished last Sunday and some of us have just had the first two days off in 12!!  We returned with aching limbs but with a sack load of enquiries.

As it was a last minute decision to exhibit, our stand was a little smaller than we would have liked but it was great to be there and have a presence at one of the largest selfbuild shows in the UK.

32000 people filtered through the three halls at the NEC over the four days and we were kept constantly busy.  Those with refurbishments in planning or on site flocked to the stand.

The last week has been spent sifting through the enquiries and allocating the ‘to be done’ quotations to the sales team.

Next show will be again be at the NEC – Grand Designs Live in October.

Ed Butler – Cycling Sensation

Regardless of the weather, each morning Ed Butler leaves his car in the garage, shuns the option of public transport and  cycles the 12 miles to work.   This has always impressed everyone in the office who frankly aren’t fully functional first thing in the morning.

For the past few months Ed has been training for an 70 mile race in South Africa, a race he completed a few Sundays ago.  After battles with ferocious headwinds and horrific inclines, he completed the course in a tad over 4 hours!!

Ed – we would all like to congratulate you on your achievement.  Well done!!