glass treads

Staircase Photo Competition 2015

Homebuilding-Show-2015-3

Free Homebuilding & Renovating show tickets

We are once again exhibiting at the Homebuilding and Renovating show at the NEC at the end of March.  Whilst we wont be displaying any models, we will be there to talk to and discuss you stair requirements.

.

Free Homebuilding & Renovating show tickets

We have stacks of free ticket forms here in the office which we can post out to you or you can click on the links above and below to request yours directly.  If is defiantly the best show of the year, far more focused towards the serious ‘selfbuilder’ than other exhibitions.

.

We are on stand J159 sandwiched in between Velux and the seminar theatre.  The show runs from Thursday 26th March to Sunday 29th March.  We look forward to seeing you then!!

 

 

Staircase Website homepage

Website Changes & Updates

A few website changes an updates for the new year!!

We have added a client information page full of useful tips and advice when choosing your staircase and getting used to the common staircase terminology.  The home page has been refreshed with a few new features and we have a new layout for the spiral stair page and the modern stair page with a little more info on the range.

31 New Products and Case Studies added with a few highlighted below –

 

.

We have also redesigned the gallery and project section into categories for spiral staircases and modern staircases to make it easier to use.

As always – any comments, please let us know.  And if you have any question about our staircases or would like a price, please call 01794 522444.

Floating-Staircase---New-Milton

Happy Valentines!!

Floating-Staircase---New-Milton

A perfect Valentines meal setting with a backdrop of a stunning beech WF staircase.

This picture was supplied to us by a client in New Milton after completing their refurbishment which including our floating beech WF staircase.

Read the full story behind the project and view more picture of this staircase

Floating Staircase New Milton

 

 

Grand Designs Show 2014

 

A few pictures of our stand at the Grand Designs show back in early October.  A four day event this year which frankly did our legs no favours, especially when someone forgot to bring some stools!

Almost 2 months on from the show we have already had two orders from enquiries gathered on our stand and we have already signed up for next year.  We were considering the Grand Designs London show but we weren’t too sure about the impact 9 consecutive days of standing would have on our poor legs.

Commercial Spiral Staircase – Wickham, Hampshire.

Commercial Spiral Staircase – Wickham, Hampshire

The majority of our customers are ‘end-user’ domestic clients involved with self builds or refurbishments, but we do supply a number of larger spiral staircases suitable for commercial use.  These are often for schools,  shops, offices and restaurants.  Like most fixtures within a commercial setting there are some stringent regulations to adhere with and spirals are no different.  These rules relate to the clear tread width, inner – centre and outer going measurement, riser height, and the location and thickness of the handrail.  They can get fairly complex so give us a call on 01794 522444 or email .

This particular flight was supplied as a semi commercial spiral staircase with a 800mm clear tread width.  It was supplied as part of a stunning fitout of an old barn into a number of self contained office units. The spiral staircase was constructed with solid oak treads on a steel tray, an external steel stringer and horizontal steel bars forming the balustrade.  We supplied a large platform at the top of the spiral which tied into the steel beams and it was topped with the same flooring material as the upper floor. As with all commercial spiral staircases a centre column handrail was included, snaking around the centre column.

This commercial spiral staircase was supplied in a primed finish, ready for on site painting.  Whilst we often powder-coat the product, a primed structure is popular as it removes the significance of damage to the paintwork during fitting.

Our client was extremely happy with the end result and this commercial spiral staircase can be viewed by appointment.

For prices and a further information about this type of commercial spiral staircase, please contact us on 01794 522444 or info@completestairsystems.co.uk .

Have a look at the links below for similar spiral staircases –

Spiral Staircase London

Bespoke Spiral Staircase London – Office

Bespoke Spiral Staircase Romsey

Bespoke Spiral Staircase Romsey – Office

Bespoke Spiral Staircase - Health Spa Berkshire 3Bespoke Spiral Staircase - Health Spa Berkshire

Bespoke Spiral Staircase Berkshire – Health Spa

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.

Modern Stair 3

Bespoke Staircase Guildford

Modern Stair 10

Bespoke Staircase Weymouth

Modern Stair 4

Bespoke Staircase Poole

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