Staircases in the UK are getting more expensive (If You’re Not Careful)

by Scott Edwards
Jun
15

There are certain items that we purchase every week of our lives. Some we purchase monthly, annually, every 5-6 years, and others that we may only purchase once in our lifetime. Unless you’re a builder, serial house renovator / self-builder, or have broad knowledge within the construction industry, then a new or remodeled staircase will likely be something you only purchase once or twice in your lifetime. With this being the case, the question to ask is how much does a staircase cost?

 As with all products, prices can vary greatly depending upon what you are looking for. You wouldn’t expect to receive a Ferrari for the price of Toyota or vice versa, and would quickly realize if you were being taken for a fool. However, when it comes to a niche item, something you have never purchased before and may not have a connection to someone who has, then your wide open to price exploitation.

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How the right loft stair design can give you back an extra bedroom

by Scott Edwards
Feb
14

Although we often manufacture staircases to the design specifications of architects, builders, project managers and individual homeowners, we also offer a full in-house design service which is backed up by the latest in 2D and 3D stair CAD software.

When designing a staircase the first thing to consider is the configuration or layout of the new flight. This ensures that the staircase will occupy the intended space without encroaching upon walkways or doorways, whilst also conforming to Parts K and M of current building regulations, which cover staircases and balustrades. It’s during this process that the stair width, pitch, clear headroom, step height and foot-space will be determined. 2D and 3D CAD drawings of the proposed flight are then generated to provide an exact plan and layout prior to manufacture. These drawings confirm to all involved parties that the new flight has been configured correctly, and that the space the flight occupies, and the areas it will serve have all been taken into consideration before production commences.

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Staircase Design Service: What's Involved?

by Scott Edwards
Jan
06

Although we often manufacture staircases to the design specifications of architects, builders, project managers and individual homeowners, we also offer a full in-house design service which is backed up by the latest in 2D and 3D stair CAD software.

When designing a staircase the first thing to consider is the configuration or layout of the new flight. This ensures that the staircase will occupy the intended space without encroaching upon walkways or doorways, whilst also conforming to Parts K and M of current building regulations, which cover staircases and balustrades. It’s during this process that the stair width, pitch, clear headroom, step height and foot-space will be determined. 2D and 3D CAD drawings of the proposed flight are then generated to provide an exact plan and layout prior to manufacture. These drawings confirm to all involved parties that the new flight has been configured correctly, and that the space the flight occupies, and the areas it will serve have all been taken into consideration before production commences.

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Staircase Design

by Scott Edwards
Dec
08

Now that a staircase is seen as a main feature in a property there is a lot more emphasis on the overall design. In anything other than the absolute grandest of properties the stairs had generally been seen as solely a means of access between floors. Nowadays this is certainly not the case, and homeowners, property developers, architects and designers are all heavily focused on ensuring that the staircase they install is an integral part of the overall design concept.

There is a wide variety of materials from which a staircase can be constructed. Although timber has historically been the most common material, stone, glass and metal are now often used either as the primary material, or as part of a combination to attain the desired effect. These materials can all be incorporated in innumerable methods and areas within the stair construction, and each will deliver a different concept.

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