Open Plan Staircase, Thick Treads

This new build property spans four floors, with each floor being serviced by the same staircase in one continual well, maximising its whilst not being overpowering is crucial. The most obvious design point for this staircase is that it needs to be open plan. This is because of the shape of the well makes the staircase the central point and being the central point, it can be an obstruction from other design elements such as the slate feature wall as well as blocking the light from the windows behind the staircase. The client chose to have thick treads made of solid American White Oak to give the staircase a robust quality feel throughout.

In combination with the open treads, the client wanted glass balustrade. This has similar benefits to the staircase being open plan, and if this had been spindles instead it would of closed the hallway off and made it feel smaller. The glass balustrade is fixed to the handrail and baserail with stainless steel glass clamps, allowing for a more contemporary feel.

The timber chosen is American White Oak. This is because it allows for the correct colour balance with the rest of the hallway, acting as a go between for the white marble tiles and the black slate wall. This is also in keeping with the American White Oak doors throughout the property, allowing for a continuous timber theme.

Timber: Oak
Balustrade: Glass on Clamps
Stair Type: Open Plan, Thick Treads
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