A stringer is a spine that supports a staircase. Made of wood or metal and installed as structural enforcement at either side of the stairs or along the center, stringers provide a framework for the treads and risers.
Firstly, take into consideration the mood and look of your room, you will want your staircase to match the rest of your interior. The amount of light in your room might also be a good indicator. For example, if you have a dark-lit room, a glass staircase will allow for more natural light flow. It is mainly personal preference, but these factors might help you find the right material. Staircases can be produced in a variety of materials, but the most popular options are wood and glass, both of which we offer.
Cantilever stairs have independent treads which are anchored to a solid supporting wall or metal stringer which is embedded into a wall. Each stair tread is secured in place by anchor bolts and supporting steel spacers, which are fixed directly into the bearing wall or steel support. This gives the illusion of a floating staircase. A railing or glass wall can also be installed on the opposite end of the steps for extra safety. See The Nimbus staircase for examples.
Cantilever staircases are in fact very strong. The staircase design is technical and needs to be constructed by a structural engineer to produce a robust support system. These floating stairs can also be increased in strength by the choice of material used for the treads.
We offer a range of staircase designs, as well as bespoke staircases to fit your needs. Our product range includes:
– Staircase with a metal stringer
– Staircase with a wooden stringer
– Cantilever stairs
– Spiral staircase
– Curved stairs
– Metal staircase
– Glass staircase
Yes, one of the main features of a spiral staircase is that they save space. They take up a lot less space compared to conventional staircases due to their steeper incline and smaller diameter. Curved staircases also offer the same advantage.
Yes, although we are based in the UK we also operate globally. We have previously completed projects in Denmark, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, and others.
Floating stairs are safe as they must follow UK building regulations. The criteria that must be met are as follows:
1. The maximum rise for each step is 220mm and 150mm for the minimum.
2. The width of the step must be a maximum of 300mm and a minimum of 220mm.
3. The stairs should have a handrail on at least one side of the steps if they are less than one metre wide and, on both sides if they are wider.
There are many benefits to having a cantilever staircase and they have become a popular choice for many people, mainly for their beautiful and stylish appearance. The design of cantilever staircases makes them very versatile, and they can be used in many settings. As the treads are spaced out, they are a great solution for bringing more natural light into a space or home, and as a result of this, they can make a small space seem a lot more spacious. You’ll also now have extra space below the staircase to take advantage of—whether you want to use this for decoration or storage, the choice is yours.
First of all, do some research as you may prefer some staircase designs over others. Have a look through our gallery and our latest projects page for some examples, these will help you visualise what sort of staircase will be most suitable for your space. You can ask our team for any extra advice; our details are available on our contact us page.