Continuous hand rails
Other features which can complement a wooden staircase is a curtail step or bullnose. The bullnose refers to the rounded corners of the bottom step whereas the semi-circular protruding shape of the curtail step can be used to support the newels and a volute handrail or simply for decoration.
The continuous volute handrail works in conjunction with a curtail step to create a stunning sweeping hand rail, supported by spindles to extend to the bottom step.
Other options include the cut and bracketed option which creates a fantastic impression when you have a staircase that is exposed on one or both sides.
Double ball nose step
For those wanting to achieve a truly spectacular look, but may be concerned that your budget will not stretch to a complete oak staircase, why not use an oak handrail and caps for the desired effect?
Also another option would be to use a more cost-effective material such as softwood for the staircase spindles.
The installation of a staircase requires exact precision and so it is imperative that the space available is measured correctly with the new stairs.
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Measuring up for your staircase
Important factors to consider are: the purpose of your new staircase, whether you acquire a winder or straight flight, the configuration you will need as well as type of finish you are looking for.
Also consider where the internal wall will be positioned and also whether you want the staircase to the open on one side or not.
Another important consideration is that you will need to make sure that the installation of your staircase meets building regulations.
An experienced and knowledgeable joiner will be able to explain the necessary requirements and install the staircase to ensure that you meet these regulations. It is also important to think about the logistics of people using staircase.
Always make sure there is enough room for people to walk around once a staircase has been installed and allow enough space doorways and walkways.
Again, a joiner with years of experience in designing and installing staircases in Devon, will be able to help ensure all of the measurements are right.
A bespoke wooden floating staircase
Such expertise will provide you peace of mind and confidence in the knowledge that your new staircase follows regulatory standards, all of which will significantly help keep your project on track in regards to both time and money.
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