This recently completed Part M compliant horse-shoe shaped straight staircase provides access between two levels in a library in Paddington.
It is constructed mainly in satin polished stainless steel with etched glass balustrading for modesty and European oak treads and risers.
The unique tread design features an L.E.D strip recessed in the nosing which floods light upon the tread below. This detail works well with the opaque glass balustrade, giving the staircase a warm "glow".
Taking a supporting role in the BBC's 2013 series of The Apprentice is Spiral Staircase Systems sleek G-Fin spiral stair. A fleeting glimpse of the glass staircase can be viewed 3 minutes in on the latest episode:
The staircase was one of two stairs installed in the Grade II listed building which overlooks London's largest public square, Lincoln's Inn Field. The staircases provided a stunning addition to the £9 million property.
The G-Fin system is a versatile design that can be utilised for spiral, helical and straight staircase layouts. The design uses toughened glass risers as a support system, holding both treads and balustrade to produce an almost transparent structure.
Here is an eye-catching example of a spiral staircase which utilises the G-Fin glass tread support system. To comply with Building Regulations, the 1830mm diameter stair required a rest landing due to the high 20 rise floor to floor height. The clients also specified a glass safety gate to be added at the top of the stair. This stair was installed as the main access between levels in a spacious Cornish holiday home.
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You'll have probably already noticed the fantastic white helical staircase that appears towards the end of the advert! This bespoke stair was produced by Spiral Staircase Systems for a luxurious West London property and stars as the highlight of the new ad.
This double flight helical staircase features an attractive curved toughened glass balustrade. Unusually, the treads are formed from solid white Corian and are fitted with concealed lighting. Helical stringers and a smooth plaster soffit are both finished in pure white to provide a stunning contrast to the large black elliptical handrail. This amazing staircase provides the centre piece to another dream home!
Featured this week is a recently completed project installed in a modernised London apartment. Spiral Staircase Systems G-Fin tread system was chosen to maximise the amount of light in the large living room area. In order to conserve space, the staircase was designed to slice through the wall as it rises to the upper level.
The client was thrilled with the quality of the final product and the service provided, which was underlined by the main contractor who added:
"It is very rarely in my experience that something in real life looks as good as a photograph, which often hides nasty imperfections. This cannot in anyway be said about your superb staircase."
Turn-key Project Management
by Paul Barton
Initial preview rendering.
Completed Staircase #01
Completed Staircase #02
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The Halley VI is located on the Brunt ice shelf and features eight connected modules, made up of labs and living spaces, with a central module that provides an open plan social area at the heart of the station. This larger, red module weighs nearly 200 tonnes and features a hydroponic salad garden, a climbing wall and is lined with aromatic cedar. Specially-designed shades and lamps with daylight bulbs are used to simulate the sunrise.
Working closely with Hugh Broughton Architects, SSS designed and manufactured a 2 metre diameter spiral staircase using our Delta range of brackets. The specification included toughened glass panels capped with a stainless steel handrail. Treads were constructed from Black American Walnut and a solid balustrade was provided for the upper level which was clad with brushed stainless steel. The staircase was crated and shipped to the Antarctic and installed by contractor Morrison Construction.
Spiral Staircase Systems can now claim to have provided staircases for 6 of the 7 continents - just South America to go!
Here are a selection of completed images of an elliptical staircase designed, manufactured and installed in a telephone call centre for a Manchester based airline.
This staircase was constructed using satin polished stainless steel stringers. The stringers are slotted to accept curved toughened glass panels which are capped with matching 50mm diameter stainless steel handrails. The stone treads provide a contrasting nosing detail in compliance with Part-M Building Regulations. the underside of the stair is completed with a matching helical plaster soffit.
An extra feature is the surrounding elliptical floor edge balustrade, designed to match the specification of the stair with a stainless steel fascia and curved toughened glass.
If you are interested in specifying a similar staircase for a commercial project please contact our sales department who will be happy to provide a competitive quotation.
Presenting Spiral Staircase Systems latest completed commercial staircase situated in newly refurbished offices on Bunhill Row, London.
Spiral Staircase Systems have manufactured and installed this impressive feature staircase, problem free and within program. Since the initial renderings were produced, the project architect, Pringle Brandon, specified a stunning orange finish to the stepped soffit.
The high quality specification included a rectangular stainless steel handrail and Low-Iron, toughened glass panel balustrade. The steel staircase structure was clad in Black American Walnut and received a high gloss paint finish to the stepped soffit panels.
The final product is a stunning feature staircase that has become the main focus of the stylish office reception area.