50 Years of Spiral Staircase Systems

2016 marks Spiral Staircase Systems 50th year of the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke staircases.
 
Over the years we have progressed and grown as a company. We started out in 1966 with the “DS” (domestic stair) and the first one we fitted is still used to this day!
 
Nowadays we use a wide range of materials and techniques to create bespoke feature staircases working in the domestic and the commercial market all over the world.
 
As it’s our 50th year we have gathered most of our previous brochures together in the picture below.
 
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Render vs Reality 3

Here is another example of Render vs Reality. Following on from the Helical G-Fin Concept, here is a render and a finished photo for ss896 Pelham Crescent.

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Click here to view our other Render vs Reality posts.

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Render vs Reality

Here is another example of our preliminary rendering - finished photos.

Below is a 3D visulisation for a quote produced back in 2012.

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Here is a finished photo of the recently completed staircase.

 

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You can view more images and imfomation for this job in our project page, Search for 'SS853 Hatchwood'.

 

 

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Paddington Library - Completed Images

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".

by Ryan Tierney

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The Esplanade Staircase

Here we have a recently completed helical staircase constructed in satin polished stainless steel, Solid European oak treads & handrails, and toughened glass balustrading & risers.

The image below shows the staircase being manufactured in our factory.

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These are the completed images of the staircase.

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Other similar staircases like this one include SS 712 Woodside and SS 756 The Chalet.

by Ryan Tierney

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The Apprentice 2013

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:

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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.

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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.

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SS 802 - Hallam Street

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SS 657 - Parliament View

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SS 672 - The Coach House

Check out our previous TV appearance - Rightmove Advert - Grovelands Staircase

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SS 773 - Pentowan House

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.

by Paul Barton

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DT Staircase - Finished Photos

Here are some finished photos of a small domestic spiral staircase to follow up the previous post DT Staircase - Preliminary Renders.

by Ryan Tierney

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If you are interested in a similar staircase for a domestic project please contact our sales department who will be happy to provide a competitive quotation. 

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Rightmove Advert - Grovelands Staircase

Check out the new 'My Dream Home' advert from top property website Rightmove.com

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.

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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!

by Paul Barton

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SS 855 - Clanricarde Gardens

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."

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by Paul Barton

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Initial preview rendering.

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Updated rendering.

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Completed Staircase #01

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Halley VI Antarctic Research Station

5th February 2013 saw the official launch of Britain's Halley VI Antarctic Research Station and Spiral Staircase Systems is pleased to announce our involvement in the project by providing the spiral staircase for the largest of the raised buildings, the red Recreational module.

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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.

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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.

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Spiral Staircase Systems can now claim to have provided staircases for 6 of the 7 continents - just South America to go!

by Paul Barton.

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SS 828 - The Manchester Call Centre

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.

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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.

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Bunhill Row - Completed Staircase

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.

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