Halley Research Station - BBC2 Horizon

One of our staircases was featured on BBC2's Horizon on wednesday the 4th of May 2016.

It is located inside the recreational module of the Halley 6 Antarctic Research Station, which is situated on the Brunt ice shelf on the Caird Coast. To find out more info click here.

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Our previous blog post on Halley is here.

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To watch the full Horizon episode click here.

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G-Fin Renders

Here are a few renders for a new job that is currently under construction in our workshop.

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This small diameter G-fin type staircase provides access to a study on a mezzanine floor. The client opted for toughened glass and stainless steel to match the modern interior of the converted barn.

To view some of our previous domestic projects, click here.

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Spiral Secures New Project

Spiral have been appointed for a new commercial project to create a feature staircase in the heart of London. This multi flight stair will be constructed in mostly stainless steel and will be providing access between floors in one of London’s most iconic buildings. Working closely with the architect and the design team we are currently under-going design meetings to insure the staircase is both impressive and practical.

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If you require a feature staircase for a commercial project, please contact our sales department who will be happy to provide you with a competitive quotation.

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Helical G-Fin 3D Print

This 3D print is based on the Helical G-Fin Concept. It uses our aluminium extrusion system on a very tight radius helical stringer with glass balustrading supporting glass treads.

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We are currently in the process of fitting a very similar stair for a private individual in Nottingham and hope to have finished photos of this job in the next few weeks.

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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".

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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.

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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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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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Air Street Completed Images

This Part-M compliant staircase is situated in the central London headquarters of a major telecoms company.

Following on from the previous renders, the specification was revised and the staircase was finally constructed with painted mild steel stringers, toughened glass risers and balustrading, stone treads, satin polished stainless steel handrails and a mirror polished support post.

By Ryan Tierney

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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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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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Iconic Staircases #03 - Musée du Louvre - I M Pei

This massive structure was designed as part of the glass pyramid extension by renowned architect I.M. Pei, which was completed in 1989. The huge self-supporting helical stairway travels through approximately 450 degrees and connects the ground floor with the new subterranean museum development below. The void left in the centre of the staircase was imaginatively used as an unenclosed lift.

By Paul Barton

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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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The Completed Magnolia Barn Staircase

Following up on our recent posts showing the Preview Sketches and Preview Renderings for the new Magnolia Barn staircase, we can now present photos of the completed stair!

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This staircase eschews metal stringers in favour of support from glass panels suspended from the upper level. Solid Oak treads and toughened glass risers combine to make an extremely stiff and structurally sound staircase. The strength of the staircase has made it possible to omit the internal balustrade entirely, adding to the stairs dramatic impact.

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If you are interested in the new "Magnolia Barn" style staircase please contact:
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New 'Levitate' Staircase Design

Introducing the new 'Levitate' staircase, the latest creation designed for Spiral Staircase Systems by Paul Barton.

The objective of this design was to produce the most minimal staircase possible using only the essential spiral staircase elements - treads, pole, balustrade and handrail. The usual supporting brackets have been entirely removed to give the illusion of unsupported treads which defy gravity.

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The first 'Levitate' staircase was recently installed in a stylish new home in Surrey. Solid European Oak treads and handrails add warmth to the toughened glass balustrade panels and the polished stainless steel centre pole. Matching timber risers ensured compliance to British Standards although these can be supplied in glass if required. Most importantly, the client was extremely happy with the new staircase and impressed with its minimal look which brought the WOW! factor to their new home.

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The 'Levitate' design  can also be adapted to suit various balustrade systems.

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If you are interested in the new 'Levitate' staircase please contact:
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Preview renderings of the new Magnolia Barn staircase.

In addition to concept sketches we are able to produce realistic 3D renderings to illustrate the final look of the staircase design prior to manufacture.

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Preview sketches of the new Magnolia Barn staircase.

Sketch renderings of our new Magnolia Barn staircase design.

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BICE Restaurant, World Trade Centres, Bahrain

Design, Manufacture & Installation: Spiral Staircase Systems
Architect: MSCEB Architects & Engineers

This project is the feature staircase for the BICE Ristorante situated in the Bahrain World trade Centres.

3600mm in diameter and 3880mm from floor to floor, this impressive staircase was constructed in stainless steel with toughened curved glass panels and laminated glass treads. The full-height inner balustrade, outer stringer and helical handrails are completed with a satin polish finish.

With 1200mm clearwidth between handrails and a gentle 185mm rise, the proportions of this design make this a very comfortable staircase to use, one which will always provide a grand entrance to one of Bahrain's finest restaurants.

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