3D Print No. 6 - Helical Staircase

Here is our latest helical 3d print. This is for a live project that is currently being manufactured in our workshop. Once complete, the stair will be installed in the Leadenhall Building also known as "The Cheesegrater".

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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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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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Helical and Spiral Staircases in Films

This week we have decided to gather a selection of helical staircases that feature in films.

The first film we have chosen is "Oblivion". The Stunning post-apocalyptic cinematics of this film are somewhat over shadowed by the futuristic helical staircase featured in the main characters suspended sky penthouse. If only Andrea Riseborough would move to the side.

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The next film Is "Inglorious Basterds". During the bloodbath scene in the basement of a French tavern, the audience can experience a moment of tranquillity as the moon light filters down through the stairwell, illuminating an elegant cast iron staircase.

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Our 3rd film is "Shutter Island". Officer Teddy Daniel's revaluation at the end isn't the only twist in this film, a multiple flight cast iron spiral adds a sinister vibe and some much needed character to this over complicated and tiresome adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel.

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Next we have the film "Alphaville". This is a 1965 Black and White French science fiction film set in the future. A secrete agent (Lemmy Caution) enters Alphaville on a series of missions. Undercover as a journalist he has to search for a missing agent, Capture and kill the creator of Alphaville and destroy the city and its dictatorial computer (Alpha 60).

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Finally our last choice is "Alien 3". Ellen Ripley's escape pod crash lands on Fiorina 'Fury' 161, a prison planet inhabited by all-males inmates with the "double-Y" chromosomes patterns. The cast iron Staircase leads to the morgue where her deceased crew-members were being kept.

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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:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01sfh3g/The_Apprentice_Series_9_Beer/

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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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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Hampstead Staircase - Preview Renderings

Preview renderings of a triple flight helical staircase. This domestic stair is to take centre-stage in the modernisation of a large North London home built in the late 1880's. The staircase has been designed with mild steel helical stringers complete with a white plaster soffit. The balustrade utilises curved toughened glass panels with a stainless steel handrail. The treads and landings will be supplied in solid European Oak to match the flooring of the the light and luxurious interior.

by Paul Barton

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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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Sneak Preview!

Here's a sneak preview of a project that is currently in the design stage. The staircase is to be the main feature for a large blue-chip communication company's new headquarters and is to be situated in one of the most distinguished office buildings in London's 'midtown' area.

The double-flight helical staircase is to include a solid 'monolithic' inner balustrade and toughened glass to the outer. Although some of the specification is still to be confirmed, the overall geometry is a great example of a large Part-M compliant office staircase which has two rest-landings per flight.

by Paul Barton.

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Iconic Staircases #02 - Itamaraty Palace - Oscar Niemeyer

I'm convinced that this is one of the most iconic staircases ever produced.

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This free-standing helical staircase constructed from reinforced concrete ticks all the boxes in staircase design. Graceful and technically inspiring, the stair was designed by Oscar Niemeyer as part of the Ministry-of-External-Relations in Brasilia which was constructed between 1960 and 1970.

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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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