Spiral's First Helical 3D print

Spiral are pleased to announce their first helical 3D staircase print.

This 1:20 scale model took 35 hours to print and was used to illustrated a unique full height stringer design.

Spiral's reputation is built on design and as technology advances, we find new ways of helping a client visualise their staircase. Some of these techniques include Photo Realistic Renders, 3D Printed Stairs and Augmented Reality.

Below are some renders and a 3d print for this project.

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Augmented Reality - 3D Staircase

Spiral Staircase Systems have this week been experimenting with Augmented reality.

The custom software uses a marker, in this case the company logo, to scale and augment a 3D staircase model using a tablet.

We are aiming to use this in the future to show potential clients how their staircase will look on site.

The good thing about this is you can either rotate the staircase or physically walk around the logo and see a full 360 degree view of the stair. We would like to add a control to change textures so clients can see how different materials and finishes would look in situ.

For this example we have used the staircase featured here in one of our previous posts.

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Models can be viewed on laptops, smartphones and computers with a webcam.

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We are hoping to do a full size staircase on site so watch this space!

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Spiral's First 3D Printed Staircase!

Spiral Staircase Systems are proud to announce their first 3D Printed Staircase!

The stair was printed at 1:40 on a ZPrinter 350 using a powder based material. The ZPrinter is a favourite amongst architects due to its fast print speed and relatively low material cost. The surrounding building was laser cut from MDF.

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The 3D print can help us and the client better visualise the design of the stair. While renders provide a valuable insight into how a stair will look they do not provide an accurate sense of scale, which is one of the reasons why we see the technology as an important investment for the future.

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As well as being 3D Printed, some preliminary renders have been produced for the project which is located in a central London office. The stair itself consists of polished concrete cladded treads and stringers, with glass balustrading and a stainless steel handrail.

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We are hoping to 3D print a helical staircase next so watch this space!

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Paddington Office - Spiral Staircase

This feature spiral staircase is located in a events management office in Paddington, London.

It is constructed generally in mild steel, consisting of a central column with radiating folded steel treads supporting bright orange perforated balustrade panels. These are then capped off with a satin polished stainless steel handrail.

The following 3D concept renderings were produced during the design phase.

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This staircase featured perforated mild steel balustrade panels which were completed in a bright orange powder coat finish. This gave the staircase an industrial but colourful look which blended in with the interior colour scheme.

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Air Street Concept Renders

Here are some concept renders for a project in central London.

The stair consists of a saw-tooth cut stringer, glass balustrading, stainless steel handrails and colourful cladding to the sides.

By Ryan Tierney

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DT Staircase - Preliminary Renders

Here are some preliminary renderings of a small domestic spiral staircase for a project in Storrington, West Sussex.

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This DT Type stair has been designed to be manufactured in satin polished stainless steel, with lacquered European oak treads and a matching helical timber handrail.

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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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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Completed Staircase #02

If you are interested in the G-Fin system staircase please contact:

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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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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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Bunhill Row - Staircase Renderings

Spiral Staircase Systems were recently instructed to design, manufacture and install a large feature staircase for an international law firm's new London headquarters. Prior to the project, we were requested to provide the following detailed 3D renderings for architects Pringle Brandon and their clients.

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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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