The clients' inspiration for their staircase was an ornate balustrade image seen in a magazine. However, as their new build project progressed it became clear that this design would not work for a number of reasons.
The builder had begun work before a staircase specialist was engaged. In doing so he actually set the stair space in such a way that the ornate design would not work and the clients were restricted in what they could have.
Aged, bronzed ironmongery features throughout the new build property and Bisca's design intent was to reflect this and add a contemporary twist with a dark timber handrail. We provided several options for the plan of the stair - the clients chose a curved option providing easy access to adjacent rooms.
The Bisca balustrade design takes inspiration from the ornate image supplied, yet in a simplified and classic form. Using pairs of uprights, we created non-uniform uniformity! The uprights are forged, bronzed and individually aged by Bisca’s in-house blacksmith. A black, polished handrail sweeps along the landing, down the stair and into a feature newel; the contemporary newel suits the style of the balustrade and other areas of the property.
Bisca included the under stairs cupboard in the design. A concealed door set into the curved wall provides access. Aged bronzed stair-rods and brackets, matching the uprights were also supplied by Bisca.
The clients added a beautiful bronzed feature chandelier which sets off the bronze of the balustrade to perfection.
(nb: stair rods are only made to order as part of a staircase or balustrade design and not supplied as one off’s)
For more information on this apartment staircase, please quote reference 6020.
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We will take care of the staircase design, from concept to installation with your approval at every stage. Our designers will resolve all aesthetics, fixings, materials, specifications, weights, head heights and regulations, to name just a few.
We remain in constant communication with yourself and your project team so typical issues arising when a build or project gets underway, such as floor to floor discrepancies, wall thickness variations, material substitutions etc., are settled before the staircase or balustrade gets to site.
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