Warwickshire: Steel Spine Staircase
This is a typical what we call ’Spine’ staircase. We use a steel beam to support steel brackets which then in turn support our timber treads, with a glass balustrade and leather handrail to finish off the clean minimal look. The bottom of the stair had a turn through 90 degrees which we achieved by building a set of platform treads that increased in size to the bottom to create a large open entrance onto the stair, and that also filled the large entrance nicely like a piece of furniture.
The steel was finished in a black tinted sprayed lacquer, all the timber in an Oslo clear wax oil. The gallery balustrade was a continuation of the glass and leather, with the glass sitting in a hidden steel trough to make it look like it was coming up out of the floor and frameless, which is how we do all our glass balustrading.