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Welcome to Bisca’s news blog. In addition to news, views, projects under construction and industry articles, this section hosts popular ‘From the Bottom Step’ – written by Richard McLane.

From the Bottom Step contains definitive articles, staircase trends, tips, tricks, thoughts & random musings from Richard McLane, Founder & Design Director.

For further information about any of the articles or features, or to become a guest blogger, please contact Bisca Marketing on marketing@bisca.co.uk

CAD Design Vacancy | Helmsley

We are looking for a Designer capable of managing a project from concept stage to completion, on time, within budget. As a designer at Bisca your job will be varied and stimulating, with all our projects designed in house from start to finish. We rarely complete the same design twice and approach each client’s brief with a blank sheet of paper.

Concrete vs Steel Staircases | Choosing Staircases

Richard McLane on the subject of staircase structures and the hidden costs of asking your builder to create your staircase.

Metal Balustrades | Wrought Iron Misunderstood

The first thing we ask clients enquiring about "wrought iron" balustrades is what they really mean, as it's extremely unlikely they want what they've just asked for. Wrought iron is a term generically applied to metal balustrades, but in reality wrought iron has been replaced by steel in modern balustrade design.

Open Staircases & Children

Open staircases are safe for children if designed properly and in accordance with UK building regulations. Find out what you need to look for when choosing a staircase or moving into a property with an open rise staircase.

Tender Process vs Staircase Design

Richard McLane, Design Director of Bisca, explains the importance of fully understanding the tender process and, more importantly, the effect it may have on your project.

Winners 2016 Northern Design Awards | Best Product Design


Winners of Best Product Design Category  | Best Product Design
Nominated in the best product design category, Bisca joined hundreds of […]

Northern Design Awards | 2016 Finalists

Bisca are proud to be one of the 2016 Finalists at the Northern Design Awards. Following last year's success with our Shippon Staircase, this year we are pinning our hopes on a floating helical staircase.

Workshop Training | August


August was a busy month for Workshop Training.
In addition to their day to day workload the craftsman attended both Welding Refresher […]

Finalist 2016 Awards | BuildIt

Build It have announced the shortlist for this year's Build It Awards. We are are delighted to find out that once again we are selected as one of the finalists. We were were lucky enough to win in 2013, shortlisted in 2014 before winning again in 2015 - so we are looking forward to this year.

Safety First | Chainsaw Training

In a month that started off with snow and temperatures that varied from 1 degree with sleet, to 24 degrees under cloudless blue skies, we were very lucky to pick a perfect day for our chainsaw training.

Team Bisca @ Yorkshire Warrior

All the running up and down stairs obviously helped the Bisca team during their training for Yorkshire Warrior. The Bisca team successfully completed the 10 mile race in Harrogate at the weekend in just over 2 hours on a day of sunshine, sleet, more sunshine and mud. Lots of mud.

Welcome to Bisca’s New Website

In addition to the new easier to use gallery with larger images and a full product description, other new features include a before and after gallery, sections specifically for those clients wanting to renovate a staircase or replace an existing one.

Northern Design Awards Winner | Best Product Design

We were proud to accept the award for Best Product Design at the Northern Design Awards 2015. This particular staircase, made for a Shippon in Devon, has been a great favourite with clients, editors and judges and also won the Best Joinery Product award at the 2015 Build it Awards.

Build It Awards Winner | Best Joinery Product

Back on the Winners Podium at Build It Awards 2015. Following on from our 2013 win, and 2104 shortlisting, we were proud to be awarded Best Joinery Product for this Shippon Staircase. The staircase was a great favourite with the whole team from start to finish - most of whom had a hand in its creation.

Stair Design Award | York Design Awards 2015

Stair design was on the agenda at the 2015 York Design Awards where Bisca were awarded the Judges Special Award for design detail and craftsmanship for the staircase in the Piccadilly Loft Development, York.
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