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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.

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Homes & Interiors Scotland | Oct 20 | Easy on the eye

Homes & Interiors Scotland featured one of our staircases in the Building & Renovating Guide supplement, part of the Sept/October edition. The staircase,... Read More >

Helical or Spiral | Know the difference

Helical and spiral staircases are often confused because at first glance they look to be quite similar. However, in reality, their structures are... Read More >

I-Build | Aug 20 | Stairs & Balustrades

I-build included one of our staircases in their Stairs and Balustrades feature for the August edition. The project is also the subject of... Read More >

Real Homes | Sept 20 | Guide to Staircases

Our recycled timber staircase of Vodka Oak was featured in a Guide to Staircases, published by Real Homes in their September 2020 edition.... Read More >

Country Homes & Interiors | Aug 20 | Loft Conversions

The August issue of Country Homes & Interiors features a Bisca project as part of an article on making a loft space work... Read More >

Self Build & Design | Jul 20 | Case Study

A nice case study in July’s edition of Self Build & Design Magazine featuring the lovely Sanctuary House with a Bisca staircase. Barc... Read More >

English Home | May 20 | Creating The Dream

The May issue of English Home features this beautiful staircase and bridge. In a building filled with ancient oak beams, ash may seem... Read More >

Inex | March 2020 | A Twisted Classic

Our unusual design of twisted bronze uprights caught the eye of the editorial team at Inex Magazine. The article features a new staircase... Read More >

Understanding Staircase Lighting

Lighting is key to how home interiors look and feel. When designed and executed carefully, feature lighting creates a welcoming ambience; however, even... Read More >

To extend or not?

Ric Blenkharn FRIBA FRSA, Director of multi-award winning architects, Bramhall Blenkharn, asks if you really need that extension. One of the first things... Read More >

New Stairs into Period Properties

Richard McLane, Design Director of Bisca Staircases, offers advice to those thinking about replacing a staircase in a period property Will new stairs... Read More >

The influence of “fast fashion” on construction

Can fast fashion influence construction? It is inevitable that the effects of fast fashion and the throwaway society we now live in have... Read More >