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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, please contact Bisca Marketing on marketing@bisca.co.uk



Can You Have Too Much Oak? | Staircases for Oak Framed Buildings

Can you have too much oak? Clients looking for staircase designs for oak framed buildings regularly tell us they are worried about having... Read More >

Build It | Dec 19 | Nordic Minimalism

A design of blond timber against rustic plaster won this staircase a place in Build It's December feature. The Interiors Notebook article, on... Read More >

Design, Buy Build | Nov 19 | Choosing Stairs

Five of our staircases featured in the November issue of Design Buy Build Magazine. A helpful Design Buy Build article on what to... Read More >

Finalists at Build It Awards 2019

Build It Awards Finalist 2019 Delighted to announce we have been shortlisted in this year's Build It Magazine Build It Awards with our... Read More >

Why Green Oak is Not for the Faint Hearted

Understanding Green Oak Being an organic material, it is natural to expect some movement in all timber over time, especially when situated in... Read More >

House & Garden | Jan 19 | Business Feature

We've been keeping a secret! Back in Summer (which seems a distant memory on this frosty day in North Yorkshire) we welcomed House... Read More >

Finalists AJ Specification Architecture Awards

Bisca Through to Finals of Architects Journal Specification Awards Have you heard the news? We are finalists in the Architects Journal Specifiers Award... Read More >

Build It Awards Finalists – Best Joinery Product

Finalists - Build It Awards 2018 Back in the running for Best Joinery Product in this years Build It Awards We won the... Read More >

Ornate Balustrades | Art Deco or Art Nouveau?

Ornate Balustrades | Art Deco or Art Nouveau? Art Deco and Art Nouveau are both design movements, but many people get confused between... Read More >

Staircase Tips | Understanding Landings

Understanding Landings: What you need to know when thinking about a new staircase. The Oxford English Dictionary defines landings as the “level area... Read More >

Choosing Staircases to fit your budget

Choosing Staircases - How to get best staircase for your budget Aristotle famously said that the whole is greater than the sum of... Read More >

Concrete vs Steel | Choosing Staircases

Choosing between concrete and steel stair structures Richard McLane summarises the key elements of concrete vs steel stair structures. Cost When budgeting for... Read More >