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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



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 >

Featured in House & Garden January 2019

We've been keeping a secret! January 2019 is here for team Bisca. Back in Summer (which seems a distant memory on this frosty... 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 Balustrade | Nouveau vs Deco

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

Best Staircase for your Budget | Choosing Staircases

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 Staircases | 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 >

Metal Balustrades | Wrought Iron Misunderstood

Any Old Iron? The first thing Bisca try to find out from a client asking for a Wrought Iron balustrade, is what they... Read More >

Open Staircases & Children

Are open staircases safe for small children and infants? This is a question we get asked on a regular basis. The simple answer... Read More >

Winners Northern Design Awards | Best Product Design

Winners of Best Product Design Category | Best Product Design for 2016 Nominated in the best product design category, Bisca joined hundreds of other leading... Read More >

Winners Northern Design Awards | 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... Read More >