Project: 8080 Oxfordshire
Listed Barn Staircase Replacement
The old staircase was quite bulky and required several structural newel posts that extended to the floor, as the stairs needed to wind through two lots of 90 degrees. In addition, the staircase cut across a window and obstructed the view/flow of light with a heavy wooden balustrade.
Chunky oak treads are slotted directly onto neutrally painted stringers without any visible fixings for a crisp finish. The colour and visual lightness lifts the staircase within the space. The stringers have curved bottom edges to enhance the feeling of a sweeping stair.
The balustrade is simple forged tapered uprights with a burnished finish. A sweeping handrail flows across the top of the uprights and onto the landing edge.