A timber framed property built in Elizabethan times. An extension increased the living space and required a new staircase and landing balustrade.
The brief was thick treads and forged uprights in a design that combined contemporary with traditional.
Our design is a contemporary cantilevered staircase with elements of oak and forged steel. Although the treads are open, the design is such that they feel secure and closed in use. The bottom treads flare out into the living space, bringing the stair into the room.
Bisca's blacksmith hand forged tapered, raw iron uprights, with a burnished finish. The balustrade continues up the stairs and along the landing gallery. Interfaces between old and new were crucial to the success of this design.
A handrail of burnished steel sweeps into the floor in Bisca's signature newel post. On the landing the handrail is designed to interface with ancient beams.
The end result is a new staircase in a 400 year old timber framed property that sits in empathy with its space. Although this is a contemporary design and built using modern methods, the look and feel suits the period property.
Landing nosings were also designed and fitted by Bisca. For more information on this project, please quote reference 4502.
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