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Shippon Barn Staircase | Homify

Shippon Barn Staircase Featured in Homify Bisca's Shippon Barn Staircase has been featured in the Portuguese edition of Homify's lastest e-newsletter. This particular staircase design won the Build It Awards for Best Joinery Product last year and also the Best Product Design at Northern Design Awards. The following is an... [read more]

Posted: 23rd March 2016

Mackintosh Inspired Staircase | Inex

Mackintosh Inspired Staircase -  Yorkshire Grit meets Charles Rennie Mackintosh Lovely double page feature in March 16 edition of Inex on how Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired a bespoke staircase in a West Yorkshire new build. Bisca began life in Glasgow, and Richard McLane, founder and design director has long been... [read more]

Posted: 10th March 2016

Welcome to Bisca’s New Website

Pleased to announce the launch of our Google friendly new website We are proud to announce the launch of our new website - completely redesigned in style and content. Our old website served us very well for the past five years, but trends change and technology continues to develop. The... [read more]

Posted: 9th March 2016

Northern Design Awards Winner | 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 Shippon in Devon, has been a great favourite with clients, editors and judges and also won the Best Joinery Product award at the 2015 Build it Awards.... [read more]

Posted: 16th February 2016

Build It Awards Winner | Best Joinery Product

Team effort secures the Best Joinery Product at Build It Awards 2015 Back on the Winners Podium at Build It Awards 2015. Following on from our 2013 win, and 2104 shortlisting, we were proud to be awarded Best Joinery Product for this Shippon Staircase. The staircase was a great favourite... [read more]

Posted: 15th February 2016

Stair Design Award | York Design Awards 2015

Stair design impresses York Design Awards judges Stair design was on the agenda at the 2015 York Design Awards where Bisca were awarded the Judges Special Award for design detail and craftsmanship for the staircase in the Piccadilly Loft Development, York. A very real concern of many people refurbishing a... [read more]

Posted: 14th February 2016

Oak Cantilever Stair | House Beautiful

House Beautiful Feb 2016 features this lovely oak cantilever staircase by Bisca as part of an article on staircases. Bisca designed this staircase as part of a barn conversion. The design features chunky green oak treads and leather handrail. Uprights forged, formed and blackened by our Blacksmith. Green oak is... [read more]

Posted: 11th February 2016

Stair Renovations | HBR

Stair renovations | Homebuilding & Renovating Bisca stair renovations in February's edition of Homebuilding and Renovating. The existing staircase of dark mahogany stained timber spindles and treads was at odds with the light filled property in which it sat. The clients obtained quotations from many staircase specialists for the work.... [read more]

Posted: 10th February 2016