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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.

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To extend or not?

Ric Blenkharn FRIBA FRSA, Director of multi-award winning architects, Bramhall Blenkharn, asks if you really need that extension. One of the first things... Read More >

New Stairs into Period Properties

Richard McLane, Design Director of Bisca Staircases, offers advice to those thinking about replacing a staircase in a period property Will new stairs... Read More >

The influence of “fast fashion” on construction

Can fast fashion influence construction? It is inevitable that the effects of fast fashion and the throwaway society we now live in have... Read More >

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 >