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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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Real Homes | Sept 20 | Guide to Staircases

Our recycled timber staircase of Vodka Oak was featured in a Guide to Staircases, published by Real Homes in their September 2020 edition.... Read More

Country Homes & Interiors | Aug 20 | Loft Conversions

The August issue of Country Homes & Interiors features a Bisca project as part of an article on making a loft space work... Read More

Self Build & Design | Jul 20 | Case Study

A nice case study in July’s edition of Self Build & Design Magazine featuring the lovely Sanctuary House with a Bisca staircase. Barc... Read More

English Home | May 20 | Creating The Dream

The May issue of English Home features this beautiful staircase and bridge. In a building filled with ancient oak beams, ash may seem... Read More

Inex | March 2020 | A Twisted Classic

Our unusual design of twisted bronze uprights caught the eye of the editorial team at Inex Magazine. The article features a new staircase... Read More

Understanding Staircase Lighting

Staircase lighting is key to how home interiors look and feel. When designed and executed carefully, feature staircase lighting creates a welcoming ambience;... Read More

To extend or not?

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

New Stairs into Period Properties

Richard McLane, Design Director, offers advice to those thinking about replacing a staircase in a period property Will new stairs look out of... 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