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Hythe
Kent CT21 6BE

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Fax: 01303 261286
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Specialist Joinery Projects
 
             
line decor
  
line decor
             

 
 
 

 
 
Staircases

 

Staircases
Glass Staircase

Glass Staircase
Curved End Staircase with Etched Glass Treads

StaircasesGlass Staircase

Staircase Design
 Stair Plans and Design
 
 
Free Standing Staircase with Glass Treads
  Free Standing Glass Staircase with Stained Glass Toughenened Treads
 
 
Swept String Staircase in Cherry Wood
  Swept String Stairs in CHerry Wood with Wrought Iron Balustrade and Cherry Handrail
 
 
Spiral Staircase finished in Cherry Wood
  Spiral Staircase with Cherry Wood Treads and Risers
 

Staircase design and installation is carried out by our team of craftsmen, ensuring a very high standard of craftsmanship from start to finish on every project.

Staircases explained:

Balusters - The guard-rail along the exposed edge of a landing - normally forming an extension to the banister.
Banister - The handrails down the side of a stairway.
Curtail step - The bottom step of a staircase where it projects sideways and curves around like a 'cur's tail'.
Fascia - The vertical board under the edge of an exposed landing.
Finial - A turned or carved ornament usually in the shape of an urn, ball, bun, spike or figure, often used to decorate the ends of staircase newel posts.
Half Landing - The flat area of flooring where a stairway makes a turn between floors.
Inner (closed) string - The side of a stairway locating the treads and risers which is set against a wall.
Landing - The flat area of flooring at the top and bottom of a stairway leading to rooms.
Newel post - The vertical post at the turn or end of a banister.
Outer (open) string - The side of a stairway locating the treads and risers which is open to view.
Return nosing - The moulding applied to the ends of the treads where there are exposed in a hallway.
Riser - The vertical part of a step.
Riser wedge - The, normally wooden, wedges used vertically underneath a staircase to secure the risers to the stingers.
Tread - The horizontal part of a step.
Tread wedge - The, normally wooden, wedges used horizontal underneath a staircase to secure the treads to the stingers.
Tread/riser blocks - The, normally wooden, blocks used to secure the top of the risers to the front of the treads along the front edge of steps

 

Stairs
Grand Staircase
  Grand Staircase
   
Oak Staircase
  Oak Stairs
 
Staircase design and installation is carried out by our team of craftsmen, ensuring a very high standard of craftsmanship from start to finish on every project.
 
Oak Staircase
  Oak Stairs
 

Description of Stairs - Stairs are variously named according to their shape and plan, or the method of constructing the strings, and they may be roughly divided into two clases, newel and non-newel. In the first of these the newel post is an essential part of the construction, and this includes dog legged, open newel, and spiral or circular newel stairs. In the second class the newel is usually dispensed with, or when used it is merely as an ornamental finish to the balustrade, and is in no sense a constructive part of the stairs. To this class belong the continuous string or geomatrical stair, the elliptic, polygonal, and circular well stairs. All of these names refer to the disposition of the stairs in plan, and they are otherwise designated, in reference to the manner of treating the strings, as close or housed string, open or cut string, and bracketed strings.

 
Oak Stairs Lower Step
  Oak Stairs
 
Oak Stair Case Lower Step
  Oak Stairs Landing Area
Cantilevered Teak and Glass Stairs
 
 
Curved End Maple Staircase with Etched Glass Treads
Curved End Maple Staircase with etched Glass Treads with back lighting
Cantilevered Glass and Teak Stairs
 
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