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Specialist Joinery Projects
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Staircase Examples
Glass Staircase Under Design
Pre Build Glass Staircase Design
Glass Staircase Under Development

We at Hythe Joinery work with many different styles of staircase manufacture. Some of the projects are unique and require pre testing during the construction process. Here we have a new project, where the stair case in using a wooden tread seated within a glass wall unit. Ultimately the staircase will appear to rise into the air with out support at either side. Projects such as this require a considerable amount of work before construction can take place. For this project we have had to make a model to clearly show the design and construction process that will have to be followed.

This stair case will be constructed from toughened glass and Douglas Fir.


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

Scale Sample Staircase
Staircase Scale Mock Up
Hythe Joinery can create a scaled down version of your staircase, so that you can see and feel how the final product will be. We use the same techniques to create our smaller version, this gives you a real idea of how the finished staircase will perform. We specialise in making staircases that offer something different. These examples use both wood and glass to create the finished stair. They have also been enhanced by introducing 'lights' within the stair treads.