Curved Oak and Glass Staircase with flared opening
Project: Banbury Barn
The Bratt family had just laid the foundations for their new build project when they contacted First Step Designs, this is the best time when planning a staircase of this grandeur. Due to the complex structure of a staircase like this, it is most important that the correct foundation and materials are used to accept the load of this style of staircase.
After seeing the previous project of ours ‘Beech Farm’ Mr and Mrs Bratt wanted to mirror this design in their own home. This made our job very simple as we had the perfect starting point. We then set up a revised fluid shape to suit the New Build to ensure there was plenty of space to walk around from all directions and enough room from the front door to ensure the space worked perfectly. This meant a whole number of radius’ throughout the staircase design.
The black powder coated strings match the outside cladding of the barn, so we mirrored this all around the well opening as a finish to house the glass balustrade. This also gives a very satisfying frame to the opening throughout the open plan living space. This allows all the natural light to flood throughout the home.
12mm Curved Steel
40mm European White Oak
Curved Toughened and Polished Glass
Curved Contemporary Oak
Fluid Opening Shape