Self Supporting Spine Staircase, Oak and Glass

Project: Kinnaird Avenue

The Gleis family household was perfect throughout, but they were never happy with their entrance hallway and the everyday staircase that was installed during the build of the house back in the 1930’s. After much consideration, Tom & Conny approached First Step Designs for some advice and design quotations for their dream staircase. After being provided with CAD visuals of their new entrance hallway, they quickly placed an order.

The Spine staircase is quite tricky as a replacement as the area around the staircase needs to be fully prepped before the installation, this is due to not wanting trades working on top of or around a brand new Designer Staircase. This means project management is key, the staircase needs to be removed and area prepped often whilst the client is still living in the home. Once this work is complete First Step Designs come to site with a fully machine finished staircase ready to install.

Due to the construction of the back wall, we dropped the staircase spines down to the ground as a form of support so the staircase is fully self supporting and not reliant upon the walls surrounding it.  This is not always necessary, but the spine staircase is a such a heavy construction we have a specification of wall that must be confirmed to allow floating turns. We finished the staircase with a metallic Charcoal finish, custom made to the Gleis family choice, a one of a kind finish.

The staircase was complete with toughened glass balustrades on the staircase and landing gallery to allow light to flood throughout the entrance hallway. These panels are held in position with brushed steel glass adaptors, giving the staircase that final finesse that creates this modern masterpiece.

  • Stringer

    Steel Spine

  • Treads

    100mm European White Oak

  • Balustrade

    Toughened and Polished Glass

  • Handrail

    Contemporary Oak

  • Features

    Load Bearing Supports

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