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    British Spirals & Castings design and manufacture truly bespoke high quality spiral stairs, straight staircases, balconies, gates and railings at competitive prices.

    Using only the finest materials, British Spirals & Castings have been designing and manufacturing bespoke spiral stairs, straight staircases and balconies since 1980; all crafted beautifully here in the UK.

    With a range of Cast Aluminium, Sleek Scandinavian and Solid Timber Stairs available, you can be sure that the team at British Spirals & Castings can design and hand craft the perfect stairs for your client’s home.

    So whether your client is simply looking to add significant value to their home, or their preference is to create a stunning feature piece then look no further.


    More than Just a Staircase

    British Spirals & Castings helped create a stunning feature piece staircase during the refurbishment of a Victorian period home in the picturesque town of Market Harborough.

    Bryan Drew, the homeowner decided to include a three storey spiral staircase as part of the extensive refurbishment of his property, which also included creating an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with an Orangery added to the rear. The house was completely redecorated and many other improvements were also made, including the replacement of the fireplace in the formal dining room with an 1880’s marble surround and basket which could have been installed when the property was originally built.

    Bryan Drew commented “I was making a number of improvements at Westbrooke House and wanted an alternative to a timber staircase that would suit the overall look of the property whilst being stylish as well as functional. I first came across British Spirals & Castings when searching the internet, and after an initial meeting with Richard Harding the MD I felt confident they could provide me with the staircase I was after.”

    The traditional Victorian Cast staircase consists of three flights of stairs (39 steps) linking the cellar- kitchen-guest bedrooms on first floor – loft, with 3 balusters per tread, this staircase is the first from British Spirals & Castings to feature a brass handrail.

    Richard Harding, Managing Director at British Spirals & Castings said “We have been producing bespoke staircases for over 30 years, and in that time this is the first time we have ever had one which included a brass handrail. This just goes to show that we really mean it when we say we can produce whatever staircase design you like!”

    Bryan Drew added “I wanted a traditional looking spiral staircase but was slightly concerned that it could potentially look like someone had stuck a fire escape in the middle of my house. With the inclusion of the brass handrail, the Anthracite Grey colour (RAL 7016) of the staircase was broken up and it has emphasised the staircase as a feature point in my home.”

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    Why Have One Staircase When You Can Have Four

    An attractive detached house dating back to the 18th Century, situated on the edge of this historic village of Hurley-on-Thames is one of the latest properties in the UK to benefit from a truly bespoke staircase from British Spirals & Castings; in fact not just one staircase but four!

    The homeowners first came across British Spirals & Castings at Grand Designs Live when they started looking for their perfect bespoke staircases and commented “We met Richard, the Managing Director of British Spirals & Castings at the show and very much liked him, and felt confident that we could work with him well. He quickly understood we wanted something truly bespoke, and that we already had a lot of ideas which he assured us he could help develop.”

    Richard Harding of British Spirals & Castings commented “They were lovely people to work with who had some fantastic ideas about what they wanted, and with our experience and ability to create something truly unique we created four different staircases for them; The main stairs (straight with a kited bottom section with enlarged dias bottom step), a squarial (spiral but with treads running into the corner of the walls) leading to the master bedroom, a second spiral leading to the home office and finally a straight stairs down to the basement.”

    “There were a number of challenges when designing these staircases, as some of the original ideas did not comply with building regulations and it was a very difficult design due to the headroom on the stairs that ran underneath the main stairs. We worked very closely with the owners to get a design which complied with the building regulations yet visually gave them the wow factor they were looking for in their dream home.”

    All four of the staircases were made from Solid Oak, some featuring glass balustrades supplied by VISTA GLASS, and incorporated a variety of designs including straight, kited and spirals to suit each installation area.

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    Bigger Is Not Always Better

    Compact spaces do not mean you have to compromise on quality or design especially when it comes to choosing a staircase, which is something Gary and Joanne Moore discovered when they installed their very own truly bespoke staircase designed and produced by British Spirals & Castings.

    The Moore’s were undertaking a conversion at their home and were looking for a staircase that was not only practical and complied with building regulations, but wanted something modern with a quirky twist that wouldn’t be too invasive. Gary Moore commented “I searched the internet for specialist spiral staircase manufacturers which is where I came across British Spirals & Castings and got in touch. Having had Richard attend our home to view the problem and to discuss what we needed he suggested a second visit to the showroom and workshop. It was there that we saw a staircase under fabrication that was almost what we had in mind, and with assistance from Ben and Richard the answer evolved.”

    “The family firm of Richard, Antonia and Ben were an absolute pleasure to deal with, accepting and evolving our design with magical input.”

    Richard Harding, Managing Director of British Spirals & Castings said “As with all our customers we worked closely with the Moore’s to ensure they ended up with the perfect staircase for their home. In this case it was a combination Scandinavian staircase featuring wooden treads on top of steel strings, with knotted balusters.”

    Sleek Scandinavian staircases from British Spirals & Castings are exceptionally versatile and provide many options for expressing individuality. Available in any diameter to suit your dimensions, the wooden stair treads can be finest birch-faced timber or any solid timber with a choice of either a steel or timber riser bar for staircases that need to comply with Building Regulations.

    The baluster choices can change the look and feel of the staircase dramatically and with a wide range of cast aluminium, plain, collared, turned and wrought iron balusters, British Spirals & Castings are sure to find a design which compliments you and your home.

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    email: sales@britishsc.co.uk

    Website: www.britishsc.co.uk



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