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Why Spiral Staircases Work Best with Small Spaces

31 January 2019

Having a small living space can be uncomfortable, but if you want to maximise the little space that you have left, there is something you can consider to free up some room. If you live in a two-storey home and want to maximise all the space that you can, you will no doubt find conventional staircases to be somewhat problematic. Not only do they take up a significant amount of space with their landing and balustrades, but they can also be difficult to navigate around, especially in confined or restrictive areas. Thankfully, there is a quick solution to this dilemma […]

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Cantilever Staircases: The Staircase Art that Floats

15 January 2019

When it comes to staircases, it is mostly ‘been-there, done-that’. In the thousands of years of architectural history, every imaginable staircase design and aesthetic has already been thought of and created. This makes it difficult for modern homes to truly adopt completely avant-garde aesthetics. Even the most modern of staircase designs still have an inkling of the old-fashioned in it, whether it’s in the balustrade, the railings, or the treads. If you are a homeowner that is looking for something truly ‘modern’, cantilever staircases might be the ideal choice. The Staircase Art that Floats: Cantilever Staircases Cantilever staircases are a […]

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Tasmanian Oak for Your Staircase: Grain and Timber Quality that You Must Know About

17 December 2018

If you are looking for the perfect type of wood for your staircase, you may have come across many of the more conventional options – pine, heartwood, mahogany, and redwoods. While these varieties of timber are all excellent choices for staircases, and though each of them vary in price and innate aesthetic and practical value, they are quite commonplace and might not have the same sort of ‘wow-factor’ that many intrepid new homeowners or adventurous home renovators need or want. If you want something new, or if you are looking for a type of wood that is uncommon, but can […]

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Features and Qualities of Victorian Ash Timber for Staircases

06 December 2018

One of the easiest ways to add a ton of personality to your home is by installing a brand new staircase. We are particularly taken by the aesthetic and functional benefits that timber staircases can offer. Combining elegance and sturdy functionality, your home could benefit from the conversation starter that a Victorian Ash Timber staircase could provide. If you are not familiar with this style of timber staircase then you’ve come to the right place. Today, we are going to outline the qualities and features of Victorian Ash Timber when used in the construction of a new staircase. Victorian Ash […]

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Carved Timber Newel Posts Can Add Aesthetic Value to Homes

21 November 2018

Staircases have always been a mainstay in many grand houses in the past. Carved from the finest wood and richly decorated with intricate designs, inlaid with stone or sometimes trimmed with metal, they are a testament to the opulence of times gone by. Today, staircases have become more functional than they are aesthetic, but for people who are looking for an extra touch of class in their homes, having ornate staircases has been made more available than ever before. With the introduction of mass-produced DIY products, choosing a staircase that fits in with the overall aesthetics of your home is […]

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Wire Balustrades: Reasons Why It Is Ideal for Outdoor Use

13 November 2018

Compared to indoor stairs, outdoor stairs and balustrades need to be not only strong enough to provide firm support, but made of hardy materials that can endure daily exposure to the elements. Standard designs using wood, wrought iron, steel, and stainless steel are the best material choices for outdoor balustrades because they are resistant to environmental exposure. However, stainless steel wire balustrades are considered the best. The Reasons Why Stainless Steel Wire Balustrades are Perfect for Outdoor Use There are a few types of materials available to make your outdoor stairs secure as possible, such as wood, wrought iron, steel, […]

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Staircase Design Ideas for Parents with Small Children

26 October 2018

Having kids can be a handful, especially if you are living in a two-story building. Not only are stairs a necessity, but they can be particularly dangerous for a household that has a toddler, or a baby who is still getting acquainted with getting around. It can also be very problematic for a household full of hyperactive pre-adolescents, and even more for a household where one or several children have special needs or have difficulty physically moving about. In an ideal world, to make homes safer for children, everyone two story home would have a lift to take them safely […]

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5 Signs That Indicate It’s Time to Have Your Staircase Replaced

16 October 2018

Depending on where they are located, staircases can see much foot traffic. Although, they are designed to last a long time, it doesn’t guarantee that staircases will stay in good condition forever. In fact, no matter how strong and well-designed timber staircases are, overtime, they will eventually show signs of wear and tear as people move up and down them daily. As staircases become worn they can become dangerous to use, and it may be difficult to know when it is time for a staircase to be replaced. While cracks in the wood can be an indication that stairs needs […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BULLNOSE IN STAIRCASES

27 September 2018

The bullnose, which is also known as the edge of a stair’s treading, is often overlooked as being nothing more than an extra aesthetic element that is expressly made to make a stair look more ‘polished’ and ‘refined’. What a lot of people do not realise is that the bullnose actually plays a very integral role in the construction of a staircase. While it may not be as important as the foundation of a staircase, the bullnose does provide just as much safety and security as the railings and balustrades. The Benefits of Bullnose in Your Staircase Here are just […]

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ENGINEERED TIMBER AS SUSTAINABLE STAIRCASE MATERIAL

14 September 2018

Timber is used all over Australia, in the construction of homes, furniture, and for many other purposes. Timber is generally well known to be an unsustainable, natural material that needs to be protected so that it is not overused. One recent solution that is becoming very popular today is the development and use of engineered timber as a sustainable material. Compared to natural timber, engineered timber is just as durable and strong. Also known as man-made wood, composite wood, and manufactured board, engineered timber is a derivative of timber products. It is constructed of a combination of wood waste from […]

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