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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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MINIMALIST STAIRCASE DESIGN STYLES

27 August 2018

If you are in the process of planning a renovation project that includes getting a new staircase for your home, then you will find that there is a lot of design styles to choose from. One of the most flexible and beautiful types are minimalist staircase design styles, for good reasons. Minimalist design styles effectively create a more open and inviting space for your home, and helps to fill your floor plans with light, making your rooms fell bigger, less cluttered, and therefore more open. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by using a minimalist staircase design. […]

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DIFFERENT MATERIAL OPTIONS FOR OUTDOOR BALUSTRADES

17 August 2018

Does your home have an outside staircase? If it does, then you probably have balustrade railings? Many balustrade in residential homes are made of wood, but in the old days it was not uncommon for balustrade railings to be made from stone as well. While wood is a very common material for use as balustrades, there are different material option for outdoor balustrades today. Types of Material Options for Outdoor Balustrades There are four main types of material used today for outdoor balustrading for residential homes, these are wood balustrades, stainless steel balustrades, wrought iron balustrades, and wire balustrades. Each […]

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MOST COMMON STAIRCASE DESIGN MISTAKES TO AVOID

27 July 2018

Humans have been building staircases since the earliest civilisations took root in the world. Though the materials and designs varied depending on the culture, one thing remained a constant – staircases were durable, long-lasting, and low-maintenance. Qualities that are just as important today. History has had a myriad examples of artisanal staircases that showcased the best of a specific era’s aesthetics and craftsmanship, so much so that for a very long time they were considered something of a status symbol, especially in Western architecture. Nowadays, staircases are affordable and easily installed, thanks in part to mass-production of raw material and […]

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