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Design Ideas for Stairs to Match Your Custom Hardwood Floors

19 June 2019

Flooring is an important ingredient for the overall interior design of a home; with hardwood floors being one of the most popular choices. Hardwood flooring has a warm and inviting appeal that people like and appreciate. While custom hardwood floors are the foundation of a home’s overall design, the right type of stairs can highlight flooring even more. The right stairs or staircase should blend into custom hardwood flooring naturally. For example, subtle aspects of timber stairs would take into consideration grain direction, wood contour, textures, and finish colours to match your custom hardwood floors. Below is some useful information […]

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How Hard Wood Newel Posts Can Add Beauty to Your Timber Staircases

03 June 2019

Newel posts haven’t gone out of style just yet. Indeed, they can be quite rare in staircases made of steel, but they are still widely used in modern homes with timber staircases. Most people have this misconception that wood newel posts are nothing more than non-functional pieces. After all, they are specifically designed to support the weight of staircase railing, but they do have great value when it comes to adding beauty to staircases. Spiral staircases tend to have wood newel posts at the centre, as they are winded around it. Non-spiral staircases usually have them at the top and […]

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Enhancing Your Home’s Ambience with Jarrah Timber Staircases

16 May 2019

Staircases are an intrinsic part of the function and aesthetics of many houses. Because of the importance of staircases in the daily lives of people living in homes, it has had many incarnations throughout the centuries, which has resulted in staircases becoming something of an art-form onto themselves. One of the most popular materials for staircase construction is wood, and several types of wood have been used since yesteryear to create different types of staircases with unique aesthetic properties. In spite of the sheer number of wood types that have been employed for staircase construction however, hardwoods have remained the […]

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Home Staircase Upgrade: Know the Do’s and Dont’s

01 May 2019

Staircases are a ubiquitous part of many homes, but not all staircases are made alike. In some prefabricated houses, staircases can lack the quality and durability that one would normally find desirable, if not ideal. In cases like this, upgrading one’s staircase remains the only viable and logical option. If you are considering rebuilding your staircase, whether for aesthetic or practical reasons, or a little bit of both, then here are some do’s and don’ts you ought to consider before undertaking the upgrade: The Do’s: • Do take into account the size of your house – staircases can become problematic […]

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Storage Staircase: An Ideal Design for Smaller Homes

16 April 2019

Small homes are increasingly becoming popular nowadays. They take up less space, have lower building costs, and are more affordable to maintain! On top of these obvious benefits, smaller homes are easier to clean. The question is, how do you design a small house to maximise space? With its extremely limited space, homeowners have a difficult time wrapping their heads around the idea. The problem seems even bigger for two-story homes. You’d have to fit a staircase, some handrails, and maybe even a balustrade in such a small space, right? Typical staircases take up a considerable amount of room, and […]

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Ways to Reduce Slips and Fall-related Accidents in Timber Staircases

02 April 2019

Staircase accidents are not uncommon, but that doesn’t mean they cannot be devastating occurrence. In fact, accidents from staircases account for a bulk of bone injuries to toddlers and the elderly. More often than not, it isn’t for a lack of being careful, but more about how a typical staircase is constructed. In a lot of staircase related accidents, people report that they lost footing and ‘slipped.’ Slippery staircases are a nightmare waiting to happen, especially if you are a fan of tile or timber staircases. Thankfully, preventing accidents caused by slippage is quite easy. Some home improvement tips may […]

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Safety Standards that Must Be Considered When Designing Stairs

21 March 2019

Next to motor vehicle accidents, falls are near the top of the list of leading accidents in Australia. Falls can happen as the result of slippery flooring, and can also occur on residential and commercial stairs. While most stairways may seem simple in design, there is much that needs to be considered before they are constructed. More complex stairway designs require plans for structural integrity, proper handrail placement, and lighting to meet safety standards. Dimensional uniformity is another criteria for the safe designing of stairways. Timber staircase specialists work with property owners to design stylish and safe staircases that can […]

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Open Riser Stairs: A Design that is Gaining Popularity

07 March 2019

Staircases have always been an integral part of interior décor and structures in general, throughout history, since the earliest civilisations. To this day, stairs remain a constant fixture in homes and industrial buildings, and are a testament to both the practicality and aesthetics of architecture. In fact, there are hundreds of different staircase designs, all of which have become popular at one point in history or another. Staircases have likewise been made from a vast array of different materials, some being rarer than others. In the long history of architecture, there has not been a structure more modified and executed […]

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Types of Wood for Staircases that are Actually Termite Proof

26 February 2019

If you are getting ready to remodel your staircase, there are a few factors to consider before finalising your plans. For example, the design and structure of your home should influence the type of staircase you will choose, such as a traditional or contemporary look. Timber staircases are the most common type for residential homes, for a variety of reasons. Timber provides a natural feeling of warmth, which is why interior designers utilise timber whenever possible. It is also a very durable and flexible material that can effortlessly fit into nearly any home design plan. Tiber is also long-lasting and […]

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Why You Should Never Opt for Concrete Staircases inside Your Home

14 February 2019

When it comes to the types of materials to use for staircases inside homes, wooden staircase are the preferred choice by far. While there are other options, such as precast concrete and concrete staircases, there are reasons why these are not advised to use inside your home. To understand the reasons why precast stairs and concrete staircases are not recommended for use inside your home, it is helpful if you know the differences between them, and how these compare to wooden staircases. Concrete Staircases vs. Precast Concrete Staircases Poured-in-place concrete staircases – these are a permanent addition to a home, […]

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