A curved staircase can create an impressive focal point in any home. All stairs from our curved & turret range are custom designed and built to meet exact specifications and comply with staircase building regulations. We also offer main access, custom fabricated spiral stair designs. Our team of expert designers & specialist engineers ensure that no matter how complex the geometry is, the end result will meet with your exact vision creating the unique stand out feature you require.
A curved staircase must be designed and fabricated to an exact radius. The steps can be open rise or closed rise depending on the desired end result and can be finish clad with high grade solid natural timber.
Early planning is key if you’re considering installing a curved stairs or spiral staircase. Note: the first floor landing point and where the staircase starts on the ground floor has to fit within the overall house plan.
Any changes to this original plan such as a decision to raise ceiling heights etc. can affect the stairs orientation. In addition curved stair designs can/tend to take up a lot of space which is also something that needs to be taken into consideration at the outset.
Incorporating a curved staircase design in a renovation project can be a bit trickier and not usually possible. The space was never designed for a curved design and getting the stairs to start and finish where required can be difficult.
Again, we will be able to discuss all staircase features with you very early in the design process. As always we advise that you consult with us early in the build project as the structural requirements and available space for a curved staircase need to be planned as early as possible.
All our curved staircase designs comply with building regulations. For curved stairs less than 1,000mm wide the ‘going’ measurements are taken at the centre point of the step, for stairs wider the going is taken 270mm in from the narrow point. The minimum rise and goings have to conform to the usual pitch angle parameters as well as head height clearances etc. The going at the narrowest point should not be less than 75mm.
Balustrades can be clear toughened curved glass – the use of glass is the ideal solution for accentuating natural light. However, depending on the staircase radius a curved glass balustrade may not always be possible. Glass balustrades also have to be made to a set radius and there is a minimum radius to which glass can be made. For some turret stair designs glass may not be a suitable balustrade option as the inside diameter would be too tight. For this type of design a fabricated stainless steel balustrade would be the ideal option.
A stainless steel balustrade is perfect for a more contemporary look. All stainless steel used is high brush finish stainless steel (always 304 grade stainless for interior use). Also, mirror finish stainless steel, sometimes referred to as chrome, is also available. All stainless steel balustrades are custom fabricated to meet the exact project requirements.
The handrail can be solid wood or stainless steel, they come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes and can be wall or floor mounted. The handrail can be round or square, fixed directly to the balustrade (rebated handrail) or you can choose a floating balustrade effect.
Featured here is a sample curved stair design from our showroom. The steps are closed rise and finish clad in American red oak. You can choose from a variety of natural timber finishes to match the interior of your home. The balustrade is high brushed finish stainless steel and the staircase is finished with a curved stainless steel balustrade. As can be seen here the right use of lighting can illuminate the stairs resulting in an equally impressive night time feature.
Check out our range of curved stair designs.