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Elegant Circular / Helix Staircase
Staircase joinery were instructed by a private client to design this elegant circular / helix staircase for their new house being built in the home counties. The brief was for a classical elegant sweeping style, with polished hardwood handrail supported with wrought steel spindles, on a flight with cut strings and brackets. One of the features of Staircase joinery’s staircases with metal spindles is the spindles are housed directly into the handrail doing away with a metal core rail, although more difficult execute is much more elegant when looking up through the staircase well and not seeing the metal band to the handrail under side. Another of our staircase features is the handrail looks as though it is one piece with no joints, this has taken years to perfect on a curved staircase.
Grand classical country house staircase designed by highly respected architect Alex McIntyer, made in west African Mahogany. With curved spiral inner and outer strings and hand carved panelled brackets with scrolling twisting hand rails. Hand turned bespoke mahogany spindles. The final finish with a fine lustrous French polish.
A new build modern house with matching staircase designed by Staircase Joinery using metal forged balustrading, highly polished hand carved twisting/scrolling mahogany handrails, oak treads and risers.
Staircase designed by Bruce Cavell
Staircase designed by Bruce Cavell for Robin Birley's newest and most prestigious club Oswalds in London's Albermarle Street. The sumptuous and elaborate metal balustrade was designed and manufactured by Matt Liversey-Hamond. Staircase construction and installation by Staircase Joinery with oak curved treads, risers and cappings. Tulip wood / birch strings and aprons.
Cut string helix staircase with metal balustrade
Nye Saunders the Surrey architects designed this cut string helix staircase with metal balustrade and extension for a large country property in the South of England. The building work was carried out by Nicholls Countryside Construction. As you can see the quality of design and construction was of a very high standard. The interiors were designed by the renowned London designer Cindy Leveson. Photos courtesy of Laura Kelly
Helix staircase designed, manufactured and installed. The Main contractor Castle Eaton Construction
A stunning staircase designed by Ian Adam Smith Architects
This stunning staircase designed by Ian Adam Smith Architects, shows beautifully cantilevered timber Ogee brackets, a feature normally associated with stone staircases and most unusual in contemporary staircases today. It also features a mahogany hand carved curved wreath handrail on the bottom volute newel post. The main contractor for this project,R.W Armstrong Ltd of Basingstoke, specialise in the building of classical houses.
Cut string staircase with hand carved handrail in oak
Staircase by Architect Elspeth Beard, cut string staircase with hand carved handrail in oak with a grand lead-in and sweep to the first four curved treads.
An acclaimed design by Ian Adam Smith with a French twist
A classical Georgian design with a French country chateau finish, the delicate metal turned spindles, weathered natural oak continuous handrail and treads lead to this fabulous design.
A complicated staircase designed by Ian Adam Smith Architects
This tricky for a small space, the staircase designed by Ian Adam Smith Architects, features a Oak hand carved curved wreath handrail on the bottom volute newel post. Oak treads and painted cut string with no brackets. The main contractor for this project, R.W Armstrong Ltd of Basingstoke, speciality the building of classical designed houses.
Designed by the highly respected Architect Alex McIntyre
A perfect Georgian cut string helix, set out on a true ellipse through two floors. The wrought iron spindles set into timber cut strings with oak handrails and painted treads.
Another project by the respected architect Elspeth Beard
Elspeth Beard, creative architect and a home counties listed property designer, came up with this continuous free form handrail design / staircase for a client with very specific requirements. The result was a classical ground floor staircase leading up to a single room attic conversion helix staircase, both of which had cut string, hand carved oak handrails.
Classical new build by contractors R.W.Armstrong Ltd and the respected architects Ian Adam Smith.
An interesting and beautifully designed cut string staircase incorporating panelled soffits and brackets. Note the careful detailing and change from the polish European oak to paint finishes. The handrails are all hand carved on our premises, a very rare thing in todays mass production markets.
Contemporary modern staircase
Architects :- Studio Azzurro Architects, London. House in Chelsea, full refurbishment including this very contemporary modern staircase that could be turned up side down and still be used as a staircase. Oak treads and risers quartered on the landings, painted with glass balustrade.
Cut string staircase with continuous hand rail over volute newel posts
Staircase designed in conjunction with Adam Architecture with hand carved handrails
The perfect helix spiral
Staircase Design by Julian Bicknell (Architect) for a major new house completed 2011
Contemporary helix spiral staircase design
The initial concept by Elspeth Beard Architects this staircase was designed for a new build timber framed low energy house. We created this design incorporating building regulations into working drawings with bell swept shaped treads entering and exiting the flight. The oak treads had LED set into the string walls during construction to floodlight across the treads for an unusual lighting effect. Total hours to manufacture the flight. 260 hours.
Another staircase by Elspeth Beard Architects this staircase was designed for an Evangelical Free Church Interior
Another project by the respected architect Elspeth Beard in conjunction with the builders Castle Eaton
A classical masterpiece.
Architectural design by William Bertram. The two lift staircase incorporating five flights constructed in English Oak and Ebony inlays to the handrail and balustrade. The concept brief being the volute newel posts to resemble a unicorn’s horn with a four start flat twist with a diminishing twist on a taper. The balusters resemble antelopes legs. The handrail is continuous throughout the flight, with wreaths, swan necks, ramps, radii, easing and balusters, all being hand carved. Total man hours to manufacture the flight. 1100 hours
A simple elegant helix.
A staircase initially designed with two sets of kite winders with continuous handrail. We then changed the design to incorporate all kite winders with radius corners eliminating awkward bumps that so often seen with kite winders and straights.
Total man hours to manufacture the flight. 300 hours.
Initial architect design by Jones Lambell, detail drawings by WFD incorporating a continuous handrail hand carved in mahogany, painted cut string stairs with brackets, English oak treads with double bullnose. The balustrade with classical gun barrel turnings.
We also designed the spandrel panelling to incorporate the jib door.
Total man hours to manufacture the flight. 550 hours.
Mill house conversion.
Designed by WFD to incorporate cast wrought iron balustrade. Cut string staircase with oak risers and treads, curved strings to kite winders and single bullnose to first riser. All the handrail was hand carved around the radius stings and bullnose. Total man hours to manufacture the flight. 570 hours.
A cut string staircase with carved handrail.
Staircase designed by C.H. Design Partnership Ltd.
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Winchcombe Farm Designs Limited
Winchcombe Farm, Briff Lane, Bucklebury
Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6SN
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Winchcombe Farm Designs Ltd is a small company in Berkshire, highly specialised in hand built staircases and cabinet making. Our cliental, as you will see from our photographs, expect the highest standards. Traditional construction methods are used together with modern machinery. Our curved handrails are all hand carved to very precise designs and measurements creating geometric curves only achievable when hand made. Because all our quality timber staircases are handmade, we are able to offer a wide range of designs, including hand carved handrails and staircase balustrades, cut string staircases, closed string staircases , beautiful helical and spiral timber staircases to your design.