Feature Staircase – Georgian House in Calne, Wiltshire

Feature Staircase to a refurbished Georgian House in Calne, Wiltshire

This client contacted me to help him with the design of the feature staircase to the refurbishment of his new home. He had a general understanding of how he wanted the staircase to work, but he was not confident to design it himself, he was unaware of all the building regulation and best practices. We started off by meeting on site and going through his concept ideas and the way he would like it to work. There were a few points to take into consideration.
  1.  He wanted the half-space landing to correctly fall at the window, neither having it too low or too high.
  2. There is a hidden staircase going down into a wine cellar so we need to ensure sufficient headroom here.
  3. There is a W/C under the upper portion of the flight accessed from another room.

We initial draw up plans in 2D only to ensure he was happy with the layout, after a few minor alterations the drawings were then sent to suppliers for pricing.

The brief was to create a staircase that would fit in with the Georgian style of the original house. It was agreed that the staircase should be a cut and bracket flight with continuous handrails and turned balusters. While the strings painted white the balustrade, treads and risers were solid oak. The client did have a budget to work to, so I also assisted with suppliers, making sure he got good value for money. So the staircase may have come from one supplier but the handrails, balusters and finishing may have come from other sources.

The client was delighted with the service and managed to bring it in on budget.

Before Photos

Design Photos


Final Photos