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More than just a staircase

27 February 2015

British Spirals & Castings has helped create a stunning feature piece staircase during the refurbishment of a Victorian period home in the picturesque town of Market Harborough.


Bryan Drew, the homeowner decided to include a three storey spiral staircase as part of the extensive refurbishment of his property, which also included creating an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with an Orangery added to the rear.  The house was completely redecorated and many other improvements were also made, including the replacement of the fireplace in the formal dining room with an 1880’s marble surround and basket which could have been installed when the property was originally built.


Bryan Drew commented “I was making a number of improvements at Westbrooke House and wanted an alternative to a timber staircase that would suit the overall look of the property whilst being stylish as well as functional.  I first came across British Spirals & Castings when searching the internet, and after an initial meeting with Richard Harding the MD I felt confident they could provide me with the staircase I was after.”


The traditional Victorian Cast staircase consists of three flights of stairs (39 steps) linking the cellar- kitchen-guest bedrooms on first floor – loft, with 3 balusters per tread, this staircase is the first from British Spirals & Castings to feature a brass handrail.


Richard Harding, Managing Director at British Spirals & Castings said “We have been producing bespoke staircases for over 30 years, and in that time this is the first time we have ever had one which included a brass handrail. This just goes to show that we really mean it when we say we can produce whatever staircase design you like!”


Bryan Drew added “I wanted a traditional looking spiral staircase but was slightly concerned that it could potentially look like someone had stuck a fire escape in the middle of my house.  With the inclusion of the brass handrail, the Anthracite Grey colour (RAL 7016) of the staircase was broken up and it has emphasised the staircase as a feature point in my home.”


British Spirals & Castings have been designing and manufacturing bespoke spiral stairs, straight staircases and balconies since 1980; all hand crafted here in the UK to each customers requirements.


Drew House

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