If you are thinking about replacing an existing straight staircase, want to save some room and make an impressive design statement then a combination or kited option might be the answer.
British Spirals & Castings can design any combination staircase for both internal and external applications. This type of design is particular useful internally when you are accessing a room with a sloping ceiling and limited headroom, or externally when you need to change levels in limited spaces. The LCC kited staircases are very popular in tightly controlled conservation areas, such as Kensington and Chelsea, and provide great access to traditionally built airies, lightwells and basements.
The difference between a kited and combination staircase is purely in the shape of the section that provides a 90 degree turn in the staircase. A combination staircase uses straight forward spiral treads to create the turn, whereas kited staircases use flat edge patterns which follow the lines of a wall.
The Combination stair is most popular in the Victorian range as it creates a more interesting feature than a straight staircase. It also allows the entrance or exit of the stairs to be rotated for better access.
The Kited Staircases are more popular in the Diamond or LCC range as conservation and planning requirements often tie the two together. Our Diamond range of castings is an elegant adaptation of the LCC tread range, and as it was a special commissioned design, British Spirals & Castings is the only manufacturer that can offer this design.
Our Cast Aluminium staircases are just as strong and durable as any Cast Iron staircase on the market and look exactly the same. When used externally Cast Aluminium staircases simply only need a solid footing to fix to and therefore does not need the extensive concrete foundations that Cast Iron staircases often require, minimising disruption to the existing surroundings and environment.