Upgrading your staircase is no small task - from consulting with our design team to putting on the finishing touches to your custom staircase, there’s a lot that goes into this kind of project. Understanding the process and how your staircase comes together is an important step to working with our team on your design. If you’re new to custom staircases, here’s a basic overview about how stairs are built and why it’s important for you to know.
Assessing the Size of Your New Staircase.
The most important part of your entire custom staircase project is to properly assess the space we are working with. This will allow us to accurately measure the rise and run of the staircase. Your staircase rise refers to the height of the staircase from one floor to the next. It’s important for us to get an extremely precise measurement to ensure your staircase fits properly in your space.
The run is the measurement of how long your staircase is. We will assess your space to make sure your staircase isn’t too long for the area we are working in. This will tell us the angle of the stairs and can guide us on how many steps to include in your new staircase.
Construct the Stringers.
Once we have accurate rise and run measurements based on your design choice and the space we are working with, we need to first construct the stringers. Stringers are what give your staircase support, so they’re a very important part of the construction process.
They’re also used as a design statement. We have tons of stringer design options, from traditional straight closed stingers to central stringers with open risers. You have complete control over what stringer you want in your staircase depending on what style of staircase you want to have.
Install Treads and Risers.
Once your stair’s stringers are complete and secure, we install components that make up each individual step, called treads and risers. Treads are the part of the staircase that you step on - when you think of the word ‘steps’, you’re thinking of the treads. Risers are completely optional and are there primarily for design purposes.
We love the modern look of open risers because they allow so much light to pass through your home. On that same note, some of our most stunning staircase projects have been classic, elegant staircase designs with closed risers. It’s truly a personal design preference.
Now that we’ve got the basics of the staircase constructed, it’s time to add on the finishing touches. We add the important safety features like balustrades and handrails to keep you and your family safe. With so many design choices, our handrails and balustrades only improve the look of your staircase.
We also add posts to your staircase to finalise the look of your project. We have a few styles of posts to choose from, so you know you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for to completely transform your space.
S&A Stairs - A Full-Service Staircase Company.
As you can see, there’s a lot that goes into the construction of a custom staircase, and these are just the basics. We think it’s important for our customers to understand that process so they can partner with us throughout the project. At S&A Stairs, we are more than just a staircase manufacturer - we are a full-service staircase team.
That means we are there with you in every step of the project. From the initial design consultation to the first steps you take on your new staircase, our team is going to be there for you. Let us help transform your home or business into the space of your dreams by giving us a call today.