Fabulous Staircase Designs

Fabulous Staircase Designs

Whether you intend to add a statement staircase to a new build, or replace an existing staircase in a property renovation, there is an array of staircase options available.

In this article, our experts take you through the various staircase types, and their relative advantages and disadvantages.

Traditional Straight Staircase
The most common type of staircase is the traditional straight staircase. This type of staircase works well for those wanting to create a minimalist look in their home, or the external of a property.

It can be constructed with thinner treads and open treads to avoid obstructing obstruct the view beyond. A straight staircase only needs to be connected at the very top and bottom, which makes it easier to construct, and, from a practical point of view, it is also the easiest type of staircase to go up and down.

L Shaped Staircase
The L shaped staircase is simply a variation on the straight staircase with an added bend. This type of staircase is more visually-pleasing than the simple straight staircase and has the added attraction of providing a visual barrier between floors if privacy is required.

If an L shaped staircase is constructed within containing walls, it can also minimise the transmission of sound from one floor to another. The L shaped staircase also has the benefit of a landing, which provides a welcome space to stop and rest.

An L shaped staircase can be located in the corner of a room which can be useful in planning terms. The disadvantage with this type of staircase is that it tends to be slightly more difficult to build and would require some structured support.

U Shaped Staircase
The U-shaped staircase is another option. This type of staircase can be easier to accommodate from a design point of view and can provide pleasing architectural interest in a property. The U shaped design also has a landing, offering a resting place between floors.

Spiral Staircases
Spiral staircases are usually very compact and easy to install, as they consist of treads radiating around a central supporting pole and they need very little in the way of extra structural support.

Spiral staircases can be very attractive and the appearance of a spiral staircase can be radically varied by simply changing the style of railing. Spiral staircases are often utilised as an exterior option. 

The disadvantage to a spiral staircase is that it can be difficult to climb, especially if it is constructed in a tight spiral. As only one person can ascend or descend a spiral staircase at any one time, this type of staircase cannot be used as the primary access to the second floor of a home.

Curved/Helical Staircase
Finally, we come to the curved staircase. This staircase design cries elegance and creates an impressive statement in any property. It also has the advantage of being very easy to climb.

However, as this type of staircase is often more difficult to construct and requires a lot of space, it tends to be more costly to manufacture and install. The stunning results speak for themselves, however.

About Bradfabs
Bradfabs has been constructing bespoke staircases for customers for over 25 years. As well as one-off bespoke fabrications we also supply short project runs as well as larger projects. At Bradfabs, we only use the very finest quality materials to construct our staircases, which are precision-made by our own highly skilled personnel.

Contact us today, call us now on 01274 400 401, or email us at sales@bradfabs.co.uk and we will be happy to help you.