Helix Staircases - Challenges & Variations

Helix Staircases - Challenges & Variations

In this article, we take a closer look at some of the challenges and variations available of one of the more complex staircase options - the helix staircase.

A helical staircase is fabricated to have the appearance of a curve, or helix. The curved construction presents a level of complexity in the design and installation process, which prevents many manufacturers from even attempting to produce helix staircases.

The design, construction and installation parameters of a helix staircase are incredibly exact, to ensure it fits its allotted space perfectly - it’s certainly a job for the experts!

Bradfabs is one of few manufacturers across the region that can offer the design, fabrication and installation of bespoke helix staircases - indeed, a number of fabricators actually come to Bradfabs for advice, when tasked with fabricating a helix staircase.  

Whilst the fabrication and installation process is complex, the results speak for themselves - suitable for a range of applications, including commercial and residential properties, a helix staircase acts as a dramatic centrepiece in a property, offering elegant design combined with functionality and durability. 

Whilst the core construction of a helix staircase is bespoke to the specific requirements of a property, there are a number of additions available that result in a truly unique design. 

Helix staircases are available in a range of finishes, including stainless steel, painted or powder coated. The addition of timber handrails and cladding results in a striking finish, merging modern industrial design with natural materials.

Vertical balustrading offers a practical option, whereas curved glass panelling or glass stair treads create a sense of space in a property. Furthermore, a bespoke ornate design offers an interesting contract between traditional and contemporary design. 

The beauty of a bespoke helix staircase is the numerous design options available - Bradfabs loves working with customers to bring their design ideas to life.

Bradfabs’ in-house team of industry experts have extensive skill, knowledge and experience in the design and manufacture of bespoke staircases, tailored to our customers’ exacting requirements. View the full range of Services we offer, or contact a member of our team today to discuss your specific requirements.