a staircase which has both treads and risers.
a staircase which has no risers creating an opening between each
the side part of the staircase which houses or supports the
tread and risers.
a Stringer which is cut to the underside of the tread and riser
profile. Creates a very different look with the tread overhanging
the outside of the stringer. Against a wall these care called
the flat platform area on a staircase which is generally used in
the change of direction. A landing is the preferred method of
winders are basically angled steps used where the staircase
changes direction. With space being very tight in a lot of designs
these days winders are used more and more in place of landings.
Staircom strongly recommends the use of landings instead of winders
treads are the part of the staircases that you place your foot
on as you walk up or down the staircase. They can have a bullnosed
or square shape on the front edge.
risers are the piece of material that runs vertically between
each tread – this forms what we refer to as a closed staircase.
newel posts are used to support the staircase and to form the
ends of balustrade sections. There are many different sizes and
profiles to choose from to create the look you want.
the piece of timber which sits on top of your balustrade section
that you run your hand on when walking up or down a staircase.
Handrails are available in different materials and profiles.
a handrail which is fixed to the wall next to a staircase with
“L” shaped brackets creating a clearance between the plaster wall
and the handrail.
balusters are what fill the gap between the underside of the
hand rail and the stringer to form the balustrade. Balusters are
available in timber and steel and come in many different shapes,
sizes and designs.
a Bullnose step is a feature step generally at the bottom of the
staircase which can have a curve to one or both sides. These
feature steps may also have square corners.