Cantilever Staircase
Bisca Wednesday 21 Aug 2013

Bisca’s brief was to create a floating feature staircase for the modern extension of a bungalow. The staircase had to allow as much light as possible into the space and contain elements of walnut and glass.

Bisca’s solution to the brief was a structural glass wall to support the mid-section of the staircase, keeping the space as open as possible and allowing light to flood into the corridor beyond. Concealed steel structures support the lower and upper stair sections to achieve a staircase that truly floats.

Luxurious walnut treads provide a warm contrast to the crisp white walls and low iron glass balustrades. Cosmetic walnut tread ends conceal the balustrade connections creating the illusion of the treads actually passing through the glass.

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Bisca are a compact and efficient company at the forefront of the bespoke specialist staircase and balustrade market with their timeless style, quality materials and a finish second to none. Based in Helmsley on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Bisca are serious about social and environmental issues and work in partnership with a close local network of suppliers and skilled craftsmen