Believe it or not, running a staircase company can be quite good fun and each job we work on is very different - from fitting a loft staircase to installing a bespoke spiral stair in a new build house or car showroom. Over the years our staircases have appeared in many magazines such as Home Building & Renovating, Designs for Living, Period Homes, Living etc... as well as on television programmes such as Grand Designs, Move or Improve, Property Ladder and Renovation.
We have been in business as a staircase specialist for many years but of course, moving with the times, we set our blog up at the end of last year and below we have started charting our most recent work.
After working for over a decade working at our showroom in Rawdon, Leeds we took the exciting decision to move offices and begin planning for the future with a UK wide approach.
Our business model now means that most of our work is nationwide and no longer regionally focussed and as such we are now able to cover the whole of the UK.
Spiral stairs and stainless steel balustrade installation for a Mercedes car garage near Bradford West Yorkshire. we also completed the same job for a BMW dealership in London ( see below right)
STAIRS DIRECT UK LTD NOMINATED FOR UK BUSINESS AWARD
As we approach our 10th year of trading the newspapers kindly focussed on our success and longevity. Following the coverage we are now in line for a business award! Read more at
SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION
We've been in London today fitting a Genius spiral staircase in an extension complete with three metres of matching staircase balustrade. The customer was delighted!!
SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 05/10/09
Today we installed a Genius spiral staircase complete with riser bars into a loft conversion in Bradford, so the owners can now move into their new room!
SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 07/10/09
It was very cold today but it didn't stop us working. We had to take out an old unsafe ladder and replace it with a Klan spiral staircase into a loft conversion in Huddersfield. The customer was over the moon with the final result.
SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 09/10/09
Just completed the installation of a bespoke 1800mm spiral staircase into a swimming pool area in York. The stair was steel powder coated in silver and looked fantastic in the modern setting. The opening was a perfect quadrant with balustrade all around it and it looked amazing!!
KOMPACT STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 02/11/09
Cold again today and we are up in the Yorkshire Dales installing a Kompact modular staircase into a barn conversion. The U-shaped configuration of the staircase enables the customer to get on and off the staircase exactly where they want. They are delighted with the end result.
SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 24/11/09
Up in beautiful Scotland for a few days, installing a Genius spiral staircase with chrome paint and light walnut treads into a split level apartment. The job has gone really well and the customers are great fun to be around
SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 12/12/09
We had to battle against the snow today, down in London and Oxfordshire finishing two spiral staircases. One is glass and the other stainless steel and beech, and both looked spectacular!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 3/01/10
Despite the heavy snow it's business as usual and the showroom has been open for those that have managed to make it.
SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 12/01/10
Just started to install a Petite 100cm spiral staircase into a part loft conversion in Leeds. So far so good and it will save the customer a great deal of space.
STAIRCASE DELIVERY TO JAPAN 27/01/10
We receive enquiries about our staircases from all over the world and in the past have delivered them to Norway, USA, France, The Falkland Islands and now Japan!!
PETITE STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 15/02/10
Finished the installation of a Petite 100cm spiral into an extension in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Customer is highly delighted with the finish and how it transforms their new living space.
BESPOKE STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 20/02/10
Over in Sheffield this week to complete the installation of a beautiful bespoke stairway with high quality glass treads and stainless steel balustrades.
EXTERIOR SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 13/03/10
We are currently in an area of outstanding beauty overlooking the North Sea at John O'Groats. The galvanised Civik exterior stair we are fitting is perfect for the weather conditions it will have to withstand up here in the north of Scotland!
PURE GENIUS 06/04/10
Genius spiral stair (kit form) supplied and installed in a loft conversion in Birmingham. This will enable the growing family to maximise their roof space.
OVER THE WATER TO IRELAND 12/05/10
Another spiral from the ever-popular Genius range - supplied only - to Galway. Shame we didn't have an excuse to visit that beautiful spot this time round!.
GLASS SPIRAL STAIRCASE 01/06/10
This week we are fitting a glass stairway complete with stainless steel balustrade onto the exterior verandah of a house in North Yorkshire. This overlooks the stunning gardens and lawn area.
FITTING IN FRANCE 21/09/10
The team had an unusual - but very welcome! - request to install a Klan kit spiral staircase at the Paris Motor Show this week. This staircase is perfect for transporting to anywhere in the world and is easy to assemble in one day. Our client was delighted with the finished result. The weather was fantastic.... as was the food and wine!
....TO BUSY IN BURY (APOLOGIES, JAMES!) 28/09/10
Again we are fitting the ever-popular Klan though admittedly the location is not as glamorous as this time last week! However the staircase leading up from kitchen to landing means more precious living space on both floors.
SPIRAL STAIRCASE INSTALLATION 18/10/10
Yesterday we installed a bespoke spiral staircase in a penthouse apartment in London. The stunning all white steel spiral leads up to a mezzanine from where the bright lights of the capital can be viewed. Spectacular!
SITE SURVEYING 19/10/10
Today we completed surveys in London, Hertfordshire and Leicestershire. Just to remind you we survey, supply and install our staircases anywhere in the world.
NEW BALUSTRADE WEBSITE LAUNCHED!! November 2010
To keep with with ever changing treands in outdoor and indoor balsutrading we have launched our very own balsutrade specific website
www.balustrade-direct.com which showcases some examples of stainless steel and glass balsutrade, hard wood balsutrade, Richard Burbidge Fusion balsutrade stystems, decking balustrade and so on.
BESPOKE STAIRCASE INSTALLATIONS 25/02/11
This week we have overseen the installation of two bespoke staircases in London and one in Birmingham. One spiral staircase in oak and stainless steel and the other two being beech hardwood stairs with chrome balsutrading, both straight flight staircases. the finished jobs looked fantastic...as you would expect from the staircase specialists Stairs Direct UK!
STAINLESS STEEL SPIRAL STAIR LONDON - INSTALLATION WITH CHERRY TREADS AND HANDRAIL 2/04/11
SPACE SAVER STAIRCASE NEWCASTLE - DESIGN AND INSTALL PROJECT 5/04/11
KIT STAIRCASES - CIVIK ZINC BALUSTRADE - October 2009
As of October 2009, the Civik Zinc external staircase is now available with an optional balustrade kit which comes in lengths of 100cm. This product will enable you to add balustrade to balcony areas, garages, and roof terraces as shown in the illustrations.