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Multi-Turn: Bespoke Staircases – Three Things to Consider

  • 13 Jul 2022

When you hear the words ‘bespoke staircase’, you probably picture a thing of beauty; something totally unique to its application. Unusual handrails, a mixture of timbers, glass… 

But every staircase is bespoke. Even if it’s quite conventional in aesthetic and part of a 50-plot development.

Why? Because each house comes with its own bespoke measurements. You can’t just manufacture one set of staircases and replicate it across multiple sites. They wouldn’t fit properly. 

So, before Multi-Turn heads into its three considerations, it’s important to note that every staircase, be it weird, wacky, or conventional, is bespoke. 

Here are some things you ought to consider with your bespoke staircase… 

1) Bespoke Staircase Specification?

Let’s say your client does want something that’s totally unique. You have, firstly, got to find a manufacturer that can allow for this. Many UK staircase manufacturers have a set range of designs and won’t deviate from these specifications. Job done; you know what you’re getting. 

But if your client wants to mix and match timbers, softwoods and styles throughout an entire range of staircase components, then this is an entirely different offering. 

If this is what you’re after, then the team at Multi-Turn can make it happen. 

Normally, this involves a meeting over a Zoom call (with builder, client, architect or whoever is involved) where Multi-Turn can discuss, in-depth, your unique requirements. Taking this on board, Multi-Turn draw up a 3D representation of what you’re trying to achieve, similar to the images below. 

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2) Early Involvement is Important if You Have a Bespoke Staircase Specification

If you show Multi-Turn an image of what you want to achieve after the house has been built, it may not be possible to accommodate your requirements. Certain styles will only work with certain house layouts/designs. 

That’s why it’s crucial you involve us as early on in the process as possible – if you want a bespoke staircase spec. 

Some examples of when a certain staircase style doesn’t fit with a particular housing layout 

Example 1 

Some house designs don’t allow much room for a staircase. In this event, you don’t have much choice other than to have a winding staircase. In this instance, a continuous handrail just won’t work; there won’t be enough space to fit it. 

Example 2

Structured glass doesn’t always work well with winding staircases as this may involve removing the newel posts of the staircase – which are essential for support.  

3) Every Staircase is Bespoke

To reiterate the point made in the introduction: every staircase is bespoke because every house is built to slightly different measurements – even those multiple-plot sites. 

And that’s why Multi-Turn place such a huge emphasis on its ‘free site survey’ offering – as part of our ‘fit first time’ guarantee. 

The free site survey involves Multi-Turn visiting your site and taking accurate measurements before drawings are submitted to our design team. Whilst this is normally the site agent’s responsibility, Multi-Turn understands how busy they can be.

Measuring for staircases is just one of many responsibilities they have. Removing this stress means that when the staircases are sent to manufacture, you can guarantee they fit first time. 

For more about the free site survey offering, and the savings of up to £300 per staircase, click here.

Conclusion

To summarise, being unique and being bespoke are two different things. Often, people confuse the two, when, in reality, every staircase is bespoke. 

If you do require a completely unique design, Multi-Turn’s expert team are on hand. They will provide the guidance, support and skills to realise your visions. 

Yet, if you’re working on a more conventional project, you can be sure that the team will take accurate measurements to guarantee they fit first time, without compromise. 

To find out more, speak to an expert on 01962 712299 or email [email protected]

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