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Case Studies - White Oak straight staircase suitable for carpeting.

REF: 10596-marsden

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Notable Features:

Carpeted Oak Staircase:

If an oak stair is to be carpeted, it doesn't make sense to supply the treads and risers oak, given the cost saving. As such, this staircase features MDF treads and plywood risers, ideally suited to carpeting.

Feature Treads:

This staircase features two feature treads. Tread one is a double-going curtail. Tread two is a single-going curtail. These two feature treads allow the bottom post to be set back by two treads (approx 500mm). They are allowing the hallway to feel bigger and giving the staircase a grander appearance.

Shallow staircase:

The maximum pitch for domestic building regulations (in a house) is 42°. The majority of stairs we manufacture are to 42°. However, if you have the space and want a more pleasant staircase to walk up, it's possible to have the pitch shallower (less steep) than 42°. At only 39.7°, this staircase is significantly shallower (less steep) than the maximum allowable 42°, so although it will take up more space, it will be far nicer to walk up and look more aesthetically pleasing.

Gallery landing:

Placed in a modern barn conversion, the client opted for a more traditional balustrade (square posts and chamfered spindles). The gallery landing area is an "L shape" return featuring 41mm stop chamfered spindles with a 90mm square post on each corner. An oak pyramid cap compliments each post.


  • Strings - White Oak (220x38mm)
  • Treads - MDF (22mm)
  • Risers - Plywood (9mm)
  • Posts - White Oak, Square (90x90mm)
  • Post Tops - White Oak, Pyramid Caps
  • Spindles - White Oak, Stop Chamfered (41x41mm)
  • Handrail - White Oak, 59x59mm HDR Profile 
  • Bottomrail - White Oak, 63x28mm trademark profile, nbsp;


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REF: 10596-marsden

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