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Case Studies - Cut String Staircase, Hemlock & White Oak with a metal balustrade

REF: 12466-griffiths

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This contemporary staircase was manufactured by TKstairs to one of our customers exact specifications, the specification is unusual but compliments their interior perfectly.

The customer planned to have a metal balustrade fabricated for the upper section of the stairs, for this reason, the lower flight has no tread overhang past the strings, where as the upper section has the treads overhanging the strings by 50mm.

Despite not requiring it for design reasons, this staircase has a post, this is because when using a kite winder in a turn a post is required to support the inside of the kite winders, however a smaller post was used to minimise the visual impact and it sits flush with the protruding treads.

Another detail this staircase has is that the treads are square edged and do not overhang at the front past the riser.


  • Strings - Hemlock, Cut String (32x320mm)
  • Treads - White Oak, square edged (32mm)
  • Risers - Hemlock (18mm)
  • Post - White Oak, Base for winder support (82x82mm)



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We’re really happy with the end result! I'm an Architect so have been recommending TK whenever we need a new stair in projects. - Sophie Griffiths

REF: 12466-griffiths

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TKstairs is one of the UK’s leading staircase manufacturers, we now manufacture in excess of 100 staircases per week delivering throughout the UK from our state of the art manufacturing facility near Hull.

Popular Staircase Layouts

Straight Staircases:

Straight staircases have no turns in them.

Quarter Turn Staircases:

These have a single turn, turning left or right, which can be either a landing or kite winder.

Half Turn Staircases:

These have two turns, left or right. Using kite winders, landings or a half landing.

For straight stairs, quarter turn stairs (single turn) or half turn staircases (two turns), these can be ordered on our website and are available for fast delivery.

Paddle Staircases:

Also known as space saver or loft staircases, these are half the length of a normal staircase but can only be used in certain scenarios.

Other Layouts:

We also offer other staircase layouts, these include, paddle stairs, S-shape stairs, T-shape stairs or stairs with three or more turns. We also offer stairs suitable for commercial buildings which are wider and made from more substantial materials than domestic staircases.

Styles & Materials

Construction Methods:

All layouts of staircases can be constructed in different ways which will effect the final finish, these include:

  • Open riser construction; this is where the risers are left open with either a timber strip or metal bar built in to comply to regulations.
  • Cut string construction; where the sides of the strings are cut away so the treads can be seen, this can either be done in a modern or traditional way.


The materials used on your staircase will have a dramatic effect on how they look, most stairs will use the following materials.

  • Pine; all our stairs are manufactured from high quality furniture grade pine, we do not use any whitewood.
  • White Oak; we can manufacture all or part(s) of your staircase from premium White Oak, to give that stunning finish.
  • Glass; we offer stairs with glass balustrade, either as small panels or large panels, secured with brackets or by embedding with a groove.