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Case Studies - A simple Open Riser Stair With White Oak Treads

REF: 1303-mawer

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  • Kite winder stair, no treads before the winder, stair turning right
  • 2520mm length, 750mm overall width 750mm, Height 2660mm
  • Fully open riser, not to building regulations
  • Oak Treads, Strings for Painting


This fully open riser staircase is manufactured without risers which allows more light through, this is sometimes called a open plan or open riser staircase, the strings & posts on this staircase are manufactured from pine (redwood) and have been painted white for a contrasting effect which looks effective and reduces costs significantly as opposed to having the staircase manufactured entirely from white oak.


  • Strings - Pine (220x32mm)
  • Treads - White Oak (32mm)
  • Posts - Pine, Square Newel Base for winder tread support (90x90mm)


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Customer Feedback

"We did a huge make-over of our barn conversion and really struggled to find the right answer for a flight of stairs serving a loft study. They needed to blend into the room rather than be a feature and the stairs you made for us have provided the perfect answer. I hope the pictures to follow will be of some use - taken on my phone as I don't have a camera at the moment. The new stairs replaced a spiral staircase and as they serve only a loft didn't need to comply with building regs, which was something many people couldn't handle. I was so very happy and relieved to find your company. The whole experience was a joy from start to finish. Within hours of providing the dimensions, specifying oak treads, softwood stringers without risers and no balustrade we had a price, a plan and a 3D perspective of the stairs. In considerably less than the 3-week delivery period quoted, we had the stairs themselves which are a great success. They are complimented by everyone who sees them. After months of trying to find a solution from other suppliers, who didn't even seem to be able to give us a price let alone build exactly what we wanted, we were really happy to find a company so focussed on making the entire process so stream-lined and quick, delivering a quality product, ahead of time and within our budget. We would unreservedly recommend your company to anyone in the market for a new staircase. Many thanks & best wishes - Melanie Mawer" - Melanie Mawer

REF: 1303-mawer

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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

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Quarter Turn Staircases:

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

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Paddle Staircases:

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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.

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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.