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Case Studies - Oak open riser staircase with black metal riser bars, balustrade and caps.

REF: 53211-shatova

3D Model:

Notable Features:

Open riser stairs with metal bars:

Open riser stairs allow more light to flow through them, benefiting many properties and making a room feel bigger.
A bar of some description must be used to achieve the building regulation requirement of not allowing a 100mm sphere to pass through.

It can be in the form of a timber bar or metal bar.
You can have square or round metal bars with a polished, brushed or black finish.

44mm treads:

When using metal riser bars, there's no support for the tread in the form of a riser below it.
As such, thicker treads are needed. We use 44mm treads following BWF guidelines.

20mm Overhang, Pencil Round Profile Treads:

There are numerous options for finishing the fronts of the treads on a staircase. However, for this staircase, the customer opted for the treads to overhang 20mm past the front of the riser and for the edges to have a "pencil round" (8mm radius).
A pencil rounded edge gives the edges of the treads a less sharp appearance than using a square edge.

Square Feature Tread:

This staircase features a square bullnose (tread one).
A bullnose feature tread allows the post to be set back, which can make the area feel more spacious and improve its aesthetics.
A more traditional curved feature tread would look out of place within the context of such a modern staircase.

We've also covered the back of the feature tread with matching riser material, so the construction detail isn't visible.

Black Metal Balusters:

The metal balusters on this staircase are black to match the rest of the staircase's aesthetic.
We supply these at the correct length. They sit into a groove within the handrail and baserail, the gaps are filled with the provided infill.

Plan View:

Customer Feedback

We're very happy with the way the stairs look. - Shatova

REF: 53211-shatova

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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.