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Case Studies - Two White Oak staircases, "Exposed Back" construction.

REF: 28583-mayway

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Two “Exposed Back” straight staircases we supplied to a high end new build property in Solihull.

The customer requested the ground floor stair to have white oak treads & risers, and the first floor stair to have pine treads and risers to create this interesting feature, both “exposed back”.

These stairs also featured stop chamfered posts & balustrade with flat newel post caps.

Again, this type of staircase means that the stairs don’t need to be plastered on the underside creating an interesting featuring.

Staircase supplied to Mayway Construction LTD their website can be found here: 


Staircase Construction:

  • Staircase Type; Exposed Back
  • Tread Profile; Standard - 20mm overhang rounded profile

Basic Materials:

  • Strings; White Oak (38x220mm)
  • Treads; White Oak/Pine (22mm)
  • Risers; White Oak/Pine (18mm)


  • Post Style; Stop Chamfered
  • Post Material; White Oak (90x90mm)

Post Caps:

  • Post Cap Style; Flat Cap
  • Post Cap Material; White Oak


  • Infill Type; Spindles, 41x41mm
  • Spindle Material; White Oak
  • Spindle Style; Stop Chamfered
  • Handrail Material; White Oak
  • Handrail Style; HDR Profile
  • Bottomrail Material; White Oak
  • Bottomrail Style; Trademark Profile


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REF: 28583-mayway

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