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Case Studies - Cut string staircase with black painted metal balusters.

REF: 52215-long

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Notable Features:

Cut String Staircase:

Cut string staircases provide considerable flexibility in creating a unique staircase. 

This cut-string stair is manufactured with: 

  • The risers mitred to the strings.
  • The treads overhang the strings by 20mm.

The treads also have a square-edged profile, creating a more modern look that suits the property's aesthetic.

The outside string (against the wall) is also cut string. 

However, because the treads are up against the wall, they do not need to overhang; this creates a better aesthetic than using a conventional "standard construction" string against the wall.

12mm Black Metal Balusters With Cut String Stairs:

We now offer 12mm black metal balusters with all staircases.

However, to supply these with cut string stairs we do the following:

  • Cut each metal baluster to the appropriate length to suit that stair.
  • Put square holes into each tread at the correct spacing.

This allows you to get the stairs fitted quickly and looking great.

Oak & Painted Staircase:

When specifying and buying a staircase, there are many material options available.

Often, customers opt for the entire staircase in oak or to paint the whole staircase.

However, a mix of materials, such as in the case of this staircase, can look quite effective and is much more cost-effective than having the entire stair in oak.

We do not generally recommend painting the "touch points", such as handrail caps and treads, as the paint can easily chip and look unsightly.

Plan View:

Customer Feedback

Really pleased with our new staircase! The team were so helpful during the ordering process, providing great ideas and advice as we narrowed in on the final design. The finished staircase arrived on schedule, was fitted easily and the quality of the end product is excellent. - Mr Long

REF: 52215-long

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We Design & Manufacture Staircases

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.