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Case Studies - Painted staircase in new build property with oak handrail, baserail & caps

REF: 36468-risby

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We supplied this as well as another 95 other staircases as part of a development of new builds for Risby homes.

This staircase was for one of the plots which had glass balustrade, combining a mixture of pine parts that were painted on site, as well as oak for the touch points (handrail, caps & bottomrail).

Using hardwood for the touch points and softwood for the other parts of the staircase helps keep costs down yet keep the staircase looking high end.

This staircase also features MDF treads & plywood risers as it’s going to be carpeted.

The embedded glass panels are all made to suit each individual job.


Staircase Construction:
- Staircase Type; 
Standard Construction
- Tread Profile; Standard - 20mm overhang, rounded profile

Stair Materials:
- Stringer Material;
Pine, paint grade (32x230mm)
- Tread Material; MDF (22mm)
- Riser Material; Plywood (9mm)

- Post Style;
Square (90mm)
- Post Material; Pine (90x90mm)

Post Caps:
- Post Style;
Flat Cap
- Post Material; Oak

Balustrade Type;
Glass Panels
Glass Style; Embedded 

Handrail & Bottomrail:
Handrail Profile; HDR Profile
Handrail Material; Oak

Bottomrail Profile; Rectangular (63x28mm)
Bottomrail Material; Oak



REF: 36468-risby

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