Looking to upgrade your new build staircases in Edinburgh?
New build homes are great in a lot of aspects.
They comply with the most up to date rules and regulations when building a home, they are more economical with better standards of insulation lowering heating costs and they come with less maintenance needed with things plumbing, electrics painting etc. already being taken care of.
However, one of the down sides to a brand new property is the amount of expense spared in order to save money helping the company turn a profit, with one of the main money saving elements being the staircases.
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When building a new property, the goal from the construction companies point of view is to make a profit, which is why they don’t put oak staircases in standard, new build houses.
However, when purchasing a new build house, you still expect a certain level of quality, which seems to be lacking from our point of view.
A standard flight of stairs used in a new build house constitutes of MDF treads and risers, these can have many lasting effects.
1) MDF is known to be one of the biggest causes of a staircase squeak when it rubs up against another piece of MDF
2) MDF will absorb moisture, this means that if for any reason a large quantity of water where to be spilled on he stairs, the tread may warp and move out of position.
A more reliable construction would be a pine tread, which offers more protection against water, doesn’t squeak.
This is of the things that could help to improve one of the biggest let downs in new build properties.
How Can Windsor Bespoke Help?
At Windsor Bespoke – we have been manufacturing staircases for a number of years for both clients in the residential and commercial industry.
Upgrading Your New Build Staircase – The Two Most Popular Choice
Staircases are one of the least considered spaces in a home, though the potential for them to be a focal point is tremendous: they’re often centrally located, connect multiple spaces and floors, and are frequently one of the best examples of craftsmanship in a residence. Read on as we divulge some of the easiest ways to add personality and style to a staircase.
One of the easiest ways of upgrading your staircase is by incorporating storage.
Under the stairs, in the treads, or alongside with some shelving. Under-stair storage is a particularly efficient use of space because this area can create some unusual, awkwardly shaped voids with low head height, while simple shelving on the way up is easy and straightforward to install.
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If you have a staircase with spindles (as below):
Compared to a staircase with a glass balustrade (as below):
Tell me which looks better?
Not only does glass balustrades look nicer, they also create value to your proprety.
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If you have smaller space to work with, a glass staircase will give the illusion of extra space, especially if you choose clear glass panels.
Glass Staircases are usually installed much easier, quicker and simpler compared to that of a normal staircase. Glass panels, in a glass staircase, usually attach using brackets. In some instances, the base and handrails will feature a groove which enables the panels to slot in.
Toughened glass balustrades used in glass staircases are incredibly strong and durable. Due to this strength and durability, a glass staircase needs little maintenance and should last for years to come. They are also easier to clean than wood staircases.
Looking to upgrade to oak?
Oak is our favourite type of material work with – just take a look at some beautiful staircases below!
Contact Windsor Bespoke
If you are looking to upgrade your new build staircase then get in touch with us today.
Staircases are our ultimate favourite product to manufacture – give us a call to see the outcome.