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UK Staircase Regulations

A tailor made staircase is the structural masterpiece of a property or commercial space. The perfect design solution should incorporate all the elements of style, practicality and safety. A staircase design should not only look aesthetically pleasing but also be safe to use – that’s why it’s imperative your staircase complies with current building regulations….

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What are balustrades?

What is a balustrade? Balustrades are rows of small columns below a railing commonly used for staircases and balconies. Historically they play a common part in architecture featuring most predominately being revived during the Italian Renaissance period.  Traditionally made from stone, in the modern age balustrades can be made from laser cut metals, glass or…

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The Advantages of Using Glass In A Staircase

Choosing the material for your staircase can be a tough decision. The right choice can help to accentuate the most beautiful features of your space, illuminating the luxurious feel and texture of the staircase and enhancing the interior style you so carefully designed. The wrong choice can make your space feel claustrophobic, small and uncomfortable,…

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Have you visited our London Showroom yet?

Sometimes it can be hard finding inspiration for your next architectural project. Perhaps you’ve got an idea for a grand, sweeping staircase you just can’t visualise or are considering adding a balcony to your upper floors? The Canal Architecture London Showroom is based in Islington’s Business Design Centre, full of beautiful and elegant samples of…

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Open Riser Staircases

What are open riser staircases?

One of the most modern staircase trends to emerge in recent years is the concept of open-riser stairs. Full-length staircases omitting the space between the treads – an entirely stylistic choice based on the designers’ personal preference – are rapidly becoming a favourite in new build homes. So which home types suit open riser staircases?…

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