Incorporate the 2021 Pantone Colours of the Year into Your Staircase

At Ackworth House we are specialists in staircase design and balustrade systems NZ wide. While we offer a locally focused service, our outlook is international, with design and colour palettes influenced by the worlds of fashion, home furnishings, architectural trends and graphic design. We pride ourselves on translating these elements of style into enduring and beautiful staircase designs.

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How to Decorate Your Home Staircase – 4 Ideas that Pop

How to Decorate Your Staircase – 4 Seasonal Ideas

At Ackworth House, we provide staircase designs, manufacturing, engineering, installation, project management and aftercare all under one expert roof. Our product range spans from traditional sweeping stairs, to sleek and airy “floating” steps, through to balustrade systems NZ wide. There’s so much we could say about staircases, but in terms of the decor, there are endless ways to decorate. In this post we will talk about the top seasonal decorating trends to make your staircase pop, so you can keep having fun with your gorgeous staircase design long after it’s been installed. Continue reading “How to Decorate Your Home Staircase – 4 Ideas that Pop”

How to Choose Balustrades for your Staircase

Whether you have a grand entry hall, or minimal design, balustrades will be required for the safety and functionality of your stairs. Balustrade systems refer to the entire staircase fencing, including the handrails you hold on to for balance as you make your way up and down the steps. Balustrades can be simple or they can be ornate, and range in materials from polished hardwood, to steel, to glass. So long as your balustrades maintain your safety and comfort, they can be as inventive or as traditional as you like, which is why they’re often the focal point of homes in NZ.

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WHAT IS THE BEST MATERIAL FOR YOUR STAIR BALUSTRADES?

Whether you have a grand entry hall, or minimal design, balustrades will be required for the safety and functionality of your stairs. Balustrade systems refer to the entire staircase fencing, including the handrails you hold on to for balance as you make your way up and down the steps. Balustrades can be simple or they can be ornate, and range in materials from polished hardwood, to steel, to glass. So long as your balustrades maintain your safety and comfort, they can be as inventive or as traditional as you like, which is why they’re often the focal point of homes in NZ.

Like light fixtures and paint colours, balustrades have a big visual impact. So how do you choose which material to use, when each material has advantages? Continue reading “WHAT IS THE BEST MATERIAL FOR YOUR STAIR BALUSTRADES?”

The Pros and Cons of Timber for Balustrades

In Depth Look at Timber Balustrades

At Ackworth House, we specialise in functional yet beautifying timber balustrades. Our balustrades will elevate the appearance of your home or business staircase, while providing a secure handrail to prevent falls. Balustrades come in a wide variety of styles and materials that offer you a unique design opportunity. From industrial paned glass, sleek wrought iron posts and lattices, and “floating” features, when it comes to balustrades you are spoiled for choice. However, if you are looking for a classic style that is low maintenance then timber is worth your consideration. Timber is a favoured material among architects and interior designers for both its versatility, timelessness and warm depth of tone. Timber balustrades can be designed in traditional through to contemporary edgy styles and works extremely well with other fixtures within a property. Is timber right for you? Let’s explore the pluses and minuses of a wooden balustrade. Continue reading “In Depth Look at Timber Balustrades”

What to Look for When Choosing your Next Balustrade

A new or renovated home brings so much joy and happiness, but most often neglect the stairs as a key architectural structure that links the downstairs with the upper floors. One easy way to enhance your home or office’s function as well as its style is to optimise the staircase, often the centrepiece for most homes. One such way to add style is with the balustrades systems on your stairway which line the edge of the staircase to prevent any falls while also serving as a handrail. With an array of different designs the opportunities are plenty for finding your ideal balustrade. Here we will address the options you have to give you a full picture on what your balustrade options are before you purchase. Continue reading “What to Look for When Choosing your Next Balustrade”

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5 Reasons To Choose Steel

 

When it comes to designing your home or commercial spaces, trends are always changing. We each want to create something modern and aesthetically pleasing while ensuring it will remain timeless and functional too. Steel balustrade systems provide endless opportunity to adapt to any space and style, giving them sleek aesthetic appeal that will stand the test of time.

Here are our top 5 reasons to choose steel for your next project:

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The Right Match: Finding the Ideal Balustrade for Your Staircase

 

A balustrade improves your home with both beauty and functionality. Aesthetically, a balustrade is a design element that can finish an overall look, making your stairs not just a functional part of the house, but a part of its statement. Balustrades are also a safety feature, providing security and support at an area of the house that has daily traffic.

When it comes to installing balustrade components there are many aspects that need to be considered in order to achieve a successful outcome. If all aspects are considered equally it will result in a balanced end result that will keep you safe and enhance the design of your residential or commercial spaces. Continue reading “The Right Match: Finding the Ideal Balustrade for Your Staircase”

Choosing the Right Staircase: Everything You Need To Know

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We love being able to add a striking feature or a sturdy, quiet beauty in our customers’ buildings. If you are looking for designer staircases, you have come to the right place. We value our customers’ satisfaction, and we want to help you every step of the way, starting from deciding which stairs to get. Here is a guide we would like to share with you on deciding on the kind of stairs you need.

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The Pros and Cons of Design: Choosing the Right Stair for Your Space

 

A staircase is one of the most integral parts of a multi-level structure. Even with mechanical innovations, like escalators and elevators, the architectural design of a staircase elevates the space’s aesthetic appeal. These days, many property owners are choosing avant-garde designs to make their staircase the centrepiece of the building. But some designs aren’t practical for use.

Choose a staircase design that is visually pleasing and fully functional. Take into consideration the space, the people who frequent it and how the stair will affect your building’s usability. Ackworth House’s stair designing services includes a step-by-step process that helps you choose the right stair design for your property. Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Design: Choosing the Right Stair for Your Space”