Achieve Architectural Feats with Steel Staircases

floating stairs with steel stringers

Steel is often associated with strength and durability, both important qualities in structures that are expected to withstand daily foot traffic and heavy loads.

These great features of steel have made Ackworth House’s own line of steel staircases popular in New Zealand. We have seen an eager demand for our top quality steel stringers for steel stairs as they are capable of bearing significantly more weight compared to other materials. Steel is also highly resistant to warps, wear and tear, rotting and pest attacks, giving you a staircase built to last for years.

Beyond the functional advantages and durable characteristics of steel staircases, architects and designers are keen on the utilisation of steel staircases due to their architectural versatility. Continue reading “Achieve Architectural Feats with Steel Staircases”

Four Characteristics of Timber That Make It Ideal as Stair Treads

When it comes to enhancing the design and function of a staircase, choosing the right stair tread is crucial. Stair treads come in various types but one of the most popular materials used is timber. Suitable for both residential and commercial properties, timber lends a beautiful natural appeal to any space alongside a wide array of functional and aesthetic benefits.

Here are four qualities that make timber an ideal material for stair treads: Continue reading “Four Characteristics of Timber That Make It Ideal as Stair Treads”

Comfortable Home Elements for a Productive Office

commercial floating stairs

More offices are incorporating the warmth and comfort of residential interior design to enhance the happiness and productivity of employees. Office design that is flexible and inviting lets people work freely and helps foster collaboration.

Bringing the Comfort of Home to the Office

Developers and designers alike are redefining and redesigning office space by blending residential influences such as homely furniture, warm décor and wooden stairways into corporate spaces. By veering away from traditional floor plans and using open concepts, the workplace encourages employee connections that occur naturally. It can bring friendliness to space while keeping it professional. Continue reading “Comfortable Home Elements for a Productive Office”

Creative Ways You Can Unlock the Potential of Your Under-the-Stair Space

under the stairs

Some modern homes have magnificent staircases that lend a sleek and seamless touch to the interiors. More than just steps, a well-designed stairway is a brilliant piece of architecture which gives your home both style and functionality.

Underneath that staircase, is an unused space that brims with artistic potential. There are many ways you can creatively transform under-the-stair-space into nooks for almost any purpose. Here are some ideas to get you started: Continue reading “Creative Ways You Can Unlock the Potential of Your Under-the-Stair Space”

Choosing the Right Floating Staircase For Your Home

floating staircase

Staircases have a big impact on defining the aesthetic look of your home. Floating staircases are one of the more stylish staircases in the market that enhance a home’s interior design. A lack of structure beneath each step creates the illusion of floating treads. This floating illusion is further enhanced by other stair features such as glass balustrades and minimalist treads. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Floating Staircase For Your Home”

Classic vs Modern: Design Styles to Consider For Commercial Staircases

commercial staircase

Commercial staircases range from traditional to contemporary designs. They add value to a commercial property through their aesthetic design and functionality. Choosing the right staircase for your property is all about considering its material, design and type.

Wood and steel are some common materials used to make classic or modern commercial stairs. As for the type, there are many selections to choose from such as the popular straight staircase or the elegant curved or spiral staircase. Besides the materials and types of staircases, you can choose between a classic or modern design. Continue reading “Classic vs Modern: Design Styles to Consider For Commercial Staircases”

Sleek Edgy Stairs: Industrial Interior Design Ideas for the Modern and Practical Establishment

Commercial building stairs

Today, we look into creating an industrial look for your establishment – with the stairs as your centrepiece.

While most interior design styles aim for a polished or refined air, industrial design dares to bare it all, sophisticatedly revealing what other styles conceal. This design surprises the eye with its unfinished look yet lures you in with its chic and cohesive mix of neutral tones, wood and metal surfaces, naked bricks and concrete and a dash of a vintage or rustic feel.

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