What Regulations Govern Floating Stair Designs in NZ?

When building in New Zealand, most floating stair designs will fall under either a main private stairway or secondary private stairway. 

A main private stairway consists of a private stairway with the sole purpose of providing access to and from frequently used spaces such as living areas, kitchens and garages. All exterior private stairways are also categorised under this section.

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Ackworth House Project Case Study: Queen St, Auckland CBD

Ackworth House has specialised in the joinery industry for over 40 years, providing floating stair designs and remodels across New Zealand. We’ve worked hard to become a trustworthy and reliable joinery and construction company New Zealand homeowners turn to when planning to build their transitional spaces between levels. 

Today we’ll be showcasing one of our most recent projects, giving you an inside look into our installation process and the total transformation we create for our clients. 

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How to Modernly Renovate Your Interior Stairs

While many stair designs have proven timeless, some no longer fit into present home styles. Stairs are usually the focal point of your home seen from the front entrance; it means your entire home can really be judged by the look and condition of your stairs. Auckland’s Ackworth House wants to help recreate that first presence without having to completely rebuild the centre function of your house. 

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How To Design a Floating Staircase

If you are thinking of modernising your home’s style and function, a staircase is an unexpectedly good place to start. A floating staircase can be a stunning design feature that opens up even the smallest of entrance ways and landings. As well as improving the safety of your home. 

Ackworth House can provide all the solutions you’d need for your floating stair designs, NZ wide. With this clear guide on the elements needed to design your home’s new floating staircase, planning just got a whole lot easier. 

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The Different Types of Staircases and their characteristics

Ackworth House offers expertise and knowledge on a variety of staircases, producing a range of products from stair manufacturers Auckland wide. The company’s staircases come in a variety of designs, able to satisfy any kind of building need no matter the circumstances. Planning your custom staircase design just got easier, with this clear guide on every staircase type available. Continue reading “The Different Types of Staircases and their characteristics”

Matching Stairs with Balustrades

Ackworth House offers bespoke staircase and balustrade systems NZ wide. We are a family-owned business with 40 years’ experience in staircase design.

We combine locally focused service with an international appreciation for design and colour trends in home furnishings, architecture and graphic design.

We translate these elements of style into enduring and beautiful staircases for our valued clients.
However, in the early phases of the design process, one of the most common questions we receive is “which balustrades go with my stairs?”

While staircase design is as unique as you are, there are some general rules of thumb when it comes to matching stairs and balustrades. Of course, rules are meant to be broken, but if you want to know where to start, then consider the following staircase and balustrade combinations. Continue reading “Matching Stairs with Balustrades”

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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