When they require services for bespoke joinery Lewes residents know they can depend on us. We are a team that’s highly respected for the exemplary standards we achieve. Our workshop has all the latest machines and high quality tools. Here, we fashion custom cabinetry, staircases, handmade kitchens, and more.
Something we’ve discovered is that there’s often confusion about helical and spiral staircases. It’s true that both can potentially be sculptural in design and striking in appearance. However, there are some central differences that you must be aware of. Knowing them will help you to tell the two apart.
One of the main differences is with the shapes. Spiral stairs make a full circle. This is the diameter of the staircase. On domestic spirals, this is usually between 1400mm and 2000mm. For commercial designs, it’s over 2000mm. The depths of all your steps are also uniform. The handrail typically runs around the perimeter too. Helical staircases normally form a continuous C shape. They have a bigger, consistent radius as well.
Another major difference is that spiral staircases have a centre column. This supports the treads. On the other hand, helical staircases have a void in the centre so there is no central column at all.
The two are also different in terms of functionality. With floor space for example, spiral staircases tend to come out on top. You’re able to travel between floors whilst saving on space. In most cases, helical staircases will need a huge opening in the floor and sufficient space to work.
At Wood & Wisdom, we can create objects specifically for your property, including staircases. We can make them match your existing decor or give them an eye-catching design. Moreover, we’ll see to it that they’re of the highest possible quality. This is what makes us the top provider of bespoke joinery Lewes has.
If there are any details you’d like to discuss with us, feel free to get in touch anytime. We design in-house and assist clients all the way through the project, including with installation.