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Heritage stair cladding and glass stairprts transform a tired out of date staircase

Don’s stairs were a study in 1970’s design and needed updating but they were an unusual design

The Customer

Don Noble lives in a cottage in the delightful village of Lechlade on Thames in Gloucestershire.

His staircase was fitted in the 70’s and the design was now really dated and held back an otherwise bright and airy room. Sapele hardware balustrade was fitted to an open riser staircase and the effect was dark and uninviting.

Don was looking to create a modern bright look to his home and turned to Heritage stair cladding and glass stairparts to complete the look.

The products were very adaptable considering our unusual stairs. They look lovely, we’re really pleased with the result

Don’s staircase needed a complete makeover but it was quite an unusual design with open risers and the string protruding a considerable way at the bottom with a bullnose first step.

Don contacted us at Heritage and we worked through with him how our oak stair cladding could transform his stairs. Don opted to keep the bullnose first step, and made a feature of it by fitting two bullnose riser kits back to back. The effect is to create a dramatic look to the staircase entrance.

Open risers also provided another unusual challenge but by adding some extra
support Don was able to utilise Heritage’s standard straight tread packs to convert the stairs to oak.

Next to go was the dark old balustrade. This was replaced with off the shelf Heritage glass panels fitted with oak newel posts and handrails and bright chrome newel caps and glass panel brackets.

The end result is a complete transformation of the stairs. They now look modern and fresh and with the glass panels light can now flood down the stairs and into the living room.

Don is delighted with his new staircase, all acheived at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire stairs.