Really Cool Stairs #14 - Helical Stairs

Helical stairs have to be one of our favorites.  They are the definition of ultra-modern and look amazing.  Although very expensive, these stairs will be the focal point of any home. 

What is the difference between a circular vs helical stair?

"As the word “helix” implies, helical staircases are designed in a helical shape. Helical staircases differ from spiral staircases as they do not have a newel, and handrails are present on both sides. They are also not limited to a circular staircase, and may be built in an elliptical or oval shape. Without a newel for support, better materials and/or construction is required for helical stairs compared to spiral stairs.

Because of its shape, it is possible to build two helical staircases while occupying the same vertical space, allowing two persons access to a staircase at the same time. Fire escapes are a good example displaying the use of a double helix stair."  * The Staircase Experts, UK

Check out these amazing pictures below!

Really Cool Stairs #9 - Spiral Stair Edition

Spiral stairs are fun if you are a kid to go up and down as well as a huge space saver.  In Canada, a spiral stair is illegal providing you have another standard stair in place as they can only be used as a secondary staircase.  These stairs can be made of wood (expensive) or you can order a kit which is then put together by yourself at home.  We typically see people taking these staircases out of their homes these days however we still think they are cool stairs!  Have a look at a few different spiral stairs!

Really Cool Stairs #5 - Circular Stair Edition

Most people walk up and down their carpet grade circular in their home every day and not think much about it.  Did you know it takes nearly 3-4x longer to build a circular over a standard straight set of stairs?  We love building circulars however they seem to be less and less popular as the typical 2 storey homes are being replaced with larger bungalows. 

A circular stair takes up more room however definitely makes a statement when you first walk into a house.  Here at Stairhaus, we are fully capable of designing and building virtually any circular you throw at us.  Whether its curved nosing & railing or the  traditional "Scarlett O'Hara" sweeping double circulars, let us make this happen for you!

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