Here at Smet Staircases UK, we believe that a staircase can become a buildings' main focal point. That's why we bundled up some of our most recent and inspiring staircase projects completed by our highly skilled craftsmen in Belgium.
We're very proud to share these pictures of a recently completed project where we designed and installed a helical staircase spiralling over 540° (!).
It's one of the eye catchers in the major renovation of a Belgravia townhouse. At the same time it's a school example of how we use the glue lam principle to create helical, freestanding staircases.
We worked closely together with Schneider Architects, who designed the house, and Coniston Ltd. who was the main contractor.
A truly breathtaking staircase over 4 floors connecting the entire house, which has been designed by the talented Jo Cowen Architects team. Main contractor on the job was Roxburgh Construction.
The staircase combines the cut string design with the sweeping French Oak handrail that runs continuously from start to finish. Treads, risers and handrail are stained to match the herringbone flooring.
For this stunning mansion, we have designed a challenge for ourselves. The contractor, for whom we have been working since 1999, knew that we could pull it off and gave us the go-ahead.
The staircase spanning over 4 floors has a continuous handrail and stringer with large curved sections in the turns.
All the glass was pre-made and fitted at the same time as the staircase flights, including the laminated curved panels. This process, with no templating of the glass needed after installation and which we have refined over many years, leads to a far greater efficiency in the crucial and time sensitive phase of the project.
What better way to add class to a raised patio than with a designer staircase. With little or no maintenance and clever details as stainless steel anti-slip strips, semi risers to comply with building regulations and drip holes to evacuate excess moisture you are assured of an outside showpiece for years to come.
We used Padouk wood because it has a high resistance to abrasion, has great strength and doesn't readily decay, which makes it ideal for outdoor use.
Planning on doing some work outside? We love to hear from you!
Looking through the window of this beautiful Grafty Green home, you can see one of our latest projects.
The owner came to us looking for a feature staircase, as the staircase was going to be visible from inside and outside the house.
Glass balustrading was a good way to go, as it keeps the room light and open, and the two toned finish really added to the exceptional look of the staircase.
Just a simple straight staircase, but such an eye catcher, especially with the glass balustrade running along the entire galleried landing.
You can choose to curve a staircase in every turn, or you can go for a straight post to post design like our Client did for this Cobham project. The contrast between the dark stained posts and the white painted spindles really works wonderful with the rest of the interior.
The end result is a perfect example of a staircase with a traditional lay out, but with a contemporary twist. The cut string design ads to the wow-factor of the staircase, and the fully finished underside is the cherry on top.
This is one of our latest projects, two straight staircases in East Grinstead.
The large windows, open riser staircases and glass panelled balustrades definitely make for a winning combination.
The gap between each tread was reduced with glass semi-risers, and the solid French Oak handrail vertically returns to the first tread.
Our recent Walton-on-Thames project is another strong case for promoting skylights over the staircase hall... They make a huge difference to the whole atmosphere and highlight the textures in the used materials.
This feature central staircase is fully self-supporting and has a double curved grand splay at the start for the ultimate wow factor.
We used solid Beech for the treads, risers and stringers, and solid French Oak for the handrail. The seamless glass balustrade was fitted in between the stringer and handrail.
Our first Swiss Client sent us pictures of their stunning finished hallway where we designed and installed a spiral balustrade and stringer over four floors.
The staircase has solid French Oak treads and risers and solid Beech stringers, painted white for a two tone look.
We kept it simple, yet elegant, with plain round steel spindles.
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Wooden engineering shown in the best way possible, on our recent Sutton project.
The self-supporting French Oak treads & risers, Z-shaped to increase the going on the steps, in combination with the glass panels, cut to follow the Z-shaped pattern, make for a winning combination.
The magnificent light feature transforms this hallway into an extraordinary place.
This luxurious Chelwood Gate home deserved nothing less than a stunning, one of a kind staircase, that takes your breath away from the moment you walk through the front door.
With a glass balustrade, curved on either side at the start, and white painted stringers, the entrance hall remains bright and open.
These pictures speak for themselves... The epitome of understated luxury. Serene and grand at the same time.
The Walton-on-Thames staircase really is a one of a kind staircase, where we used solid French Oak panels for the balustrade, stained to match with the colour of the wooden floors.
It curves beautifully in every turn and makes a grand sweep at the start.
Simple, yet elegant and sophisticated.
The staircases for our recent Camden project are made of two different kinds of wood for a two toned look: solid Beech for risers and stringer and solid French Oak for treads and handrail, stained to a different colour.
The balustrade, consisting of wrought iron spindles, curves all the way up.
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A hypnotising view from the hallway looking up to the skylight above.
This recent Brentwood project has got a curved and continuous handrail and balustrade running up three floors.
We used solid French Oak for the treads and handrail and solid Beech for the risers and stringers.
The wrought iron spindles are a combination of the 'Dieppe' and the 'Nantes' spindle.
This recent Beaconsfield project was based on a previous project of ours, the Orpington project.
We used solid Beech for the stringers, treads and risers and solid French Oak for the handrail. The wrought iron balustrade is a combination of the 'Dieppe' spindle and the 'Nantes' spindle.
The staircase has a completely continuous handrail and balustrade without intermediate posts.
Looking for a traditional lay-out with a contemporary twist? This wooden staircase is made from solid French Oak and laminated curved glass. Because of these materials and its bespoke design, the staircase adds both flair and feel of space in the great entrance hall of a stunning contemporary country house in Finchampstead.
The wooden staircase blends perfectly with the rest of the interior design while being in keeping with the house’s origin. This, together with adding an LED strip light in the side of the staircase, on the wall side and in the underside of the first step and low iron glass semi
risers on the other treads, makes this staircase a wow factor without being in your face.
Designed as a horseshoe shaped stairwell with a fully continuous handrail, this staircase gives the whole hallway a different dynamic. The treads, risers and handrails are also combined with painted stringers and old bronze finished spindles, giving the whole staircase a rich but subtle appearance of understated luxury.