Updating a Sixties Style Staircase

Posted on 5th November 2014 by

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Besides looking tired and outdated, ranch style staircases most often do not meet current building regulations due to the large gaps between the wooden beams. With many of our clients looking to ‘improve not move’, sixties staircases are becoming one of the most popular styles to renovate. But what most clients do not realise is just how easy and effective it can be to update this style of staircase.

Adams-Before-and-AfterMany sixties and seventies builds have a narrow hallway with a hemmed in staircase, which can create a dark space, often accentuated by the use of dark stained timbers. Our clients Mr & Mrs Adams, shown in the example above, wanted a fresh look for the entrance to their sixties home. It was very simple to access and remove the existing components in favour of natural oak balustrade and treads. Solid engineered treads were complimented with contemporary spindles to achieve a sleek new look.

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