Project Description


Guildway (KS2974)

Materials: Oak and Vanadium finished steel

Location: Boars Hill, Oxford

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An open tread oak staircase with the handrail and spindles forming a major part of the stair structure.

This “structural handrail” curves down into a newel post and supports the outside of the treads. On the wall side the treads are fixed with chemically bonded structural pins into the wall.

The oak has been though an extra brushing process to raise the grain. This reveals a little more figure in the oak, increases the textual feel of the timber and improves still further the slip resistance of the treads.

The appearance of the stair spindles was created by applying the Vanadium coating cold and then heat treating it in an oven.