Staircase Design from Pear Stairs

A selection of six staircases designed by Pear Stairs

Pear Stairs is one of the UK's leading staircase design companies, with a wealth of experience. We have a dedicated team available to help bring your ideas to life. Just email us the style of  staircase you want, along with your measurements or architect’s drawings. If it's easier, you can speak to one of our friendly designers who will be able to provide you with a drawing to suit your requirements. Alternatively, why not try designing your staircase yourself with our online StairCreator.

Our team here at Pear Stairs have designed thousands of staircases, ranging from the problem-solving to the magnificent and the uniquely bizarre. All our staircase designs take into account fixed items such as windows and doors, restricted head height and compliance with building regulations. We are also able to match existing staircases as required. 

Glass staircase by Pear Stairs

T-shaped staircase by Pear Stairs

Pear Stairs have created some fantastic T-shaped, Z-shaped and curved staircases, all tailored to our customers' needs.

With more than 100 years of experience to draw upon, we consider ourselves to be experts in our field and passionate about what we do. There is no staircase design beyond our capability and no problem we cannot solve.

For assistance with your staircase design please give our team a call on 01938 553311.

Below are some of our designs.

This T-shaped design incorporates three flights of stairs, connected by a single landing; creating a ‘T’ shape if seen from above.

The first flight connects the ground floor to the landing step, to a total height of 1377.5mm (approx. 4ft) from the ground floor.

The flights to the left and right of the landing connect the landing to two levels of the home, with the right-hand flight ending at 2422mm (approx. 4ft 11in) from the ground floor, and the left-hand flight ending at 2755mm (approx. 9ft) from the ground floor.

Drawing for T-shaped staircase by Pear Stairs

Balcony staircase

Balcony staircase design by Pear Stairs

This complex stair design incorporates four flights of steps of varying lengths, created to incorporate two landings and two large balconies.

The first flight (1-8) connects the first landing to the ground floor; this is joined to the second landing by a short flight of just two steps (9-10). The second landing is connected to the second floor balcony by a flight of ten steps (12-21).

Joining up the second floor balcony to the third floor is the final flight of seven steps (22-28).

The final flight exits onto a balcony on the right-hand side, where you can enjoy an impressive view of the full depth of the staircase.

This staircase is one of our tallest ever, with a total height of about 4.6m (almost 16ft).

Pictured on the right is another example of the sort of impressive stairwell view that can be achieved with height and multiple turns. These beautiful oak stairs are described in greater detail under Case Study no. 18 - click here to see more pictures.

Case study no. 18 by Pear Stairs

Z-shaped staircase

Drawing for Z-shaped staircase by Pear Stairs

To fit the requirements of our  customer’s interior space, we turned to a Z-shaped design. This can be really useful in small or awkwardly shaped spaces.

A Z-shaped staircase incorporates two parallel 90° turns, creating a shape similar to that of the letter ‘Z’ if seen from above.

This staircase is enclosed by walls on all sides, therefore a wall string to mount the treads was used. The customer opted for a wall-mounted mopstick handrail.

To achieve the two 90° turns, winder treads were used as opposed to landings. This saved the customer valuable space by incorporating the turns into a single flight of stairs, rather than using four short flights and two landings.

The staircase pictured on the right is a beautiful example of a Z-shaped staircase in the home.

Z-shaped staircase by Pear Stairs

Curved staircase

Drawing for curved staircase by Pear Stairs

This design is an excellent example of a bespoke curved staircase incorporating a turn of 150°.

To achieve as clean and fluid a turn as possible, a curved landing was included between steps 10 and 12, allowing an uninterrupted curve over the entire flight. 

 

Because this staircase is enclosed on all sides, we used curved wall strings to mount the treads. 

The pictures on the right show another of our stunning curved staircases. See Case Study no. 2 for more details, photographs and design drawings.

Curved staircase showing curved strings

Acute turn

Staircase designed with an acute turn

For this staircase, our customer required a design which would be compatible with the acute turn of the stairwell, without compromising on appearance.

To fit the space, Pear Stairs designed a staircase with an acute turn of 38°. This was achieved by glueing together two triangular quarter newels (cut from large newels) to form a central newel post. This meant we were able to maintain the essential four-sided form without obstructing the staircase’s sharp turn.

This enabled the central newel to support the balustrade, strings and treads on its widest side. The narrow point of the newel was removed after the staircase was completed, and a custom newel cap was produced especially to fit the resulting newel.

By making it possible to install a central newel post which worked with the staircase’s required shape, we were able to design the attractive balustrade our client wanted without compromising on aesthetics.

To finish the staircase,  our customer selected a modern glass and stainless steel balustrade.

3D stair design drawing

Adjacent windows

Stairs designed next to a window

Sometimes a staircase design has to be revised to compensate for the presence of an adjacent window. Most customers wish to avoid obstructing the light and view from a window, and will ask Pear Stairs to make this possible while sticking to the original brief as closely as possible.

For this staircase, we produced a design which avoided the window by reducing the number of rises before the planned turn in the staircase.

This meant that the second portion of the staircase sat below window height, allowing an unobstructed view and maximising the natural light available.

The turn here was accomplished using winder steps. Pictured on the right is a good example of a staircase designed to avoid blocking a large adjacent window. See Case Study no. 154 for further details and photographs.

Staircase designed to sit under window

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Building Regulation Conflicts

Staircase design indicating low headroom

Where we discover that the requested staircase design does not comply with building regulations, a copy of the design drawing will be sent to our customer with the relevant issue highlighted, and an advisory note including suggested options to amend it.

One example is the design shown on the left, which would have resulted in a minimum head height of only 1500mm (UK building regulations require headroom of at least 2000mm).

Ultimately, the decision on whether to act on this information is down to the customer. However, we strongly advise compliance with local building regulations, as a staircase which does not meet regulations may have to be removed after inspection, resulting in costly dismantling, re-design and re-installation.

Should you choose to address building regulation issues that we have highlighted, we will always provide a revised design at no extra cost. In this instance, headroom was enlarged by increasing the pitch (steepness) of the staircase.

Bringing customer staircase designs to life

We at Pear Stairs are commited to transforming our customers' visions into reality, no matter in what form they come to us. Sometimes a customer may only be able to provide a scrap of paper with a sketch, an abstract idea or a point of reference for us to work from.

These are some of the customer sketches we have received, and the final designs we were able to provide:

Staircase sketch From this basic sketch of the two desired sections of a double winder staircase, we produced a 3D drawing of these stairs pictured on the right: Finished staircase designs by Pear Stairs

Staircase design From this rough plan of a balcony staircase, we came up with this detailed design plan and 3D drawing to match the customer’s vision: Staircase design and 3D drawing

Rough staircase sketch In this rough plan, the customer let us know what they wanted – and we produced a design to match their vision as closely as possible: 3D stair design drawing

         

Design your own staircase

Why not try out the StairCreator, our state-of-the-art 3D staircase planning tool that lets you design and price up your stairs. Follow the simple steps, input your staircase measurements, and choose the style that you want. Our tool will then help design a staircase for you.

Once you are happy with your design, you can pass it on to our team and we will take care of the rest.

Here are some sample designs from our StairCreator. To view the full-size images, click on the thumbnail pictures.

Design your own stairs with the StairCreator

 

 

Design your own stairs with the StairCreator

 

 

Design your own stairs with the StairCreator

 

Design your own stairs with the StairCreator

 

Design your own stairs with the StairCreator

 

Design your own stairs with the StairCreator


More sample staircase designs

To view in full-size, please click on any of the links underneath, or the staircase thumbnail images.


Double Landing Staircase
Double Landing
3D Drawing
Double Landing
Ground Plan
Double Winder Staircase
Double Winder
3D Drawing
Double Winder
Ground Plan
Half Landing Staircase
Half Landing
3D Drawing
Half Landing
Ground Plan

Quarter Landing Staircase
Quarter Landing
3D Drawing
Quarter Landing
Ground Plan
Single Winder Staircase
Quarter Winder
3D Drawing
Quarter Winder
Ground Plan
Straight Flight Staircase
Straight Flight
3D Drawing
Straight Flight
Ground Plan

Straight Staircase with Mid Landing
Straight with Mid Landing
3D Drawing
Straight with Mid Landing
Ground Plan
Z Winder Staircase
S Winder
3D Drawing
S Winder
Ground Plan
Triple Winder Staircase
Triple Winder
3D Drawing
Triple Winder
Ground Plan
 
 

As you can see from the above, there are hundreds of potential staircase designs available, ranging from the standard straight flight to a staircase that is unique to your requirements and style. Click on the StairCreator link below to try it out.