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Queensferry Staircase – Midlothian

Enthusiastic response to initial contact enquiry. Helped develop/expand my own ideas, through drawings, estimates, project schedule & final execution. Proactive, can do attitude throughout. Worked to agreed estimate & schedule. Most happy with end product and would have no hesitation using again and recommending to friends or family.

Here the client was converting a seaside stone building, and wanted a feature staircase which would provide a focal point in the entrance foyer of his house. The stair incorporates a sideboard affording storage and dividing the room.

The stair itself is Douglas fir finished with Dinesen soap and lye, on a birch ply box stringer. Elements of the building's steel frame are also exposed giving a nice combination of painted steel beams, glass, Douglas fir and brushed stainless steel fittings. The handrail is sand blasted and oiled with a white finish to represent bleached worn driftwood which gives a tactile and sculptural finish to the stair.