Posts Tagged ‘staircases’

Spiral staircases – reaching dizzying heights

20/09/2011

Spiral staircases used to show opulence and grandeur in period properties and the homes of aristocrats and royalty. Today they are found in houses throughout the world, you can even buy “do-it-yourself” kits off the internet.

Structurally speaking, spiral staircases are curved around a central support column and have only one balustrade, whereas helical staircases have a curved structure with two balustrades.

There are many examples of fantastic spiral and helical staircases around the world, some even date as far back as the 1600s. (more…)