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Stair Inspirations

When choosing a new staircase there are many styles of stairs to choose from around the world.

The design and construction process of constructing a staircase generally involves 5 main steps:

1. On-Site measure or Plans sent to our office
2. Staircase components selection and quotation
3. Stair Design and layout
4. Manufacture
5. Installation
We are only to happy to ensure you get exactly what you desire.
It will be your home and possibly the focal point on your home. CPR have installed thousands of stairs and understand the process. We like to make it as seamless for the client as possible.

Staircases Explained:

Closed Rise, Closed String Stairs
This is the most common form of staircase due to appearance and price. It has a closed rise that allows you to build cupboards underneath for extra storage. It could be a place to store exercise bob and bits

Closed Rise, Cut String Stairs
There are many different types of cut string – closed rise, open rise & concealed cut. They all allow the tread and risers shape to be seen when viewed from a side angle profile.

Continuous Curved Rail
This handrail continues to the end of a flight of stairs. This means that it flows to the bottom stair. A continuous curved rail gives you the benefit of allowing your hand never to leave contact with the handrail down the full flight of the stair.

Mono String Stairs
Its name says it all … one stringer down the centre of the staircase and can only be made from timber or steel. A modern and contemporary style, the mono string is a more recent addition to staircase design than its counterparts.

Open Rise, Closed String Stairs
Designed to let light in, open rise stairs give a room the impression of being more open and larger in size without the stair being obtrusive.

External Stairs
Typically made from hardwood or treated pine timbers such as Merbau and Blackbutt. Generally open rise rather than closed rise to prevent excess moisture and water pooling on treads. It is advisable for each tread to be designed in two-part to avoid timber bowing.

Steel and Stainless Steel Stairs
Widely available and popular design choice for either internal or external stairs. Steel stringers are more streamline than timber stringers, therefore suitable for the space conscious. A higher expense than timber, steel/stainless steel is more durable and is needed for strength in some designs.

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Why use CPR


dot Newcastle owned and operated


dot Combining timber with Stainless Steel, Glass or Wrought Iron allows you to create an individual style


dot With over 50 years combined experience CPR Staircases provides reliable service and knowledge


dot CPR Staircases custom design can create a staircase to fit both your home and your budget


dot External staircases are available using both Treated Pine or Hardwood Timber


dot Whether you are an Owner Builder, Builder or Architect we are here to assist


dot Staircases, handrail and balustrades can be manufactured out of a range of Hardwood and Softwood timbers


dot Straight, angular or curved design CPR Staircases provides the flexibility limited only by your imagination


dot CPR Staircases can provide:
Supply and install
Supply only
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