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News and views about stairs and interior design ideas from our design experts

What’s the minimum width of a staircase?

October 29th, 2022|

One of the most important design aspects when working on staircase projects is its sizing. Whether you’re building a new property, renovating your home or replacing existing stairs, understanding the restrictions involved is a must [...]

Building regulations for stairs

October 8th, 2022|

Whether you’re designing a closed or open riser staircase, the planning stages of your project are critical to its success. As well as creating a design that suits your home and works well for all [...]

Wooden vs glass staircase balustrades

July 30th, 2022|

Staircases often come with a variety of features, defining the functionality and appearance of the design. Balustrades have a wide range of uses, from adding character to creating safe stairs with an appropriate barrier. They [...]

Introducing helical staircase designs

April 2nd, 2022|

When designing new staircases, many people immediately think of traditional straight stairs, but there are lots of alternative stair designs to consider. This includes helical staircases, selected for both modern installations and traditional properties. Here’s [...]

5 myths about staircase installations

March 5th, 2022|

When it comes to staircase installations, there can be many assumptions about how it works, whether it’s the design of the stairs or the construction process. We'd like to debunk some of the myths involved [...]

Best staircase trends for 2022

January 25th, 2022|

Staircases come in all shapes and sizes, but it can be hard to know where to start if looking for some inspiration to find the right design for your home. Many people aren’t just looking [...]

Why staircase landing design matters

January 6th, 2022|

Homeowners often think of a staircase as an individual structure in their property with a simple, practical use. However, it’s actually a key part of how a space looks and feels, connecting all the rooms [...]

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Understanding staircase lighting

December 18th, 2021|

When planning your new staircase, many elements need to come together to create the ideal look. This includes everything from the materials used to the design’s individual style, such as cantilever stairs. However, it’s also [...]

Staircase inspiration: where to start looking

October 10th, 2021|

DDC London has decades of experience in providing a staircase design service for a wide variety of properties across the southeast of England. Completing show-stopping projects in areas like Ascot and Essex, we know the [...]

New ideas for modern staircases

August 31st, 2021|

In recent years, floating staircases (also known as cantilevered staircases) have become increasingly popular with architects and interior enthusiasts alike. They offer a minimalist, simple staircase solution that also makes a maximum impact in terms of design.

Are floating stairs safe?

August 2nd, 2021|

In recent years, floating staircases (also known as cantilevered staircases) have become increasingly popular with architects and interior enthusiasts alike. They offer a minimalist, simple staircase solution that also makes a maximum impact in terms of design.

Bespoke Staircases for Commercial Spaces

July 14th, 2021|

Are you looking to create a show-stopping centrepiece for your commercial premises? Bespoke staircases are hard to beat if that’s what you want. DDC London is your premier partner when it comes to commercial staircase [...]

5 Different Styles for Your Staircase

June 17th, 2021|

Whether you’re designing your dream home or looking to make upgrades to an existing property, deciding what style of staircase to choose can sometimes be overwhelming. From classic through to cutting-edge, deciding on the exact [...]

Carpet or no Carpet on Your Stairs?

June 2nd, 2021|

While most people might think that choosing whether to have carpet on the stairs is an entirely aesthetic decision, it impacts the safety of your home, too. Other aspects of the material you might also [...]

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What Are Cantilevered Staircases?

April 22nd, 2021|

When selecting a staircase, the design you opt for can impact the way a home looks and flows, so it’s essential to make the right choice. There are lots of different staircase styles you can [...]

  • Staircase design projects - Your easy guide to new staircase costs

How Much Does a New Staircase Cost?

March 24th, 2021|

When installing a new staircase, there are lots of different factors involved in the cost of the project, from the materials used to the staircase design company you choose. Defining your budget is one of [...]

  • Stair building guides - find out how new staircases are constructed

How Are New Staircases Constructed?

March 11th, 2021|

When designing and installing new stairs in your home, one of the most important parts is how the staircase will be constructed. While this technical know-how will be down to a professional, it can be [...]

  • Staircase design guides - how to add details to floating staircases

Adding Details to Floating Staircases

January 18th, 2021|

One of the most popular modern staircase designs is the floating staircase, consisting of treads without risers, usually attached to a wall. The effect is a ‘floating’ in mid-air appearance, ideal for open plan layouts [...]

  • Staircase designer guides - timber vs metal staircases for your home

Timber vs Metal Staircases

December 16th, 2020|

Designing a new staircase is a really exciting project, whether you’re performing property refurbishments, extending your home, or you’re involved in a new build project. The look and feel of every staircase can define everything [...]

  • Staircase design guides - Introducing modern staircase ideas to consider

Introducing Modern Staircase Designs

November 19th, 2020|

When refurbishing or building new areas within the home, choosing to redesign your staircase is a great way to transform the look of your spaces. Whether you want a minimalistic floating staircase for a contemporary [...]

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