The Brief 

We were chosen to build the large communal staircase and landing for a prestigious new development in Richmond House, Chichester being built by the award-winning construction company, Construct 10 and developers, Elberry Properties.

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This large staircase project was slightly different from building a staircase from scratch and it also wasn’t a staircase refurbishment so, what was it all about?

The six luxury apartments making up Richmond House needed a communal staircase as well as a lift. It needed to become a multi-level apartment building so the staircases needed to be made from concrete to meet current fire regulations.

Concrete staircases don’t make for the most attractive stairs, so our job was to turn them into something that looked spectacular. We decided to create the effect of solid ash wooden treads with painted wood risers and strings with solid ash newels and handrails topped off with powder-coated steel spindles. We had our work cut out!

We made all the solid hardwood ash treads, newel posts and handrails at our workshops amongst many other components then headed to the site to begin the month-long fitting process.


The finished staircase and landing looked amazing if we do say so ourselves! The ash treads were clear coated whilst the newel posts, handrails and strings were either black stained to still see the grain or painted giving a lovely sleek contrast. We also made the gloss black reception desk pictured in the entrance hall and the large bespoke mirror frame above it.

We can’t wait to be able to work alongside Pete Frettsome of Construct 10 again soon on another one of his amazing, quality developments!

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