British Spirals & Castings have helped an Australian family home rise from the ashes by providing them with one of their external Victorian aluminium straight staircases.
The Thomas family were forced to rebuild their home in Victoria, Australia after it was lost following a devastating bushfire. They chose a period style design for the new property, featuring a spacious first story veranda with intricate cast lacework balustrades and frieze. To complete the home, the family wanted a grand external staircase which drifts down to a landing plate and then diverges on both sides to the ground. After struggling to find an Australian manufacturer who could meet their requirements, they decided to look further afield as homeowner Michelle Thomas explained, “We researched online and discovered the perfect one to suit our needs – on the other side of the world! After making enquiries through the website, we were thrilled to discover it would be possible to have one shipped to us from the UK. The whole process was professional, thorough and really easy, whilst all done via email.”
Richard Harding, the Managing Director at British Spirals & Castings commented, “We are immensely proud that so many international clients put their trust and confidence in our products. Our staircases are designed for local tradesman to install, and this just proves how achievable it can be. In this case we needed to pass the installation by Australian building controls, and so we had to interpret international building regulations and adjust designs in order to get our standard castings to apply.”
Michelle Thomas further said, “British Spirals & Castings were wonderful to work with, ensuring all measurements and design aspects were perfect; their communication skills and attention to detail were tremendous. We were emailed photos of the stairs in various stages of production, which was really appreciated.
The daunting task of transporting it to Australia went smoothly, and the installation was also easy thanks to detailed instructions and photos. The end result is a unique, ‘wow’ factor entry point to our new, period home. Not only does it look beautiful, blending seamlessly with the existing cast lacework, but how it came to be makes for a lovely story when visitors comment on it.”
British Spirals & Castings have been designing and manufacturing bespoke spiral stairs, straight staircases and balconies since 1980; all hand crafted here in the UK to each customer’s requirements.