March is just around the corner, which means Ecobuild ’16 is ready to flood the halls at ExCeL.
Located on stand E6140, Canal Architectural are set to exhibit yet again at the leading UK exhibition for the construction industry. This time Canal will be promoting their London presence via their EC1 showroom, and will be showcasing two of their latest bespoke staircase and balustrade features on-stand.
The first feature is a bare metal balustrade, which shows off a new style of raw finish, which is becoming increasingly popular in the architectural and interior design industry. With various different colours and styles available, Canal has opted for an antique bronze design to display this year.
The second feature is a full size, three tread cantilever staircase, which showcases the popular staircase design, the ability Canal has to manufacture and install one of these designs and the different styles of glass balustrade end fixings available.
Come and see the Canal Architectural stand on 08 – 10 March and chat to us about your bespoke requirements. It’s free to register too!
In the meantime, why not check out the Canal Online Showcase to see what they have been up to lately.
About the Cantilever Staircase Design
Over recent years one particular design has emerged, which has increasingly grown in popularity among architects, designers, property developers and owners: The cantilever ‘floating’ staircase.
The simplistic design of the overhanging tread has allowed designers to create some very interesting design concepts to date. The transformation from a standard stair into one that needs no support underneath or between the treads, has created a vision of open space and demonstrates a particular ‘floating’ appearance that is aesthetically pleasing.
There are various fixing methods for this type of staircase design meaning it is virtually impossible not to install it within a property; new or existing, making it a very desirable design to own.
The concept of the cantilever stair and its structurally sound properties creates the ideal base suitable for any application. The stair design is not restricted to a straight flight style, only by the walls within a property. Helical, curved styles and even tight spirals are possible, releasing the staircase’s original modest design to unbounded design possibilities.
Material choices are subject to norms, similarly to the ever changing fashion trends throughout the world. Recently, CANAL have seen a sudden rise in demand for bare metal finishes and leather or other animal skin, which has been incorporated into handrail systems and intricate balustrade detailing.
More commonly, a timber and glass combination is chosen to display a contemporary, modern feel. On many occasions a previous design is adaptable to a new CANAL project, however it is in the finer details where a staircase can become a great one.
Achieving the correct performance of this particular staircase design is about more than its aesthetic appeal. With various technical considerations and design possibilities it is imperative to select the right manufacturer and installer with experience and expertise.
CANAL provide the complete package from concept to completion and ensure every staircase project is installed to the highest standard as this will determine its future performance, durability and appearance.
Can’t make Ecobuild this year?
Head to the Canal London Showroom and talk to one of the team in person!
Showroom: 11-12 Great Sutton Street, London. EC1V 0BX
Alternatively, Canal are on the other end of the phone. Call the Architectural team on 0115 986 6321 to discuss your requirements or arrange a site visit.