Notting Hill, London

Carpentry, Nottinghill, London

Five floor bespoke curved staircase renovation

Pinnacle Joinery are scaling new heights, and climbing the ladder of success when it comes to feature staircases. With 5 floors to conquer in this prestigious home renovation, in addition to the challenges of a global pandemic, Pinnacle rose to the occasion. Find out all about this stair-raising brief for their latest London project.

The Challenge
Pinnacle are renowned for their beautiful bespoke curved staircases. Having worked with Pinnacle on other projects, the contractor, Chelsea Construction along with the Architects Rundell Associates, approached Pinnacle with a staircase that would require special attention and expertise. This staircase would span 5 levels and become the centrepiece of this incredible  property. Pinnacle were able to re-create the vision of the design, as well as assemble the elements in their workshop, to consult on materials and the look and feel. Pinnacle know that the small details matter and they wanted the client to fall in love with every aspect.

The staircase was to be constructed in European oak and stained black to create the dramatic feel. The staircase dropped 5 levels from top to bottom and ended with the swimming pool in the  basement.

The Solution
A major part of our works have been the supply and installation of the structural steels under the staircase, along with the engineer we had to find a way of hiding the structural steels within the depth of the strings making the staircase look proportionate and not just structurally sound. The second stage would see the installation of the permanent treads and spindles into place.

In fact, there would be over 1000 metal spindles to fit. The staircase dropped 5 levels from top to bottom and ended with concrete steps with the same handrail and spindles to access the  swimming pool in the basement. With lockdown in full force, despite Pinnacle working safely on projects throughout the pandemic, there were unavoidable delays to the surrounding works.  Pinnacle’s flexibility, responsiveness and ability to store materials off-site meant that they were able to adapt effectively to work seamlessly with other contractors as the works progressed.
With their calm and professional approach, Pinnacle enabled the necessary measures to not only give the project a practical purpose, but realise the power of an aesthetically pleasing staircase to make or break the whole style and proportion of a property.

The Results
A year in the making this incredible staircase is an elegant, understated and beautiful work of art that the team is incredibly proud of.

The client was exceptionally pleased with the results: “When we designed this staircase, we knew it was central to achieving both the practicality and aesthetics required for this high-quality renovation – and we knew Pinnacle were the company to deliver it. Their ability to work flexibly with contractors and to produce such high quality work, meant that this vision became a beautiful reality. We are so pleased and the end client is thrilled with the results.

As a result of our good work, the architects (Rundell Associates) appointed us on a remarkably similar project for a different contractor where we have just completed Phase 1 in a very similar way.

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