This, of course, becomes a pain point for architects, builders and the homeowners, particularly as mistakes become increasingly expensive and time-consuming at later stages in the build.
The Village Goldsmith: Well Executed Staircase Installation
Kaye describes a recent partnership between Stylecraft Stairways and well-known New Zealand jewellery company, the Village Goldsmith.
“The owners came to us at the very start of the project knowing they wanted a feature stair for their renovated showroom. They sat down with our team, we worked through their ideas and added our own design experience to come up with a solution which perfectly complements their showroom. We then assisted them with an engineered design, selecting the right materials and bringing their vision to life.”
The result is a masterpiece: curved steel and American ash stairs accompanied by a stunning glass balustrade.
This gorgeous stairway - which wraps around a fern-covered feature wall - is a focal point in the Village Goldsmith’s Wellington showroom and close collaboration made it possible. Because Stylecraft Stairways’ team was brought into the fold early, they were able to work closely with everyone on-site, including architects and building teams.
According to Kaye, the right stair supplier can add significant value at every stage of the build, assisting architects, designers, builders and owners from the start.
“For architects, we can provide PS1s and other documentation for council approval at the very beginning of the project.”
Throughout the build, Stylecraft Stairways remains on board as a single point of contact should designers or builders require advice on technical stairway questions. They can also offer extensive assistance with material selection, on-site consultation, and information around what can be achieved within a homeowners timeframe, space and budget. If owners want to see a design concept in advance, Stylecraft also offers a full-colour 3D drawing to help visualise the final product.
As Kaye explains, one of the biggest advantages of hiring a company like Stylecraft Stairways is the amount of time and hassle you’ll save.
“This is a one-stop service,” she says. “The alternative is dealing with up to three or four different companies, coordinating suppliers, designers, engineers and various subcontractors to try and achieve the result you want.”
In turn, money can be saved as well.