Anyone in the architectural or construction world will tell you that it takes a very particular type of person to design and build an true custom staircase... one who often obsesses over the small details. But the challenging knowlege and skill that a real stair craftsman must possess, along with the determination and responsibility to bring a staircase from design into reality, require us to have this obsession. Stairbuilders must take into account every dimensional aspect of the space allowed for the staircase, the intended architectural style, the type of rail system, and the building codes. Then like a complex puzzle, we must solve for a solution that satisfies all of these requirements. There is always some new twist, or relationship to figure out. And in cases where Tangent Handrailing is used, the geometry alone can present quite a challenge, but is very enjoyable for those of us who choose to practice it.
In the end, the final staircase configuration often requires repetitive calculation, frequently revealing several options open for selection by the client. All of this work is no small task, but one which carries with it a great sense of accomplishment, and one that we are very passionate about.