Floating Staircases: How to Get the Design Right

Floating Staircase Design by Bisca
(Image credit: Bisca)

A floating staircase can be a stunning design feature that opens up even the smallest of entrance ways and landings. It’s also a wonderful addition to a self build project.

A simple, straight floating staircase is often made from high quality oak, glass and metal, and appears to effortlessly float from the wall and floor.

Allan Corfield

Allan is a RIBA chartered architect and has overseen the design of over 350 low energy homes across the UK. He is one of the UK's leading experts on modern methods of construction including SIPs (structural insulated panels), is part of the Structural Timber Association, Passive House Trust and a member of the self build industry body, NaCSBA. He regularly contributes to Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and is a speaker and self build expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows. Since 2009, Allan has grown his custom and self build architectural practice, AC Architects, to a team of 16, and recently created AC Structures, a leading engineering business for self build projects.