What is a Helical Stair?
A self-supporting sweeping or curved stair that unlike a spiral stair does not have a pole or column in the centre.
If you have the space to play with, you really can’t go past the dramatic beauty of a helical staircase. Created without the central column, the helical stair has an inner and outer handrail, plus it no longer has the narrow part of the tread that occurs close to the column of a spiral stair, both these features allow for two-way traffic.
The sculptured curves of this design appear to float from one level to the next, creating a fluid, sculptural feature.
The helical stair can be a beautiful piece of living useable art – an Architectural statement piece.
How does it differ from a Spiral Stair?
Spiral stairs are designed to rotate around a central column.
Whereas, a Helical stair has an internal ribbon balustrade in lieu of the column.
Why choose an enzie® Stairs Helical Stair?
An enzie® Stairs Helical Staircase is built from a hybrid of Steel and Timber allowing extremely tight tolerances and fine details. The enzie® system is also entirely modular allowing components to be carried into awkward location without the needs for cranes or lifting equipment. Unlike many other helical stair cases that are delivered fully constructed and then need to be craned into place
enzie® Stairs is one of the very few companies in the world to make a modular, easy to erect Helical Stair case. Our modular design allows our Helical staircase to can be shipped anywhere in the world.
Recently enzie® Spiral Stairs shipped a Helical staircase to the USA, when our installers arrived onsite to start installing, they found that the builders, who had been so excited and curious had unpacked the treads and already installed them.
When asked why they had not waited they said we were just too excited and wanted to see if it really fitted together as you said it would. For the rest of the install the other trade kept popping past to see the balustrading and Handrail being finished.
As this job had been quite a large commission William travelled to the USA to make sure the architect and client were happy. In a conversation William asked the architect why they had chosen to go with enzie® Stairs, an Australian Company from the other side of the world, to which the architect answered
‘When we did all of our research into companies that supplied Helical Stairs we found enzie® Stairs was the only company that we found with a modular Helical Stair system that met our requirements.’
enzie® Stairs Design and Construction
Like our Spiral stairs, the enzie® Helical Stairs we sell are designed by us; and it is not just the stairs but all the components are designed by us. All enzie® Stairs are customised to suit your particular needs and are modelled up in 3D for cutting, by our CNC computer controlled machinery. This enables cutting to an accuracy of 0.2mm.
A digital copy of the each custom made part, for you stair, is kept on file so that it for some reason, it needs to be remade, we can easily duplicate the original part accurately in the future.
Factory manufactured components -Not only do we have a physical address in Reservoir, but your stair is actually made in the Reservoir Factory. Plus, should you require extra parts, including custom parts, they are here, or are made, at the same factory in Reservoir, Australia so turnaround times are quick.
And Yes, enzie® Stairs is a fully owned Australian company, with a physical showroom and factory in Reservoir, Victoria.