Neville Johnson’s boston newel staircase with handcrafted boston newel posts and a treble cluster of bespoke cherwell spindle, painted in sorrel white and finished with jacobean oak. The string – a structural member that supports the treads and risers in standard staircases. ‘Should you want a cut string staircase, there would be no need for a baserail as the spindles enter the treads,’ says Gareth.
The balustrade – a term that you might already be familiar with, this is the railing and the baluster is what prevents you from falling over the edge. These can be highly decorative; turned, carved, forged, or even replaced by wooden or glass panels.