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What is a traditional staircase?

A traditional staircase refers to a type of staircase that follows classic or historical architectural and stylistic features. These staircases are often associated with traditional designs and materials that have been used for centuries.
Traditional staircases are often considered elements of character and elegance in interiors. They add a touch of sophistication and charm to a home or building and can be adapted to suit different architectural styles.

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Traditional staircases Boulevard de Sévigné in Rennes
Modern sheet metal staircase and flat iron railing

This huge staircase runs from the garden level to the first floor of the house, as a replacement for the former wooden staircase.
The steps and risers are all made of sheet metal. It was assembled using copper rivets.
It boasts a waxed rusted patina finish.
The railings and barrier are made of flat iron and are affixed to the stringer.

Escalier boulevard de Sévigné
Escalier boulevard de Sévigné

Traditional staircases Promenade au clair de lune
Wrought iron spiral staircase

This beautifully high seaside building has a wrought iron spiral staircase running through its entire core, from the basement to the upper floors.
At the top of the staircase, protected by railings, is a cast iron fish (perfect for the seaside), acting like a figurehead beneath the skylight that towers gracefully over the “Promenade au clair de lune” path.

Promenade au clair de lune
Promenade au clair de lune

Traditional staircases Carré Richaud – Former military hospital in Versailles
Wrought iron restoration and creation project

A combined restoration and creation project, aiming to transform this exceptional place into luxury apartments. As such, the iron-worked banisters were brought up to standard and restored. All of the railings also required a certain amount of restoration work. Regarding the creative part of the project, the building was enriched with a new circular glass structure.

Carré Richaud
Carré Richaud

The different characteristics of our traditional metal staircases

Traditional staircases made by Crézé artisans can have different shapes, but common designs include straight staircases, spiral staircases, quarter-turn staircases or U-shaped staircases.
Our traditional staircases are characterized by elaborate details and decorative ornaments. This may include carved balusters, ornate handrails, molded steps, geometric patterns or decorative elements such as scrolls or rosettes.
In traditional staircases, it is common to have a continuous handrail that follows the shape of the staircase. This allows for continuous support and a comfortable grip when going up or down the stairs.
At Crézé, we attach particular importance to ensuring that the traditional staircases we design harmonize with the overall architectural style of the building or residence where it will be installed.
Our traditional staircases are appreciated for their durability and their ability to stand the test of time. Their timeless design and quality manufacturing make them masterpieces that stand the test of time.

Installation process of this staircase

Installing a traditional staircase requires careful planning and the intervention of qualified professionals, including architects, engineers and craftsmen specializing in staircase construction.

Crézé can support you throughout the process.
For us, it is essential to design the traditional staircase according to the specific dimensions and requirements of the space. This involves determining the style of the staircase, its shape (straight, spiral, quarter-turn, etc.), its location and the materials to use. Hire a professional to help you design the staircase and obtain the appropriate plans.
Before installation, the space must be prepared by removing all obstacles and ensuring that the necessary measures have been taken to support the staircase. Elements such as walls, floors and ceilings should be checked for their stability and ability to support the staircase.
The components of the traditional staircase, such as steps, balusters, handrails and posts, will be manufactured in the Crézé workshop according to the agreed plans and specifications.
Once the components have been manufactured, the staircase structure will be assembled and installed by our teams. This involves securing the staircase securely to the floor and ceiling or wall, using suitable fixings to ensure the stability and safety of the staircase. Precise measurements and special attention are required to properly align the staircase.

Installation of steps, balusters and handrails: The stair treads will be attached to the structure, ensuring that they are aligned correctly and securely attached. Balusters, handrails and posts will also be installed at this stage to ensure safety when using the staircase.

Once the staircase is installed, it is time to proceed with the finishing. This may include steps such as sanding, varnishing, painting or applying other finishing treatments to improve the appearance and durability of the staircase. Final adjustments may also be necessary to ensure the staircase is level and meets safety standards.

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