Cantilever staircases appear to float out from an adjacent wall with beautiful effect. Technically, the term ‘cantilever’ is somewhat of a misnomer in respect of these staircases. The stairs don’t actually cantilever at all, instead acting in much the same way as an arch.
Traditionally, the design of both curved and cantilever staircases has been somewhat restricted by engineering limitations. Here at Ian Knapper we have rewritten the rules on what is possible using solid natural stone with our bespoke cantilever staircases; creating visually arresting and elegant effects.
We work hard to create bespoke cantilever stone staircases that match their surroundings perfectly. By developing new techniques, we are able to produce cantilever staircases in shapes and sizes which were previously thought to be impossible.
We are perhaps most famous for creating truly bespoke solutions that blend perfectly within their context and exude personality. Ian can apply his extensive knowledge, expertise and experience to ensure that he creates tailored cantilever staircases for the individual customer and the unique setting of the finished staircase.
With access to a huge range of the world’s finest stone, we can help you to make the all-important decisions on which colour and stone-type to use for your cantilever stone staircase. We will then work with you closely through all stages of design including 3D modelling.
Ian Knapper is an award-winning stonemason and staircase designer based in Staffordshire, England. After starting his career creating, installing and refurbishing traditional fireplaces and staircases in heritage sites using traditional methods, Ian decided to create an outlet for his creativity.
Today Ian Knapper’s spiral, curved, floating and cantilever stone staircase designs are world-famous and represent the finest quality in the industry; not only in quality of material and design but also in customer care.
Our team of experts are available to answer any questions you may have about cantilever staircase designs – the possibilities and processes involved. If you would like a brochure or would like to talk to Ian directly, please don’t hesitate to ask.
To talk to a cantilever staircase designer, call us on 01538 722 733 or send us a message.