Our approved contractor Floored Genius were hard at work last summer in Hammersmith, London helping to create a bespoke and stylish new staircase for multi-channel broadcaster UKTV. The staircase was encased in our Microscreed, which appears as a feature in the new studio and visually explodes into the brand’s nebula-shaped logo as it hits the lower floor.
Early on in the design Microscreed was specified by Penson Architects after Aldworth James & Bond suggested the possibility of applying a Microscreed skin to a steel staircase structure, enveloped in timber.
Creating a whole concrete staircase between two floors has obvious structural problems; Microscreed is unique in that it allows designers to keep the urban concrete aesthetic without the issues of a traditional concrete construction, because it can be used to seamlessly coat a solid, lightweight framework of steel and timber.
The Microscreed product is also easier to install and maintain than a traditional polished concrete. The simplicity of the product means it’s ideal for working efficiently to a brief and a tight schedule and Architects and interior designers often choose to work with Microscreed for its easy installation process as well as for its durability and style.
More information on the project can be found in this magazine article.