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A Grand Statement in European Oak

Added 12.17.18

European Oak used for a Double-Curved Staircase

James Latham, the UK's biggest independent timber and panel product distributor, recently supplied 3m3 of European Oak for the construction of this spectacular double-curved staircase.

Creating a magnificent entry and focal point to the 6.5m wide hallway of a luxury new build residential property in East Yorkshire, the bespoke staircase was designed, manufactured and installed by Westcliffe Staircases of West Yorkshire.


Danny Jones, Timber Manager at James Latham’s Leeds depot, which supplied the wood explained, “The end result on this project is stunning, achieving a perfect balance of the traditional and modern that is truly elegant.

“Every element has been hand-crafted, from the bullnose steps and highly decorative newels to the extra-wide treads and the exquisite, sweeping curved handrails, it certainly makes the most of this beautiful timber.”

Why was European Oak used?

European Oak was specifically chosen for its beautiful, distinctive grain and warm colour tones as well as its superior strength and durability.

European Oak Staircase - Project Details

The design of the newel posts was meticulously copied from the original staircase to the property after they were found in an old outhouse and after being manufactured in three sections, the enormous staircase was transported and installed by a team of twelve specialist craftsmen.

Chris Tingle and Oliver Addison, Directors of Westcliffe Staircases said, “This was a wonderful installation to work on and both ourselves and our client are delighted with the end result. We needed a supplier that we could rely on to provide high-quality timber and adhere to our timescales.  We have worked with James Latham for many years now and for us, they were the natural choice. As well as providing the material on time they were also on hand to offer technical support and knowledge as and when we required.”

With eight nationwide timber depots, James Latham offers one of the largest and most varied ranges of joinery quality hardwoods and softwoods available in the UK, all available directly from stock.

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