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D tread ends.
Double "D" tread end
Double “D”
Commode "D" tread
Commode “D” tread.
Curtail tread
Curtail ends.
commode curtail tread.
Commode curtail.
Bullnose ends.
Bullnose ends.
Tower ends.
Tower ends

Here we have guides to the different styles of feature treads or starting steps that are commonly available. These range from the very traditional and ornate “commode curtail” through to the more simplistic “D” tread.

From here you can choose the start to your staircase, these treads will normally be used at the main entrance level to the property to give the grandeur that shows off the stairs. Traditionally this would be the only level to have these elaborate treads, as you move up or down through the property the stairs become less fancy. In modern years these treads are getting added into other areas of the property. The feature tread is one of only 2 places that the stairs will sit onto the landing or floor. The only other position this happens is at the bottom of a flight with no further run of stairs set underneath; this could be at the lowest level of the property or if the stairs continuing down are in a different location.

Interactive feature tread design guide.

One of our interactive design tools. Download this feature tread design tool and take it with you to design meetings. In this image, we have a few of the designs available. A design tool to help select the feature tread design your client would like, you can turn the different tread designs on and off to get the design intent for the start of a straight flight. Watch the video below to get an introduction to how this works.

interactive staircase feature tread design.
Design your feature tread.

feature tread Design aid.

Still testing.

We are testing this 3d model and hope to have it running properly soon. at the moment all layers come on when loading, By selecting the hamburger you can turn all the treads off and just select those that you want. the other issue is when you select one of the elevations the model zooms in, if you pan out with the mouse wheel it will then move between views without resizing.

We hope to have these issues sorted soon.