This perforated metal staircase and balustrade in a contemporary refurbishment of a London terrace in East Dulwich allows light to permeate down to the ground floor from a large 2nd floor skylight.  The slim full height spindle balustrade maximises the width of the stairs themselves in what is a confined space.

The bespoke perforation was created using punching technology and the steps are folded to give a smooth nose with concealed welds to the rear of each step.  The finish has been left as raw steel, complete with fabrication markings.

Architect: Tim Pettigrew.  Photography: Alan Williams.