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October 30, 2019
Choosing the right staircase for your new home

Building your dream home is an exciting chapter in anyone’s life. It can feel overwhelming at times – here’s how S&A Stairs can make the process easier for you.

November 17, 2023
An Update on the Supply of Australian Hardwoods

From Our DirectorsAt S&A, we’ve been crafting stairs with Victorian Ash & Tasmanian Oak for a Century, working extremely hard to secure timber that is of the highest environmental, ethical, and safety standards, to the highest FSC Certification. We’ve done this in collaboration with the local communities and longstanding suppliers in Victoria and Tasmania. While […]

October 30, 2019
Fever to the Form.

By playing on the form and size of stairs throughout some of Australia’s grandest homes, Martin Friedrich has redefined the way we think and create stairs.

October 30, 2019
We’re Family.

For 25 years, InForm has been building beautiful and accessible homes throughout Melbourne’s suburbs. Minimalist, mid-century influences have made for the perfect family home.

October 30, 2019
Intuition & Balance.

With a holistic and intuitive approach to interior design, S&A Stairs admires Alicia Mckimm’s approach to practicality, functionality, and composition.

October 7, 2019
The Turners.

For 35 years, Peter Klauer has worked at the G. J. Lawson Wood-turning in Mordialloc. All the while working with familiar faces just around the corner from S&A Stairs.

April 23, 2018
Howitt, by McKimm.

Caulfield is one of the richest suburbs in Australia, in terms of its architectural heritage, because it is adorned with homes by many of the country’s most famous Mid-Century Modernist architects.

May 2, 2017
The Boat Builder.

It was more than 100 years ago when Swisse boat builder, Augusto Pedrazzini started crafting boats by hand on the shores of Lake Zurich.

December 2, 2016
Wabi Sabi.

There are blemishes on your skin, scars and marks and bruises. The natural world certainly isn’t perfect.  

November 23, 2016

Brutalism is, perhaps, the most maligned school of architecture in the world.

October 3, 2016

Every day is different in the S&A factories around the country. During any given week, we build stairs for houses that range in size and scale, from high end stairs that belong in some of Australia’s most renowned homes, to quaint pieces in home renovations.

September 15, 2016
The Oldest Living Trees.

If you head west from Hobart in Tasmania in the car, you can be in some of the oldest forests on earth in just over 90 minutes.

August 10, 2016
Architect in Focus: Graeme Gunn.

It was the middle of the 1960’s and the world was expanding at a rapid rate. You’ve heard of all the stories of the post-war boom in Europe and America, a rise in world housing, culture, and media that had never been seen before.

May 7, 2013
Exemplifying Contemporary Design.

Nestled in Melbourne’s inner suburbs the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership bridges the gap between the old and the new.

May 3, 2013
Abstract Designs That Appeal to the Senses.

Every so often there is an architectural design that embraces the beautifully abstract while maintaining an inviting and livable space.

March 6, 2013
S&A Stairs at The Bridge Hotel, Melbourne.

Characterised as one of the most unique buildings in Melbourne; The Bridge Hotel in Richmond also houses one of our most unique stairs…and people are talking about it.

March 6, 2013
S&A Stairs at Paul Smith, Melbourne.

We provided this stair recently for Paul Smith’s Melbourne store, in the historic 120 Queen Street building. As with every Paul Smith store his “British eccentricity” shines through in all aspects of the interior.