What Is – A Winder
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What Is – A Winder

A winder is a tread that is narrower at one end than the other. It is used to turn corners or go around curves.

The treads of these are wider at one end than the other, to accommodate the difference in radii of the inside and outside strings. In circular/spiral stairs all the steps are winders.

What Is A Winder? by Precision Timber Handrails

A kite winder is described as a triangular step in the angle between transverse wall strings – as can be seen in the video and image below.

Winder Tread Images

Winder treads are used in sequences to go around corners, a typical winder is make up of 3 steps with an inside winder angle of 30 degrees making it a right-angled turn on the staircase bend.

On our Pinterest account we have set up our images boards around our feature pieces and galleries. These images below are from our winders board, please click to see others and browse our other boards.

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You can see this staircase segment has winders and a kite winder (triangular tread) to allow a tighter turn in the staircase #winders #treads #stairs #staircase #ballustrade #woodwork #homeDIY
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A staircase with straights and winder (treads) as the case curves around the tighter bends. View from above you can see how the winders (treads) are narrower on the inside than they are against the wall #handrails #staircase #winders #treads #architecture #interiordesign #houseideas
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A staircase (during construction) with winder treads, narrower on the inside than on the outside (sides called 'strings') to enable the staircase to sweep around the central column smoothly #handrail #staircase #winder #treads #interiorarchitect #homeideas
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So, if you would like to see more examples of winders, staircase parts,handrail elements and/or design features, like these shown on our Instagram account, then contact us today.

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All images on this page and video are from our own collection of designs and installations. At Precision Timber Handrails we can design and manufactured at our location, and install at yours, to your brief.

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A winder is the tread on a staircase that is narrower at one end than the other, this article tells you why, with images and videos to explain in more depth.
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