Bullnose steps have a smooth, rounded edge, and are a popular choice with our London clients.
Example: For a client in St. Mary’s Gardens, Kennington, Lambeth, London, SE11, we replaced their unattractive concrete front door steps with hand-worked York stone, bullnose steps.
50mm-thick York stone treads were chosen with a bullnose leading edge and full bullnose returns. A new plinth was also chosen with a pencil edge finish along with railing refurbishment including handrails. The stone was worked by hand in our workshop. All bullnose details were created by templating the bullnose (curve) onto the stone slab and then slowly spinning the stone into shape. This is done using a variable speed grinder with changeable grade sanding pads and finished with a fine sanding by hand. The sharper edge returns on the rear of the treads were worked with traditional mallet and chisel.