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Add a Touch of Glass to Your Staircase

Modern Glass Staircase Design

When you think about ‘modern staircase design’, ‘glass’ is perhaps one of the first things you think about. It embodies everything that is open and light and complements a multitude of contemporary spaces.

It’s no wonder that, over the years, glass has soared in popularity; so much so that it is now regarded as a material of choice within architecture and interior design.

Yet, there are still some misconceptions out there. It’s often suggested that glass can be quite limiting as a material when, in reality, this can’t be further from the truth. Glass can be incorporated into a staircase in many ways, for example the combination of oak and glass in a staircase is a popular design option that enables a clean, sleek and sophisticated look.

We take you through some of the top glass staircase design ideas that house builders or developers can use so you can ‘wow’ your prospective buyers.

What Are the Benefits of a Modern Glass Staircase?

Incorporating glass into your staircase can help you deliver a more attractive selling proposition for potential buyers. Here are just some of the benefits to having a modern glass staircase.


The sheer beauty and understated elegance of glass makes it hugely popular amongst people who are looking to add a statement feature to their hallway.

Glass staircases look great and have the ability to complement homes of any style. When combined with the natural elegance of timber, glass creates a sense of sophistication and will help to create that wow-factor in a hallway. 

A Bespoke Glass Staircase Enhances Natural Light

By incorporating glass into your staircase, you can allow plenty of sunlight to pass through and brighten up the surroundings. This creates a cheerful and inviting ambiance, even if your staircase is situated in a typically shaded area of your home.

Glass stairs help maximise the natural light flow in the space, illuminating the surroundings and making it feel bright and welcoming.

A Glass Staircase Gives the Illusion of More Space

Glass has the ability to create the illusion of a larger space, unlike materials like wood or metal. It's a great option for maximising unobstructed views.

Glass balustrades can enhance this effect, making a space seem even bigger. Its transparency makes it the ideal choice for showcasing those views.

A Lasting Investment

Glass is commonly thought of as fragile, but you might be amazed to learn that it's actually tougher than wood! In addition to meeting building regulations and necessary load requirements, toughened glass is highly resistant to the daily wear and tear it may encounter in a bustling household.

Staircase Glass Design Options

Structural Glass Balustrades

wood modern staircase design with glass

Frameless balustrades add a touch of elegance to any space, as our toughened structural glass seamlessly blends into the staircase structure. By eliminating the need for traditional supports, you are free to explore more creative design possibilities.

Glass Spindles for Stairs

staircases with glass panels

Our glass spindles offer a contemporary twist on the classic staircase element. Rather than using larger panels, we utilise small individual glass panes to craft a one-of-a-kind and fashionable design. These spindles are securely attached to the base and handrails, eliminating the need for any brackets and resulting in a flawless finish.

With a modern approach to the traditional staircase feature, our glass spindles provide a distinctive and stylish touch. The individual panes can be fixed to the baserail and handrail, ensuring a seamless appearance without the use of brackets.

Glass on Brackets

staircase with glass on brackets

Our glass bracket system offers a sleek and elegant design. The railings and newel posts securely hold large glass panes in place using durable stainless-steel clamps, creating a visually appealing open space around the edges. Incorporating glass into your stairs has never been easier with our simple and effective bracketed system.

Glass Risers

staircase with glass risers

If you’re looking for something a little bit extra to add to your staircase for the ultimate indulgence, glass risers could be the perfect option for you. In previous projects, we’ve incorporated spot lighting to highlight and reflect the surface, creating a sleek, modern feature in our client’s hallways.

Staircase Manufacturers

The design of any staircase should never be ignored. It is usually the main focal point in a hallway and should be given the attention it deserves. Glass stairs are a great choice as they allow natural light to brighten up dark hallways and give a modern touch to traditional homes. They can completely transform any interior space. From simple glass risers to one-of-a-kind glass spindles, the possibilities with glass are endless.

If you have a staircase project in the pipeline and would like to discuss your design options, get in touch with us today on 01962 712299 or pop in to our Winchester showroom to find out how we can help.


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