Over the years, glass has soared in popularity and is now one of the top materials of choice within architecture and interior design. It embodies everything that is open and light and complements contemporary spaces regardless of its application.
Despite this, there’s the common misconception that glass is quite limiting as a material when, in reality, its versatility and style makes it an ideal design option for the staircase in any home.
What are the benefits?
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest reasons we find that clients choose to incorporate glass into their staircase design is because of its 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 your hallway.
Enhances natural light
Incorporating glass into your staircase will allow ample sunlight to pass through and illuminate its surroundings. It creates a bright, welcoming environment, even if your stairwell is in a typically shaded area of your home.
Gives the illusion of more space
Clear glass has the power to make a space appear larger than it really is – something that isn’t as easy to replicate with other materials such as wood or metal. It’s the perfect choice if you wish to make the most of unobstructed views.
A lasting investment
Many perceive glass to be delicate, so you may be surprised to hear that it’s actually more durable than wood! As well as being widely accepted within building regulations and complying with the necessary loadings required, toughened glass is highly resistant against the everyday knocks and bumps that it may face in a busy home.
What are the design options?
Frameless balustrades are a stunning design feature, where our toughened structural glass is integrated into the staircase structure. This removes the need for traditional supports and allows you to think more freely about the design.
Our glass spindles are a modern take on the traditional staircase feature. Instead of using larger panels, we use small individual panes of glass to create a unique and stylish design. Spindles are fixed to the base and handrails, removing the need for any brackets to leave you with a seamless finish.
Glass on brackets
Our glass brackets system is a simple yet striking design. Large panes of glass are fitted to the railings and newel posts using secure stainless steel clamps, leaving a small area of open space around the edges.
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.
Got a staircase project in the pipeline? Get in touch with us today on 01962 712299 or pop in to our Winchester showroom to find out how we can help.