Dramatic feature staircase

A staircase featuring laminated toughened glass was installed as part of a home renovation that created a dramatic entrance hall in Winchester, Hampshire. The glass was supplied by toughened glass specialists, TuffX.

In keeping with the overall style of the revamped property, the staircase, featuring open risers and 17.5mm toughened and laminated glass, ensured an uninterrupted flow of light from the double height, glass-fronted property. Beech timber treads complement the flooring, and glass panels were bolted directly to the side of slimline zig-zag steel stringers, which were powder-coated to match the property’s external doors and windows. Frameless glass panels were cut by TuffX to fit the stringer line, and then topped with a 50mm diameter beech handrail.

The staircase combines a mixture of textures, and has all the benefits of glass – light, airy and minimalist – complemented with the stylish, modern touch of steel. The staircase is finished with warm, homely beech accents, resulting in a statement staircase, flooded with light.

“When it comes to unique, individual projects, with discerning customers who have specific requirements, we’re on it,” said TuffX’s managing director, Graham Price. “If you have a customer looking for the wow-factor like this, TuffX is here to help – from advising on the best glass products to suit your needs, and producing it to exacting specs, to delivering it fast directly to where you need it throughout the UK.”