Floating Spine with Oak and Embedded Glass

Project: Walford Back Lane

The Barrett family began a huge scale barn conversion that required a whole reshaping of their property. They planned to create a feature entrance hallway with an abundance of natural light from the traditional glazing section and they wished for this to be at a premium throughout their home. Mr Barrett came to the First Step Designs headquarters to discuss potential styles, layouts and materials to make his dream a reality. He consulted with designer Nathaniel for this project.

Originally looking for a floating staircase, we advised that this was not possible as the staircase required a turn without any structural walls around the staircase layout. We then designed a fantastic floating effect spine staircase  to achieve the open plan, floating finish that he longed for. This included a quarter landing turn with a huge 110mm thick solid oak platform for the ultimate luxuy addition to his project.

After design was complete, we advised on all fixing points required on the upstairs landing alongside  baseplate requirement for the base of the staircase to sit upon. Our design team then surveyed the property before proposing a final design for  the project for the sign off from Mr Barrett. We provide full 3D drawings and visualisation of the staircase to ensue this is perfect.

The spine staircase consisted of frameless glass balustrades the client chose to add his own handrail a few months after the installation for safety, we would always receomend a handrail and that we ourselves install this to perfection (this particular handrail is NOT the work of First Step Designs). This glass fits directly to the feature 110mm solid oak treads and all fxings are required with solid end caps, cut from the tread itself for grain consistancy for a true embedded glass finish. A true finish to a modern masterpiece.

  • Stringer

    Central Spine

  • Treads

    110mm European White Oak

  • Balustrade

    Toughened, Laminated and Polished Glass

  • Handrail

    By others

  • Feature

    End Grain Glass Caps

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