Product: ‘Floating’ Glass Staircase

Application: Residential


Glasstec Systems recently completed the design, supply and installation of a beautiful ‘floating’ staircase for a luxury residential refurbishment project. Situated in the heart of London at 43 Nottingham Place, Marylebone, the opulent property required a basement staircase with the dual purpose of creating a focal point to the room whilst maximising the feeling of space and light.

Structural glazing specialists Glasstec Systems were chosen to provide a complete solution, from design to installation. Key to the success of the design was the requirement for no fixings to be on show, so a complete ‘floating’ staircase could be achieved.

The floating glass staircase solution comprised of individual stairs fixed to supporting metal trays extruding from the structural wall, each stair being 27mm thick, composed from three panels of 8mm glass, toughened laminated together. The metal trays holding each stair tread were mechanically fixed through the glass, with aluminium capping to cover the fixing plates – ensuring the ‘floating’ staircase sensation was maintained.

Additional intricate details were also included into the design by Glasstec Systems; elegant LED lighting strips were incorporated into the tread casing to subtly light each stair tread. Glasstec Systems also designed and installed the large glass panels that screen the staircase to provide a safe environment.

Architectural Glazing Company

Andres Palou, Architect, David Money Architects, commented;

“We had a good experience working with Glasstec, they were responsive and we are very pleased with the final product. We will definitely consider working with them in the future.”

Arkadiusz Krawczyk, Markstone Construction (UK) Limited commented;

‘’Our overall experience with Glasstec Systems was good. Everyone appreciates the staircase’’

To finish of the installation, Glasstec Systems installed a sleek bronze finish, polyester powder coated (PPC) handrail and beautiful frameless glass balustrading at first floor level to maintain the flow of light within the building, whilst fulfilling safety requirements.

Lauren Cass, Director, Glasstec Systems commented;

“43 Nottingham Place was a pleasure to work on. The final installation speaks for itself. It’s a stunning looking staircase. There was a lot of work involved in the design, with some intricate detail and many structural design issues to overcome to ensure the ‘floating’ glass staircase brief was fulfilled.”

Why Glasstec Systems?

The Glasstec Systems team has combined industry experience of over fifty years. They specialise in providing ‘hands on’ bespoke structural glass solutions, taking the job from the initial enquiry stage all the way through to the sign off stage on site.

Integral to the success of Glasstec System’s business is its focus on customer service, gaining approval throughout while providing forward thinking, cost effective products and service.

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