Glass Act

Glass Act

Sculpture or staircase?

We think you should always have both. Gone are the days when staircases were a purely functional piece of furniture; a no-frills means of getting from A to B. These days, thanks to latest design innovation, creativity and superior materials, the possibilities are pretty much infinite.

A glass staircase is a dramatic and show-stopping focal point in any home, creating an airy, spacious feel that makes the most of natural light. ‘At Jarrods, we work with a variety of glass techniques to create a design that suits you and your home,’ says Jarrod. ‘From the traditional to the avant garde, our glass work will transform even the smallest of spaces,’ he says.

See how we transformed the Jones’ space with glass, and clever LED lighting.

To Infinity and Beyond

For example, the Jarrods Infinity staircase collection replaces traditional spindles with glass panels to create an alternative, inspiring impression – the perfect blend of modern and traditional. ‘Glass staircases are becoming increasingly popular, especially for clients for whom space is at a premium,’ says Jarrod. ‘Utilising glass enables a staircase to seemingly float from one level to the next, allowing the staircase to become an art form in its own right,’ he says.

Modern and minimalist, see more images of Mr and Mrs Bakers bespoke glass staircase here.

At Jarrods, we consider creating the perfect staircase for any home an art. Each element of the staircase is unique, tailor made to the highest specifications and customised to fit your space.. Flawless design, one made to measure your home, is a priority; but so is safety. ‘At Jarrods, we use only use the toughest glass, which has been finessed and heat-soaked so that it not only meets but exceeds the load-bearing capabilities required by building regulations,’ says Jarrod.

‘We put every piece of glass we use through incredibly rigorous testing to ensure it’s as tough and durable as it is beautiful,’ says Jarrod. ‘We use toughened 17.5mm glass, and each pane is heat soaked for safety (to 700 degrees) before being cooled rapidly using blasted air. The glass is then transferred to another oven where it is reheated to 295 degrees and held at that temperature for a number of hours. The point is, each piece of glass we use is put through its paces, and then some! This means you can enjoy your staircase, and rest assured that it’s as safe as it is stunning.’

 

 

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