Floating glass staircase

Glasstec Systems recently completed the design, supply and installation of a ‘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 while maximising the feeling of space and light.

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 floating staircase could be achieved.

Individual stairs were 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.

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