Glass stair panels connect the base to the handrail, providing an attractive and modern alternative to traditional spindles.
The term ‘stair panels’ may bring to mind the ghastly, boxed-in look that was popular in the 1960s. However, those stair panels were generally wooden, which completely restricted the flow of light. This resulted in dark and gloomy stairways that were something of an eyesore.
The contemporary glass stair panels supplied by Abbott-Wade provide the opposite effect, by increasing the flow of light into your stairway and making the area appear larger.
Glass stair panels can be installed without a handrail for an unobstructed view or can alternatively be paired with a timber or steel handrail for a stunning effect.
A glass staircase can add a contemporary touch to any house or building, regardless of its existing style and age. This is one of the many reasons why this fashionable design is a fixture in so many modern homes today.
The transparency of glass staircase panels also provides a sense of simplicity, with this barely-there look offering a fluid view of your interior. With all the benefits they can bring, glass staircases deserve to be a main feature of your interior design. Make sure you give your hallways the attention they deserve by considering having glass staircases installed in your home.
At Abbott-Wade, we specialise in the production and installation of glass staircases, so there’s no better team to call if glass staircase designs pique your interest. Our expert team skilfully tackles all jobs as quickly and efficiently as possible without ever compromising on quality.
Are glass staircases safe?
Safety concerns are a key reason for people being reluctant to install glass staircases in their homes. However, our glass balustrades are manufactured from specially toughened glass and are 100 percent safe.
If you have young children or pets, we advise choosing a close-fit solid glass staircase for peace of mind. This means there will be no gaps for little limbs (or paws) to get trapped. Our expert installation team can even cut the glass to the exact shape of your stair treads, ensuring a perfect fit along every edge. So, you can opt for a modern glass staircase, allowing your home to feel lighter and more spacious, without compromising on safety.
All of our glass staircase panels are made from the highest-quality glass around, with 10mm toughened Pilkington glass ensuring that your glass balustrade not only looks stunning but is strong enough to last a lifetime. This guarantees that you’re purchasing a durable glass staircase with 100% safe and secure installation that will serve your home for decades.
Like all our projects, we can tailor our glass staircases to suit any design idea, such as an oak and glass staircase to provide the perfect blend between the two materials. As an Abbott-Wade customer, you can also select from Low-Iron Optiwhite glass or bronzed and sandblasted glass as an alternative to standard clear glass staircase panels. There are so many choices available when it comes to designing your bespoke glass staircase, and we will work with you until every aspect is just as you dreamed.
Glass staircase design ideas
Letting light flood into dark halls and breathing life into enclosed spaces, glass staircases can give a traditional home a modern twist.
Whilst many of our customers choose to combined glass staircase panels with wooden balustrades, others opt for frameless glass panels for a minimalistic look.
There are so many different glass staircase design ideas to choose from, each creating an entirely different and unique aesthetic for your home. From frameless glass that effortlessly enhances any space to stunning glass spindles for a truly contemporary appearance, our glass staircase designers can work with you to create a hallway with real wow factor.