Glass Balustrade: How to improve the look of your home or business

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Give your home a modern feel with a Glass Banister

Glass can be a great addition to your contemporary home, adding a sense of luxury which you don’t always get from other materials. You will find that more and more buildings are incorporating glass into their design, as it offers a luxury touch and a feel of sophistication to any building.

Not only does glass look great as a centrepiece for your home, it also compliments other materials and can easily be fitted around, and to match, existing décor.

Installing a glass banister into your home or business will guarantee to create an interior you are proud of, and can show off to your visitors – not to mention that it will attract buyers, should you come to sell your property.


Create the illusion of a larger space

Unlike opaque materials such as wood and metal, which will block out light and make your space feel smaller, glass is a great material for a balustrade as it lets in natural light. Not only does allowing natural light to get into your premises save you money on electricity bills, it can also give you a connection to the outdoors and could actually improve your mood.

For these reasons, glass banisters and balustrades are becoming the material of choice for many home and business owners alike, creating a more open feel to your interior. This is especially important for small buildings, where rooms may appear cramped without the appearance of natural light to brighten the space and make it feel much larger.


Opt for a strong and durable material

Not only does glass add a touch of class and elegance to your home or business, it is also an extremely durable material. Glass can actually be much stronger than wood and other materials, and has benefits over other options such as its easy to clean and anti-corrosion properties.

All in all, glass is a robust construction material and is now a popular material for modern properties and a glass banister or balustrade will be a long-lasting investment for your premises.


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Glass compliments other materials

If you are looking at incorporating glass into your home, but aren’t sure whether it will suit the look of your interior, you may be surprised as to how well it works with other materials. Whether you are using wood, steel, brick or any other materials in your décor, we can guarantee that we can create a glass banister which complements the other materials in your property.


Want to find out more?

If you think that glass could be the material of choice for your private or commercial property, why not speak to our professional team about our range of glass banister options and which would be the most suitable for you?

For a friendly chat with one of our team at Elysion Ltd, give us a call on 01629 820030.

Why Contemporary Staircases Work in Any Home

Why Contemporary Staircases Work in Any Home

Contemporary Glass and Steel Staircase

We have discussed at length before about the importance of a well-built, uniquely-designed staircase in the home – it’s an integral piece not only for the structure of a building, but amongst some of the more striking focal points in your home.  More and more modern homes are adopting contemporary staircase standards of varying complexity, from simple standards inspired by minimalism to more creative, artistic options which offer just as much functionality, but that little bit extra in terms of visual appeal.  Modern staircases are designed with the end user – or homeowner – in mind.  While it is understandably simple to purchase a one-size-fits-all solution on one hand, it makes much more sense to locate a custom-built model on the other.

Modern Staircases fit in any property

Contemporary Steel and Glass Staircase to Mezzanine

Modern homes aren’t always the grandiose, airy, minimalist fortresses you may see in trade magazines or on certain magazine TV productions.  Contemporary homes are varied in complexity, in size and in what they are used for.  Modern properties deserve staircases which not only supply effortless practicality, but also a sense of style and form which blends in seamlessly with any existing décor or interior layout.  Bespoke home installations and furnishings should both reflect the personality of the user and fit the atmosphere and shape of the buildings they are being introduced into.  Therefore, we cannot recommend the presence of a reliable bespoke staircase enough for any modern property worth its salt.

Contemporary staircases arrive in a variety of materials and modes – whether you are keen to adopt the perpetual trend in glass fabrication, or should you wish to dream in wood instead, a reliable architectural designer will be able to produce and suggest the perfect staircase to complement your property and to reflect your own personal tastes and style.  From mansions to multi-storey townhouses, to smaller family units and beyond – modern staircases are available in a wealth of flavours and styles – and what’s more, the right bespoke touch means you will always be able to call the shots on how you would like your final installation to appear.

Contemporary offers so many options

Contemporary U-shaped Steel Staircase

Whether you prefer the thought of wooden treads and balustrades to luxurious and contemporary glass panelling and steel hand railing, the major benefit of going modern on your staircase installation lies in the sheer flexibility and versatility available.  While you are always free to introduce touches of classical styles and ornate flourishes as you desire, modern staircase solutions are amongst the most customisable and therefore some of the most popular with homeowners and architects in search of a functional, heard-wearing focal point.

Elysion Ltd are experts in the design, fabrication and installation of staircases for any home, need or purpose.  If you have a dream staircase design in mind or would like to know more about how our team can help to bring your ideal interior design to life, call us directly on 01629 820030 – or do email us with any specific queries or desires you may have in mind.  We are passionate about creating stunning bespoke solutions which aren’t just practical means to an end – but which are inspiring focal points, too.

The Right Bespoke Staircase For You

The Right Bespoke Staircase For You

Glass and Steel Staircase

Choosing the right style of staircase installation for you and your home can be dependent upon many factors – and one of the major benefits of opting for bespoke design lies in the fact that there is a wealth of opportunity and versatility open to you.  The right bespoke staircase for you is one which should reflect your personality, your existing home décor, and your own personal sense of aesthetics – the beauty of bespoke lies in the fact that you design the details.  Knowing where to start, however, can be complex – here is a guide of what to expect and to take into account when considering your first bespoke staircase.

Staircase Shaping

While many homes benefit from simple staircase shapes as they can easily complement minimal design strategy – the allure of spiral or helical staircases is very strong indeed.  Things to bear in mind when considering the shape of your prospective staircase include not only the right look and material to be used – but also the space that is readily available to support it.  Complex shaping can be implemented with ease providing you have expert support – though do consider that complexity and materials used can impact on practicality as well as cost.

The Importance of Stair Treads

Blue Steel Staircase with Wooden Steps

Stair treads make up the majority of what the eye can see when approaching a staircase – meaning that the material you opt for here will be highly dependent upon your own sense of aesthetics.  However, you should also consider some of the less common materials currently being used to liven up contemporary and classical interiors.  Modern homes boast toughened glass treads (coupled with stylish balustrades can offer incredible transparency), while those opting for a more classical look may house wooden treads – you can even introduce stone or granite as part of a truly unique approach.

Supporting Yourself

When it comes to implementing bespoke staircases that could be considered a rather complex shape, it is not space alone that needs to be planned for in advance.  You may also need to consider the types of support and foundation that are used to hold everything up – and as staircase supports can impact upon the overall look of an installation, you will need to weigh in on a practical system that also appeals to your eye.  Steel and timber are considered some of the most popular options – though others are available, and your choice is ultimately your own.

Stannington Staircase with Steel Wood and Glass

Planning Permission 

It is essential that bespoke staircases are only installed when relevant building permissions are obtained (where applicable).  This means that more complex or advanced design choices may be at risk from being restricted – though your design team will be able to advise on any limitations to be expected.  Going bespoke means being aware and prepared for any potential restriction – though if all permissions can be obtained and if there is enough space to accommodate your design, you can be assured that it will go ahead without any difficulty.

Which Bespoke Design is Right For You?

Choosing the right elements for your bespoke staircase largely depends upon your personal tastes – though you must also consider practicality as well as budgeting before making any concrete decisions.  Our team at Elysion Ltd will help you to find a look which not only fits your aesthetic, but the available space in your home too – meaning that before we begin fabrication, we will help you create your own staircase that is guaranteed to install safely and to building regulations.

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We Can Help!

Building a bespoke staircase starts with you – let us help make your dream staircase become a reality, from design to installation. Call Elysion Ltd today on 01629 820030 or email us to learn more.