This impressive period barn was converted to provide a luxurious and contemporary home that also meets exacting ecological standards. At the heart of the property a magnificent floating elliptical staircase built on central tubular steel spine rises up from the ground floor living space to the first floor.
Ion’s brief was to provide curved glass panels that fit flawlessly to each individual steel tread and flow seamlessly up to the first floor where the glass panels continue on either side of the landing creating a spectacular and wholly bespoke glass balustrade to the stairs and landing. The use of frameless glass balustrading on both sides of the landing construction is in keeping with the light, airy design of the conversion, with an emphasis on ensuring maximum flow of light within the building.
The steel treads of the staircase have been finished in oak.
The combination of glass, metal and wood creates a contemporary edge to the interior, in contrast to many more traditional barn conversions.
Deceptively simple, the use of helical glass panels is exceptionally challenging to measure, draw and manufacture accurately as each glass panel is unique and there is no margin for error or opportunity for substitution.
Ion’s site technicians are familiar with the challenges of installing difficult curved glass and their skills came to the fore when fitting this demanding staircase.
The design and execution of the glass balustrade has created a contemporary result that is both functional and visually striking within this impressive barn conversion.