Bespoke Staircase Balustrade
The brief: Create a balustrade for the new Portland stone staircase in the central hallway.
The client spotted an old magazine picture showing a balustrade they felt was perfect for this staircase. Our design aimed to match this vision.
Every component was approved by the client throughout the process based on our drawings and samples.
- Balusters. The balusters were made using laser cut and fabricated components, machined castings in SG iron and a brass centre section with an aged bronze patina.
- Spindles. We created CAD (computer-assisted) drawings from a site survey to work out exact spindle lengths.
- Core rail. Once the elements (transitions and volutes) were approved we created the smoothly ﬂowing core rails to join the balusters together.
We pride ourselves on creating seamless core rails for the most difﬁcult of transitions.
To bring the balustrade to its new home, we marked spindle locations so they could be drilled by the developer. Steel components were painted in an off-black and the bronze patina was waxed before the balusters and core rails were installed using epoxy resin.
The oak handrail was machined by a specialist company, who scanned the core rail to ensure the perfect shape. It was then installed by the contractor and French polished to complete this beautiful balustrade.