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Case Studies - Hemlock Open Staircase with glass balustrade

REF: 13769-wilbraham

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We supplied this Hemlock staircase to one of our customers for their new build property, they wished to achieve a contemporary looking staircase while keeping the costs down, the advantage of Hemlock is unlike Pine, it contains very few knots, this means it's possible tocan achieve a clean looking staircase without going to the expense of White Oak.

The contemporary look this staircase has was achieved by using a square edged tread as opposed to the usual rounded profile tread, and using minimalist glass panels side fixed to the posts with brackets.


  • Strings - Hemlock (32x230mm)
  • Treads - Hemlock (32mm)
  • Risers - Hemlock (18mm)
  • Posts - Hemlock, Square (90x90mm)
  • Post Tops - Square
  • Balusrade - 12mm Toughened glass with brackets, polished edges



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Customer Feedback

We hope that you are as thrilled with the (almost) finished look as we are. We are really really pleased with the service and the product - the contemporary look we have achieved with the open treads and clamped glass is just what we wanted and at an affordable price. Ben was very helpful and very patient helping me to achieve the final design. - Cheryl Wilbraham

REF: 13769-wilbraham

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