With space at a premium and homes of three or even four storeys becoming increasingly popular, dark, narrow, purely functional stairwells are commonplace, but with the addition of glass these can become bright and welcoming focal points which dramatically improve the quality of living space.

With this in mind, TuffX were chosen to supply 15mm toughened safety glass with dubbed corners, in a mixture of rectangle and CNC-shaped panels, along with 33mm laminated walk-on floors with sandblasted corners to a residential property in Plymouth with grand designs for a double-height staircase.

The project was used to complement and complete an open-tread glass staircase with a glass balustrade and walk-on glass landing. The finished result is a bright, airy and modern space with maximum natural light flowing through three floors and reaching out across the living areas beyond at every level.

It’s a clever way of bringing the multiple floors together and showcasing the impressive sense of space on offer in the property while creating a connected and homely feel throughout. Topped with a walk-on glass floor that pulls the whole look together and creates a stylish talking point.

Overall the whole effect is one of a bright, light space that shows off the full height of the property to maximum effect from every floor.

“We’re delighted to see the finished result for this project, which truly shows the potential of toughened safety glass to absolutely transform modern open-plan, multi-storey living,” said TuffX’s Commercial Director Paul Higgins.

“When space and natural light are at a premium, glass makes an effective solution as well as a bold design statement for balustrades, walk-on floors and staircases — so why not combine all three?”


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