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Real Life Client Stories: Breathing light into the home with this glass staircase design

The Brief: Our client’s specifications

This exquisite glass spindle staircase is a wonderful example of just how much a bespoke staircase renovation can completely transform the home. Our clients wanted a design that would complement their fabulously modern property in Newmarket and flood their home with natural light. The unique architectural features of the residence, including the mezzanine balcony on the first floor, meant that our designer had ample opportunity to create something with a real wow-factor.

The Design

Gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows occupy the mezzanine snug area on the first floor, where natural light floods through to the hallway. To maximize light in the home, our designer selected cut-string glass spindles for the balustrade design, which not only allowed the light to flow throughout but created a stylish and artistic element to the design.

To perfectly contrast against the neutral tones used within the interior, a deep smoked oak was chosen for the base rail, handrail, and newel posts. The final solution channeled a bright monochrome minimalism aesthetic,  a style that is wonderfully timeless in any home.

“Our sheer glass spindles are a contemporary addition to a balustrade, offering unrestricted light flow with a distinctive yet subtle design. The Smoked Oak finish perfectly complements the neutral white walls while also balancing the vibrant decor.” – Geoff Fletcher, Senior Staircase Designer

The End Result

A perfectly handcrafted glass staircase, installed with no mess, no fuss, and no building work in just a few days. A design that advances beyond the simple functionality of a staircase. Instead an architectural and artistic feature of the home, that transforms the entire living space. Letting masses of natural light pour through every inch of the property and maximising space throughout.

“The light we get now is amazing. I chose glass spindles as they catch the light and look magical. This has been the best thing we have done to the house.” – Mrs Siragher, Client.

For more information on how to transform your home with a bespoke staircase renovation, speak to one of our design experts. Or simply download a free brochure to begin your journey.

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I cannot recommend this company enough. From first contact we received very high quality service. We were informed as to everything that was going on, which was backed up by the necessary paperwork, plans and phone calls. The fitter was competent and the work he did we can’t fault.

Mrs K Holroyd, Wrexham

“Utterly professional”

From the initial contact with the company to the completion and installation everything was utterly professional; we have no hesitation in recommending the company to anybody. We are so pleased, that Neville Johnson is returning to install a new staircase!

Mr and Mrs Thorpe, Radcliffe

“The craftsmanship is superb”

From the outset of our contract with Neville Johnson, we were supported with design choices, given expert advice and all deadlines were met. Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. The craftsmanship is superb; our staircase is now an outstanding feature of our open plan lounge.

Judith Scorer, Stockport

“Our new staircase looks fantastic”

Our new staircase looks fantastic. We’ve had lots of compliments and it has transformed our hallway. The whole experience was great from beginning to end, from discussing our requirements to the finished article.

Mr & Mrs Begbie, Hampshire

“Effortless from start to finish”

From the moment the brochure was delivered, I was optimistic that we were buying quality. I wasn’t disappointed. All contact made was courteous, polite and clear, with phone calls confirmed by email. In short, we’re really thrilled with our library and it was effortless from start to finish.

Alison Cole, Swinton

“I would really recommend Neville Johnson to anyone”

A real easy process, I would really recommend Neville Johnson to anyone. From the first phone call through to a very skilled fitter (who had to go above and beyond with our old house not having one straight line in it) it was all so easy. We couldn’t be happier that we chose to use Neville Johnson.

Richard Smith, Surrey

“The staircase has transformed our living space”

From our initial enquiry to the completion of our staircase, we have found all the members of the team at Neville Johnson to be very helpful, courteous and professional in all our dealings. The staircase has transformed our living space. We have been very impressed with this company from start to finish and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Pauline Treston, Northumberland

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From contacting the company to the point where the cupboards were fitted I was impressed by the whole process. The initial salesperson that visited was knowledgeable and helpful. I would certainly use Neville Johnson again and highly recommend this company.

Mrs S. D, Lincolnshire

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