Curved glass balastrade with tricky wooden frame by Glasshape

A curved glass balustrade creates another safety utility turned star feature with Glasshape

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Glasshape was able to create a tight curve for this feature staircase

Glass can be curved and manipulated to suit a variety of architectural situations but just how tight a curve can go has often been a limiting factor. However, with the right manufacturer, the options are greater.

This spiral staircase at the head office of leading Australian custom home builder Atrium Homes is a good example of advanced glass manufacturing producing an ideal outcome for all concerned.

The tricky stair project was measured up by ErgoMeasure, and glass specialists Glasshape created the panels accordingly. The final spectacular staircase was installed by Aristo Balustrades.


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This dramatic staircase features tightly curved glass panels from Glasshape.

Glasshape's Bryn Williams explains why his firm made the difference.

"The internal panels are as tight as we could bend 12mm glass creating a dramatic 700mm radius. This is as tight as the industry can achieve," he says. "Our depth of experience and manufacturing capabilities helped in other ways, too. Huge benefits were gained in economies of scale, by supplying 25 panels in just three different radii. This meant three set-up costs were spread across multiple panels, greatly reducing the cost per unit."

All glass products from Glasshape are made to the highest safety standards.

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Tight curves in the glass balustrade help make this sculptural staircase stand out. The 25 panels required were manufactured by Glasshape.

For details, contact Glasshape, phone (09) 422 2565. Email: info@glasshape.co.nz. Website: www.glasshape.co.nz

Mar 11, 2016
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