Dramatic glass spiral balustrade by Glasshape

Low-iron, toughened, ultra-clear glass balustrade with LED lights from Glasshape
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Clear glass spiral balustrade by Glasshape

Curved glass, LED lighting and vibrant colour come together to create a statement staircase in this Cairns penthouse.

Glasshape, a company specialising in the manufacture of curved toughened glass, was contracted to manufacture the glass balustrade for the project.


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Clear glass spiral balustrade by Glasshape

The colourful LED lighting in the glass stair treads and mirror tiles on the wall determined the decision to use 15mm ultra-clear low-iron glass. This ensured the look would not be compromised standard clear glass has a green tinge that would have altered the effect of the colourful lighting.

Glasshape says the glass needed to be bent to very precise measurements, creating a tight radius. Consequently, the company's specialist technicians visited the site with the latest digital scanning hardware. They produced electronic templates of the staircase with a high degree of accuracy. This data was then processed into the finished CAD drawings for manufacture, which ensured the toughened curved glass fitted perfectly, saving time and money.

Clear glass spiral balustrade by Glasshape architecture, glass, light, lighting, purple, structure, black
Clear glass spiral balustrade by Glasshape

The balustrade was installed by John Hyde Glass & Aluminium Specialists, with both teams praised by the client.

To contact Glasshape Australia, 1/300 Vahland Ave, Willetton, Perth, WA 6155, phone 1800 042 716, fax 1800 040 934. Email: info@glasshape.com.au. Or visit the website: www.glasshape.com.au

Jul 28, 2015
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