Finishing the stairs!

We waited until all the major disruptive work was finished before finishing off the stairs.

There are many ways to balustrade the stairs. Traditional wooden spindles and handrail, or metal versions of the same, cables, rope or glass.

The tiny house needed to have the appearance of space so we chose to install glass.

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Firstly we attached the outer side of the steel glass clamps to the outer edges of the posts. The stairs were narrow enough without having the balustrade squeezing the width further.


Next we made up the patterns for the glass out of hardboard. This required a little extra thinking as to what shape we wanted. We echoed the lower wooden sides of the stairs and planned not to have a handrail at all since the glass would suffice.

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When we ordered the glass we had to make a sight change since the sharp angle of the internal corner at the bottom of the main piece would create stress. This was changed to form a curve. The glass was 10mm thick toughened safety glass.

The glass was very heavy but was fitted using the glass clamps to hold in place.



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