remotecontrol99 · 02/05/2021 13:28
We are currently looking for a new bannister rail. I like the glass and wood combinations. Husband says they will get grubby and finger marked and always look dirty.
Is this the case? Are they a lot more expensive than a normal wooden one. We don't have toddlers so not sure who would touch the glass.
CoffeeNeeded2019 · 02/05/2021 17:48
We only have a small section of banister as our stairs curve.
But we have glass in the open bit. We sanded down and repainted original banister. Took spindles out.
Asked a carpenter who was fitting the new doors to cut a piece of wood to the right size & shape that we’d like the glass panel to be and then took that to our local glass shop.
Collected glass a couple of weeks later and fitted ourselves with brackets bought online.
Whole thing done for around £700. And it looks fab, we do have children and do clean the glass every week to clear finger marks but it’s not a particularly onerous task.
Anyway, long way of saying it might not be as expensive as you think.
didireallysaythat · 02/05/2021 23:22
We got the glass company to do the templating (actually I think they said they weren't very comfortable with anyone else doing the templating - if they screwed up the dimensions it was then their problem to fix). And despite the fact it was a brand new, boring, stair case which could have been square, there was a 1cm difference in the glass height at the bottom and the top of the stairs. I think we paid around £800 for the stairs and £650 for the landing - all in.
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