Staircase manufacturers Bisca report that an increasing number of architects and interior designers are specifying glass balustrades for both new staircases staircase restoration projects. The use of glass for balustrades and floors allows light to flood through onto the staircase and surrounding areas, giving a feeling of space and airiness. Replacing traditional painted or stained timber spindles with glass is a cost effective way of transforming the look of a staircase.
Wilkinson’s have been repairing and restoring glassware for over 60 years, undertaking anything from removing a chip in a wine glass to the most complex restoration of a complete chandelier. Repairs include removing chips from all kinds of glassware, stains from glass, stoppers stuck in decanter necks and fitting new legs or feet to wine glasses. When an item of glass is lost or broken beyond repair, Wilkinson’s skilled glassmakers and cutters can produce a replacement piece. They are recognised as amongst the finest in the world and enjoy the challenge that recreating replica pieces offers.