We own a house in Portsmouth overlooking the water. It’s in a very popular spot not far from Gun Wharf. We use the house in the summer months and rent it out the rest of the year. We bought the house as a project for us to work on when it is not rented out or whenever we can get down to the coast.
We decided a while back that we wanted to change the banisters to make it look more modern. The stairs were changed about ten years ago and are not too bad but the banisters could do with an update. We wanted a glass balustrade type of banisters.
We finally went for stainless steel posts and handrail system. The infill would be glass. All the stainless steel is satin finished.
There was quite a wide variety of fittings available to us. We toyed with the idea of having rope handrails to give it a more nautical feel, but eventually decided against it in favour of the stainless steel handrails.
I am so pleased with the finish. We had to shop around quite a lot to get a firm who could give us the finish we wanted within our price range. We now have a bespoke balustrade leading down to a open plan mezzanine and it looks great!
This is the finishing touch that we have put to the house. Our dream is to move to Portsmouth permanently when we retire. Not so much of a dream now, almost a reality.
And a mention for the glazier that helped us, we used Croydon Glass.