Over the past few years the residents of Jersey have used its beautiful landscape for the backdrop to their homes. There has been a visible increase in property development across the island from residential new builds to commercial refurbishments. CANAL Architectural, a division of Canal Engineering Ltd, has been privileged enough to be part of the new developments on the island having worked closely with the client and the contractor producing results that are second to none.
CANAL has recently completed the interior and exterior of a multi-million pound house featuring three matching floating staircases, glass staircase and balcony balustrade, and many metres of architectural stainless steel handrail.
For the interior of the property, CANAL produced the cantilever staircase metalwork at their manufacturing site in Nottingham, UK; the secret to the staircase’s success. On site in Jersey, the first fix involved mechanically fixing a structural steel stringer to the wall with protruding, welded cantilever channels. The stringer was then completely hidden by the wall finish and prepped for décor. Throughout the project the steel cantilever channels provided access to the next floor to complete the remaining structural metalwork process.
Unlike many timber floating staircases that use stainless steel fixings for the balustrade, this Jersey home hosts unique solid American Walnut box treads, which were specially manufactured slightly longer than usually necessary. CANAL used this extra length to design an end piece to secure the glass balustrade in place. To the keen eye, you will notice that the grain of the timber flows through the glass balustrade producing clean lines and a high quality finish.
Exhibiting in March this year at Ecobuild, you can visit CANAL Architectural at stand S657 and browse the range of new feature staircases on display. If Ecobuild does not fit into your diary, contact the Architectural Sales Team today to discuss your bespoke requirements; +44 (0) 115 986 6321, canal(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)canalengineering.co.uk.