In an area of North London that is known for its notable and contemporary architecture, it takes something special for a private residence to stand out in Muswell Hill – but in the case of one particular property, the addition of modern and elegant glass balustrades, supplied by leading safety glass specialist TuffX, have combined to make it an exceptional building in one of the most exclusive postcodes in the country.
Featuring exposed brickwork to the ground and first floor, with a second floor clad in vertical timber boards, floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that the interior of the property is flooded with natural light.
An internal staircase, that leads to the first floor and three bedrooms, then on to the top floor and a kitchen and leisure room, has also been designed to further promote light and space, thanks to the addition of the centrepiece glass balustrades from TuffX.
The stair and landing balustrades were manufactured with 17.52mm, toughened and laminated glass and secured with specialist adapters in order to maximise the large, uninterrupted glass areas.
Graham Price, managing director at TuffX, commented: “The project at Muswell Hill was certainly an impressive one, and a fantastic example of how glass balustrades can play a key role in a stylish and contemporary home. At TuffX, we are experiencing increasing demand for our laminated glass, as it provides the strength and stability of our toughened offering, combined with improved safety should a breakage occur as the broken shards will remain in place.”
TuffX is able to supply its toughened and laminated safety glass in a range of thicknesses, from 11.5mm to 39mm, and can deliver nationwide from its state-of-the-art, 70,000ft2 facility in Merseyside. The company prides itself on its market leading customer service and has developed an enviable reputation for developing innovative, high performance glass for both domestic and commercial applications.