Glass Staircases designed and manufactured by Pear Stairs

Considering a glass staircase? Here are some things you should know.

These days, more and more homeowners are incorporating glass into their staircase designs to help give their properties a new lease of life.

Regardless of your home’s particular décor style, a glass balustrade is sure to fit right in and will make any space feel much bigger and brighter.

Unfortunately, many people will decide against glass when designing their balustrade, usually because they’re concerned about safety.

We’ve designed and manufactured many glass staircases in our time here at Pear Stairs and we’re absolute experts in our field, so we know just how safe glass staircases can be.

In this post, we explore the safety benefits of glass staircases and why you should consider choosing one for your home.


Are glass staircases safe?


Professionally manufactured, installed and legislation-compliant balustrades are incredibly secure.

Here at Pear Stairs, our glass staircases are manufactured with safety glass panels that are made from toughened, laminated glass – which is much stronger than ordinary, everyday glass.

For extra peace of mind, every glass panel used in our staircase designs is marked with something called a ‘Kitemark’.

The Kitemark is a symbol of quality that was first established in 1903, to help identify glazing solutions that were at the pinnacle of safety and reliability, and today, they remain one of the oldest product quality marks.

Safety is at the forefront of what we do, which is why all of our glass staircase parts at are Kitemarked, meaning you can have full confidence that our products conform to all safety standards and regulatory requirements in the UK.

Wooden Glass Staircase designed and manufactured by Pear Stairs


What are the safety benefits of a glass staircase?

In many cases, a glass staircase can be one of, if not, the safest option for your home. Here are just a few of the benefits:

They’re extremely durable and long-lasting

Glass is a highly robust material that doesn’t degrade over time.

Whereas other materials might rot or rust, glass will stand firm for the duration of its life, serving your home for years to come.

It’s also extremely resistant to any impact and won’t suffer any major structural damage.

They’re child and pet friendly

Whether you’re a parent or a pet owner, you’ll definitely be no stranger to the frequent slips and stumbles.

Wooden or metal railings create a big risk for eager little limbs, but glass balustrades are designed with gaps too small for them to fall through. Whilst this enhances safety, it doesn’t mean that any visual elements are compromised.

They’re transparent

We’re not just stating the obvious with this one.

While being an important visual feature, the transparency of the glass is also a potentially vital safety feature, as it allows for better visibility and judgement of height.

Variety of glass staircases designed and manufactured by Pear Stairs


Choose Pear Stairs for all your glass staircase requirements

As a specialist designer and manufacturer of glass staircases, our devoted teams here at Pear Stairs are continuously working to provide the highest quality to our customers in the UK.

We strive for the shortest lead times, without ever compromising on quality, and you can be certain that our glass balustrades will serve you well for years to come.

If you have any queries, concerns or need some design inspiration for the perfect glass balustrade, be sure to give our experts a call on 01938 553 311 or email any of your questions to