Glass Stairs & Staircases

Pear Stairs are one of the leading staircase manufacturers and suppliers in the UK and are able to supply a wide range of glass stairs and glass staircase parts. We are able to build staircases with in-built glass panels. With our large range of staircases and stair parts you will easily be able to find the glass stairs that you are looking for.

Glass Staircase designed by Pear Stairs

Our glass staircases are dispatched without the glass. Once you have had the staircase fitted we then ask you to check the final return balustrading inside dimension between the newels. We need dimension "A", "B" and "C". The rake balustrading does not need to be measured (this has already been measured).

3D Drawing of Glass Stairs 10mm thick
Glass Stairs 10mm thick Elevation

The glass will be sent to you as a separate delivery, three weeks later with all the glass clamps.

Glass Staircases - Stainless Steel Glass Clamp


Glass Staircases - glass clamp detail drawing


glass clamp sketch


To look at purchasing this glass staircase clamp click this button.

Pear Stairs glass staircases are built using 10mm toughened glass.

Once the glass panels have been manufactured and toughened they cannot be cut again.

Your glass staircase panels can be cut to various shapes.

 Curved Corner Glass Staircase
Sharp Corner Glass Staircase

Please Note - As an additonal option, we can offer complete glass panels with no gap.

Rebated handrail, baserail and newels accommodate a full sheet of glass.

These glass staircases take longer to install.The joinery on the return balustrading cannot be fully finished until the final delivery of glass.

The glass panels have to be slipped into position at the same time as all components of the staircase are placed in situ.

Your glass panels will be slightly bevelled for safety:

 Bevelled Glasss For Safety 10mm toughened

Pear Stairs glass staircases are built with a gap between the glass and newel, handrail or top of string of 20mm all around.

Glass Staircase

Matt stainless steel clamps are used to grip your glass staircase panels into place.

Glass Staircase Clamps

The glass clamps are first screwed into the newel post.

Glass Staircase Clamp Screw

One side of the glass clamp is removed.

Glass Clamp Montage

Remove one side of the clamp so that the glass panel can be held in place, while the clamp side piece can be screwed back into place.

glass clamp finish

Below are the Pear Stairs glass staircase department recommended positions for fixing the glass clamps.

Pear Stairs recommended glass brackets

Please Note - We do have some customers who prefer clamping the staircase from the top and bottom.

Custom Glass Staircase Brackets

Please Note - A traditional staircase will have a section through as the following:

 Glass Staircase

A glass staircase can be sent out with the following profile: here the staircase handrail will have no recess and the glass will sit just above the staircase string i.e there is no base rail.

Detail through Glass Balustrading

OR a glass staircase will be sent out with a base rail as below (it depends on your personal aesthetics).  

Here the staircase handrail and the base rail will have no recess.

Glass Staircase Profile

Pear Stairs recommend that when using standard 10mm toughened glass, glass panel lengths do not exceed 1.7m long.  

If this length is exceeded then 18mm toughened glass can be used, but the costs are approximately four times the 10mm toughened glass.

See below for a view of your staircase using 18mm toughened glass.

3D Glass Toughend 18mm Glass
3D Glass Elevation

Here are some glass staircases we have completed.

Open Flight Glass Staircase
Complementary Plan Glass Staircase

Pear Stairs sell glass staircases in all shapes and sizes.

You can use our free staircase designer tool - StairCreator to see what your glass staircase will could look like, but remember, if you have any questions or need any help about your choice of glass staircase please don't hesitate to phone us about your glass staircase choice.

We are a very friendly company, phone Pear Stairs on 01938 553311.