Cut String Glass and Oak Staircase

Cut string staircases, of any material, have become increasingly popular. Especially with the rise in popularity of sleek, open plan living spaces. When made from oak and glass these ultra-modern, contemporary staircases can look amazing in any home. 

The combination of oak and glass is a perfect match. For example, the hardwood makes it strong while still being able to be easily personalized with stain options that will fit your flooring needs perfectly. And toughened glass is a great option for those looking to protect their home and family. Not only does it provide the safety that you need, but it is easy to maintain so all can enjoy its benefits. 

What Is A Cut String Staircase?

A glass and oak cut string staircase is similar to the oak and glass staircases already described on this website. But instead of the glass balustrade being cut to one diagonal to meet the base rail, the glass is cut to fit around each step. As there is no base rail you can see the side profile of each step.  

You will still have a handrail and newel post, which can be stained or painted oak to your colour scheme and preference. 

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Glass stairs have become a popular design because they are customisable and practical. There is an endless selection to choose from when designing your bespoke staircase renovation. We offer an array of options that are sure to fit the needs and style preferences in any space.


There are many options for handrails, especially as you can paint and stain the oak to fit and style and preference. Although cut string requires glass clamps so you will need to select an ungrooved handrail. 

Glass Panels

Glass panels are used to create a sleek finish. You can choose between a large straight edge or a more detailed design, curved glass panelling that will provide the perfect look. As you will have chosen ungrooved handrails the glass panels will be fitted with clamps, but there is plenty of variety in terms of finishes, nickel or chrome for example. 

Newel Posts

The oak newel post provides an elegant finishing touch for any landing or mezzanine with its sturdy central position. It can come in two options – half-length, which covers less space but offers more grace; or full length.


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We have a reputation for delivering the best customer service in our industry. We care about each client and want them to be happy with their purchase, which is why we go out of our way during every step of project management from choosing colours down to making sure you know exactly what’s going on at all times so there aren’t any surprises later.

We make all our glass balustrades in England from only top-quality materials. Every component is designed and fitted by expert craftsmen who know their stuff – so you can be sure that each one will last a long time while looking sleek every step of the way. 



If you have questions about our cut string glass and oak staircases, we might have the answer below

A cut string glass and oak staircase is a staircase which consists of an oak handrail and newel post which has glass panels where the side profile of the steps is visible. The glass doesn’t have a base rail and is either cut to fit around each step or is a visible diagonal alongside the staircase. It is a great option for anyone who wants a sleek yet safe staircase in their home.

The cost of glass staircases varies dependent on the size of your staircase and your requirements. We offer bespoke glass staircase designs and installations which are made with your budget and aesthetic in mind. To find out more about the cost of glass staircases, fill out our design survey or enquire to get a quote for your staircase.

Glass staircases are beneficial as they bring extra light into your home which makes the space look bigger and brighter. They are also easy to take care of, involve little maintenance and are extremely safe. Not only are glass staircases easy to manage and visually appealing, but they are also deemed to be the safest staircase for small children. Having a glass staircase in your home will modernise the space and give your home a contemporary feel.

Cut string glass and oak staircases are extremely safe and a great option to choose for your home. Having glass bannisters along your staircase is deemed to be one of the safest options for homes with small children and vulnerable people, as it is durable and secure. They are made with toughened glass panels which can be installed in a multitude of ways, making a barrier that fits seamlessly in your home. For both safety and a sleek finish, glass staircases are a great option for any home.

Glass staircases are made with toughened glass which ensures that the staircase is safe and long-lasting.  Durability matches style when it comes to our glass staircases, and the glass used to create our elegant staircases is the most resistant and best quality available.

Our glass staircases are installed and designed by our expert designers who first assess your home, discuss your personal needs and your design preferences. Our staircases are then designed and will be fitted in your home during a fast renovation process which should only take between 2-3 days. When designing your new staircase, we make sure to properly assess your space and will only install glass balustrades in suitable settings as well as ensure that it is the best option.

The best way to clean glass staircases is by simply wiping them with a microfibre cloth with water and a small amount of washing up liquid. They are easy to clean, and any moisture doesn’t damage the toughened glass.


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Steven FieldingSteven Fielding
20:39 18 May 22
Ian & Bren are top class. From the initial phone contact, price, options, on site visit and choice of finish all went like clock work.Dates given delivered upon, clean and tidy on a daily basis, with attention to detail right up until signing the job off as complete.101% made the right decision - be assured if i move and need another one, i'll be calling Design my Stairs for another install. Excellent craftsmen.Thanks guys.
Stuart RandlesStuart Randles
16:46 19 Apr 22
I would highly recommend this company if you are looking to transform your staircase. They have delivered a professional service from start to finish. The quality of the work is outstanding and the finish is stunning! We absolutely love it! Thank you so much Michelle & Stu
Nicola MurphyNicola Murphy
19:44 05 Apr 22
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MIKE PatersonMIKE Paterson
19:52 16 Mar 22
From start to finish this has been a no nonsense professional job.Ian's attention to detail to ensure we got exactly what we wanted was second to none.Customer care is something in short supply these days, so what a refreshing change to deal with such a company, where the customer really counts.Mid job a few tweeks , no drama.John and Brendon, master carpenters, eye for detail, exceptional. Just keep them watered!Thanks all for a fabulous job 👏
David NugentDavid Nugent
18:45 10 Mar 22
We recently had a new staircase fitted by Design My Stairs, the reason being to meet the latest building regulations which ensure that small children cannot get their heads stuck and also gave the property a modern appearance.The work excelled in all five areas, the tradesmen were extremely good at their job and new exactly what was needed, nothing was too much trouble. The work extended over three days and on each occasion the area was thoroughly cleaned and tools stored safely.There were one or two very minor snags which were rectified immediately.I have no hesitation in recommending Ian and his team if you need a professional staircase renovation.

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