A complete renovation for which Bonsai were contracted to provide the interior timber element in American walnut. A prime grade walnut was selected to ensure a high consistency of colour and not too much in the way of lighter sapwood or knots. The star of the show, and indeed the biggest challenge, was the large helical staircase which was of stainless steel and glass construction into which our timber was incorporated. In such instances it is crucial for us to work closely with a trusted, expert manufacturer - in this case Stainless Steel Fabrications.
So often metal and glass can overpower a staircase, making it sterile and cold however this was a notable exception and an absolute triumph (in our humble opinion!). The delicate curved handrail finishes it off beautifully and brings a subtle note of natural warmth to the toughened glass balustrade. Carefully placed LED lighting adds another interesting dimension too.
A smaller set of curved steps separating the supper and lower living areas was also clad in walnut and the flooring was an engineered product from Bonsai's 'Sensu' range which guaranteeed it's compatibility with under-floor heating. All the timber was finished with Treatex hard-wax oil so as to ensure it appeared natural and required little in the way of maintenance.
In all the scheme was slick, contemporary and we love the finished result! Bonsai enjoyed working alongside the following local businesses over the course of the project:
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