Case Studies


Long and Company



6 weeks

The Brief:

Working to a specific brief, IPIG Glass were commissioned by Long and Company of Dartford to create a floating staircase for a private London home, and needed a contractor that had the skills and capacity to produce and install the hidden tubes that would enable the staircase to “float”.

Following an on-site consultation, we supplied detailed VBlock plans demonstrating how the specialist 8m long table milling machine could produce the bespoke metal tubes in combination with a precision indexing tool.

The extreme accuracy required in milling the holes gave us the opportunity to show our extremely high standards of craftsmanship, our expertise in the industry, and our flair for innovation and response to individual customers’ needs.

Ken Long, Company Director of Long and Company, was evidently pleased with the project when he commented:

"We needed to find a company that we could trust to offer an exceptional product and service. Hotchkiss Westwell came highly recommended and they have certainly lived up to their reputation for quality and reliability."