A chandelier which would be the perfect partner for a beautiful modern staircase wasn’t a tall order for Nigel Tyas Ironwork. Find out how a Yorkshire couple chose our lights to finish off their handsome farmhouse extension.
Ian and Catherine Brookes had a bright idea when they decided to build an extension which connected their 19th century farmhouse with the holiday cottage which stands beside it.
They wanted to be able to use and enjoy the two properties as one, when they have their own family and guests to stay – so they don’t have to run outside in all weathers! And, have the option of locking off the two buildings to provide private accommodation for themselves and their paying guests when the cottage is rented out.
Ian says: “We basically filled the gap between the two properties creating a great new space for spending time with friends, and we call one of the rooms in the extension, the barbecue room, as it has wall-to-wall sliding glass doors along the wall opening onto the terrace. We love it.”
Central to the Brookes extension project was a large sweeping wrought iron staircase topped with mahogany hand rails - created by award-winning staircase designers Bisca of Helmsley.