Robert McKendrick of Scotchworx Carpentry turned his skilled trade to his own residence for this transformational solution to a flatlet at his home in Hout Bay. Situated on a rise surrounded by mountains in the beautiful suburb of Hout Bay in Cape Town, McKendrick has made valuable changes to his property to capitalise on the views at the premises.
Scotchworx Carpentry is the company responsible for many elegantly beautiful balustrading solutions Tensile Cables has had the privilege of supplying cables to. Other examples include this installation at the apartments The Lofts in Tokai, Cape Town.
The staircase to this flatlet originally obstructed the interior of the household by extending into the garage and entrance way. McKendrick’s solution to add a balcony and external staircase alongside the building results in a decorative feature of timber and stainless steel tensile cables balustrade with metal scrolls which McKendrick installed himself.
Timber as a solution for the railing of the balustrade is a significantly more cost effective option which is also more time efficient. The cables are a minimalist addition which offer security and compliment the timber and decorative steel work.