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Joao Silva is the Design & engineering manager for Chesneys architectural division, and has worked for the company for two and a half years. Prior to this, he was involved with the design and structural engineering of concrete dams and hydroelectric power stations for private and governmental companies.

favorite thing about working for chesneys: The constant seek for innovation developing technically challenging projects. Everyday I face creative problem solving to maximise the architectural intent in every structural solution pushing beauty and functionality to the limit.

favorite food: sushi

Chesneys Architectural team is highly skilled in designing and making anything from marble and stone including baths, sinks, cantilevered and post tension staircases, elaborate external pediments, columns, sculptures as well as sourcing and installing stone for outdoor kitchens and flooring. The team offers a completely customized service and will take the client from design, through sourcing, carving and manufacture, to installation – all under professional project management.

The team will expertly design and carve staircases from solid limestone or marble with a distinction and elegance that are timeless. Recently completed projects include two impressive high-end residential projects featuring stunning cantilevered staircases made from solid limestone. The first as shown below is in a gorgeous property in Hampshire. The team designed and installed a double-flight elliptical cantilevered staircase made from Ataija Crème, sourced from Portugal as well as the steel and woodwork on the elegant handrail. The result is beautiful and the staircase is a striking centerpiece demonstrating the skill and craftsmanship involved in a project of this scale.

Canterlevered limestone Staircase

staircase detailsDouble Flight Eliptical Cantilevered Staircase in Portugese Ataija Creme, Hampshire

The second project, shown below, is a magnificent private house in Surrey featuring a double flight cantilevered staircase made from pure Portuguese Cabouca Limestone. The impressive sweeping staircase flows seamlessly from the ground floor to the second floor and was supplied with chic black finished balustrades and walnut handrail. The artistry and quality of the finished staircase is second to none.

Double Flight Cantilevered Staircase in Portugese Cabouca Limestone, Surrey

All projects with Chesney’s Architectural are customized and prices are on application.