Frameless Glass Balustrade

Glass Balustrade in Lewisham

Origin Architectural recently had the pleasure of helping a couple from Lewisham in South East London.  They have a lovely patio where they can enjoy the sun, but they were looking for a short run of balustrade to block the wind, without spending a lot of money.

The couple’s options were very open as the patio only had a small drop, less than a foot. (If a drop of more than 600mm is present, to comply with building regulations, you need a handrail or laminate glass.) Due to not having to take building regulations into consideration, and wanting a balustrade without spending too much, the obvious choice was the Viola system. Our Viola Balustrade system is one of our most popular designs due to its versatility.  As you can see in the image, the Viola balustrade uses stainless steel posts to support glass panels, it’s very simplistic and modern looking.  As the glass is supported at the top and bottom by the clamps on each panel, 10mm toughened is sufficient and keeps the cost down.

Installing the Glass Balustrade: 

When it comes to measuring for the glass, we always advise that the posts are fitted first, then the measurements between the post can be taken, and 40mm can be subtracted for the clamps.  This gives you the perfect glass sizes and you do not have to worry about fitting the posts around the glass. Alternatively, our online balustrade designer will work out the sizes for you. Plan Your Balustrade Using Our Online Balustrade Designer Now | Origin  ( or give one of our fantastic sales team a call! You can contact them at 01132774316 or email at 

The customers are extremely happy with the result and say that the Viola balustrade is exactly what they were looking for.

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