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Glass Balustrade in St Andrews

Origin Architectural recently helped a customer from St Andrews.  They have a lovely patio where they can enjoy the sun. However, they were looking for a balustrade to stop anyone from falling off the edge, and also block the wind. If a drop of more than 600mm is present, to comply with building regulations, you need a handrail or laminate glass.  However, the customer did not need to meet building regulations as it was just for the garden and is not selling the house any time soon.   They wanted a balustrade without spending too much, the obvious choice was the Viola system.  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 helps keep the cost down. When it comes to measuring for the glass, we always advise that the posts are fitted first, the measure in between the post, and minus 40mm for the clamps.  This gives you the perfect glass sizes and you don’t have to worry about fitting the posts around the glass.

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As standard, all the posts come as mid posts, end posts and corner posts (90deg).  However, the customer had two posts that needed 135deg angles.  This isn’t a problem for us and we can make posts of any size, to suit any job.  As well as selling standard 1100mm tall posts, we can offer a fabrication service to make posts to meet any criteria. The customers are extremely happy with the result and say that the Viola balustrade is exactly what they were looking for.

Glass – 10mm Toughened glass from TUFFX
Post – Origin Architectural Viola Range
Location – St Andrews

If you’re interested in purchasing a glass balustrade in St Andrews for your home contact our sales team at or get in touch on 0113 277 4316.

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