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Glass Balustrade: What Is It And Why Do You Need It?

What is a glass balustrade?

Glass Balustrade for Garden PorchA glass balustrade is a barrier consisting of glass panels suspended by metallic posts or channels and a variety of components. They achieve an excellent modern look in both internal and external property areas and come in multiple designs that are built to accommodate gardens, decks, balconies, windows, staircases and swimming pools. Depending on the project and property you are looking to enhance, a bespoke glass balustrade can be made-to-order with specific measurements and components to match your requirements. This is something Origin Architectural are experts in.

Transform Your Space with a Glass Balustrade! Glass balustrades are the epitome of sophistication and contemporary style. No longer just a safety barrier, they are now the go-to choice for homeowners looking to add a touch of elegance to their indoor and outdoor spaces.

From their sleek lines to the stunning interplay of light and glass, these glass panels provide a wealth of benefits that make them an unbeatable choice for your home. Here are just a few of the reasons why glass balustrades are worth considering:

The many benefits of a glass balustrade

  1. Aesthetic appeal: Glass balustrades create a look of understated luxury, with clean lines and transparent borders that allow for uninterrupted views. Whether you’re adding them to a staircase, balcony, or terrace, glass balustrades will add a touch of glamour to your space.
  2. Light and space: By allowing more natural light into your home and creating the illusion of more space, glass balustrades can completely transform your indoor and outdoor areas. They are perfect for decking or pool areas, where a safety barrier is required but the view should remain unobstructed.
  3. Protective: Glass balustrades also act as effective windbreakers, perfect for use on balconies and terraces, while still preserving the view.
  4. Versatile: Glass balustrades are available in a range of styles, from fully framed to frameless glass balustrades, with options for glass colour, texture, and type. Choose from tempered, textured, curved, frosted, or patterned glass, and opt for a handrail or go without. You can even have them fixed with posts or a channel to match the look of your home.
  5. Low maintenance: Glass is much easier to clean and maintain than other materials. It can be restored to its original beauty with a simple polishing in case of damage or scratches.
  6. Durable: Glass balustrades are made from modern, resilient glass that ages slowly and retains its beauty for decades. Unlike wood, they require no regular staining, and they won’t corrode like metal.
  7. Safe: With today’s technology, it’s possible to create glass that is both strong and safe. Thick, tempered safety glass can withstand any conditions. It is difficult to break, and in the unlikely event that it does break, it won’t shatter into sharp shards.
  8. Eco-friendly: Glass is recyclable and chemically inert, making it an environmentally friendly option for balustrades.

Measuring for a glass balustrade

The right glass balustrade should be scaled accurately to fit the area you are working on. Ultimately, the correct measurements will be determined by the size and shape of the location, this will also apply to the amount of glass and components required. To learn how to properly measure for your glass balustrade, visit ‘How to Measure for your Balustrade’ on our tech help page and get in touch with our expert team of balustrade specialists.

Types of glass balustrades

  • Post balustrade with handrail: A classic choice amongst architects and home improvement enthusiasts, posts for this design can come as round or square and includes handrails fixed above all glass panels for additional support.
  • Post balustrade without handrail: The post design without handrails provides an elegant modern look for areas that do not require as much support such as decks.
  • Frameless glass balustrades: Frameless glass balustrades are a popular option for homeowners and businesses. Their design offers simplicity with a sleek and stunning look for any internal or external space. Without the use of posts, the frameless balustrade typically depends on a channel to suspend each glass panel.

And let’s not forget the popular Juliet balconies! Named after the famous balcony scene in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ these balconies act as a frame or guard in front of a door. They bring light and air into the room while providing a safety barrier. They are a cost-effective way to add a balcony to an existing home and can be manufactured to suit almost any opening size.

So, whether you’re looking to open up views to your garden, bring more light into your room, or make your pool area secure, glass balustrades are the perfect solution. Get in touch with us to learn more about the options available for your home! If you are stuck on ideas and need some inspiration visit our Pinterest and Instagram pages.

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