Glass balustrades: what are they and why do you need them?
Balustrades are panels that provide a barrier or fence, sometimes with supporting posts (balusters). They are typically used on balconies, staircases, terraces or decking areas. They can be made from a number of materials, including wood, chrome and stainless steel, but it is the glass balustrade – the frameless balustrade in particular – that the majority of homeowners are now opting for.
While their primary purpose is usually as a safety barrier, glass balustrades
are increasingly used to add sophistication and a contemporary style, both indoors and outdoors. We take a closer look at the benefits of choosing a glass balustrade system for your home.
Glass can be used as an effective windbreaker on a balcony or decking area without impeding your view of the garden.
Glass balustrades can be fully framed, partially framed or frameless. You can choose from a range of glass colours and types, such as tempered, textured, curved, frosted or patterned. They are available with or without a handrail and can be fixed using posts or a channel (where the glass slots into a channel in the floor or ceiling?). This versatility allows glass balustrades to enhance any style of home.
Unlike wood or other materials, glass is easy to clean and maintain. You simply need a glass cleaner and cloth to keep it looking fantastic all year round. Even if you should damage or scratch your glass balustrade, polishing can restore it to its original beauty, which is a major advantage over metal or wood alternatives.
Modern glass is extremely resilient. While wood requires regular staining and can corrode over time, glass ages slowly and any slight changes are barely noticeable to the naked eye. Glass balustrades can last for decades, retaining the beauty they had when they were first installed.
As well as being strong, today’s technology makes it possible to make glass that is extremely safe. Thick, tempered safety glass can withstand any conditions and is very difficult to break. Even in the unlikely event that it did break, it would not shatter into sharp shards.
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Whether you’d like to open up the views to your garden, bring more light into your room or make your pool area secure, glass balustrades can provide the ideal solution. As always, we would love to discuss your project with you. Please contact us at 0113 277 4316 for more details or email us at email@example.com.
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