Why glass balustrades are the popular choice?
Found in many homes across Australia, glass balustrades are used to support staircases and balconies, and ensure structural safety and security for elevated spaces or outdoor areas. Whilst there are a range of different materials and types of balustrades that can be used, glass balustrades have become one of the most popular materials due to the countless benefits it has for residential properties.
Glass balustrades create the illusion of more space
When looking to add more space to any room or setting, glass balustrades offer a great alternative solution to knocking down walls, or having to fork out hefty renovation costs when trying to add more space to your home. With the option of clear glass, your glass balustrade will let warm light into what could be a cramped or boxed environment, making the room feel more open and inviting. This makes them the perfect solution for adding space to both indoor and outdoor settings, bringing light and style to your staircases and balcony fences.
Create a modern look and feel
Made with tempered glass, glass balustrades are not only tough and resistant to knocks and bumps, but they are also timeless and age beautifully, blending seamlessly with any home or environment. Unlike wood or metal balustrades, glass provides a sleek modern look and can even help increase the value of your home or property.
Are glass balustrades low maintenance?
Compared to wood and metal balustrades, glass is extremely easy to clean and looks brand new for longer. Cleaning with warm water, pure liquid soap and a sponge will work great, and simply air dry or pat down with a washcloth to finish.
How safe are glass balustrades?
Tempered glass is one of the safest and most durable materials, with glass balustrades rarely cracking or breaking – it would take severe structural pressure in order to damage them. This makes glass balustrades a perfect solution for families with young kids or pets, ensuring that everyone stays safe and secure whilst running up stairs or enjoying outdoor spaces. Using glass also ensures that your balustrade will not corrode or rust, and will remain structurally sound for years to come.
Are glass balustrades suitable for the outdoors?
Made with toughened glass, glass balustrades are a hard wearing material that is designed to withstand environmental factors like harsh wind, heavy rain and exposure to sun and heat. This makes them a great additional feature to your home in securing your veranda or balcony with a safe and stylish boundary.
Cost effective privacy screening
If privacy is a concern, glass balustrades can be customised to include frosted or tinted glass options whilst maintaining the style and support that glass balustrades offer. Frosted glass can also be used on 1700mm high glass balustrades as an overlooking screen.
Glass is Eco friendly
Another great benefit about working with glass is that it is a recycled material that is chemically inert and eco-friendly. This makes it an excellent choice for a long lasting and sustainable material that does not require regular maintenance or upkeep.