When building a house with a balcony or staircase many individuals are deciding to use glass balustrading. Balustrade is the trade name given to the level part of the balcony which might also include a hand rail. While installing one in your household or exterior setting you may have a variety of separate alternatives to select from. With the expanding attraction of frameless glass balustrades some glass pool fence outfits have been also offering this service to their clients and to help you browse these options we would like to share a couple of the things to keep an eye out for.
Frameless Glass Balustrades for Stairs:
The most favoured possibility for glass balustrade in modern homes is the totally frameless system. The panels are fixed either to the staircase straight with a pin-fixed face mounted system or spigots can be used on each step to bear the considerably hefty glass panels. Frameless glass balustrades can be installed in many configurations depending on the stairs and the volume of floors that there are. The toughened glass panels that are utilised in balustrades on staircases usually have to be custom built to accommodate each job. That is simply because while one set of stairs may look the like the next, the slight deviations can make a very big difference as to how the glass will fit and therefore affect style, mass and budget. Some staircases may have a single run from top to bottom while others may be split up in the middle with a landing. This will affect how your glass panels are put in and what materials are most appropriate to your project.
A handrail is necessary in the majority of places— but don’t worry, there are lots of options offered so you can make sure that the handrail goes with the rest of your home. From the minimalistic approach of a Nano-capping rail through to the more sophisticated wood and steel designs. Often it is possible to have a continuous line of handrail that joins all the glass panels together to add strength and aesthetics to your balustrade.
Frameless Glass Balustrades for Balconies:
Not all balustrades are made for staircases, the look of framaless glass balustrades on your balcony or outdoor decking certainly adds to the views and no doubt also to the value of your property. Before glass was made sturdy enough, the most common type of balcony balustrade was timber or aluminium. These offered minimal artistic value to your property and only provided an amount of privacy if they were solid– that is why glass is always a better choice these days. With the amount of a different tints and colours of glass on the market today the options are endless, ranging from the clearest of glass right through to the darker tints and colours that offer privacy for your balcony.
If you want to talk more about your fully-frameless options for your staircases or balconies– or even learn about the more affordable options such as semi-frameless glass balustrade, then call us on 1300 937 902 to have a chat and get a free quote today.