7 Benefits of Glass Balustrades

Used in many buildings, internally and externally balustrades support staircases, balconies, and provide safety and security. While various materials can be used to design a striking and functional balustrade, the glass balustrade has become extremely popular over the recent years, because of its countless benefits.

The frameless glass balustrade is particularly popular in modern architecture and interior design.

Here is a closer look at the excellent benefits a glass balustrade has to offer.


1. Glass creates the illusion of more space

One of the main reasons that glass elements are so popular in home design today is that they help to create the illusion of more space in the building. This is especially true if the balustrade is made with clear, see through glass. The illusion of more space makes the area appear even larger than it really is, which is something that cannot be achieved by using metal, chrome, or iron options.

With a glass balustrade for stairs or elevated areas, just as with a glass shower screen or glass door, you get to enjoy a transparent border, creating an open, fresh, and more expansive atmosphere.

2. Glass will not block the light

Glass balustrades are very popular because they have the benefit of not blocking the light in a building. Glass railings also allow for light to shine through, enhancing the presence of sunlight and also serving to create a more open, airy feel while indoors.

A glass balustrade installed in line with windows creates a very modern, almost ethereal interior, as natural light is allowed to flow freely within the space, unlike with traditional railings and borders that block light.


3. Glass is ideal for modern interiors

One major benefit of installing glass balustrades is its ability to add a touch of modern sophistication to any building that it is fitted in. This will also be useful for you when you plan to sell your house as you will get a good amount of money during resale. This type of house beautification will attract too many buyers also.

4. Glass is easy to keep clean

Not only do glass balustrades look fabulous, they are also easy to keep clean. Commercial glass cleaning products along with a lint-free cloth are all you need to keep your new installation in tip-top condition and wipe down the balustrade in just a few minutes. Maintaining that just-installed look really is a piece of cake. If you end up dealing with scratches or other damage, polishing can restore the glass to the original beauty, which is a major advantage when compared to metal or wood balustrades.

5. Glass balustrades are strong and durable

As well as looking wonderful, a glass balustrade is exceptionally robust. Your new installation will last for many years, and will require little or no maintenance.

Many individuals think that glass is delicate, but glass is actually an extremely durable construction material. In fact, glass is more durable than wood, which is often prone to pest infestation or corrosion after a few years. Over time, glass will continue to maintain its durability and quality. Glass ages slowly, so the changes over time are barely noticeable to the naked eye. The excellent durability of glass makes it well worth your investment, since glass balustrades have the ability to last for decades.

6. Perfectly complements other materials

Glass balustrades provide great design versatility and the perfect accompaniment to any other materials which are included in your new installation. Wood, metal and stone may be used for the risers, handrails or banisters, and the addition of sizeable expanses of glass will complement the overall look. There’s also the option to use opaque or patterned glass or many colours, textures, and framing options.


7. Glass is safe and secure

Today’s technology makes it possible to make glass that is strong and safe. In fact, thick, tempered glass, which is use to make glass balustrades, rarely breaks. It takes extreme structural pressure to break these strong balustrades since they are often as strong as steel. Even if the tempered glass did break, the shards of glass are not sharp, which means that glass is a great choice for any area, even in homes where children may be present.

Glazing Specialists in London

The functional and visual benefits of a glass balustrade make it a wonderful choice for any building. While you may pay a bit more for glass, you will be making an investment that will last for generations. Whether you’re considering remodelling your home or you’re developing a new building, consider all the benefits that a frameless glass balustrade has to offer.

From upgrading your windows and doors to balustrades and specialist glazing, we are the best choice. We have a dedicated team of experts that know everything there is to know about glass.

Contact us today to find out more about the frameless glass balustrades we offer.


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