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Glass Balustrades

Five Reasons Why Glass Balustrades Can Enhance Your Home

Glass balustrades are now a very popular choice for domestic settings. They can be used in place of traditional wooden stair bannisters and on landings, mezzanine floors, or split level floor spaces. Outdoors, they can be used on balconies, decking, and poolside areas. 

They are both functional and also a sleek and stylish design feature. Here are five benefits of using glass balustrades. 


They enhance the feeling of space

Clear glass balustrades help to open up a room, creating the illusion that there is more space. This is particularly effective in hallways and entrance lobbies where you want to make a welcoming first impression. It also works well in small homes where you want to maximise the feeling of light and air.


They allow more natural light

The benefits of natural light are widely known, from lifting the mood to reducing eyestrain.Glass balustrades help to flood a building with natural light, allowing it to flow in an uninterrupted sweep through the whole room. This enhances the feeling of airiness and space, and shows off the interior design features to their best advantage.


They do not obstruct views

Glass balustrades are ideal for outdoor space, because they allow you to enjoy an uninterrupted view of your garden or the more distant surroundings while providing a safety barrier. They can be used to protect the edges of patios and decking, and also positioned to shield you from the wind in your favourite sitting areas.

They are also ideal for poolside areas, allowing you to keep an eye on any children in the water while providing a safety barrier. You can also simply use them to replace traditional solid fencing, opening up your garden and simultaneously creating separate zones. 


They are low maintenance

Glass balustrades simply need a wipe down with a damp cloth to keep them beautifully clean and clear. Should any accidental scratches occur, these can easily be polished away with no need to replace the entire panel.


They are safe and highly durable

Glass balustrades are made from tempered glass or toughened laminated safety glass that is engineered to withstand strong impacts. In the unlikely event that it does break, it will fall in rounded pebble shapes rather than shatter into dangerous shards. 

Source a reputable supplier for your glass to ensure that it has been manufactured to rigorous quality and safety standards. If you are installing it yourself, it is essential to carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Correctly fitted glass balustrades will be extremely safe and durable, and should last for many years to come. They are a sought-after design feature and may help to add value to your house. 


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