A glass balustrade is an attractive and safe alternative to traditional materials such as wood or metal for balconies, pool fences and stairways. The clear glass allows light to flow freely, increasing a room’s brightness and making spaces appear larger. Glass also adds contrast through translucent shadows spread across the floor, contributing to a contemporary aesthetic. They are easy to install and come in various styles, from a frameless design with a channel profile to a design with posts and handrails. You can even have a combination of both glass and other materials for the risers, handrails and banisters, to maximise your home’s aesthetic.

Despite the popular misconception that glass constructions are fragile, they are in fact very durable. They are made from a thick tempered glass that is designed to resist impact, meaning they will not shatter on contact. Glass also ages very slowly and changes are not readily apparent to the naked eye, so you can expect your glass balustrade to retain its appearance for many years to come.

Another major benefit of installing a glass balustrade is the effect it has on the value of your property. A beautiful balustrading will create a sense of modern sophistication and will help attract buyers to your property. The addition of a glass balustrading will also make your house stand out from other homes and will be attractive to new tenants as well.

One of the main reasons that glass is a popular choice for balustrades is because it can be easily customised to suit your needs. You can choose from a wide range of colours and finishes for the glass panels, and you can also opt for different types of frames, fittings and cappings to suit your preferences. You can also combine glass with other materials, such as stone and steel, to add a unique touch to your home.

Whether you are looking for a minimalistic glass balustrade or a more sophisticated design, you can trust Sydney Frameless Glass to provide you with the perfect solution. Our expert team will work with you to ensure your glass balustrade meets the highest standards of quality and safety. We will also provide a detailed design report to support your building application.

Structural glass is often used in balustrades due to its strength and durability. It can withstand the varying forces imposed on it, such as line load and concentrated load. Line load is a vertical force that mimics the force of someone leaning on the glass balustrade. Concentrated load is a horizontal force that is designed to simulate the sudden impact of a person falling against the glass balustrade.

While there are many systems and fixing methods to implement structural glass, it is important that you involve a qualified engineer to ensure the design meets the required building code requirements. It is also crucial to properly maintain your glass balustrade to protect it from corrosion and damage. For example, you should rinse the glass regularly to remove salt deposition and keep it looking pristine. You should also consider using a protective coating on your glass to protect it from scratches and stains.