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The Versatility of the Glass Balustrade in Garden Design

    Frameless glass balustrades in Hove

    A frameless glass balustrade is more versatile than you probably think – there are many different areas that they can be put to use. Balustrades are so much more than ‘just’ a safety feature, preventing falls and providing stability (glass balustrades on stairs for example).

    The right balustrade can be extremely aesthetic too, and our frameless glass balustrades are perfect for the contemporary look either around the home and garden or in more commercial settings.

    Basement protection balustrade
    Frameless Glass Balustrade Protecting a Fall to a Garden in Hove

    Whichever setting you are looking to include a balustrade in, Precision Glass Ltd has a solution that is going to fit right in. There are different design options available too, with relation to the method of ‘fixing’, these three methods are…

    • Shoe base
    • Bolt fixed
    • Clamped

    Of course, you are not restricted to just more traditional balcony and stair safety. A garden balustrade can look amazing with a little imaginative design, as a decking balustrade in glass is going to lend a touch of elegance to any setting.

    Five benefits of a frameless glass balustrade

    There are lots of reasons why you might want to choose glass balustrades, but there are five main benefits to going this route.

    • Space. Glass balustrades on stairs, for instance, have a way of creating the illusion of a more expansive area. They also, due to their very nature, help to illuminate the space they are in…
    • Light. Following on from space, a major benefit of glass construction is that it does not block any light – natural or otherwise. This creates a light and airy feeling to the space where the glass balustrade is fitted.
    • Contemporary. Whether a garden balustrade, for a raised decking area or lining a path, on stairs or for balconies – a glass balustrade is a sleek and modern addition that not only looks amazing in any home but will also add to the resale value of the property.
    • Durable, strong and long-lasting. Contrary to popular belief, glass is incredibly strong and requires less maintenance than some other materials. Laminated, toughened glass means large spans of glass with no vertical posts can be installed (up to 3 meters in length), with no effect on strength and durability.
    External glass balustrade to steps
    Stainless steel post and rail balustrade to patio area in Brighton, East Sussex

    All of our glass balustrade products are fully compliant with all relevant building regulations and of course BS6180.  This makes glass balustrade stairs fittings, and those for use on balconies, completely safe while they look fantastic in their new home – residential or commercial.

    The balustrades can also be ‘inset’ using cladding and clamping plates – this gives the appearance of the glass rising from the ground, with no visible fixings.

    The meeting of form and function

    Incredibly useful, safe and functional around the home or in a commercial setting, our glass balustrade products look amazing too. Taking the ethos of form and function and running with it. A perfect example of this is the fact that every piece can bespoke manufactured.

    If for instance a balustrade is needed in an area that is an odd shape, or varied sized space, you don’t have to worry about finding a product and making it fit the dimensions that you need. That kind of solution rarely looks good and it could also have safety implications.

    What you need instead is a bespoke solution that is tailored for the space it will inhabit.

    The right product for the right space

    It doesn’t matter whether you need a glass balustrade for decking, stairs or general garden use such as footpaths, Precision Glass Ltd have the product that you are looking for. Even if we don’t have the exact shape balustrade that you need, we can make it for you. Whatever you need, whenever you need it.