Today, it’s common to see glass balustrade systems in the indoor and outdoor spaces of commercial and residential structures and they lend a very distinctive look to the property. While these installations look very modernistic and complement the look of different types of architecture, the concept of balustrades is centuries old.
Balustrades In the Past
These features were first used in various buildings when the Roman Empire built great structures to house royalty and wealthy people of their time. The balustrades of that period were very different from the slick glass and metal features we see today. Those balustrades we typically made of natural stone and installed in the interior and outdoor spaces of mansions.
Over the decades, the design concepts of these elements evolved and the current day balustrade systems are stunning installations made of large panels of toughened and laminated glass panels. These could be framed, semi-framed or frameless installations that can be custom-designed to match the appearance and functionality requirements of the setting they are to be installed in.
When you start looking for different balustrade systems, you will find there are a large number of options to choose from and this is why it’s important to ensure that the system you choose is built specifically for your project.
How Glass Balustrades Enhance Interior and Exterior Spaces
- Residential glass balustrade systems may not need the same thickness of glass that commercial balustrades require. However an internal glass balustrade and railing system can uplift the look of you home.
- There are times when staircase landings are in interior spaces of a structure. If you install concrete, natural stone or metal balustrades here they will end up blocking the light. On the other hand, when you install a glass balustrade, it brings in a significant amount of light into these spaces and creates a sense of openness and space.
- Modern day architecture and interior design concepts lean very heavily on linear and crisp concepts and themes. Glass has a very modernistic, yet classic and clean look and complements the appearance of these structures.
- If you have a compact or modestly sized bedroom with considerably small windows, adding a Juliet balcony is one way of opening up the space. This feature looks like a regular balcony but is more like an addition that requires far less space, construction time and resources.
- Many people like to add the safety factor to their patios and raised decks by adding a frameless glass balustrade. It’s not too difficult to add a glass gate to lend a complete look to the feature. These spaces are enclosed but don’t look that way since the glass panels allow you to enjoy the beauty and openness of the outdoor spaces, without compromising on the security factor.
- Many people take this concept one step further and also get glass fencing installed around their poolscapes. This adds to the charm of the property and the open spacious look gets carried through in all the outdoor spaces.
Custom Designed Glass Balustrade Solutions
When you are getting a glass balustrade installed, you should hire the services of expert and experienced contractors that would be able to work closely with you, understand what your requirements are and then provide customised solutions that fit into your budget and match the architectural and design concepts on your property.
We work closely with you, offer suitable options and solutions at pricing that fits right into your budget. We at Quantum Frameless Glass provide excellent, customised solutions for residential and commercial spaces. For any more information about our glass balustrades, call us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.
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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
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