Glass Balustrade Applications

Learn more about the various glass balustrade applications with some relevant articles listed below.

glass balustrades in commercial spaces

Use Frameless Glass Balustrade Systems for Office Spaces

If you are planning an office upgrade, adding a glass balustrade is the one way to create a very unique and attractive appearance on your property. Most modern office spaces are based on an open plan and glass balustrades fit in perfectly with this design theme. These installations can be used instead of metal railing systems and can be used as balustrading for staircases too.

How Glass Balustrades are The Ideal Choice

Commercial spaces see a significant amount of traffic and so the wear and tear is also much more than what is seen on a residential property. There are many reasons for using glass balustrades in commercial spaces, such as:

Open floor plans

Most office spaces are designed on an open floor plan and glass balustrades lend themselves beautifully to this concept. Glass in any form looks great in office spaces and you have the option to use either transparent or frosted glass in the balustrading systems.

Light

Today, the focus is on energy-efficiency and the one way to increase it is to bring in more natural light in the indoor spaces of your home. Glass (transparent & opaque) allows natural light to filter into the spaces and it’s why modern structures have large glass windows. However, if there are too many walls or metal and timber railings, that can hinder the flow of light in the interior areas of the office. When you get glass balustrades installed, you will find that all the different areas of the office get plenty of light. This reduces your dependency on artificial light and helps reduce your energy bills.

Functionality

Whenever you are looking for any installations for your office space, you want that feature to be functional; and glass balustrading is highly functional. It helps demarcate spaces and becomes the perfect railing installation for indoor staircase and mezzanine areas.

The maintenance factor

Business owners like to ensure that all the spaces in their office are maintained well. This means the installations also should be low maintenance; with this aspect in view, glass balustrades become an ideal material. The housekeeping staff only has to wipe these surfaces clean with a diluted soap solution to keep them sparkling clean.

Making a statement

Running a business is no mean feat and the commercial space is extremely competitive. In this kind of a landscape, where first impressions matter, it becomes important to ensure that the interior spaces of your office are designed well and that they have the right kind of features. When you choose to get glass balustrades installed, these sleek and elegant features, fit right in with the other interior elements in your office space and create a striking look.

Optimal use of space

Every business owner wants to ensure that the available space in their office is used optimally and one of the ways of doing that is to use sleeker installations. Glass panels are very sleek and if you choose framing with a slim profile that can save you a significant amount of square-footage in your office space. This means, you are able to use your real estate more optimally and you get a higher return on investment.

When it comes to glass balustrades, there are a number of varieties to choose from such as framed, semi-frameless and frameless installations. We can provide you all the information you need about these variants and this will help you make a more well-informed decision.

It’s important to get your glass balustrades installed from credible professionals like the ones at Quantum Frameless Glass. 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
1300 282 248

benefits of using glass balustrades

How Frameless Glass Balustrades Lend More Openness and Sunlight to Indoor Spaces

Modern architectural trends lean on open floor plans and creating larger and open spaces. This is also why architects and builders incorporate a lot of glass in their project designs. Aside from this, even more traditionally-styled structures look distinctive with glass features such as windows, doors, balustrades and fencing etc. Many people add frameless glass balustrades to indoor and outdoor spaces of their homes and swimming pool areas look stunning with glass fencing.

Why Use Glass Balustrades?

So what is it that makes glass such a popular material for residential and commercial applications? We’ll take a look at how glass has transformed the conventional concepts of design and how you benefit from using glass balustrades on your home or commercial property:

  • Most modern design is based on clean and crisp lines, openness and light. This is why adding glass balustrade installations on balconies, porches, decks, lots, patio spaces as well as other indoor and outdoor areas, is a great way to create a very expansive look in your retail, office or home spaces.
  • Iron/aluminium/wood/vinyl balustrades tend to create an extremely closeted look and are very high maintenance features. They also block the view when you are in the indoor areas. However, when you choose to get glass balustrading with slim profile framing, semi-frameless or frameless balustrades installed, it automatically helps open up the areas in a significant way. You will get a clearer view of your immediate surroundings like your landscaping and other views such as the sea, mountains or the cityscape.
  • Since glass is transparent, it automatically allows more natural light to filter through into the indoor areas which lends a very cheery look to the rooms.
  • When more natural light enters the interiors, it adds to the energy-efficiency of your property as you don’t need to rely too much on artificial lighting either. This is also a more eco-friendly choice as it helps you reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Exposure to more natural light improves mood, promotes clearer thinking and higher productivity levels. This is why glass balustrades are a great addition to office spaces.
  • The minute you remove visual obstructions made of metal, wood or any other opaque material, it allows the light from fewer indoor lighting fixtures to spread in a much better way. This results in reducing energy usage and utility bills.

Glass Balustrading – Strength and Durability

Aside from all these benefits, glass balustrades are also extremely strong and durable when you get them installed from a credible and well-established company like ours. We understand that every space is different and that every customer has different requirements and budget. It’s why we provide custom solutions that are in line with our customer’s needs.

We can design and install framed, semi-framed and frameless, indoor and outdoor glass balustrades. We also provide outdoor glass fencing solutions that are excellent for any exterior space like a poolscape, garden or yard area or even for commercial spaces where any kind of demarcation is required.

High Quality Glass Balustrade Installations

The best, toughened and laminated glass of varying thicknesses will be used in the work and the posts and other hardware will be of the highest grade corrosion-resistant steel. These installations are able to withstand even the harshest weather conditions and coastal climates.

For any more information about our glass balustrades, call Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

reasons why you should opt for glass fencing

10 Reasons Why You Should Opt For Glass Fencing

Most property owners now prefer to get glass fencing installed on their properties instead of the standard aluminium or wooden ones. The former tend to be more attractive, they complement the appearance of different styles and can be used in various applications too. There are a number of reasons why you should opt for glass fencing, here are some of them:

  1. These fences can be installed in your yard to demarcate entertainment areas or a poolscape etc.
  2. While they are very functional and provide the right amount of safety, they don’t obstruct the view and create a very expansive look even in a modestly-sized yard.
  3. Today, there are a number of glass fencing options to choose from; and you will find fantastic designs such as framed, semi-framed and frameless installations. This gives you the flexibility to create the kind of ambience and look you want on your property.
  4. Frameless glass fencing installations are now preferred over the semi-framed and framed ones because they create the least amount of visual obstruction in the space they are installed in. They tend to be more expensive than the other two variants; however, they add elegance and beauty to the property.
  5. Some glass fencing companies also provide DIY options and these tend to be more cost-effective as you save on labour costs. However, it’s always recommend that you get expert professionals to handle the job for you. This ensures the installation is handled in the best possible way and that it will be stable and long-lasting.
  6. Since glass is transparent, it lends itself very well to different architectural styles; this is why glass fences look great in traditional or classic-styled homes as well as very modernistic and contemporary structures.
  7. They are a very safe installation for homes that have kids and pets. Since the glass panels are very smooth, children can’t clamber over them. You are also able to supervise their movements through clear glass installations, when they are playing by the poolside or swimming. This adds to the safety aspect of having glass fencing on your property.
  8. Glass fencing may seem fragile, but it’s really quite strong. When you get this installation from a credible and well-established company, they will ensure that laminated, toughened glass panels are used in the installation. The toughened glass is very strong and doesn’t easily shatter on impact. The lamination adds to the safety aspect; in case the glass does shatter on a very strong impact, the panels don’t break into jagged pieces. Instead, it breaks into more rounded pieces and the lamination holds these pieces together, which makes this type of feature very safe for use in residential as well as commercial applications.
  9. When you are getting any installation for the outdoor spaces of your home, you want features that are low-maintenance; and that’s exactly how glass fencing is. It’s very easy to clean glass and it doesn’t deteriorate in the manner that wood/aluminium does. Timber fencing has to be sanded, painted and polished at least a few times a year, while aluminium fences have to be painted too. In comparison, glass fences are very low maintenance and you only need to use a diluted soap and water solution to clean these features if you find they have become smudgy or dusty.
  10. It is very cost-effective as well. As long as you maintain the fences well, they can last for a number of years without any trouble. And so, even though you have to pay a higher up-front cost for these installations, they provide value in the long term.

For any more information about the benefits of glass fencing, just contact us at Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

different types of glass used in outdoor fencing

Which Glass Will Work Best For My Glass Fencing?

Commercial and residential property owners are increasingly veering towards getting glass fencing installations for their premises; there are a number of reasons for this:

  • These features offer clean and sleek styling that complements the look of any type of architectural elements.
  • A glass fence provides the necessary safety, even as it offers full visibility.
  • It lends a very open and expansive look to the place and works well for vast spaces as well as more modestly-sized ones.
  • Pools are an excellent addition to residential properties. While you do need some kind of barrier to prevent pool-related accidents, you also want to be able to see your pool from other parts of your home or yard. With this in view, a glass fence becomes an excellent choice.
  • Since glass has such a smooth surface, kids and pets are unable to clamber over it and this adds to the safety aspect.
  • Glass is an extremely resilient material and very easy to maintain too. It doesn’t get affected by exposure to the elements in the manner that fencing materials such as wood and metal do.

As you can see, there are a number of reasons why glass fencing has now become the preferred material in outdoor settings.

Different types of glass used in outdoor fencing

Many people wonder whether there is only one type of glass that can be used in these features. The fact is there are many different types of glass that can be used for fencing applications, such as:

  • Toughened/toughened & laminated glass – This glass is extremely tough and hardy and doesn’t easily break on impact. In case of a very severe impact, it simply breaks into squarish pieces rather than into pointed shards.
  • Low iron glass (this glass is extra clear)
  • Clear float glass (this standard glass has a slight greenish tint)
  • Sandblasted/satinated glass – This provides an opaque finish and you can choose between part/full cover. Commercial establishments sometimes like to get their logos sandblasted on the surface of the glass, while residential property owners prefer custom designs
  • Decorative interlayer/Decorative patterns

While you have the option to choose the kind of glass you want for your pool fence, it has to comply with the existing Australian Building Standards. This is where the expertise of the glass fencing company comes into the picture. They will work closely with you to understand what your requirements are and provide you the right advice about the thickness and type and glass you would need to install for your requirement.

Customised services from Quantum Frameless Glass

We are one of the leading companies in this field and work very closely with you to ensure that you get solutions that match your requirements to perfection. To this end, we follow a very detailed work process:

  • We visit your property and conduct detailed discussions with you.
  • Our experts will survey the site and take accurate measurements.
  • We will give you all the information you need related to the different types of glass available, and advice on which one would best suit your requirements.
  • We will also provide hardware samples for you to choose from.
  • Based on this, we will give you the final plans, designs and quotes.
  • Once you approve the quote, we will carry out the work as per the schedule that’s convenient to you.
  • We ensure that the work is completed in a professional and efficient manner and within the timeframe committed by us.

For any more information, just contact us at Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this contact form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.

Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

features of custom-designed glass balustrades

Features of Custom-Designed Glass Balustrades

When you are considering a glass balustrade installation for your home or commercial establishment, you want to make sure you are getting the best products. You also want to be sure that the feature will be safe, stable, resilient and durable, and that it will complement the setting it is to be fitted in.

Why opt for a custom-designed balustrade?

Every property is different in styling and structure and when you are getting frameless glass balustrades made, the company will provide customised options. After all, the installation has to fit in perfectly into the available space and has to meet the requirements of the setting it is going to be installed in.

For example, commercial spaces see more traffic and use than residential ones. It goes without saying that any installation in the former will have to be made with sturdier materials. In the case of glass balustrades, this will mean that thicker, toughened and laminated glass panels will have to be used in the feature.

Apart from this, there are times when curved glass balustrades are required as the available space has that particular shape. This kind of a situation also calls for customisation and a reputed and credible company would be able to cater to your requirements.

Custom-designed balustrades – Features

In short, custom balustrades are specifically-designed to meet different situations and criteria. Here are some features of these installations:

  • These balustrades are ideal for a number of settings such as indoor and outdoor staircases, patios and decks, terraces, balconies, bridges as well as loft areas and indoor levelled areas and more
  • Suitable for most types of spiral and curved staircases
  • Heritage installations
  • Contemporary and modern buildings
  • New builds or remodelling and renovation projects

Types of fitting systems and glass

  • Frameless/semi-frameless/framed glass balustrades
  • Range of post and handrail systems
  • Range of custom fixing systems available
  • Choice of different materials for the handrails such as stainless steel, aluminium, wood etc.

You have a choice of curved/straight glass panels and will find there are different types of glass finishes such as sandblasted, coloured, etched, or tempered and laminated glass you can opt for.

Different fitting techniques used for glass balustrade installations

  • Bolted glass balustrades – This system results in an extremely versatile & stylish structural glass installation that’s perfect for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications.
  • Channel-set glass balustrades – These provide a fully-frameless and attractive structure that complements the appearance of traditional, classic, contemporary as well as modernistic architectural styles.
  • Clamp plate fixture for glass balustrades – The fixtures in this type of fitting system are entirely concealed.
  • Resin Set Balustrades – This setting is used in frameless glass balustrade installations
  • Juliette Glass Balconies – These quaint and stunning features are made using frameless glass systems. They are safe and provide unobstructed views.
  • Internal glass balcony balustrades – This system is popular in commercial spaces which require indoor balconies that overlook atriums and other large indoor areas.

Expert installation is important

Regardless of the type of custom glass balustrade you want, it’s important that you hire the services of a reputed and experienced operator for the job. We at Quantum Frameless Glass are one of the most reputed companies in this space and provide customised solutions and personalised services to our customers.

We have the skill, experience and the resources to provide solutions that fit in perfectly with your requirements and budget. Since there are so many different glass balustrade systems to choose from, we work very closely with you and provide you all the information you need about these products. This helps you make a more well-informed choice.

For any more information, just contact us at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this contact form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.

Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

Glass Pool Fencing

Tips to Choose the Correct Type of Glass For Your Pool Fencing

If you are considering getting a glass pool fence installed, one of the first things you would consider is the type of glass it would require. It is crucial that you get an installation which is in line with Australian Standards. It’s not uncommon to hear about glass fencing shattering because it was made of inferior quality materials. There are a number of things you have to take into consideration when you choose to get a glass pool fence for your property:

Thickness of the glass panels

The commonly available glass panel thicknesses range from 6mm-12mm; however, you can order customized panels that are up to 18mm thick. When we handle any glass pool fencing project, we use:

  • 10mm thick glass for semi frameless installations
  • 12mm-18mm thick glass for frameless installations
  • You can also get 6mm-8mm glass panels, but we don’t recommend that these be used in the installation. They aren’t able to withstand impact and cannot take high wind loads. The thicker the glass panels, the less the chances of them shattering in windy or stormy weather

The height & the width of the pool fence panels

Typically, glass pool fences stand 1200mm high. Depending on your specific preferences and design requirement, there can be a variation in the width of the panels. Generally, semi-frameless glass pool fence panels are 1600mm-1800mm wide; in frameless installations, the panels may be 1800mm-1900mm wide.

Australian Standards

All the glass panels we use have the Conformity Mark of Australian Standards. Apart from this, all our panels are manufactured using the latest technology and equipment and meet very strict criteria and quality standards. Using high-grade materials increases the longevity of the installation.

High-quality spigots

Regardless of what quality of glass panels you use, if the hardware is of poor quality, that will impact the integrity of the structure and reduce its longevity too. Most spigots available in the market today, are made of casting as these are a very cost-effective option. However, we are highly committed to maintaining quality standards in our work and use a range of premium fittings that are manufactured using high-precision CNC machining.

This offers greater consistency and precision, and the final product has a more finished and elegant look. These spigots are made of high-grade 316L marine grade SS forged bar, and are available in mirror/satin finishes; you can pick them depending on your aesthetic and applications requirements.

Custom glass panels

In instances where a fence meets some other structure such as stairs, a garden bed, decking or a retaining wall etc, we would have to provide custom glass panels. While most projects call for standard shapes, sizes and specifications, in cases such as these, the only option is to use custom panels. While the standard shapes and sizes are far more cost-effective compared to the tailor-made ones, we provide you very competitively-priced solutions. In case custom panels are required in your work, you will be informed about it and we will provide you a detailed quote that includes the relevant pricing.

Contact the glass fencing experts

Regardless of what your requirements are, we are the operators that can provide you the kind of solutions that fit perfectly into your requirements and budget. We work in a very methodical manner and ensure our customers are 100% satisfied with the jobs we handle for them.

For any more information, just contact us at Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly for more details about your semi-frameless glass balustrade or fencing installation project.

Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

semi-frameless glass pool fencing

All About Semi-Frameless Glass Pool Fencing/Balustrades

Today, most homeowners look for features that will look appealing, be functional, and add value to their home. Apart from that, they also want all the installations to be safe, sturdy, long lasting and cost-efficient too. With this in view, many property owners are now opting for glass balustrade and fencing, as they meet all these requirements.

These lend a very elegant look to the property, create a feeling of openness and help bring in a lot of natural light and allow a clear view of the outdoor spaces. There are various varieties such as frameless and semi-frameless installations and people wonder what the difference between these two are and whether the latter will have the same kind of elegance that frameless ones have.

Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrades – Facts

  • The frameless structures don’t have any posts at all. On the other hand, semi-frameless glass balustrades and fencing is very easy to spot because the construction has posts that support glass panels on both the sides.
  • In order to comply with existing Australian Standards Balustrading codes, they are required to have a top rail.
  • The glass balustrade panels in the semi frameless fencing are secured with glazing wedge rubbers – these help secure the glass panels in the aluminium posts.
  • You can choose posts of various colours ranging from Black, Grey Pearl, Mill Finish etc. This gives you the design flexibility to create the look you want on your property.
  • These balustrades/fencing can be directly fixed to a timber or concrete surface and they can then be fastened using the flat-mount method or the core-in method.
  • The glass panels are available in various modular sizes and the glass can be 970mm high. You have the option to choose between 10mm/8mm thickness glass.
  • When you get a semi-frameless glass balustrade installed, you don’t have to worry about getting either a top/bottom rail.
  • You can also choose to have powder-coated aluminium posts or exclusive semi frameless SS ones. When these are coupled an appropriate mounting system, they create an amazing fence/balustrade.
  • One distinct benefit of a semi-frameless glass system is that it’s priced lower than a fully frameless one; despite this, the semi-frameless installations can easily complement the looks of even the most upscale properties, which makes it an excellent choice for all types of properties.

Glass fencing/balustrade installation process

It’s important that you hire the services of a credible company for the installation. They would be able to provide various options and solutions that are in line with your budget. This is the work process they would follow:

  • The site would be measured accurately
  • If in-ground posts are going to be installed, they will check with you whether there are any underground pipes and cables in that space. In case you aren’t too sure, the relevant authorities will have to be contacted
  • There will be a very wide selection of glass panel sizes and you will be provided all the different options
  • They will suggest the use of largely equal-sized glass panels as this helps create a streamlined look.
  • If the fencing is being installed on tiles or pavers, they will ensure that concrete footing is installed underneath it; this provides the necessary support for installing the posts.
  • If you are opting for semi-frameless glass pool fencing, the gates will also be less heavy compared to the ones used for fully-frameless installations.
  • They will use toughened glass; this is much stronger and in case of any heavy impact, it won’t break into shards. The panel will only shatter into much smaller blunt pieces in case they are handled incorrectly or dropped.
  • The design and installation will meet these Australian Standards:
    • AS 1926 – Swimming Pool Barriers
    • AS/NZ 2208 – Safety Glass Manufacturing
    • AS 1288 – Glazing Installation Standards

For any more information about semi-frameless glass balustrades, and our products, call Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly.

Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

toughened laminated glass balustrades

Where are Toughened Laminated Glass Balustrades Used?

Today, many people choose to get glass balustrade installations for their commercial and residential properties. Glass lends itself beautifully to different types of settings. It’s stylish, looks great in modern as well as classic styled structures and provides unobstructed views, even as it provides the desired safety.

If you have a property that’s close to the ocean or if you have stunning landscaped gardens, getting glass balustrades is a great way to enjoy these views in an unhindered manner. You can add these frameless glass railings to balconies, patios, decks, swimming pool areas, as well as porches, staircases etc. In fact, they can be used anywhere you would use any other type of railing. No matter where you install them, they complement the appearance of the structure and adds to the value of your property.

Why use toughened, laminated glass?

  • We at Quantum Frameless Glass offer high grade toughened, laminated glass panels in all our installations.
  • This glass is special in that a thermal tempering process is used to treat it. This adds a significant amount of resistance to the glass and makes it breakage-resistant, compared to simple annealed glass panels.
  • In the event of a very heavy impact, if the glass does break, it won’t really shatter like normal glass does. Instead, it breaks up into roughly-square pieces instead of breaking into thousands of jagged-edged shards which are far more dangerous and pose a safety threat.
  • As per the Australian Standard AS1288-2006, it is mandatory for all glass balustrades to have handrails installed as well. These handrails have to be interlinked and they should be supported in such a manner that they should be able to withstand a load of 0.75 KN, in case any breakage occurs. The ideal way to achieve this is to have 3 or more glass panels in the installations.
  • However there is one exception to this rule – if your glass balustrade is made of glass (AS1288-2006) which is toughened, safety laminated glass sheets, you can do without the handrail.
  • This glass is essentially made of 2 or more layers of toughened glass; it has 1 or more layers of polymeric material interlayered into it. It is bonded in-between these glass layers. It is this interlayering that holds the glass sheets together, in case of a severe impact.
  • This is why it doesn’t shatter like standard glass, which makes it a much safer installation. This is an excellent option for you, if you prefer having frameless glass balustrades on your property. It provides safety and the installation looks extremely elegant as well.

The cost factor

The one thing to keep in mind is that toughened laminated glass has a much higher upfront cost and it’s even more expensive than the regular toughened glass as well. In addition to the security & safety benefits that this type of installation offers, we can also add features such as sound dampening as well as ultraviolet filtering etc. This adds to the attractiveness of the laminated glass.

These technologies are interlayered in the glass sheets, much in the manner that the lamination is interlayered in it. We provide custom glass balustrades and cater to residential and commercial customers alike. We use the highest grade and Australian Standard materials in our work and this ensures you get aesthetically appealing installations that are extremely long lasting too.

For any more information about laminated glass balustrades and our products, call Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

aspects to consider when buying glass pool fencing

Aspects to Consider When Buying Glass Fencing for your Poolscape

Pool fencing is increasingly becoming a feature that many homeowners now opt for. When you are looking for fencing for your pool you want it provide safety, functionality and be aesthetically appealing too. In addition you want the feature to complement the theme and design concept of the outdoor spaces of your home, as well as the indoor ones.

Outdoor living is trend that is here to stay and it’s not surprising that homeowners across the country are now focusing on designing outdoor spaces that are unique in every way. With this in view, many people are now opting for glass pool fencing.

Some pointers

So what are the aspects you should be taking into consideration when you are getting this feature installed? Well take a look:

  • The type of pool fence you buy will be dependent on the position of the pool as well as the area you live in. It’s important to consider whether the pool is sheltered from the wind and whether you live along the coast or in a hilly area.
  • Glass pool gates tend to catch the wind and you will have to ensure that the position of your pool gate is such that it’s sheltered from the wind, to a certain degree.
  • The size of the actual pool space as well as the size of the pool matter as well. If you have a modestly-sized pool area, glazed pool fencing can make it look more spacious, as it provides an unobstructed view from the other areas of your property.
  • You will have to check whether the look and styling of the glass pool fencing will complement the look of all the other outdoor spaces of your property. Fortunately, glass is a very versatile material and it looks stunning in any setting. While it has a distinctive character of its own, it also has the quality of blending in well with the features in the surroundings.
  • If you have kids, safety is another factor you would definitely have to take into consideration. The design of the fencing should be such that the children shouldn’t be able to scramble over it.

Different types of glass pool fencing

Just like all other installations, when it comes to glass fencing, the feature has to be built in line with Australian Standards. This is why it’s important to hire the services of an expert company for the job. They would ensure that the feature is built in adherence with all the required rules and regulations. It’s important that you conduct a certain amount of research before you hire a company for this job. When our glass pool fencing professionals come over to your property, they will survey the space and provide you various options such as:

  • Aluminium Baluster Systems
  • Fully-framed glass
  • Frameless Glass with stainless steel fixtures (spigots/planar)
  • Semi-frameless Glass (this has glass panels between the posts)
  • Structural Frameless Glass – this will be fixed into the concrete/concrete channel
  • A mix of framed glass & aluminium

Why opt for glass pool fencing?

Today, glass fencing has become a very popular feature and there are a number of reasons for this, such as:

  • It has a very contemporary look and feel and looks good in any type of setting
  • Provides an unhindered view of the surrounding spaces and adds spaciousness to the area
  • It is an ideal wind barrier and perfect for coastal/hilly areas
  • Since the glass surfaces are very smooth and there are no horizontal bars, children aren’t able to clamber over it, which makes it a very safe option for people that have kids

For any more information about glass pool fencing and our products, call Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly.

Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

glass balustrade on patio

Why Adding a Glass Balustrade to Your Patio is a Great Idea

Patio spaces add to the beauty of your home and to the functionality of the outdoor spaces on your property. They add expanse to the indoor areas of your house, and become the perfect place to relax and entertain. Some residential property owners also install outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and fire pits on their patios and this helps make the space more usable.

Glass Balustrade for your Patio

Some homeowners like to build half-height walls or even add stone or metal balustrades along the periphery of the patio, to demarcate the space; however, these features also make the patio look more constricted. The one way to get a very clean and open look is to add a glass balustrade to your patio. Take a look at why that is such a great idea:

#1 Elegance

Glass has a very elegant appearance and it makes any space look stunning. Apart from that, it is one material that looks great in any setting. So, no matter what type of design and theme your home is built on, a glass balustrade will look stunning in your yard. Adding this feature changes the dynamics of the space and adds an interesting dimension and elegance to it.

#2 Plenty of light

While you may sometimes what to demarcate the patio space from the rest of the yard, as mentioned earlier, you might not always want a solid wall there. This is where glass balustrades come into the picture. They give you the necessary demarcation without breaking the flow of the space.

#3 Safety

If you have small kids in the house, you may want them to have the freedom to get out on the patio and play there; but you might not always want them wandering unsupervised, into the yard. Glass fencing provides safety and since the surface is very smooth, your children won’t be able to clamber over it either.

#4 Durable

Any feature you add to an outdoor space has to be able to weather the elements. While glass may look fragile, toughened glass is very strong and it doesn’t get affected by climatic changes. This makes it ideal for outdoor applications.

#5 Complements various styles

Every home has a unique styling and personality. And when you are adding any new feature, you want it to blend seamlessly with the surroundings and you have to choose the materials with care. This is something you don’t have to worry about when you use glass. Since it’s transparent, it blends in beautifully with any type of setting. Regardless of whether your patio has been decorated on contemporary or classic style, the glass balustrade will complement its look to perfection.

#6 Lighting effects

Illuminated glass looks stunning and you can add some recessed lighting very close to the patio balustrade. The play of light as it reflects and streams through the glass can create a very unique and appealing look in the landscaping.

Glass – The ideal Patio Balustrade Material

No matter which way you look at it, a glass balustrade is an ideal choice for a patio installation. It’s important that you hire the services of a credible and experienced company for the job. That will ensure the installation will be made with the best materials and will be sturdy and long lasting too.

We are one of the most reputed glass balustrade companies in the region. For any more information about glass balustrades for patios or any other commercial or residential space, call Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form and we will call you back shortly.

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