If you’re on this page, it’s likely you are considering getting a frameless glass balustrade installed on your property. You’ve probably also conducted a certain amount of research on which types of balustrades are available, the different styles and fittings etc. but there are a number of other aspects that have to be taken into consideration. You need to choose glass panels of the right thickness depending on the setting and application. The size, shape and railings are the other things that have to be taken into account.
While the design and quality of the materials and workmanship will decide what the lifespan of the feature will be, you also need to make sure that you choose the right fixings. This is because the entire structure will be supported by the fixings and sub-standard materials or poor installation will only end up impacting the integrity and longevity of the structure.
Factors to consider
Aside from that, an unstable glass balustrading system can also collapse or become broken on minor impact and can result in injuries and damage to your property as well. With all these aspects in view, it’s crucial that you choose the right type and quality of glass balustrade fixings.
#1 The strength of the fixings
For this you’d have to confirm the loading specifications for the fixings. We provide this particular information in the detailed structural calculations supplied with every balustrading system and our technicians ensure these fixings are installed as per code.
#2 Confirm what material these fixings will be anchored to
It’s crucial to know exactly which materials the balustrade system will be installed on. For the sake of safety, this information has to be more detailed than just knowing what the material is. We confirm the type, condition, density and age of the material as this will have an impact on the kind of fixing used.
#3 Choose the right type of fixing
On the basis of the previous two points, we help you make a well-informed decision about which fixings would work best for your glass balustrades.
Safety above all
If the surface onto which the balustrade has to be fixed, is more challenging (for e.g. an older property), we recommend you consult a licensed structural engineer even before you contact us. The risks associated with poor or incorrect anchoring are too high to be left to even the smallest degree of uncertainty. Regardless of how strong and resilient the frameless glass balustrade is, if it’s installed on a surface incorrectly or if the latter is weak or unstable, that will impact the integrity of the overall balustrading as well.
Adding a frameless glass balustrading system can be a unique way to enhance the aesthetics your property. We want you to have installations that will add to the attractiveness and value of your property; we are dedicated to providing you the right information and highest grade products and services for the best results.
If you need any more information about the different types of glass balustrade systems, feel free to call us and speak with our experts about your requirements. You are assured of customised solutions and personalised services. All the work will be completed as per code and we also provide guarantees for our work which means we focus on doing the work right the first time around.
We at Quantum Frameless Glass can 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.
Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248