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Glass Pool Fencing

Guide to Installing Glass Fencing in Your Home

Today, many residential property owners choose to get glass fencing for various areas of their homes. Poolscapes look stunning with glass fencing to segregate the space from the rest of the yard. The glass helps demarcate the space and becomes an effective safety feature, without impacting the appearance of the property in any way. Glass complements the look of any type of home, architecture and landscaping design and this is why it is increasingly being used in fencing installations in homes across the country.

Some pointers

If you are considering getting a glass fencing installation for your property, you are sure to want to know as much as possible about the why what and how of glass fences. Here is a basic guide and some facts that will help you with the information you need:

#1 Quotes

When you are planning on getting a glass fence installed, get quotes from multiple contractors and understand what is included in the quote. Ensure that the pricing that has been mentioned in the quotes is for the same specification – this will help you compare costs and understand what different companies are charging.

Keep in mind that the lowest quote may not always be the best as the company may end up cutting corners and may also do a sub-standard job. Similarly, the company that charges higher rates may not necessarily use the best materials and workmanship either. This is where it becomes important to check the experience and reputation of the company and then decide who to hire for the job.

#2 Materials

When you are planning to get a glass pool fencing installed, you will find there are a number of options to choose from. You can choose from different thickness of the glass (8/10/12 mm), whether it’s safety glass, tempered /toughened glass etc. There are also different size of panels to choose from, which impacts the cost of the installation.

The thicker and larger glass panels can be stronger, but they will cost more too. Apart from the glass, you would also have to understand what kind of hardware and gates etc. are going to be used. You should speak with the contractor and ensure that they are using high-grade, corrosion-resistant installations, as they would be very near the water.

#3 Understanding the pros & cons of the installation

Every fencing material has its pros and cons and glass fencing is no different. Take a look at what the advantages and disadvantages are:

Pros:

  • Frameless glass doesn’t obstruct the view
  • It’s aesthetically appealing
  • Complements different styling and home design
  • They are durable and are able to withstand climatic changes well
  • Glass is corrosion-resistant and termite-proof
  • Safe for homes with kids and pets, as they are unable to climb over the fencing

Cons:

  • This fencing tends to be more expensive than materials such as wood and metal.
  • You would have to clean the glass panels regularly to ensure they don’t have smudges and streaks on them
  • They don’t provide any privacy

Contact expert glass fence installers

This information should help you get started on your project. Since every property is different and every property owner has different requirements, it’s important that you opt for a company that will be able to provide you with customised solutions. This will ensure you get the kind of installations you need, at pricing that fits perfectly into your budget.

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

why are glass fences preferred over metal or wooden ones

Reasons Why Glass Fences Are Preferred Over Metal or Wooden Ones

Today, homeowners prefer to get glass fencing installations for their home. These fences look stunning, stylish and suave. When you have glass fences, it’s possible for you to install a very stunning boundary for your poolscape. Not only will it look unique, but the area also automatically becomes very safe for kids as well.

When you start looking for fencing options, you will find there are a large number of options in the market, and choosing one that matches all your requirements isn’t an easy task. Here are some tips that will help you choose a fence that best suits your needs. Let’s start with understanding why people are increasingly opting for glass fencing.

Glass fences – the benefits

  • Glass fences are sleek and stylish
  • They complement the look of different types of landscapes
  • While some people feel they are very expensive, the fact is that this installation provides value for money
  • You can choose from varieties such as framed, semi-framed and frameless glass fences; and depending on where you are installing them, you can also choose to get curved glass panes installed
  • The glass panels are made with toughened glass and are available in different thicknesses. This means, the glass won’t really shatter unless there is a very heavy impact
  • The installation is very durable and can easily last for years
  • It’s very low maintenance and all you need to do is clean the glass panes with diluted liquid soap
  • Since glass is transparent, it adds a sense of spaciousness to any property
  • They are ideal for outdoor spaces and glass doesn’t really get impacted with exposure to the elements; and it doesn’t lose either its luster or functionality

More about metal and wooden fences

Now that we have discussed the benefits of glass fencing, take a look at how it stands up in comparison to wood or metal installations in the same setting:

  • Timber has a natural look, but it isn’t sleek and stylish like glass is.
  • Wooden fencing doesn’t match the look of all types of yard designs.
  • Wooden and metal fencing is cheaper than glass fencing; however, wood tends to rot in humid and moist conditions and it can turn brittle in the sun. Metal fencing has a tendency to rust over time and you will eventually end up spending a significant amount of money and effort on getting it either repainted or replaced. When you compare these aspects to the quality of glass fencing, you will find that the latter provide value for money.
  • As we just mentioned, both metal and wood require excessive maintenance. Wood has to be polished or painted regularly and you would have to paint metal fences on a regular basis as well.
  • When it comes to variety, glass fences outrun metal and wooden fences. The latter two don’t really provide the kind of design flexibility that glass offers.
  • Outdoor fences made of metal or wood tend to block the view. In comparison, glass ‘gives you a very clear view ‘of the spaces.
  • Due to the manner in which metal or wooden fences are structured, it’s easier for kids and pets to scramble over them, which make them distinctly less safe than ones made using glass panels that are very smooth.

Regardless of which way you look at it, glass fences are distinctly better in every way, compared to metal or timber ones. 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.

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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

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The Best Way to Keep Your Outdoor Glass Fencing Clean & Shiny

If you’ve recently built a swimming pool, you must be aware that there are certain rules and safety regulations you have to follow. While there are a number of fencing options to choose from, most homeowners today prefer glass fencing solutions. This is because glass is an extremely aesthetically appealing material, functional, is ideal for outdoor environments and complements the look of any outdoor setting.

Today, glass pool fences are in high demand and since this demand has driven up the competition, you will find that these fences are an extremely cost-effective solution for pool spaces. Since they are transparent, this type of fencing allows you to get a clear view of the pool space and it doesn’t create any obstruction despite it being such a large and prominent installation. Apart from this, a glass pool fence also adds to the resale value of your property.

While there are a number of distinct advantages to having a glass pool on your residential property, most homeowners have one common concern. They wonder whether they will be able to maintain and clean the installation and keep it dust and streak-free on a consistent basis. This is a very valid concern as homeowners look for solutions that will be low maintenance and long-lasting. After all, no one wants to spend all their leisure time looking after and maintaining various features on their property.

Glass fencing maintenance tips

When you opt for glass fencing for your pool, this is something you won’t have to worry about all these things. So if you are considering getting a glass fence for your pool space and are wondering what kind of cleaning process and schedule you should maintain, read ahead; these are some tips that will come handy when you get down to cleaning all those glass fences on your property:

  • It’s best to stay away from the standard glass cleaners you get in the market as they have a lot of chemicals that eventually harm the surface and leave behind a residue.
  • At times the simplest and most basic methods are also the most effective. You should use just some liquid soap and warm water; this is proven to be a very effective way to keep the glass panels clean and streak-free. Regardless of whether you are cleaning semi-framed, framed, frameless fencing or glass balustrades, all you need is this simple solution. You can use a very soft sponge and this will ensure you don’t leave behind any scratches.
  • The drying process is also quite straightforward and there is no hassle at all. The railings and posts can easily be dried with a soft sponge or a microfiber cloth. It’s important that you don’t use any kind of harsh material when you are drying these panels on the fencing or safety door. You only have to leave them to get air-dried. This ensures there will be no scratches or marks.
  • The standard rule is that you should clean your glass fencing every four to six months, for the best results. This time frame may vary, based on exactly how dirty the fence is and the area you live in.
  • If you find that there are some stubborn stains and aren’t too sure about how you can get those off, don’t use any abrasive cleaners on the glass.

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 frameless glass balustrade installation project.

Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

guidelines to clean the glass on your balustrades

Tips and Guidelines to Clean the Glass on Your Balustrades

Today, many homes sport glass fences and balustrades. If you have any of these features on your property, you would want to ensure they are sparkling clean at all times. The more smudge and streak-free the glass, the more attractive it will look. This has a positive impact on the appearance on the other features of your property too. It’s always a pleasure to be able to look out into the landscaping or at the surrounding view, through clean and clear glass.

When you install glass balustrades, you do so to add openness to the spaces and it helps you get a clear view of the outdoor areas of your property. In addition, glass helps bring in more natural light into the indoors. However, if the glass isn’t clean, it can impact all these factors.

If you are panning on selling your property, you would need to make sure that the glass balustrades look clean, as this will add to the overall ambience of the property and increase its resale value.

Some tips

No matter which way you look at it, it’s a great idea to have crystal clear glass balustrades. Here are some tips as to how you can keep the glass balustrades on your property looking sparkling and new:

  • Avoid commercial glass cleaners; these tend to leave behind a thin residue on the glass. This will be easily visible if you look at the glass from close quarters or in bright sunlight.
  • It’s best to wash these glass surfaces with pure, diluted liquid soap and warm water. The regular dishwashing soap works perfectly well.
  • All you have to do is clean the glass surface with a sponge and then rinse it with clean water.
  • If you like, you can air dry it too and you will find you get the same result.

You will notice that the glass balustrades are sparkling clean with the least amount of effort and time; in fact, this is also the most cost-effective way of cleaning glass. It’s a good idea to clean the glass in this manner, every 6 months; and this will help keep it shiny and clean.

Other pointers

You should also check the glass surfaces for animal/bird droppings and clean those up without delay, as they can erode the hardware as well as the glass. You will also find specialised glass shield products in the market; these help protect the glass.

However, this coating has to be applied to the glass before you install it. This helps keep the glass surfaces clean for a longer period of time and you will find that it doesn’t take too much effort to keep the glass clean. These are specialised coatings that adhere to the glass and aren’t visible at all. They help keep oil & water off the surface of the glass and products don’t leave behind a residue.

The basic glass cleaning tools you would need

The coatings can easily reduce the cleaning time by at least 90% and a little bit of dish wash soap and water will give you windows that sparkle and shine. The only tools you need for cleaning are a sponge and a squeegee. When you take extra care to keep the glass balustrades clean, you will find that it improves the appearance of the indoor and outdoor spaces of your home.

For any more information about 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

how glass balustrades add safety to your staircases

How Glass Balustrades Ensure Safety to your Staircases

When you are building staircases, you want to be sure that the balustrade as well as the staircase itself complies with the BCA (Building Code of Australia). There are certain very specific requirements that have been set up by the BCA, with reference to how these structures have to be built, to ensure safety of those walking across different levels of the building. It’s important to be careful while choosing the company that will handle this project for you.

Ensuring safety to your staircases

Only a certified and licensed contractor will be aware of these requirements and rules, and will ensure that the structure is built as per the current norms. While they would ensure that all this is taken care of, here is some information that you should keep in view as well:

  • The ‘going’ (the step width forward) should be not more than 355mm & not less than 240mm for any private stairs. In the case of public stairs, this should be no less than 250mm.
  • If you are getting an open staircase built, it has to be built in such a way so that a 125mm sphere shouldn’t be able to pass through its treads. This particular safety precaution has to be taken so as to ensure that even a very young child’s head doesn’t get caught in-between the stairs.
  • It’s important that a strong and well-structures balustrade be provided along the sides of the stairway, if its level above the ground below is 1000mm/more.
  • Each stairway should have a minimum of one handrail that has a continuous, smooth top surface, right across the length of every flight of stairs.
  • In cases where the stairway width is more than 1000mm, it’s important that there be a handrail on each side.
  • If the balustrade is being built in a non-residential building that may be accessed by individuals with disabilities, these structures have to be designed in line with the rules and regulations mentioned in the clauses related to Design for access & mobility, New building work, for stairways & and handrails.
  • In addition to these, there are many clauses related to landings as well.
  • Today, structural glass balustrades are increasingly being used in many commercial and residential buildings; and the BCA now has a complete new section that’s dedicated to this particular classification. In case glass is the structural component in a balustrade, you have to use Grade-A Safety glass.
  • The structural balustrades should also have an interlinking handrail and the thickness of glass that’s to be used, is based on the design load. For instance, if 12mm thick toughened glass balustrades are being used on a domestic stair, the handrails have to be continuous all around the corner at the point at which the level meets the slopes.
  • Each piece of glass has to be at least 1000mm wide. Or else the handrail has to continue onto & be fixed onto the floor.

Contact the experts

As you can see, there really are a number of technicalities involved and its far better to consult a company that specialises in constructing glass balustrades. We at Quantum Frameless Glass are one of the leading companies in this space and provide customised glass balustrade and fencing solutions.

We cater to residential and commercial customers, use top-quality products and workmanship and ensure that all the features we build are in line with the existing Australian Standards.

For any more information about glass balustrades and fencing and other products, call us 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

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Common Mistakes People Make While Choosing Their Glass Balustrades

Glass balustrades look stunning in almost any setting; are used to great effect in residential and commercial spaces and can be used for balconies, porches, patios, decks, poolsides, outdoor and indoor staircases, as well as for fencing etc. It’s important to choose an experienced and expert balustrade company to handle the installation for you.

They will handle the project to the highest standards. However, it’s important for you as the property owner to be aware of the common mistakes that you should avoid when you are choosing your glass balustrades:

Not researching enough

It’s always a good idea to conduct a certain amount of research when you are buying your glass balustrade. There are a number of factors that have to be taken into account before you make your final decision, such as:

  • Aesthetics
  • Materials
  • Durability
  • Maintenance
  • Safety regulations

Since there are a large number of styles and designs to choose from, it’s important to know what kind of design you will like and make a note of those preferences. This is something you should be doing much before you call the glass balustrade contractor. You can look at other sites as well as the site of the contractor you plan to hire for the job; check what kind of products and designs have been displayed there. Most reputed companies provide customized services, and if there is something specific you are looking for (that you don’t find on their site), you can always show them some pictures of the kind of balustrades you want.

Not checking on aspects like strength, durability and maintenance

This is one aspect that you should never compromise on. When you are checking quotes from various contractors, it’s vital that you check what quality of materials they use. Ideally, the specifications of the gauge of the metal and the thickness and quality of the glass, should be mentioned in the quote. You should compare these carefully, before you make a final decision. After all, you will be spending a significant amount of money on the installation and you would want something that is durable and provides you value in the long term.

Maintenance is another aspect that becomes all-important when you are deciding which balustrade to use. The glass balustrade should be easy to clean and the fittings and framing should be made of a high quality material. This will ensure it won’t rust or deteriorate before it’s time. So even if a particular company has quoted a much lower cost, do a thorough check on what type of materials they are using.

Focusing only on aesthetics and not on the safety factor

Always keep in mind that something which looks great might not meet Australian Standards. It’s crucial that you prioritise safety above all else. Non-compliance can have legal repercussions or an accident may take place because you haven’t adhered to the recommended standards. It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to deny claims in which the glass balustrade has been deemed non-compliant.

Not checking the operator’s credentials

This is probably one of the most important aspects of getting your glass balustrades installed. Check on the credibility of the company and whether they are a registered, insured and licensed company. Check its online reviews & testimonials and its experience in the industry. This initial research that you conduct, can save you a significant amount of trouble and money in the long term.

For any more information about how to measure out 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

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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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

types of glass clamps that work for a glass balustrade

What Types of Glass Clamps Work Best For a Glass Balustrade?

Glass is truly a superb material to work with; and architects, house builders and interior designers use it to great effect in their creations. Its versatility makes it suitable for all types of design themes and it complements the look of traditional as well as contemporary- styled space. It can be as subtle or prominent as you like it to be.

It can be the focal point of the area it is installed in, or will support the design theme in an excellent manner. Regardless of how you use it, glass looks stunning in indoor and outdoor applications. All credible contractors use tempered/toughened glass in their balustrade projects such as for balconies, pool areas, decking fencing, privacy walls, staircases, landings etc.

However, when it comes to the hardware used to fix glass to the framing, care has to be taken to choose materials that are stylish, functional and compatible. Here is some helpful information about the aspects to consider and the types of glass clamps that would work best for glass balustrades.

The Fragility Factor

Toughened glass is far stronger than that used in single pane windows. However, if it isn’t fitted carefully, it can crack under uneven or sudden pressure. This is why it’s important to have fixtures that are compatible to the type of glass you are using. The clamp has to exert constant pressure over the surface of the glass.

If the pressure is concentrated in one spot, it will cause the glass to crack and impact the integrity of the installation. And so when you are choosing glass clamps for balustrades, there are certain things that have to be taken into account:

Glass panel size

The glass panels used in balustrade installations are generally available in some specific sizes and they are up to a meter in length. Toughened glass is essentially layered glass and can be very heavy. This means the clamps used to affix it, have to be strong enough to hold the weight of the glass. They should be made of heavy gauge stainless steel. This will ensure you don’t have to use too many clamps as they will only mar the look of the overall installation.

Styling

There are a number of styles of glass clamps you can choose from, such as, rounded/square clamps and you can choose from matt or glossy finishes. This is more of the style aspect and has nothing to do with strength and durability factors.

Rubber protectors

It’s never a good idea to fix metal directly on glass; the metal clamp can etch or scratch the glass; and over time, the glass can shift within the framework of the clamps. Though this movement is minimal, if there are no rubber protectors between the clamps and the glass surface, it will pressurise the latter and it may crack as well.

Positioning

In addition to ensuring that you have the right number of clamps per panel, you also have to ensure they are positioned correctly. Clamps are placed along the edges of the glass panel; however, depending on the size and thickness of the glass, corner clamps may be required too. In fact, they are useful in smaller glass panel installations when you need to spread the load across the panel.

For more information about balustrade installation procedures 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

how to measure out glass balustrades

The Correct Method to Measure Out Glass Balustrades

Every property owner likes to ensure that their home or commercial space is designed and installed well and they also want to ensure that they are making the most of the spaces they have. When you choose to get glass balustrades installed on your property, it automatically lends a very distinctive look to the space and adds to the allure of the deck, patio, pool space, balcony or staircase it is installed in.

Glass balustrades have a classic appeal and complement the look of traditionally designed spaces as well as ones that are built on modernistic styles. Glass lends an expansive look, and lets in a lot of natural light, even as it acts as very effective safety barrier. Glass balustrades look uncluttered and it’s why they are such a popular feature in modern-day construction. Installation is easy and so is their maintenance.

Detailing matters

If you are a DIY enthusiast, you might want to at least measure out the available space before you contact the company that is going to handle the balustrade installation for you. However, it can be quite challenging to measure them out accurately and decide exactly which fittings & fixtures you will need. Once you get it right, you will have the ideal safety barrier for various features on your property. However, if you get it wrong, that can have a negative impact on the overall ambience of the space.

Steps to follow

If you are planning on getting glass balustrades installed, you can definitely ask a company that provides these, for a quote. But if you want a rough idea about what the cost of the installation would be so as to organise your budget accordingly, you could follow these pointers:

Do not hurry the task

This is probably one of the most important factors of getting the calculations right. It’s crucial that you check the calculations a few times around. It’s not uncommon for people to goof up on the calculations and they find that the budget they chalk out is vastly different from the quote they get from the balustrade installation professionals.

Gather the right equipment

The things you will need are a tape measure, a pen and paper. It’s a good idea to have someone help you with the task. That way, you can take the actual measurements while the other person can make note of them.

Draw a detailed plan

We always recommend that you start with a detailed drawing of the place where the glass balustrade is going to be installed. While it should be accurate, it doesn’t have to be complex or to-scale either. However, it should be correct in terms of exactly where you want to position the balustrade. This will help you quickly identify odd spots in the design (if any). It’s important that you include the dimensions of all the walls that will be supporting the installation etc.

Marking the end, mid and corner-posts

This is another important part of the measuring process. Mark the spots where the corner, mid and end posts will come and ensure they are at an equal distance from each other.

Glass panels

After you have got all this information, you can then easily measure from one post to the next and calculate what the width of the panels will be. You will have to maintain a 90mm deduction to allow for the glass clamp, the tube and the clearance. Ensure that you double this as you have to take both sides into account.

Some more considerations

If you want the balustrade to be of a specific height, make mention of that as well. Once you have a clear drawing, you will have to factor in the costs of the clamps and other hardware too. For any more information about how to measure out 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
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