glass balustrade types

How to Choose a Balustrade Type To Complement The Styling of your Building

When selecting balustrading for your home, apartment building or commercial structure, there are a number of things that you have to take into consideration such as height, length, fixings, finish, colour and material. Balustrade trends are constantly evolving and are directly related to the design and architectural styling you choose.

This is why the appropriate balustrade type for you is dependent upon your specific chosen aesthetic (building style). We have put together this guide that will give you some important insight into the different types of balustrade systems traditionally used in different styles of buildings.

The importance of selecting the right balustrade type

It is crucial that you opt for a balustrade type that complements the architecture and styling of your building. For instance a modern home or high rise will need a modern style balustrade while a classic Victorian structure may need a more traditional style balustrade. If you have a Queenslander home a traditional villa or a cottage-style home, a timber balustrade may look more appropriate than a metal or concrete feature.

While metal, wrought iron and timber balustrades do fit in much better with the type of aesthetics we just mentioned, glass is an extremely versatile material; and today, architects, builders, developers and even individual property owners are using it to great effect in different types of settings.

Creativity has many forms and the one way designing professionals show their creativity and skill in their work is by doing things that are out of the norm; and turn their projects into something stunning and unique. Interestingly, glass balustrades are being used to great effect not just in modern styled structures, but have become an important component of upgrade projects of traditional styled structures as well.

Creating a unique look

At the end of the day, the way your home or commercial property looks is entirely up to you; there just isn’t any reason why you can’t experiment with new design concepts and materials and come up with something unique and exceptional. Here we discuss how glass balustrades look fantastic in classic and contemporary styled structures:

  • Since glass is transparent, it doesn’t clash with the look and appeal of any other materials that you use in your home or commercial building. It complements the look of wood, metal, brick, natural stone, concrete and a number of other materials.
  • The manner in which the balustrading is designed will decide what the overall effect will be and whether the balustrade fits in well with the ambience of the space.
  • For instance, if you have a very modern styled building, you can opt for sleek profile framing and posts for your glass balustrades. Alternatively, you can choose to get frameless glass balustrading installed; these features will become the perfect addition to your contemporary styled home or commercial building.
  • Even more traditional styled homes can benefit from glass balustrade installations. You can install balustrades for recessed balconies, and add to the expensiveness of these spaces and enjoy unobstructed views.
  • You can also install a Juliet balcony on the windows of the upper stories of your home. This is a great way of opening up the view from an upper storey bedroom.

As you can see, there are a number of ways in which a glass balustrade becomes an excellent addition to your classic or contemporary-styled structure. We at Quantum Frameless Glass can provide excellent, customised and cost-effective structural glass balustrade and fencing 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

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