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Glass Balustrades Are Very Expensive Balcony Features – Busting the Myth

Glass balustrading is one of the simplest and best ways to improve the appearance of your business or home. Today many homes and commercial buildings sport glass balustrades and with good reason:

  • It’s a simple and elegant addition that fits in well with various architectural styles and design aesthetics.
  • These features can be used in interior as well as exterior settings and they instantly brighten up dark or compact spaces with less natural light.
  • Glass balustrades are also very versatile and they can be installed on patios, decks, balconies, terraces, staircases, landings and more.
  • They are a very sleek alternative to balustrades made from metal, wood or vinyl.
  • It is a safe barrier that is compliant with Australian Standards.
  • Glass balustrades offer uninterrupted views even when you are seated on your deck, balcony or patio.
  • These structures are customisable and you can choose from frameless, semi-framed and framed glass balustrades. You can also choose from different types of hardware and fittings.

Many of our clients have some specific questions about these features when they are considering to install them in their homes or commercial establishments. Here are some of the commonest questions including whether they are a cost-effective option.

Most common questions about glass balustrades

#1 Why opt for glass balustrades?

Whether your home has been built in a modernistic styling or has a more classic and traditional style, glass balustrades will blend in with the exteriors and interiors too. These features are available in a range of colours, styles, and designs and are definitely a better option when compared to masonry, steel, stone, metal or wood. They are elegant, the installation is easy as is the maintenance. We can provide custom designs based on your needs and the setting they are to be installed in.

#2 Are glass balustrades long-lasting?

As mentioned earlier, glass balustrades are very easy to maintain. The glass simply needs to be wiped down with a soft cloth and mild soapy water. Glass doesn’t tarnish like metal or warp like wood or vinyl. It doesn’t require any sanding and painting either and is resistant to wear & tear. We use high-grade corrosion-resistant hardware and other fittings in our work, making these features suitable for coastal settings as well. When installed by experts and with some basic maintenance, your glass balustrade can last a lifetime.

#3 Is glass balustrade installation easy?

Glass balustrade installation isn’t difficult but is a specialised job. The project needs to be handled by experts like the ones at our company. We have deep knowledge about these features, use the latest techniques and tools in our work, ensuring the job gets done quickly and efficiently. All the components are custom fabricated off-site after our technicians take detailed measurements. The final installation is handled expertly and the feature requires no alteration on site.

#4 Are glass balustrades very expensive?

Most clients are under the impression that glass balustrades are very expensive and it’s why they refrain from getting these features installed on their property. But this is nothing more than a myth. The cost of glass balustrades depends on what the scope of the project is and what the client’s requirements are. The structural requirements, design specifications, and materials used as well as the amount of customisation decide what the cost of the feature will be.

Although the initial cost may sometimes seem higher than that of other materials like aluminium or vinyl, their durability, ease of maintenance, aesthetic appeal and sturdiness make glass balustrades a worthwhile investment. With these aspects in view, glass balustrading provides value in the long term and is not an expensive feature

We can provide you excellent, customised glass pool fences in the styling you need to complement your home. For any more information about our glass balustrades and fencing services, call Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form. and we will revert quickly.

Thanks for reading,
Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248

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