glass balustrades for outdoor spaces

How Glass Balustrades Add to the Safety Of Outdoor Spaces

The outdoor spaces of your home and the features on them such as patios, decks, poolscapes, balconies, terraces and terraced gardens and yards become the perfect backdrop for your home. They also provide a number of opportunities for you to relax with your family and friends.

While it’s important to design these spaces in a well-planned manner and have functional elements installed here, it’s also important to focus on the security aspect. This is especially relevant if you have kids and pets in the house.

The one way to enhance the safety of these spaces is to get balustrade installations in different areas. This helps segregate the space in the manner you want and the feature will add an interesting design element to the space as well.

Glass balustrades are a versatile feature

When property owners are considering getting balustrades installed, many think of metal or concrete structures. While these too provide a certain level of safety, frameless glass balustrades outshine them on almost all counts.

Since glass is transparent, and frameless or semi-framed balustrades have a very slim profile, they don’t block the view or mar the appearance of the other installations in the yard and garden spaces. Take a look at how glass balustrading adds to the safety of various outdoor features on your property:


Patio spaces are highly functional and they are an excellent addition to your yard. They are transitional zones that connect the indoors spaces of your home with the outdoor ones and it’s important that these have the right kind of materials and installations.

While you like to give your kids the freedom to play outdoors; you still want to be able to keep an eye on them when they are playing on the patio and restrict their movement to a certain degree, especially if they are very young.

When you install a glass balustrade along the periphery of your patio and ensure it’s of the proper height, it creates a very safe space for your kids and pets to frolic around in. You can install a glass gate at one end and that will prevent them from wandering out into the yard.


If you have a deck that leads into the yard or any other part of your property, it’s a great idea to get a glass balustrade installed all around it. This adds to the safety aspect and you don’t have to worry about someone falling over the edge by accident. In fact, the glass panels can also become the perfect back support for any seating or benches you place along the edges of the deck.

Terraced gardens

Terraced landscaping looks amazing and lends dimension to the outdoor spaces of your property. But if the height difference between the different levels is significant, it’s a good idea to have glass balustrading at the edge of each level. This will provide safety to the space and you won’t have to worry about accidents occurring. The glass doesn’t hamper the view or the effect of the levelled land; in fact, it adds to the charm of your outdoor spaces.

Other installations

In addition to these spaces, you can install glass balustrading as a peripheral wall around your outdoor kitchen space, the fireplace or fire pit zones or even your swimming pool areas. Glass installations are unobtrusive, look stunning in any type of setting and add to the value and functionality of the outdoor areas on your property.

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

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