Glass balustrades and fencing are now being used on commercial and residential properties alike. They lend a very open look to the property and complement the appearance of structures of different styles. It’s important to hire expert professionals for the job and they will ensure that they customise the design and installations as per your requirement.
However, it’s also a good idea to be aware of what aspects you should focus on when you are getting a glass balustrade installed. Here are some important things to keep in view:
#1 The Location Matters
When you are planning to get a balustrade installed, it’s important to think very carefully about where it should be located; this is because its specification and design will be customised accordingly. The base/ground on which this feature will be fitted, will decide what kind of installation is required.
The styling, design and specs of a balustrade that’s to be built on a strong and level deck will be quite different from one that’s to be built on a terrace or patio. Aside from this, the other factor that has to be taken into consideration is how exposed the installation will be.
If the balustrade is to be fitted in a marine/coastal environment or along the periphery of a poolscape, it would have to be made of more resilient materials. The company that is handling the job for you will ensure that they use heavy-grade products and thicker panels etc.; this adds to the longevity of the installation.
#2 The Right Balance of Style and Budget
Glass balustrades, especially ones that are made using very thick glass panels and thick gauge framing and hardware can be expensive. However, they are also very strong, durable and low maintenance, which makes them have value for money. The price of the balustrade will also be dependent on the kind of styling you want and the frameless ones are more expensive than the semi-framed and framed installations.
When you are deciding which installation to opt for, you should balance both these factors and zero in on the type of balustrade you want. If you like the look of frameless glass balustrades, but find that they don’t fit into your budget, you can opt for installations that have mini posts.
#3 Make the Right Design Choices
When you are considering getting a glass balustrade installed in your home, it’s important that you conduct a certain amount of online research. You will find many designs and styles of balustrades; you can save those images and show them to the balustrade installers that are going to handle the job for you.
They will inspect the site, ascertain whether a particular installation would fit in the available space and will then provide you quotes for it. When you provide detailed information about your preferences and budget, the installers are able to provide you the kind of customised solutions you need.
#4 The Safety Aspect
While you are sure to want a glass balustrade that looks stunning, elegant and sophisticated, you also need to take the safety aspect into account. The questions that need to be asked at this point are:
- Where is the balustrade going to be used?
- Who is going to be using the feature?
- Are there any potential safety concerns?
For example, if you are getting a glass balustrade installed on a staircase, it’s necessary to add a sturdy handrail to the structure.
For any more information about our glass balustrades, call Quantum Frameless Glass at this number – 1300 282 248. You can also contact us using this online form.
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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
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