Over the last few years, there has been a tremendous advancement in building, construction and interior design trends and the market is choc-a-bloc with various materials and products that add to the functionality, aesthetics and value of your property. Wood gave way to metals and that has given way to glass. There are a number of design options and features to choose from that can enhance the beauty and attractiveness of your interior spaces.
Glass balustrades have emerged as a very popular installation both on residential and commercial properties. Today, glass fencing is seen in many homes as well as in commercial settings. Many people wonder about the safety aspect of using glass for fence or balustrade installations and with good reason. Standard glass is very fragile and can shatter easily on impact and this is where toughened glass comes into the picture.
Why toughened glass?
Take a look at why tempered glass is a great option for your balustrade and fencing:
#1 Strength and resilience
This glass is not just tough and able to withstand some level of impact without shattering, but it also adds to the stability and aesthetics of the structure. It is able to bear loads without breaking or cracking and is five times stronger than standard glass.
The high-quality toughened glass that we use in all our fencing and balustrade projects is of the topmost quality and ideal for residences as well as office spaces, retail locations etc. Homeowners with kids are always concerned about the safety aspect of features and installations on their property, and this glass is ideal for homes with kids and pets too.
Tempered glass is manufactured via a special process in which regular glass is exposed to extreme heat and then cooled rapidly. This causes the chemical composition of the glass to change and makes it more resilient.
#2 Doesn’t shatter
This is another notable benefit of using toughened glass in balustrade installation. Even when it suffers a severe impact, the glass doesn’t shatter into pointed shards; instead, it breaks into blunt squares which considerably reduce the possibility of a serious injury.
Toughened glass is also extremely versatile. It can be customised and styled in the manner you want. This makes it a great option for outdoor and indoor settings. This glass can be stained, frosted, etched and bevelled to create the aesthetic you want. Frosted glass becomes a good option for balcony settings where you want some privacy but don’t want to compromise on aspects like light and openness.
Toughened glass can be given an added layer of safety by laminating it. The lamination is done on both surfaces of the glass panel. In case of a strong impact, even if the glass shatters, the pieces are contained in the lamination.
High quality glass balustrade and fencing
As mentioned earlier, we always use toughened glass in all our projects and this ensures the safety, durability and longevity of the feature. We can install glass balustrades in interior settings, along staircases and in exterior settings along balconies, terraces, patios, decks etc. We also handle pool fence installation projects for our customers.
When you hire us for glass balustrade installation, you can rest assured that the work will be carried out safely and efficiently as in line with the Building Standards of Australia. You will find that we also maintain very competitive pricing. For any more information about our glass balustrades and fencing services, call us 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