Functional, durable and aesthetically appealing, balconies with glass balustrading are becoming a major trend in modern apartment buildings. Not only do they add elegance and sophistication to the structure’s façade, but also helps create safe outdoor spaces in high rises. While these features are excellent in design, they can be manufactured off-site and then installed on site as bolt-on features. Let’s take a look at why glass balconies are becoming the preferred choice in highrises.
Why opt for glass balustrades?
Most residential high-rises have balconies, making the appearance of these features crucial to the overall architectural style. As a matter of fact, these glass balustrades are integrated with the structure’s overall appeal. Well-designed styling can make a significant difference to the exterior appearance of the building. If a particular room doesn’t have a balcony, but you want to add openness to the indoor area, consider a Juliet balcony feature.
#1 Openness and light
This isn’t a walk-on feature; rather, it’s a custom designed glass panel that’s bolted almost flush to exterior walls around a full-length window. This creates an illusion of a regular balcony and allows more natural light to stream into the room, making it look more spacious and bright.
#2 Complements different design and themes
Whatever your individual design specification, glass is a material that lends itself very well to classic, traditional, contemporary and modern architectural styles. The glass doesn’t clash with the design concept of the rest of the structure, regardless of the materials that exist there. It’s also why glass balustrades are now becoming an important inclusion in high rise restoration and renovation projects.
Today, homeowners want features that are unique and add value to their property. We custom design glass balustrades for our clients. The setting will first be assessed for stability and suitability and the glass balustrade will be designed to suit your preferences and budget.
#4 Design flexibility
There are different types of glass balustrades to choose from including full-frame, semi-framed, and frameless features. All of these have their own appeal and merits. The type you choose will largely depend on the look and styling you want, the rest of the features in that space and the budget you have allocated for the project. When we design these balustrades, you can rest assured that the structure will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding elements and your building style.
The transparent nature of these balustrades, is, of course, a significant benefit. It permits ample light to filter into the interior spaces and the glass panels offer an unimpeded view of the surroundings when you are sitting on your balcony.
#6 Low maintenance feature
Glass panels require minimal maintenance when compared with wooden, aluminium or metal balustrades that need regular repainting or polishing. Aside from this, glass is termite, rot and rust resistant.
#7 Cost-effective solutions
Glass balustrades are more cost-effective than infills with vertical bars or mesh both in terms of the initial costs and on-going maintenance expenses as well. This means you get a higher return on investment when you choose glass balustrading.
The glass panels can also be customised for your setting and preferences. For instance, you can choose from transparent, opaque, translucent, tinted, etched, as well as curved glass and self-cleaning glass features. In addition to the framing options, this gives you complete flexibility in terms of design and styling.
We can provide you excellent, customised glass balustrades in the styling you need to complement your high rise building project. 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.
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Quantum Frameless Glass Team
1300 282 248