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Laurence Vines

How to enhance your garden with glass balustrades

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If you have a beautiful garden, you probably want to admire it from your patio or decking. However, you cannot do that if you have solid balustrades and handrails getting in the way of the view.

Glass balustrades offer so many benefits to people with gardens and decking. Since glass is transparent, you will have uninterrupted views from your decking. That means you will see your garden in its full glory without having any solid obstructions in the way. 

But that’s not all. Glass balustrades increase the safety of your decking too. If you have young children or guests, then you never have to worry about them falling over the side of your decking ever again. The glass balustrades form a secure barrier to prevent anyone from falling over.

Clearly Glass can design customised glass balustrades for your patio or decking. The shapes and curves of your decking do not matter. All of the glass panels will be cut and sized to fit your particular decking. Then you can enjoy the convenience of looking through your glass balustrades while keeping everyone in your home safe at the same time.

When you contact us for a free consultation, we’ll survey your decking area and take measurements. That way, we can come up with an accurate price estimate for the design and installation service of your glass balustrades. Alternatively, if you are still at the design or build stage we can provide a quote from your drawings (or rough sketch!).

Once we agree on a price, we will proceed to create your custom glass balustrades and then install them on your decking. 

Enhance your garden space today! Call us at 01395 488160.

Bespoke shower glass for lofts & attics – What to consider?

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Do you want to put a glass shower in your loft? If so, then you have the right idea. Glass showers in lofts are a great use of space and very practical. You don’t have to wait for someone to get out of the bathroom before you use the shower. Instead, you can just go upstairs and use your own personal shower whenever you want. 

You will need bespoke shower glass to create the perfect shower in your loft. After all, these are areas of your home which have unusual shapes to them. The walls and ceilings are often slanted and irregularly shaped. Because of this, you need to have your glass doors and panels customised to fit in these places.

Don’t forget that lofts don’t usually offer a whole lot of space. You need to make the most of the existing space when you consider having a shower installed in it. The first step is to have measurements taken of every angle of the space, starting from the floor and going up to the walls and ceiling. You’ll want to know the dimensions of every side of the space in order to know how the glass should be cut.

Of course, this job is not something that your average layperson knows how to do. That is okay because Clearly Glass specialises in jobs like these. We have a team of shower glass specialists who make their living by designing and installing bespoke glass showers in unusual places like lofts. If you want to save yourself the hassle of having to do this job by yourself, then you should call the glass specialists of Clearly Glass today.

All customers get a free evaluation, consultation, and survey of the proposed project. After the loft space has been examined, we will come up with a price quote for the project. Alternatively, if you are still at the design or build stage we can provide a quote from your drawings (or rough sketch!). Contact us on 01395 488160 to get started.

Staircase renovations – How does it work?

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Staircase renovations are necessary if you don’t like your current staircase design, or if you feel that it needs an upgrade. Traditional staircases are built with wooden or steel balusters, this can look dated and also block light in your stairs and hallway areas. Replacing the entire staircase can be a huge project and is often not practical or cost effective. Refurbishing your existing staircase is a fast and simple way to transform your staircase into a modern design feature for your home.

If you choose to upgrade to a glass staircase design, there are several options to choose from. We can replace or clad your posts with oak, the glass can be secured using clamps or into grooves in the oak handrails. You can also opt for fully frameless glass removing the need for posts altogether. These options will all be explained and we can provide quotes for all options.

How it Works

Survey

The staircase specialist will conduct a survey of the existing staircase. They will take measurements of the size and shape of the design. This is your chance to tell them what type of renovations you want to make.

Quote/design

The staircase specialist will calculate a price estimate for the cost of the job.

Bespoke manufacture

After you approve the price estimate, you must make an initial deposit upfront. This covers the cost of the parts and tools that will be needed to perform the work.

Installation

The team of staircase installers will show up on the scheduled date of the installation. They will proceed to remove any old parts of the staircase if necessary and replace them with new parts. These parts may include posts, panels, spindles, balusters, clamps, and base rails.

Final Stage of Installation

The glass of the staircase is customised, which involves cutting and shaping the glass to fit your staircase. After that, the glass is installed on your staircase.

Aftercare

Now all you need to worry about is maintaining the glass, which doesn’t require much effort. You will receive aftercare tips from the staircase specialist.

Kitchen Design – Choosing Your Splashback Colour

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If you do a lot of cooking on the hob in your kitchen, then you need a good splashback to protect its walls. It is easy to dirty up the paint on the walls because of grease, sauce, or oil splatter. What is hard is trying to remove the food splatter from your walls. Oftentimes, the paint colour will never look the same again.

A splashback can ensure that your kitchen walls stay the same colour all the time. If you end up splattering food debris onto the glass of the splashbacks, then you can easily wipe away the splatter with a simple glass cleaner and a soft cloth. The only thing you have to decide is what colour do you want your splashback to be.

Some people prefer to select a neutral colour for their glass splashbacks, allowing them to introduce colour with other items, such as paintings, curtains or kitchen accessories. This approach allows you to alter the colour scheme later without having to replace your splashbacks. Alternatively many people have a clear design idea and decide to go bold with an accent colour to create contrast and a design wow factor. Matte finishes are also a popular choice, allowing for yet another design option, a matte finish to your splashbacks can work extremely well, especially if you already have a lot of gloss in the kitchen and are looking for a more subtle wall covering.

Once the splashback is applied, the new colour will cover the true colour of your walls. Any marks on the wall underneath will not show through the glass. There are many gorgeous splashback colours for you to choose from, such as lime, clay, black, orange, vanilla velvet, mulberry, and virtually any other colour that you want using our colour matching service. The walls underneath will stay protected the entire time, which helps preserve the value of your home as well. To see our colour options click here.

If you want to add some extra style to your splashback colour, you can have a matte finish, metallic finish, mirror finishes or a gloss finish. At Clearly Glass, we offer so many custom options for our kitchen splashbacks. Contact us today at 01395 488160 to find out more information on our kitchen splashback colour options.