Balustrades are railings that are traditionally made up of a series of pillars (balusters) which support a handrail on the perimeter of a staircase, balcony, terrace, or any upper floor area on the outside of a home. They can also be used in gardens and around swimming pools.
There are different types of balustrades to choose from, such as the classic wood balustrades and the modern glass balustrades. Each one has its own unique benefits. It all depends on the type of appearance you’re seeking for your home and garden.
Frameless glass Balustrades
Homeowners love to choose frameless glass balustrades for their interior and outdoor garden areas due to the ability of glass to add a sophisticated and elegant touch to any property. They are also weather-resistant, easy to maintain and serve as a practical safety barrier. The transparent nature of glass balustrades allows for uninterrupted views as well as creating a feeling of space and a more expansive atmosphere throughout the home and garden.
Wood balustrades have more of a traditional appeal to them. You’ll see them commonly used on staircases, deckings and ledges. They are great to lean on as you look over the rail and watch the scenery around you. The pillars and columns of wood balustrades are usually crafted in a way which gives them a classic aesthetic design and appeal. High-quality solid wood is commonly used for the balustrades as well. They can take an ordinary looking home and make it look more elegant and fashionable.
Stainless Steel Balustrades
Stainless steel balustrades are a modern choice that has strong durability and aesthetics and often incorporates glass as infill panels. It is also very easy to clean and maintain these balustrades and works well as a safety barrier. So, if you have a lot of people using your property, then stainless steel balustrades are a good option for you.
Aluminium balustrades offer a cost effective modern choice to glass or stainless steel balustrades, they offer more durability than stainless steel due to the lack of rusting. Often incorporating glass panels it is also lightweight and easy to install the aluminium balustrades. For a simple modern balustrade aluminium is a great choice. To find out more about Clearly Glass’ balustrades range, feel free to get in touch with the team.