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Stay on trend with these glass balustrade design ideas

Wednesday 12th April, 2017

When it comes to eye-catching, contemporary and sleek design statements, glass balustrades are hard to beat.

And with so many different styles to choose from, there is a glass balustrade to suit every commercial setting.

Read on to see some of our favourite glass balustrade designs and find out about a few of their benefits.

Decorative glass balustrades

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Some of the most visually-striking glass balustrades have to be those constructed in decorative glass, such as frosted, tinted or painted glass.

Bright colours like red contrasted with chrome fittings really pop, while the more calming shades of blue or green help to create a soothing, restful ambience.

Frosted glass can be very useful for providing privacy, while still allowing plenty of natural light to pass through.

Frameless glass balustrades

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For a minimalistic, clean and unobtrusive look, frameless glass balustrades are the design of choice. The true minimalist will do away with all signs of obvious fittings and fixtures, foregoing even the traditional handrail.

This look is ideal for allowing maximum light to pass through, with absolutely no interruption to the view.

Add a contrasting handrail

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Many clients, particularly those in the commercial environment, prefer the safer option of a glass balustrade with a handrail for stairs. But safety certainly doesn’t have to compromise style, as these designs demonstrate.

Two of the most popular options are the round polished steel and wooden handrails, which can be fitted to either sit on the top edge of the glass or offset from the face of the glass with brackets.

Extend the glass beyond the balustrade

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Adding extra glass design features enhances the look of a glass balustrade even further. These two examples are particular favourites of ours, fitted by PLG in leading retail outlets. The stairs wrap around the glass features, creating a beautiful focal point at the centre.

Follow the curve with your balustrade

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The curves of spiral stairs or sweeping terraces are highlighted and enhanced by adding a glass balustrade. Leading commercial glass suppliers like Peterlee Glass will custom make the glass for your balustrade, ensuring it follows the curve perfectly.

Finish off with a flourish

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Decorative newel posts can turn your glass balustrade into a unique and beautiful design feature. These two examples were designed to be creative statement pieces.

Whichever style of glass balustrade you decide to go for, it’s always best to commission a trusted commercial glass supplier like Peterlee Glass to produce it for you. We can work with you to create beautiful and unique designs that will make for truly exceptional features.

Get in touch today to talk through your project or arrange a quote.

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