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Five reasons why you need glass balustrades

Monday 26th March, 2018

Glass balustrades are more than just a safety feature, they are the stylish, durable and robust safety alternative that can turn any commercial or domestic space from mediocre to show-stopping.

Used on landings, staircases, balconies, mezzanine floors, high walkways and patios, there are a multitude of ways to incorporate glass balustrades into your interiors, so what is stopping you?

Here are the top five reasons why you should switch to glass balustrades today.


1. Enhances Style of Buildingglass-balustrades18.jpg

Used correctly, glass balustrades can enhance the style of your building to achieve an unforgettable ‘wow’ factor. Glass allows you to create a personalised modern space with a mix of decorative glass combined with different railing options, producing a structure unique to you. Using glass for your balustrades allows you to enhance the views of both your outdoor and indoor space whilst allowing natural and ambient light to reach all areas in your building.

2. Safety

To ensure extra security, the glass material used for glass balustrades is thick, toughened safety glass which is difficult to break and does not shatter, permitting the balustrades to withstand just about any conditions. To add extra security to your space, you can also fix extra railings to the balustrades, both on the interior and exterior as required.

3. Easily Maintained

Few materials clean as easily as glass – with a simple wipe with a cloth, any traces of smudges or grime can be removed. The flat and glossy surface of laminated glass also allows glass balustrades to remain dust free for long periods of time. Dents and scratches are also issues most building materials are vulnerable to, but as glass is abrasion-resistant, it can much more easily withstand surface wear and tear, therefore making it the ideal balustrade material.

4. Eco-Friendly

Glass is 100% recyclable and one of few materials that does not degrade during the recycling process, allowing it to be recycled multiple times without any loss of quality. Choosing glass balustrades not only offers visual appeal but can boost your company’s environmental impact.

5. Cost-Effective

Versatility and strength makes glass one of the best structural items to use. Glass can be moulded into several different shapes, and unlike materials such as wood, glass will not discolour, rot or deform, making it an overall longer-lasting product. Glass balustrades are a good investment for your building as glass will look as good as new for years to come.

As a leading commercial glass supplier, Peterlee glass have the skills and knowledge in-house to be able to provide you with exactly the right materials for your project. So, if you would like to find out further about glass balustrades and how you can install them safely, please do get in touch. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your ideas with you and work out the best route forward for your particular project.

Send us a message now or call us today on 0191 586 3113.

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