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When Less Is More: Glass Balustrade Systems

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glass balustradesGlass balustrades give the same benefit as glass pool fencing: an unobstructed view. You can have your balustrade done by a professional. Still, to cut down on costs, there is no reason that you cannot do very well with a DIY glass balustrade kit.

What are the Choices?

Solid balustrades tend to make the enclosed area smaller because it cuts up the space. Glass balustrades give the illusion of continuity, especially if they are the frameless types. There is a wide choice available for the design and look of the glass panels that will fit any home.
Glass balustrades look modern and elegant by default, but some designs simply look stunning. Take your time to look through the suppliers’ catalogues until you find one that really catches your attention, suggests Jigsaw Balustrades.

Where Should You Put Balustrades?

Glass balustrades look great both indoors and outdoors. You typically want balustrades around patios, balconies, and staircases, mostly to keep people from falling off. They are definitely functional components of any building, such as a mall. That said, glass balustrades are pretty and easy to install. They are also easy to maintain and durable, which makes it easy to see why they are so popular for both homes and businesses.

What Do You Need?

You will need the DIY glass balustrade kit, of course, which you can get from most glass suppliers and warehouse stores at reasonable prices. It should include the glass panels, spigots, screws and washers. Take note that the thickness of the glass will affect its durability and price.

Aside from the kit, you will also need some tools. Have these handy before starting your project:

  • Allen key
  • Builders pencil
  • Power drill
  • Drill bit
  • Glass crayon
  • Phillips screw bit
  • Tape measure

It would also be a good idea to have a mate around to help you with some of the heavy lifting. It also makes the work go faster when you have someone to talk with.

Glass balustrades attest to the saying that ‘less is more’. With less opaque surfaces, you will see more, and the aesthetic sense of frameless glass balustrades lends additional aesthetic sense to the surroundings.

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