Balustrades have always been a necessary item in the home. Used to prevent people falling from balconies, porches, and stairs, they also add structural integrity to the building, as well as added security. Using glass as a material to provide screening in the home has become very popular in the last decade. The main reason for this is the high level of visibility that glass balustrades offer, with a wide range of textures and designs to help you create that modern look.
Glass offers a range of styles, with panels that can be framed, semi-framed, or even frameless, giving you the right style for your home. The frames can be stainless steel, or polished alloy, which contrast nicely with the glass panels. With clear-glass panels, it is possible to increase the light in the room, which gives a more spacious appearance. Frameless designs are popular as they provide that sleek, modern look, while blending in perfectly with the surroundings. At Jigsaw, we are always happy to advise you on the ideal style to suit your property.
Glass can give your balcony a unique ambience, and with clear-glass balustrades, your view remains unspoiled. Normally, when seated, your eye line would be the same height as the balustrade, so by using clear glass panels, you can still enjoy the view. Glass balustrades are ideal for larger balconies, as you might find at coastal restaurants, which use glass panels to provide protection and a unique design element that complements the dining experience.
Glass balustrades look wonderful around a staircase, with railings installed above the glass for safety. They can be fitted on both interior and exterior staircases, with a choice of clear or opaque finishes. They provide the security without taking any of the character away from the room, and there are designs for all shapes and sizes.
Easy to Clean
Glass balustrades could not be easier to keep clean, a solution of mild detergent and water is enough to keep them looking like new. To really bring out that shine, spray on glass cleaner and buff the panels with a dry cotton cloth. If this is done regularly, your balustrade will always look like new. Other than that, there is very little maintenance, as the material does not decay or fade over time.
At Jigsaw, your made-to-measure balustrades are installed by experts, who use a range of methods to fix the balustrades on floors and stairways. Before deciding on a particular design, consult with us and we will help you to choose the ideal screening for your property.
Change the Character of Your Home
Glass balustrades complement any room, with sleek, unobtrusive designs that provide strength and safety, while enhancing the ambience of your property. Glass panels have come a long way in terms of safety, with tempered glass used as standard, making for a safe solution, especially for children. So, if you are looking to add character to your home, we at Jigsaw are confident we can provide the perfect answer.