As we have stated in our previous blogs, buying a glass balustrade is a good way to enhance the aesthetic value of your property. There are many styles to choose from. This means most home owners can easily augment their home to increase its style. Choosing glass balustrade fittings that complement your home design is as equally important as choosing the right type of glass. In this blog post we provide information that should help you select the best possible balustrade fittings.
Essentially, the type of fittings you choose should depend on the style of balustrade you are buying. At Railsafe, we supply framed, semi-frameless and frameless glass balustrades all across Sydney. Different fittings are available depending on the style of balustrade. Your choice of fitting will affect not only the look of the glass balustrade, but more importantly, its strength and safety of the railing.
Framed and Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrades
The frames and posts used on framed and semi-frameless glass balustrades can be made from a number of materials. Each material supplied by Railsafe is unique and has a range of visual properties that can complement any home aesthetic. Contact us for a free site visit and we’ll help you choose the balustrade fittings that match your home best.
Frameless Glass Balustrades
Frameless glass balustrades tend to have a lot less structural support than framed or semi-framed glass balustrades. The strength of a frameless balustrade originates from its shoe profile: the fittings at the base of the glass panel. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t diligently choose fittings for your balustrade.
The base of the balustrade is fixed to the building structure in an appropriate way according to the site. Each site must be assessed individually and shoe fittings chosen to ensure they can withstand the load of the glass panels.
What Fittings and Clamps Are Available?
A typical glass balustrade requires four clamps to secure each 1m2 glass panel. They also include posts and sometimes a frame. Clamps are installed for safety reasons: to fix panels securely to the posts. Your choice of glass balustrade fittings and clamps will depend on the look you want to create. Steel and aluminium clamps, frames and posts tend to sit well with glass balustrades. Wooden options for frames and posts are also available and offer a natural looking feature to the interior or exterior of your house.
Contact Railsafe Today
f you’re looking to upgrade your staircase or balconies at home, contact Railsafe today to have a chat about the benefits of glass balustrades. We supply and install glass railings and fittings all over Sydney and have a strong track record of delivering top results to our clients. We are available from 8:30 to 4:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday. Call us on 02 9905 8773 today to arrange an inspection and free quote at your property.