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Preparing for Your Balustrade Installation 

Researching and preparing for a new balustrade installation is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Whether deciding on a particular product or supplier or dealing with measurements and design intricacies, there is significant financial and time investment involved. At Railsafe we are proud to design and install award winning balustrade systems which enhance the safety and appearance of residential and commercial buildings. If you’re about to embark on a balustrade project, being prepared and informed will ensure a seamless experience from start to finish. Here are a few essential considerations for the planning and installation process.  

Planning and Install – What to Expect  

1. Consultation and Design 

Every balustrade project begins with consultation and design. Working in close collaboration with you, our team members will help you find the perfect design and product which meets your unique requirements and specifications. This will typically involve a site visit, giving us the opportunity to survey the area, make note of any important details and prepare a detailed plan for your balustrade installation. We offer free measure and quotes for all glass balustrades,  

2. Manufacture 

The next phase involves the manufacture of your balustrade system. Once you have approved the design, we get to work on manufacturing your new glass balustrade. This may involve cutting glass to size, sourcing and preparing supports and fittings and getting everything ready for the day of installation. We have an accomplished team of designers, engineers and fabricators on hand which enables us to provide fast turnarounds. Quality is at the heart of everything we do, with each sheet of glass going through a stringent quality control process to ensure your complete satisfaction. 

3. Site Preparation 

Prior to installing your new balustrade, the site will need to be prepared. It is helpful if you can remove any outdoor furniture to enable clear access for our installers. Our team can assist with the removal of your old balustrade and fixtures, and we will prepare the surface to ensure a safe, high-quality installation.  

4. Installation 

Our balustrade systems are designed in accordance with relevant Australian Standards, and we adhere to strict design and installation specifications. The installation process may involve use of drilling machinery to position and fix the balustrade posts, after which the glass panels will be erected and fixed in place. Simply sit back and relax, and you’ll be enjoying your stylish new glass balustrade system in no time at all.  

Helpful Tips to Streamline Your Install 

  • Communication – It’s important to let your installer know your specific requirements and specifications, as this will enable them to design a balustrade system which meets your expectations and budget. If you’re not quite sure what you’re after, we are more than happy to offer our expert opinion and advice. 
  • Remove Obstacles – Prior to installation, you should ensure that the installation site is clear of obstacles and has a clean, level surface. This will help to expedite the installation process and ensure a successful install which is stable and secure. 
  • Timeline – The design and install process can take some time, and you will be provided with an estimated time for completion. Let your installer know if you have any deadlines coming up, and we will endeavour to complete your project as soon as possible.  
  • Budget – Balustrade systems vary in cost depending on the type of materials and size of your site. With a firm budget in place, you can avoid budget blow out and get the best possible return on investment. 

Make an Investment in Style and Safety – Get a Quote Today 

If your balustrades are looking a little worse for wear, perhaps it’s time to consider upgrading to a stylish, award-winning design from one of Sydney’s leading balustrading companies. Railsafe would welcome the opportunity to provide you with an obligation free measure and quote. 

Contact us today to discuss your project and learn more about our award-winning designs with superior craftsmanship.  

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