With the warmer weather and more hours of daylight, the garden becomes an increasingly more important part of the home. With the ability to spend more quality time outdoors with friends and family, many people decide to make their gardens a more functional and enjoyable space with the addition of a decking or patio areas. Where there is an edge or need for a handrail, glass balustrades act as the perfect safety barrier as well as adding a touch of sophistication and elegance to the decking area. Today on the blog, we discuss why you should consider a glass balustrade for your decking area.
Safety is a major factor to consider where there is a drop of any kind at the edge of the deck. This should be of the highest priority if your decking will be used by young children and/or people with mobility issues. Glass balustrades can provide the perfect solution without the need to introduce an unsightly and bulky railing system that spoils the decks overall appearance and reduces space. Instead, they enable more light to shine over the deck creating a greater sense and impression of space.
Our balustrade systems are tested to exceed the load requirements set by building regulations so there is minimal risk of system failure. Furthermore, they are manufactured from toughened and toughened laminated glass. Therefore, if one of the glass panels was to break, it would shatter and crack inwards to prevent injury rather than shattering dangerously into thousands of glass shards. Our balustrades are also CE Marked, confirming compliance with EU Legislation to pass the required checks in ensuring our products meet EU safety, health and environmental requirements.
Glass balustrades enable you to create safe outdoor areas without compromising on style. They are extremely versatile in their design, manufacture, and installation and complement decking perfectly whether it be an ultra modern and minimalist garden to more of a classical design with lots of different features. We have a dedicated design team who can help you in your buying decisions by creating visualisations for you to see how your balustrade is likely to look once installed.
Another reason to consider a glass balustrade around decking is the sense of luxury it creates, therefore adding significant value to a property. When glass is used as part of any design, it can create a sense of awe with the way it enables light to play and reflect, often becoming a point of admiration for family, friends, and neighbours. It’s in our nature that we like to impress, and a glass balustrade around a decking area really does create that wow factor.
With any home improvement, we normally invest considerable time and money, therefore reassurance that things will last is paramount. Our glass balustrades offer a robust solution for a decking railing system. They are manufactured in our UK based workshop to strict ISO 9001 Factory Control System and meet all UK Building Regulations & Standards including BS6399 and BS6180. Posts and components are made up of Superior grade 316 stainless steel, marine grade duplex stainless steel, or heavy duty extruded aluminium making our balustrades suitable for outdoor use even in locations with the harshest weather.
Lastly, glass balustrades are a cost effective solution for a decking railing system and require little maintenance. Our glass balustrades come with a cleaning kit which should be applied after installation. After this, occasional cleaning with warm and soapy water should suffice to keep the balustrade looking its best. Our balustrade systems are also designed with simplicity in mind, therefore can be supplied in kit form for self-installation to save on costs. The high quality, durability, and reliability of our glass balustrades all combine to provide peace of mind and excellent value for money.
To sum up, a glass balustrade on your patio or decking area is a cost effective solution to provide a safe, stylish, and luxurious finish that is designed to last even with little required maintenance. At Elite Balustrade Systems, we have a variety of designs and profiles to create bespoke and customised solutions for a wide range of installation scenarios. If you would like any more advice or information about the suitability of our composite decking and glass balustrade range for your design ideas, please contact one of our friendly team members on 01254 825594 or email email@example.com. Alternatively request a call back or fill out a simple enquiry form.
Published: 11th April 2017