Seeing the light: how glass balustrades are transforming commercial venues

Exposure to natural light improves both mood and productivity, which is why so many commercial premises are jumping on board with the use of glass as an integral part of their internal architecture.

From shopping centres to gyms, health spas to hotels, wellbeing-driven businesses are embracing frameless glass balustrades as a way to improve building flow, maximise the feeling of space, and bathe their staff and customers in beneficial natural light.

Glass balustrades: a clear-cut case for health and wellbeing

glass balustrade used on commercial premises outdoors

A 2016 study by Northwestern Medicine, one of the US’s top research-intensive medical schools, confirmed that increased exposure to natural light not only improves employee productivity but has a significant positive impact on sleep quality, physical activity levels and mental health.

Frameless glass balustrades are an effective way to combine safety and security with the plentiful natural light we now know has such far-reaching benefits. Office buildings, retail outlets and health and fitness venues such as gyms and spas in particular can all profit from the feeling of light and openness that frameless glass balustrades deliver.

Our beautiful frameless glass balustrades offer all the safety and security benefits of other materials, while boosting natural light levels within a building – good news for staff and visitors alike, and great news for businesses.

Browse our frameless glass balustrade gallery to see some of the bespoke glass balustrades we’ve designed and installed for our customers.

Balance beauty & budget: frameless mini post glass balustrades

frameless mini post glass balustrades

Frameless mini post glass balustrades combine the beauty of a frameless glass balustrade with the cost effectiveness and superior corrosion resistance of a framed balustrade, making them an ideal choice for large-scale and outdoor projects, such as restaurant decking areas, coastal and swimming facilities, and adventure and leisure venues.

Available in widths from 12mm to 17.5mm toughened and laminated glass, our frameless mini post glass balustrades are a versatile solution for decks, balconies, staircases and outdoor leisure areas, maximising light transmission and visibility while helping you adhere to the relevant Health and Safety requirements.

Take a look at our gallery of bespoke frameless mini post glass balustrades we’ve created for our customers.

Glass balustrades: eye-catching, hard-wearing and long-lasting

Glass balustrade

Glass is an increasingly popular material in modern architectural projects – and with good reason. Hardwearing, durable and aesthetically pleasing, toughened and laminated glass offers a wealth of benefits and goes the distance, usually lasting for many years without any visible signs of wear and tear.

With more evidence than ever that natural light exposure has real benefits, the case for opening up your commercial venue with frameless glass balustrades is a clear one: take a look at our range of stainless steel glass balustrade systems today, browse our gallery or talk to one of our expert team members about your individual requirements.

Elite Balustrade is a leading supplier of bespoke glass balustrade systems. We cater to a huge range of unique requirements every single day, and we’re equally happy talking to architects, specifiers and individual home and business owners, so no matter how big or small your project, our design and project teams can help.

Call 01254 825 594 or find out more about our frameless and mini post glass balustrade systems @EliteBalustrade.

Published: 10th August 2016

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