Top tips when planning a balustrade

There’s a lot to bear in mind when you’re planning a balustrade for your property. We’ve got a few tips to help you get the best results for your money, no matter your budget and style preferences.

Location, location, location

domestic balcony balustrade

It’s important to think carefully when planning where your balustrade will be located, as the design and specification will need to be tailored accordingly.

The ground, or base, on which your balustrade system will be located will have a bearing on the kind of installation required – your options for a balustrade built on a level deck may be different to one located on a patio or terrace, for example.

Equally, take into account how exposed your balustrade will be – outdoor balustrades in coastal or marine environments, or around a pool, will need to be far more resilient – our frameless mini post balustrades are designed with extra durability for this very purpose.

Make budget and style meet in the middle

planning a balustrade

When planning a glass and stainless steel balustrade, it’s a good idea to be as flexible as you can with your budget and your aesthetic preferences – that way, you’re far more likely to find a balustrade system that fits the bill in both ways.

Focusing solely on either budget or visual appeal may leave you frustrated or disappointed, but flexibility will ensure you get a balustrade you love. Love the frameless balustrade look but need to fit with a budget? Our frameless mini post balustrades are a perfect compromise.

Get inspired with our balustrade images

our balustrade images on pinterest

When you’re looking for the right balustrade system for your home, it’s a great idea to get online and search for inspiration – platforms like Pinterest have a wealth of images, so choose the styles and concepts that spark your imagination, and save them in a folder.

The more information you give your balustrade manufacturer, the more likely they are to be able to create a bespoke glass balustrade system that’s everything you hoped for.

Safety first with balustrades

balustrade safety

While you might dream of a beautiful frameless glass balustrade that’s close to invisible, it’s important to consider safety – where will the balustrade be used, by whom, and are there any potential safety issues?

A balustrade on a staircase or set of steps is far more likely to require a hand-rail, for example, while a frameless stainless steel balustrade is a perfect choice for installing around an outdoor decked area, offering uninterrupted views out over your garden.

Stainless steel balustrades for your home

Whatever kind of glass and stainless steel balustrade you’re thinking of having installed on your property, Elite Balustrade can deliver. We design, manufacture and supply:

  • Framed glass and stainless steel balustrades
  • Semi-framed glass and stainless steel balustrades
  • Frameless glass and stainless steel balustrades
  • Frameless mini post glass and stainless steel balustrades
  • Bespoke glass and stainless steel balustrades

So there really is an option for every project and property. Talk to one of our dedicated design and specification team members today to talk about your individual requirements and help with planning your creation: call 01254 825 594 or email sales@elitebalustrade.com.

Browse more of our beautiful balustrade systems including frameless balustrades and frameless mini post balustrades.

Published: 14th November 2016

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