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A glass balustrade can offer a sophisticated safety solution that seals areas where falling may otherwise be a potential health and safety hazard. In this post we discuss the merits of balustrades made from glass, read on for more information.
The Illusion of Space
Glass balustrades are transparent, therefore objects the other side of the structures are usually quite clearly visible, depending on the finish and thickness of the glass. This can help glass balustrades to create an illusion space, as well as creating an open, fresh and expansive environment.
Because of the transparent nature of the structures, glass balustrades do not block light, as some materials do. In fact, glass readily allows light through. In the context of a glass balustrade, this is a factor that can help to create a bright and airy atmosphere, in addition to a sleek, modern look.
Glass is a smooth material and, as such, can be extremely easy to keep clean. In the event that the glass does become dirty, often all that is required to restore it to a clean state is water and a soft cloth. What’s more, the material doesn’t stain, while minor aesthetic blemishes, such as scratches, can often be smoothed out with polishing.
Long Term Solution
In the past, glass may have had a reputation for being somewhat flimsy, lightweight and fragile. However, modern commercial glass could not be further removed from this outmoded stereotype. Glass balustrades are both strong and durable, with today’s technology allowing for thick, tempered glass to be created. Glass does not rust and is extremely resistant against other forms of corrosion and pest infestations. These factors combine to ensure that balustrades made from glass provide a long term solution.
Wrightfield is a specialist in balustrades. We design, manufacture and install a range of balustrades, including those made from glass.