Glass balustrades, especially rimless glass balustrades, are a popular use of structural glass to prevent horizontal variations in building design. The advantage of using glass as this barrier is that it is completely transparent and clear, minimising interference with the interior landscape of the building while also minimising the impact of the presence of the barrier on the design of the building.When specifying glass railings for a project, various factors need to be taken into account to ensure that the glass you specify meets the regulations for glass railings and is both strong and safe.
Type of glass balustrade
There are two main types of glass balustrades, commonly used in residential and commercial buildings. They are:
Frame glass railing
They are widely used today because they offer the perfect blend of luxury, beauty and safety. Glass panels are secured using metal frames, usually to the floor, regardless of the material used to make the floor. In fact, the frame and top rail form the mandatory part of the balustrade, making them perfect for using stairs, decks, raised platforms, balconies, ledges, etc. The convenience of the top rail also makes it a pleasant and comfortable way to stand there and enjoy the outdoor views.
Railings without frames
Without frames to provide even the tiniest hindrance, these rimless glass railings offer safe and stunning unobstructed views. These railings can also be customized to suit roof, balcony and deck requirements. As such, they have a variety of uses, while also being a very safe and attractive choice for glass railings in residential and commercial places.
Both types of glass balustrades provide elegance and a degree of satisfaction, while being comfortable and easily integrated with the theme of the decor of a house, farmhouse or the exterior of a commercial establishment. Tempered glass is usually used because it resists breakage and is therefore a good choice for outdoor installation. The hardware used at the same time should also be non-corrosive and durable so as to match the durability of the toughened glass used for the railings.
However, there are some things to keep in mind when installing glass railings for a particular space, such as:
Glass railings do not create any errors in the size of the glass or the amount of other hardware required, glass railings need to withstand and maintain a minimum pressure of 200 pounds so that they can operate at a variety of pressures up to 200 pounds. The natural environment around a house or business facility needs to be treated with due respect.
Therefore, great care should be taken to ensure that the correct type of glass and hardware is selected for the installation of the glass railing. Once the same work has been done in the right way, the final design will dramatically change the aesthetics of the space, thus making it look more attractive and inviting than before.
When specifying glass railings for a project, various factors need to be taken into account to ensure that the glass you specify meets the regulations for glass railings and is both strong and safe.
Fit balcony glass railing kits that give you a variety of factors to add: extra light, beautiful views and an exterior facelift will make your home a more beautiful place to live and enjoy. But in everyday life sometimes the thought of installing glass railings can feel a little daunting. After all the glass and components to put in, this may seem like a tricky job best left to the professionals.
While many people use professionals to install their glass railings, kits and instructions can also facilitate your own installation, making installing glass railings to your home as simple as assembling tools.
Choose your glass railing DIY kit
What do you want your glass railing kit to do for your home? Are you most concerned with classic aesthetics and safety, or do you prefer your safety rails to look smoother and inconspicuous? Balcony series railings can help with both choices and everything in between.No matter what kind of railing kit you choose, a good price is always the most popular, and it is also important to compare the quality, of course, you can also choose from well-known brands.
EASIAHOME’s glass railings are tough, resilient and almost maintenance-free. It’s also surprisingly heavy, thanks to the clever design of the aluminum handrail and the lighter glass.
Maybe you’ll opt for a super stylish curved glass railing? They are so good looking, you have to get used to the envious stares of passers-by! Or you might opt for our more traditional glass railing kit. You can choose from the following types:
All glass completely rimless railing;
Semi-rimless railings without vertical posts;
Smooth and strong handrails;
Classic round handrail railing.
No matter which set you go to, all of our balustrades have a choice of balustrade finishes and glass tones to allow you to adapt your balustrade to suit your plan.
Read our test instructions and you’ll see that our glass baluster kit itself is simple. Read the installation instructions here. As you will see, they are clear and easy to follow, not badly written flat-pack instructions like you might encounter elsewhere! If you would like more guidance, you can also contact us to have our experienced engineers answer your questions, they are the next best thing to experts at your side. In any case, please contact us as soon as any problems arise and we hope you are satisfied with our rails from start to finish.
Install your glass railing kit
No matter how expert you are, or how confident you are, installing glass railings is a two-person job. So find someone you trust and can work effectively with to do your job. The time it takes to complete the job will vary depending on the location of the railings (installing them on the ground is a much simpler task), the tools you choose, and the number of railings that fit. Small setups can be done in a day, but allow for 2 or 3 days of long railing runs. Set up tools before you begin, and keep children and pets away to avoid unnecessary distractions and accidents.
We hope you’ll be inspired to install your own glass railing kit. You can find all the technical and appropriate information you need on our website, as well as reviews from many satisfied customers. If you have any questions or concerns, just give us a call and we’ll help you in any way we can.
The advantages of glass railings
While all railing systems have their own unique advantages, glass railings are known for their many advantages, making them an excellent choice for many different Settings.
Some of the most notable benefits of glass railings include:
1. Stunning beauty – A glass railing system will add a modern aesthetic to your home, making them perfect for a modern outdoor space.
2. Unobstructed view – When you have a prominent view, you don’t want to hide it behind a plank, thick-walled wood railing, or aluminum or iron railing. The rimless glass balustrade creates a feeling that there is no barrier between you and the landscape, contributing to the unique design of your building’s exterior.
3. Sturdy and durable – When installed correctly, glass railings are extremely sturdy and durable, making them perfect for outdoor Spaces, where they will see plenty of use and abuse.
4. Easy to clean – Unlike other types of railings that stain easily, glass railings are easy to clean and require little maintenance, making them perfect for busy homeowners.
The unique design is one of the reasons for your choice – whether you are making a new installation or replacing an old one, the glass balustrade, once installed, has a “wow” effect with every visitor. Clean lines and open views make for a stunning final design.