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Frameless Balustrading

Balustrades are panels that provide a barrier or fence, sometimes with supporting posts (balusters)
While their primary purpose is usually as a safety barrier, glass balustrades are increasingly used to add sophistication and a contemporary style, both indoors and outdoors.

As well as looking wonderful, a glass balustrade is exceptionally robust. In fact, glass is more durable than wood, which is often prone to pest infestation or corrosion after a few years. Over time, glass will continue to maintain its durability and quality.

Balustrading refers to the system of balusters, handrails, and other components used to provide safety, support, and decorative elements in staircases, balconies, terraces, and other elevated areas. It serves as a barrier to prevent falls and offers stability while also adding aesthetic appeal to architectural spaces. Balustrades can be made from various materials, including wood, metal, glass, or a combination of these materials

Balusters: Balusters are vertical posts or spindles that support the handrail or guardrail. They are typically spaced evenly along the length of the balustrade and can come in various designs and shapes, such as turned, square, or custom profiles. Balusters can be made from materials like wood, metal, glass, or even stone, depending on the desired aesthetic and functional requirements.

Handrails: Handrails are horizontal components that provide a grip and support for individuals using the staircase or walking along the balustrade. They are positioned at a comfortable height and can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, or glass. Handrails can also incorporate different shapes, profiles, and finishes to match the overall design style.

Newel Posts: Newel posts are larger, more prominent vertical posts that anchor the balustrade at specific intervals, such as the start and end points of a staircase or at corners. They often have decorative elements and can serve as a focal point in the overall design. Newel posts provide stability and support to the balustrade structure.

Structural Support: Balustrades must be structurally sound and capable of withstanding the required loads and forces. The design and construction of the balustrade system should comply with building codes and regulations to ensure safety and stability.

Aesthetic Considerations: Balustrades can enhance the visual appeal of a space and contribute to the architectural style and overall design concept. The choice of materials, finishes, and detailing can create a traditional, contemporary, or custom look that harmonizes with the surrounding environment.

Safety and Building Codes: Balustrading systems play a critical role in providing safety by preventing falls and accidents. Building codes and regulations often specify requirements for balustrade height, spacing between balusters, handrail dimensions, and other safety considerations.

Balustrading can vary in style and complexity depending on the architectural design and functional requirements. Whether it is for residential, commercial, or public spaces, proper design, installation, and maintenance of balustrades are essential to ensure their durability, safety, and aesthetic integration with the overall architectural context.

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