How Much Does a Glass Balustrade Cost?

How much does a glass balustrade cost? We’ve produced this helpful guide to help you find the right balustrade for your budget.

To find out how much your glass balustrade will cost you, you can use our 3D balustrade planner to help you choose your design style and get a quote based on your specific requirements.

The quote builder works by allowing you to initially choose your preferred balustrade style and layout of your design. Then you add in the individual details such as the width, thickness and the type of glass required. After completing your details, we’ll provide you with your quote. If you need to discuss further bespoke requirements, please get in touch so that we can give you a more accurate quote suited to your needs.

The benefits of a glass balustrade

A glass balustrade can be a great addition to your home’s interior. Not only do they add extra safety to staircases, balconies, landings, banisters and more, but glass balustrades suit modern buildings down to a tee. Even traditional buildings can benefit from adding glass balustrades – as seen in many museums and historic buildings. The National Army Museum in Chelsea is a great example of how glass balustrades can be used as part of a major refurbishment. The main features are preserved, but you’re still able to enjoy the view thanks to the transparency of the glass.

For domestic properties, adding balustrades can be safer and prevent unnecessary accidents. While many safety features are known for being functional rather than attractive, a balustrade is different. A glass balustrade means you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics, allowing you to keep enjoying the view knowing your area is safe. Balustrades are particularly popular for securing decking and outdoor spaces.

The type of glass used for a glass balustrade is 5 times stronger than typical glass. We add extra security to our glass balustrade systems by using marine grade steel and tough aluminium materials, all strength tested and issued with a test certificate upon delivery.

The main benefits of choosing a glass balustrade:

Attractive, modern design

Ideal for all home types, glass balustrades offer clean lines and a simple design features. A quick Pinterest search for glass balustrades will show you the range of design possibilities that exist.

Helps make the most of natural light

Glass balustrades can help you bring more natural light into a room, helping to make rooms look more spacious and open.

Easy to clean and maintain

Glass balustrades are easy to clean and maintain, meaning your investment will last longer. Typical glass cleaning techniques can work wonders on your glass balustrade, and there’ll be no need to worry about the elements either.


Glass balustrades are very versatile. They can be used indoors or outdoors for a range of purposes. You can also choose from a number of different systems and materials. This, of course, does have a large bearing on how much a glass balustrade will cost.

Choosing your balustrade design

Each home project is unique, meaning it’s very rare that two glass balustrade quotes will be the same. There are several things that could impact the price of your glass balustrade, including the scale of your project and the materials used.

Some of the things that will affect how much your balustrade costs include:


The larger the scale of your project, the higher the price of your glass balustrade system. A small balcony balustrade, for example, will cost less than one that covers the entire length of a staircase. Measuring out the space will help give you a clearer idea of what the overall cost will be.


The width of the glass used can also impact your costs – for example, a 10mm thick glass panel is more affordable than one of 15mm.


The heavier the weight of your balustrade, the more expensive it can be. This is because of the engineering required to hold the weight of the installation to ensure a secure and sturdy product.

Type of glass

You can choose from clear laminate or opaque glass. There are also different glass types that are more suitable for either indoor or outdoor systems, respectively, that could affect the cost of your purchase.

Additional features

At SHS we have several barrier styles which include glass buttons, frameless glass and infinity systems. Prices vary according to the design type, but you can get an instant quote online to help you establish the cost for your home.

Types of glass balustrade

At SHS we offer the following kinds of glass balustrade:

  • Afina
  • Professional
  • Elegance
  • Frameless
  • Infinity
  • Square Posts
  • Glass Button
  • Spigot
  • Pinion
  • Clarion

Find out more about our different glass balustrade types here.

Looking for inspiration?

To help you find what you’re looking for, it helps to use one of our Product Guides. Our product guides feature some useful how-tos, which cover all balustrade systems that we offer, as well as a sketching guide to help you plan yours.

Our installation videos are a great resource to help you save money on your fitting costs. From measuring guides, to handrail fitting guides, there are different videos available to help make fitting your balustrade simple and cost-effective.

Choosing SHS for your balustrade systems

Get in touch with us to discuss your plans and we’ll provide you with expert advice and opinions to help your ideas come to life.

Start by browsing our glass balustrade systems and get your quote today. As experts in balustrade design, SHS can provide you with exactly what you’re looking for.



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