The advantages of installing glass balustrades in commercial buildings
A balustrade is an important component in the construction of most buildings, private and commercial. Balustrades are used for staircases, balconies and as a barrier for any other raised areas for safety purposes.
Balustrades for commercial spaces can be made from various materials, such as iron and stainless steel. But because of its many benefits, the glass balustrade is considered the best and most popular option for commercial sites.
Here are the top four advantages of using glass balustrades in commercial buildings:
Create a safer space
With the right thickness, safety glass can be extremely durable and safe. Glass is durable and does not degrade over time, compared to other types of balustrades that might need to be replaced in the future.
Building regulations require that only specific types of glass are used for constructing balustrades, toughened glass and laminated glass.
Professionally installed glass balustrades that are compliant with these building regulations are incredibly strong and safe. Toughened and laminated glass is highly sturdy and resistant to wear and tear.
These types of safety glasses are extremely difficult to break and even in the rare occasion that the glass breaks, it doesn’t shatter as conventional glass does.
Glass balustrades don’t block the light
Another important advantage of a glass balustrade is that it doesn’t block natural light. Exposure to natural light improves productivity, has a positive impact on mental health, maximises the feeling of space and can improve the flow of a building.
You have probably noticed that many commercial buildings are using glass as part of their internal and external architecture the last few years. From hotels, shopping centres to gyms and corporations, commercial architecture is taking advantage of glass balustrades and natural light.
Plus, glass can also keep the heat compared to other traditional railings that block the light completely.
Glass balustrades require little maintenance
Glass balustrades are a breeze to clean and maintain and with just a quick wipe they look like new instantly. You don’t need much to clean glass balustrades, lukewarm water and microfibre cloths are enough.
Glass balustrades are aesthetically pleasing
When compared to any other balustrade type, glass balustrades are by far the most aesthetically pleasing option for commercial buildings. Glass is an increasingly popular material in modern commercial projects as it adds an elegant touch to any building and it just simply looks good.
Our glass balustrades can also be personalised with different finishes and can be customised with clear, frosted, or coloured glass.
In simple words, glass balustrades are practical and tasteful and can make an excellent choice for commercial buildings. If you are thinking of including glass balustrades in your commercial project and need more information, please contact us and we will go through all the options.