Structural glass balustrades are designed to be used as a balcony system or stair rail without interrupting views, adding an elegant and modern touch to any office or commercial building. The glass balustrade allows a natural flow of light right through as well as creating the illusion of more space, allowing any area to look bigger and brighter than it actually is. These types of glass systems are designed using crystal clear glass allowing the light to bounce off the balustrade creating a brighter environment. The stair rail or balustrade can be done with or without an aluminium handrail and can be personally designed uniquely to our customer’s requirements. We offer a comprehensive range of frameless, semi-frameless and handrail systems suitable for both internal and external use made with 316-grade stainless steel with a choice of post, spigot or dry glazed U channel systems all meeting a design force of up to 1.5kn.
Key Factors and Safety
Not only does the structural glass balustrades offer a modern and sophisticated look they also have excellent safety factors as they are made with toughened glass with is 5x stronger than normal annealed glass. It is very rare that a glass balustrade or stair rail will break due to how strong toughened glass is but if it does its good to know that the shards of glass are not sharp and usually the glass will stay in place rather than the glass exploding. This is because toughened glass is a type of safety glass which is as strong as steel and would take extreme force to break, making both systems the perfect option for any office or commercial building.