So, balustrades are incredibly diverse, but why should you buy one?
A balustrade system could be just the ticket you need in order to add an element of style and sophistication to your home. Being a cornerstone part of the commercial buildings we visit every day, they provide safety for people accessing decks, stairwells and more. It’s important to remember that choosing the right balustrade can be a tricky process because it should fit both the needs of you and any members of the public that may enter your store, but there are a number of factors to take into account before having a balustrade installed.
What exactly is a balustrade?
Balustrades can come in a number of forms, yet there are two main types of balustrade: with handrails and without. They are made from a number of materials, being used to enhance safety in any buildings.
If you were to look at a stairwell, the balustrade in this instance is the little posts that connect either end of the railings together. A balustrade system will typically include a top and bottom rail, as well as any infill material. The infill is the protective barrier this lies in between the top and bottom rails.
Its law that balustrades are required on the open side of a staircase/balcony, yet there are a vast range of systems to choose from, all of which provide benefits in style and safety.
Can you custom make a balustrade?
Having bespoke balustrades installed is an incredibly popular way to tailor the interior design of your home or store. Installing custom made balustrades allows you to match the needs and style of your property. You can choose from a vast range of materials and styles.
Choosing the perfect balustrade for business
Given that the balustrade is going to be installed into a commercial property, you’ll need to take into the account the overall safety of the system, as it will be bound by safety requirements that it must meet.
In it design, architectural glass is a good choice for balustrades, as they offer a modern look that oozes both style and elegance. It’s most commonly used in shopping centres and government buildings as it’s an incredibly versatile design that can be made to fit your own building requirements.
What material should I choose?
Each material that you can choose for your balustrade will naturally having it own advantages and disadvantages, varying on its maintenance levels. Aluminium is a good choice in your commercial building, as it’s strong and an incredibly durable metal, one that holds fantastic resistance to corrosion. These advantages of the material are ideal for balustrades that will sit on the exterior of either a commercial or domestic building, as the material will be resistant to a number of weather conditions.
Although glass is viewed as a fragile material that can be broken easily, the glass that’s used in balustrades is often toughened up so it can withstand greater amounts of force.
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