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5 Amazing benefits of glass balustrades in the home.

If you are thinking of changing the decor in your home, it’s time to consider a glass balustrade or balcony. You have probably come across these in shops or office buildings but more and more people are using these amazing features in their homes to compliment their styles. 

There is no doubt a beautifully crafted glass balustrade is a work of art, that is why it is incredibly important  selecting a supplier with a great reputation for beautiful craftsmanship. 

BUT…..they are not just stunning to look at, here are 5 benefits of glass balcony balustrades you may not have known about:


When using a glass balustrade it creates the illusion of more space, this is because subconsciously a barrier creates an end to the space available blocking off any additional beauty and space on the other side.

However, if the barrier is glass, it’s not registered so easily in your mind, allowing you to see the space on both sides of the barrier as available. In short, any balustrade or balcony will make the space feel so much larger.


As we all already know, Glass lets light through, and a glass balcony or balustrade will help to illuminate the area behind, and for example this will allow you to use the balcony later in the evening, letting in the light and also providing a fantastic view as the night goes on.

Allowing the light through can also help to illuminate the space inside the building, standard balustrades often block most of the light, making it darker inside. This isn’t an issue when dealing with glass.


Glass balustrades are made from toughened glass for safety, this means they are extremely strong and will protect you from falling out, or off the balcony. This is the reason they are also popular on staircases. You will often see a glass balustrade on flats or apartments from the 1st floor up.

But glass isn’t just strong enough to protect you from falling, it is also surprisingly durable. In fact, with very little maintenance a glass balustrade will last for years.


Glass is very easy to keep clean. While it is true that you’ll see any fingerprints or smudges, it is simple to clean off with a little glass cleaner, keeping your balustrades looking new for a very very long time. 

Amongst all the other great benefits that a glass balustrade of balcony has to offer, this is much easier than washing or brushing around the standard balustrade designs and having to repaint or varnish them periodically to keep them looking fresh.

Compliments everything

Glass is great because it complements any type of furnishing or any style of home. It doesn’t matter what décor you have, traditional, classic, contemporary, all are viable options to complement a glass balcony and leave your home looking stunning.This makes it much easier to change your décor and keep your house looking fantastic without the expense or hassle of altering your balustrades.