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Glass Balustrades

Make your glass balcony, terrace or patio special. Create your own space.

Outdoors or In, our glass balustrades are rustproof, have top safety ratings and a guaranteed long life. They're easy to install and make a great investment. Best of all, they give you space to breathe.

Glass balustrading opens up views, adds safe space, and makes an ideal screen against the wind for outdoor comfort.

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1-Sided 1 section glass balustrade
2-Sided 2 section glass balustrade
3-Sided 3 section glass balustrade
4-Sided 4 sides glass balustrade
5-Sided 5 sides glass balustrade
Curved curved glass balustrade
 
 

THE GLASS BALUSTRADE: STYLE, ELEGANCE AND STRENGTH

Glass Balcony Balustrades

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Glass balustrades are the ideal way to make the most of a balcony, decking, terrace, patio, a flat roof or a pool area. It's the best of both worlds - you can create your own space, and add lasting value to your property.

  • The UK's leading independent producer
  • Maintenance free and easy to fit
  • No glass clamps and minimal posts required
  • Less is More engineering: no corner posts and few uprights needed
  • Super strong and tested systems
  • Proven track record
  • Curved options are readily available
  • Very reasonable prices

Whether you use your new space for entertaining, outdoor relaxation, or just to take in the view on a long summer evening, the simplicity of our designs will make it all a little bit more special.

Frameless glass balustrades

Frameless Glass Balustrade

Frameless glass balustrades (also sometimes referred to as 'structural glass') are the ultimate in open space - with nothing at all to interrupt the view.

Their strength comes from the use of thicker, toughened and laminated glass. They do not need upright supports, and can be mounted either in a channel fixed to the floor surface, or recessed below floor level so that none of the support hardware is visible.

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Glass balustrades with handrails

Glass balustrades with handrails

Less really is more with Balconette's unique Hybrid® system, an entirely new approach to glass balustrades with handrails. Elegant engineering provides almost uninterrupted views at a cost usually associated with old-fashioned systems that rely on frequent upright posts.

A comfortable handrail, in a choice of profiles and colours, completes a strong and safe structure so that few upright supports are needed - sometimes none at all.

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The glass balustrade

There is no doubt that a glass balcony railing adds elegance to any home or commercial property. A glass banister, glass balustrading or a glass balcony balustrade is a stylish feature that work handsomely in almost any decorative or architectural context. They combine their own beauty with less obstructed views and the practicalities of wind-breaking, durability and easy cleaning and maintenance.

But technology has moved forward in the direction of better glass balustrade design and greater flexibility of choice.

the glass balustrades

The technically improved glass balustrade and railing

By making technical improvements in the design of the glass balustrade structure we have been able to integrate the strength of precision-engineered handrail profiles, lighter glass and strong supporting base. The result is light, strong state-of-the-art glass balustrading that requires very few, and in some cases no, vertical supports. This leaves your view over your glass railing uninterrupted. 

These improvements mean we can offer you a more versatile range of glass railing design options. The “wow” factor of glass balustrades, the sense of uncluttered spaciousness and clean lines of a glass banister or glass balcony or decking, and a wealth of stylish options are now yours, even on a limited budget.

Less expensive glass balustrade options

Combining our technical advances with traditional concepts, we can offer four basic glass balustrade designs. They range from the all-glass system through less expensive alternatives. Yet we retain the desirable visual appeal of all-glass balustrading and provide a wider range of aesthetic and financial opportunities for you to achieve the effect you want to create for your balcony or decking.

The curved glass balustrade

Included in that choice is one of its most appealing features: beautiful curved glass balcony balustrading. Please see our picture gallery of glass balustrade designs we have installed across the UK.

The curved glass balustrading

The easy-to-install glass balustrade

Our balustrades are straightforward to install and fit but you can choose whether to go for supply-only and install the railing yourself or, depending on where your project is, we may be able to recommend a Registered Partner who can install for you.

The maintenance-free glass balustrade

Our glass balustrading is tough, resilient and virtually maintenance-free. Even keeping it clean is easy, particularly if you choose the option of our self-cleaning coatings.

Maintenance-free glass balcony balustrading

Glass balustrade handrails

The secret of how we have combined lightness and strength in our innovative glass balcony balustrades lies in large measure in the design of the aluminium handrail. Yet the strength incorporated in the handrail has not impaired the creation of beautifully shaped rails with a choice of attractive and hard-wearing finishes that have better resistance to staining, weathering and tarnishing than stainless steel. These are perfect for glass decking balustrades, balconies, patios, etc.

Glass balustrade colours and self-cleaning coating

The balustrade glass for our balcony and decking balustrades has a choice of four different tints. It can also be supplied with a unique double-sided, self-cleaning coating.

Our glass balcony systems can be used on balconies, porches, terraces, veranda, patios, banisters and decking. They provide strong, beautiful and cost-effective alternatives to traditional railings or other glass balustrading systems with considerable practical and financial advantages.

We are always pleased to provide assistance and technical support and to answer your questions promptly. To find out more about our systems, please contact us.

Applications

Self-cleaning coating

Stairs runs glass balustrades

The Balcony System Glass Balustrade is a unique transparent balcony system, mainly relying on the strength of the handrail and thus allowing wider spans of glass than any other balustrade system. Ideal for terraces, patios and decking.

The Balcony 1 System Balustrade has a 70mm diameter handrail and with the new 72X72mm square Newel post can be used on stairs.

The principle of the system remains the same using the combined strength of the precision engineered handrail profiles and the strength of the glass.

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Stairs runs glass balustrades

Anodised aluminium railings

Royal Chrome anodizing is the process we at Balcony Systems use to create a special anodized finish that has all the traits of anodized aluminium yet has the finish which looks like polished stainless steel.

When a railing profile is used in the manufacture process of balustrades and handrails it requires to be notched, cut, tapped and drilled. These processes will of course penetrate the protective anodised layer. The beauty of using aluminium profiles for railings lies in the natural traits of the material.

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Anodised aluminium railings

Structural glass balustrades

When glass of a railing is not just used as an infill panel but is also used as the actual structure of the baluster it is often referred to as a structural glass balustrade. It also sometimes referred to as a frameless glass balustrade or a cantilevered glass balustrade.

The basic idea is simple and the same throughout all types of structural glass balustrades and is based on two engineering principles; a strong base that can clamp the glass panel with thick and strong glass panels that can resist the bending moments and loads imposed on it.

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Structural glass balustrades

The balcony systems balustrade

Balcony Systems balustrade is a type of a Hybrid system meaning it's combining two types in one. Our railing combines the strength of the handrail, glass and when needed posts, it is unique in nature and no other system on the market works in this fashion, and as such it allows different options than the other systems.

There are a number of principles that the Balcony Systems Balustrade is built upon, the main ones are listed here below, these are sometimes used in combination withone another.

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The balcony systems balustrade

Options and styles

Hybrid® Glass Balustrades with Handrails

Our Hybrid® glass balustrades use a choice of two different handrails. The Orbit has a circular cross section, while the Aero has a wing shape. Both handrail styles are made from anodised aluminium, which is immune to rust, even in severe climates.

Our internal engineering design within the handrails holds the 10mm glass sheets and provides excellent stability - this means that the need for upright post supports is greatly reduced.

The Orbit system can run for up to 3.3 metres between walls without supports, or for 1.9 metres between uprights when they are needed. Corners increase the distance possible without uprights. For the Aero design the distances are even greater: 4 metres between walls, or 2.1 metres between posts.

Our ordering system will automatically calculate the correct number of uprights when you enter your finished dimensions.

Handrails are available in White, Bronze, Silver and Royal Chrome.

All our standard sizes are supplied with 10mm clear toughened glass. Custom orders can accomodated using green, grey bronze and blue tinted glass.

Frameless Glass Balustrades

Frameless glass balustrades can be installed using surface mounting (channels fixed to the floor surface) or can be recessed so that no hardware shows.

There are no limitations to the length of an installation.

An optional thin handrail can be added to frameless balustrades, but is not necessary.

More Information

We offer a variety of services from supply-only to a full supply and installation package on larger projects. Use our easy online pricing to get an immediate price on your balcony sizes, models and available options. Also feel free to call one of our friendly experts if you have any questions.

 

Gallery

Browse our Balustrade gallery for inspiration for your project. We can also arrange for you to visit a BALCONETTE installation in your area.

Railing colour options

Available in 4 standard colour finishes: White powder coating, Silver Anodised, Bronze Anodised and Balcony Systems' Proprietary Royal Chrome Anodised finish. All finishes come with Balcony Systems' 10 year Guarantee.

railing colours

Glass types

All standard size balustrade glass comes with 10mm clear toughened glass. Custom balustrading glass can be supplied with a choice of different tints: clear, green, grey, bronze and blue. All glass types can be supplied with the unique double sided self-cleaning glass coating.

glass types

More about glass balustrades

Quality can't be faked. Our balustrades are made in England to the highest specifications, with materials that last the test of time. Our anodised aluminium fittings are rust-proof and can comfortably outlast even marine grade stainless steel. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing provides components that are engineered to fine tolerances, which simply fit together well. Both professional installers and skilled DIYers find they are easy to install.