A glass or stainless steel balustrade is not just a practical requirement in many homes and offices, but also an excellent opportunity to add an extra flourish. With strong, clean lines and offering unobstructed views, a balustrade can be a striking architectural feature in any property.
Benefits of stainless steel balustrades
Stainless steel balustrades are ideal for use both internally and externally. Whatever the extremes of weather or frequency of use, a stainless steel balustrade will hold firm. This makes it a very popular choice for use on externally balconies and high traffic staircases, such as those in an office. Easy to grip, it is a material that leaves people feeling secure.
Unlike other metals, there is no risk of corrosion with stainless steel. This is because of the very fine protective oxide layer on the surface of the metal, formed due to the presence of chromium within the metal. Should the steel surface be scarred in some way, the oxide layer will simply heal itself. The exposed chromium within the steel reacts with oxygen in the air to reform the layer.
Like glass, stainless steel balustrade are simple to clean and maintain. A cloth and bowl of soapy water should do the job. Avoid using anything too abrasive though, like a wire brush, as this could mark the metal. For an added sheen, simply polish the clean balustrade with a dry cloth. Such easy maintenance means that stainless steel balustrades are a cost effective safety solution, as well as hygienic.
Stainless steel balustrades are available in a couple of different finishes, including polish and matte. Choose the finish that best suits your interior decor. They can be fitted directly onto a wall or floor, or sit atop a series of bespoke glass panels.
Complying with building regulations
This bespoke approach to our clients, as well as the provision of the highest quality finish to a glass balustrade installation, extends to every aspect of our service. We know that each client has a unique set of specifications and requirements attached to them, which is why we offer our bespoke service. We only use the highest standard of materials here at Glass & Stainless, so you can be ultra-confident that you’ve bought a structure that is built to stand the test of time.
All of our products have been thoroughly tested and comply with the current building regulations and legal standards set within the UK. We can even offer our professional advice prior to purchase as to which system best complies with regulations, when looking at your premises and the exact location of installation. This aspect of adhering to building regulations in the UK is one that is often overlooked, but we know how important it is for safety purposes and with that in mind we will always offer the correct advice should your balustrades be required as a permanent safety feature on site.
There are a number of factors to consider when working out the exact specification for the installation of glass balustrades at your premises, whether it is being newly built or renovated. The height of the location is one such important matter, with the balustrades required for decking built to certain height standards depending on the height elevation of the decking.
Commercial & residential stainless steel balustrades
Glass & Stainless offer an extensive range of stainless steel balustrades and glass balustrades that can be specified to your unique requirements. The wide range of balustrades that we have available is highlighted on this website, but do not worry if you can’t see exactly what you are looking for. If you get in touch with our friendly team of experts, we can help you put together the ideal glass balustrades for your needs.
Glass & Stainless has a wealth of experience in creating the perfect glass balustrade systems. We can help you to achieve your vision through the careful design, supply and installation of your glass decking balustrade. Our office is based in Cheshire, but we have local teams right across the UK who can help ensure your project is completed on time and to a consistently high standard of service.
If you need help specifying and costing your glass balustrade project, we are happy to help and offer advice on what is going to best suit your project, budget and finish. We have teams of professional balustrade installers located throughout the UK and are available to install your project on time and on budget, no matter your location.
Get in touch today to see how we can help achieve the vision for your project.