Key Thoughts When Considering Balustrade Design Ideas for Your Balcony

Key Thoughts When Considering Balustrade Design Ideas for Your Balcony
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    Having a balcony is a great way to enjoy the views from your home at your own convenience with a good measure of privacy.

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It can also be a practical way to get you outside, enjoying some fresh air, without the hassle of heading into the garden. Of course, in some cases, the balcony is the only option you have to enjoy the outdoors at home.

Whatever the reason for your balcony, it needs to have a high-quality balustrade. This is a legal requirement in the country and an important safety feature. Poorly maintained balustrades will allow you to fall and cause yourself an injury or potentially kill yourself.

Of course, the balustrade is more than just a safety feature. It is also a great way to add style to your home and make a personal statement. You simply need to pick a great design idea for your balcony.

Glass

Glass is often overlooked as a balustrade although glass balustrades Sydney are becoming increasingly popular. Glass is strong and works well as a safety barrier.

It is also almost invisible, meaning that it won’t affect your view of the surrounding area. This could be to enjoy the rolling hills or it may be to ensure you have a view of your children playing in your pool.

It provides an effective wind shied without affecting your ability to see what is going on. Best of all, glass balustrades are available in a huge array of styles.

You can choose flat panels, curved ones, frosted, ornately engraved, and many other options. This creates the personal touch that your balcony needs. You can even tint the glass to add a layer of privacy or simply protect yourself from the sun as you lay on your balcony.

Aluminum

It is possible to use glass posts to support the glass balustrade panels. However, you may like to use aluminum ones as these add to the effect of the balustrade and can draw attention to its presence. This is useful if you have young children that may otherwise run into the balustrade!

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel balustrades are also a popular look as they are contemporary, modern, and can be created in a wide variety of styles. You can use stainless steel to make posts to support your glass panels. Or, you can create an entire balustrade from stainless steel. Those can create a striking and unique image.

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Considerations When Designing A Balustrade

Don’t forget that all balustrades must comply with current regulations. This is particularly important if you are several floors up. The height of a balustrade is defined by the regulations but this doesn’t mean you can’t go higher if it suits your purposes.

More importantly, you need to consider the openness of your balustrade design. Open designs can work effectively providing you don’t need to worry about things being dropped off or children climbing through the gaps in your balustrade.

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Of course, the most important part of any balustrade design is your personal taste. This should be reflected in your home and the balustrade is simply an extension of your home. Make it personal!

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