Balustrade FAQs

Below are past questions we have received from customers regarding our Glass Balustrades. If your question is not listed here you can easily ask a question.

How Long Does It Take To Install?

In most cases bespoke shower screens, splashbacks and balconies can be installed in less than one day, so there will not be high installation costs. However, please note that this is for installation only, it may take up to 10-15 days from date of order for production of the glass itself and then delivery.

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Are Glass Balustrades Safe?

We adhere to the BS British Standard to satisfy building regulations.

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What Glass Is Used In Your Installation Projects?

We will discuss the best glass options with you that take both safety and design into account. We only use toughened or laminated safety glass and can advise on the best one once we have reviewed the project and your project space. We are able to supply many types of glass and apply various effects. […]

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Can You Fit A Glass Balustrade In Any Property?

Installing a glass balustrade will transform the look of your home or business premises. Such installations can be to balconies, patios, or areas of decking. All will have a visually-stunning and high-end finish.  For outdoors use, our glass balustrades and Juliet balconies protect against the elements and help to create a truly modern exterior living […]

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Can I Choose The Fixtures and Fittings?

We have brochures of balustrade installation/ fitting options that can be downloaded here.

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What material is best for Balustrades?

Balustrades can come in varying styles and materials, each being uniquely favoured in certain areas of your building. You have wood, aluminium, wrought iron, glass and steel. Whatever material you choose, your balustrade must be sturdy and safe, whether installed for a home or business.

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How did the Juliet Balcony get its name?

One can’t help but think of the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony scene in which Juliet ponders, “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”. Do we have Shakespeare to thank for giving this balcony its name?

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Who invented Balustrades?

Rudolf Wittkower was the inventor of the baluster but gave the credit to Giulliano da Sangallo who was using a balustrade on the Terrace and stairs to the Medici villa at Poggio a Caiano in 1480. It is thought the earliest example links back to the 13th or 17th century.

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What are Balustrades and when can they be used?

A Balustrade can be for decorative use or it is both decorative yet practical. Balustrades, banisters or Juliet balconies are use as safety barriers, to protect people from falling.

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How Safe are Glass Balustrades, Banisters and Balconies?

The local council have varied opinions on the construction of glass balustrades and they must be contacted in certain circumstances to ensure their conditions are met. Strict building regulations govern which glass type or thickness can be used for various types of installations.

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