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.

Your Balustrade must be sturdy and safe, whether installed for a home or business. Our balustrade frame and glass panels have been tested to withstand an adult falling against it without breaking.

Our tempered glass Balustrades are made from high-quality safety glass. Each pane of glass is designed to cope with everyday wear-and-tear, depending on its purpose and location.

Wooden Balustrades

Wooden balustrades are perfect for indoor settings like staircases and banisters. Having a wooden balustrade in your gardens, patio area or decking may look nice but welcome issues like rot, woodworm and higher maintenance. Due to the familiar nature of wood within construction, wooden balustrades are popular, but other materials can be used. Wooden balustrades can come in a range of finishes, allowing you to customise to your needs.

Steel and Aluminium Balustrades

Both steel and aluminium balustrades are well known for being strong and stable. In cold temperatures steel can become brittle and unlike metal balustrades, aluminium won’t rust, peel, crack or blister due to its protective coating. The balustrade hand-rails will need to be wiped down every now and then but generally the maintenance is minimal.

Wrought Iron Balustrades

Whilst this option isn’t the cheapest, it does provide a very sturdy frame for your balustrade. Due to its hard-wearing nature it is ideal for outside settings and Juliet balconies. Unlike wood, wrought iron balustrades will last for decades with minimal maintenance. The only downside to metal frames outside is they can get warm in the summer months.

Glass Balustrades

Glass balustrades are becoming more commonplace in homes and businesses. They are made from strengthened glass panels that give an unobstructed view of your glass staircase. As there are no gaps it is child-friendly and safer for inquisitive pets. Best of all, glass is easy to maintain with glass cleaner. You won’t have to worry about rot or pests, no hot handrails and a quality long-lasting finish.