The Advantages of Frameless Balustrading

  • January 9, 2019

If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional stair railing, frameless balustrading is the perfect option. Regardless of whether you’re building a new house or renovating an existing one, frameless balustrading is compliant with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) AS1288 and is capable of matching any décor due to its sleek and sophisticated look. Able to be used for stairs, pool fences, hand rails and privacy screens, it’s a suitable solution for a wide range of applications. Read on to find out some of the many benefits of frameless balustrading.

Adds Value

The number one benefit of frameless balustrading is that it can help increase the value of your house. No one wants to buy a property where work needs to be done or unattractive balustrades are in place. However, installing stylish frameless balustrading can help to increase the interest in your home and boost the price you can receive for it. In addition, frameless balustrading can be cut to any size or shape, giving your property a unique and completely customised look.

Tough and Durable

Frameless balustrading is tough and durable, meaning it will stand the test of time. This is because it’s made from Grade A toughened glass that’s been heat-soaked to make it virtually indestructible. It won’t shatter if people or pets run into it, plus it’s also storm proof. Even the country’s strongest storms are highly unlikely to crack or break this extra durable glass.

Visually Appealing

Frameless balustrading is visually appealing, as it’s constructed to look sleek and modern. The stainless steel hardware that holds the glass panels in place are high-quality and look stunning next to the clear glass. Some styles can be hidden, making it look like the balustrade is holding itself up.

Safe and Versatile

Finally, frameless balustrading is a safe option, as the glass is approximately 12 mm thick and meets all Australian safety standards. It also satisfies all requirements of the Building Code of Australia for balustrades and handrails, complying with acceptable construction practice in relation to safe movement and access.

As well as being safe, frameless balustrading is also quite versatile. Depending on what you like and what goes with your decor, you can choose from top mounted rails or slim side mounted rails that can be affixed to your walls. For extra privacy, the frameless balustrading also come as Frosted or Acid Etched.

For more information on frameless balustrading, contact Aussie Balustrading & Stairs today. We can help you with all your frameless balustrading needs and provide a solution that fully complies with all performance requirements of the Building Code of Australia.