Glass & Aluminium Balustrades for Decks

Balustrades for decking serve a dual purpose—they not only safeguard your outdoor area but also infuse it with an element of sophistication and flair. Whether you prefer frameless or semi-frameless glass balustrades or the sturdiness of aluminium balustrades, rest assured we have a solution tailored to your requirements. 

Let’s explore popular types of balustrades and understand their significance for your deck:

Balustrades

Balustrades are rows of vertical posts or columns strategically placed along the edge of a raised platform, such as a deck or balcony. Their primary purpose is to increase safety by preventing accidental falls. Whether you’re enjoying a morning coffee on your deck or hosting a lively gathering, balustrades act as a protective barrier.

Additionally, balustrades contribute to aesthetics. They enhance the overall appearance of your deck, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication. Now, you may want to know: Which type of balustrade suits your deck best? Well, we’ll look into the options and find the perfect match for your outdoor space!

Material 

The choice of material for balustrades for decking significantly impacts three vital aspects:

  • Appearance: The material you choose determines the overall look of your deck. Whether you prefer semi-frameless or frameless glass or sturdy aluminium, each material lends a distinct aesthetic.
  • Maintenance: Different materials demand different types of maintenance. Consider how much time and effort you’re willing to invest in maintaining your balustrades. Some materials require low maintenance, while others may need regular care.
  • Durability: Balustrades are exposed to weather conditions, foot traffic, and other external factors. Thus, choosing a durable material ensures longevity and resilience.

Glass Balustrades for Decking

Glass balustrades can provide uninterrupted views from your deck. Their transparent feature nurtures a feeling of openness and expansiveness, enabling you to enjoy the adjacent landscape without interruption. These balustrades are made from tempered safety glass, prioritising strength and security, which makes them the best choice for residential and commercial decks.

Frameless Glass Balustrades

Frameless glass balustrades exemplify a seamless and modern aesthetic, positioning them as a sought-after option for high-end decks. The absence of visible frames increases the panoramic vista, creating an illusion of openness and luxury.

Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrades 

In a semi-framed system, the balustrade does not enclose all four sides uniformly. The two typical options you can choose are:

  • Posts Between Panels: In this configuration, vertical posts are strategically placed between the glass panels. As a result, the top and bottom remain clear, allowing an unobstructed view.
  • Partial Frame: Alternatively, you can select a partial frame. Here, the sides and top or bottom of the glass panels will have a frame, while the other edges remain transparent.

You can choose the style that best complements your deck’s design and your personal preferences.

Glass Balustrade Maintenance Tips

Now that you’ve selected the perfect balustrade for your deck, proper maintenance is crucial to ensure its safety and longevity. Here are glass balustrade maintenance tips:

Regular Cleaning: Keep your glass balustrades clear and spotless by cleaning them regularly. Use a mild glass cleaner and a soft cloth to remove dust, fingerprints, and any other build-up.

Check Fixings and Connections: 

  • Occasionally, inspect all fixings and connections. 
  • Make sure they are secure and fastened appropriately. 
  • Look out for any loose or damaged components that may compromise the balustrade’s stability.

Aluminium Balustrades for Decks: Infusing Contemporary Charm

Are you looking for a chic and refined option for your deck? Look no further than aluminium balustrades. Their modern flair effortlessly enhances any architectural aesthetic, bestowing a touch of sophistication upon your outdoor sanctuary.

These balustrades effortlessly blend form with function, boasting durability and minimal maintenance. With proper attention, they endure the elements gracefully, ensuring lasting appeal for many years.

Maintenance Tips for Aluminium Balustrades

  • Begin by gently removing loose deposits with a damp sponge, avoiding dry dusting to prevent surface scratching. Clear any moss growth and ensure drainage holes, especially those beneath posts and lower rails, remain unclogged.
  • Utilise a soft brush and mild household detergent dissolved in warm water to cleanse the surface, removing dust, salt, or other deposits. Focus on areas that haven’t received rainfall. Use Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) or methylated spirits sparingly for stubborn stains.
  • Always thoroughly rinse with fresh water after cleaning to minimise contact time with the cleaning solution. Avoid hosing and finish by drying with a chamois or soft cloth.

Beautify Your Deck with Stunning Balustrades from Glass & Fencing Warehouse

Building a secure and visually appealing deck is effortless with the proper selection of balustrades. Whether you’re after a contemporary, streamlined aesthetic or a classic, sophisticated style, Glass and Fencing Warehouse can offer a custom solution to meet your preferences.

Are you ready to enhance your deck? Call us on (02) 9627 9500 or get a free quote to discuss your needs and beautify your outdoor space by installing glass balustrades!