Benefits of Glass Balustrades | Aacme Glass | Newport

Benefits of Glass Balustrades

Balustrades are used in many buildings, including homes, offices and more. They are usually used to support staircases and balconies. Balustrades can be made from different materials including wood, chrome, iron, stainless steel and stone. However, glass balustrades have become extremely popular due to their vast range of benefits. A frameless glass balustrade is usually the most popular, especially in modern buildings. Aacme Glass has created a guide for all of the benefits that glass balustrades will bring to your home. If you would like more information on our glass balustrades please contact us today on 01633 244 926

A Touch Of Elegance 

Glass Balustrades staircase

One of the major benefits to installing glass balustrades is the material’s ability to add beauty to any building that it is fitted into. Glass is a popular material as it can add sophistication and elegance to a home or business. 

The glass reflects the light can make a room look a lot more spacious, this is especially true is the glass is not misted and is clear. The illusion of more space will make the area appear even bigger than it is, which is something other materials can’t achieve such as metal, chrome or iron. Glass in a home is the perfect material for creating an open and more expansive atmosphere for any building. 

Safety Measurements 

Glass balustrades are made using thick, tempered safety glass. This type of glass is extremely difficult to break, meaning that your balustrades will be safe and secure. In the unlikely event that the glass was to break, this type of glass does not shatter like conventional glass but will break into little blunt pieces of glass which are not sharp. 

Easy Maintenance 

Glass Staircase

Glass balustrades are very easy to keep clean. Glass cleaning products can usually be found in your local supermarket along with a simple cloth will do the trick and it will only take a few minutes. Maintaining your newly installed glass balustrades is as easy as that. 

Environmentally Friendly

Glass is better for the environment once it has been used and doesn’t degrade upon recycling which ultimately means that it can be used over and over again for a range of different purposes. Reusable glass bottles, as an example, are a great alternative to plastic and they look a lot nicer as well. 

The strength and durability of the glass as mentioned previously means that wherever you wish to place your glass balustrading, it will last. If you do wish to change the balustrading for something else it will be broken down and made into something else, which can’t be said for other materials. 

Complements Other Materials 


Glass balustrades provide fantastic versatility when it comes to design and will perfectly complement other materials which are included within your home. Wood, metal and stone may be used for risers, handrails or bannisters which will all be well complemented with the glass balustrading. You also have the option of using opaque or patterned glass. Aacme Glass also have many colours, textures and framing options to choose from. 

Frameless Balustrading 

Glass balustrades are strong, durable and last a very long time meaning they reduce costs as breakages are unlikely to happen. The material will never go out of style and they are even easy to clean. Glass balustrading is pleasing to the eye and provides a gorgeous view of the outside world, which is not obstructed in any way. 

Glazing Specialists in Newport 

Glass balustrading has visual and functional benefits which make it a wonderful choice for any building. You will be investing in your home with will last you generations or will add value to your home should you wish to sell it in a few years to come. Aacme Glass can help you whether you’re upgrading your double glazing or wanting to install balustrading we are the best choice in South Wales. We have a dedicated team of experts who know everything there is to know about glass. Contact us today for more information about any of our products or services on 01633 244 926



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