Found in many newly built New Zealand homes, glass balustrades are a perfect addition to support staircases, and balconies and provide structural security for outdoor spaces. Due to their elegance and sophistication, many clients are opting for glass barriers or balustrades to add instant beauty to either their commercial or residential premises. In this blog post, we will explore the various benefits of installing a glass balustrade in your home or commercial premises.


Creates the illusion of more space

If you happen to be living or working in a smaller space installing a glass balustrade can make a world of difference. One of the main reasons glass balustrades are a popular choice is because it creates the illusion of more space, something you can’t achieve with wood, metal, or chrome. Not only that, but glass provides a timeless and modern look that can aid in increasing the value of your home or property.


Low maintenance

Glass panels and railings are easy to keep clean, especially in comparison to metal and wood balustrades. Glass balustrades will also stand the test of time and requires very little elbow grease to clean. To clean your glass balustrades simply fill a bucket with warm water and some detergent and use a lint-free cloth to wipe your glass surfaces clean.


Allows light to travel in

The beauty of a glass balustrade is that it allows light to travel in. Unlike other balustrade materials, glass offers your space light and can give an open and airy feel to your home or property. A perfect solution for outdoor settings where you can enjoy views unrestricted.


Strong and durable

Despite what most people think, glass balustrades are extremely safe. Made with thick toughened glass, glass balustrades are designed to withstand outdoor environmental factors such as heavy rain, winds, sun, and heat exposure. Especially important in New Zealand where we experience heavy rains and winds. Glass balustrades are also crack and shatterproof and offer safety measures for indoor use so there’s no need to worry about small infants or children falling from heights.


Glass balustrades make for the perfect addition to your home or commercial premise as they are a timeless beauty. No matter the style of your home or commercial premise, glass works well with any décor style you may be going for. Not only that but, a glass balustrade offers many benefits that you can not necessarily achieve with other materials. At Glazing360 we work closely with our clients to ensure we achieve their goals. Our team will work with you to accomplish a style that you love without compromising on safety. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote today.