Last Updated on April 13, 2022 by Kravelv
Every home deserves an outside space and, if possible, that outside space should have a pleasant view. Of course, this is difficult if you live in the middle of a city. But, as soon as you moved to the edge of the city or town, or indeed, move into the country, the view and outside space should be virtually guaranteed.
Yet, this isn’t always the case, which is why many people decide to build a raised deck. It can provide better access to your yard, a space to entertain and give you the views that you seek. Of course, you’ll need to ensure that you comply with planning permission before you start building.
A raised deck can give you the views, but, it will also need to have balustrades around it, this will ensure no one falls off and injures themselves while enjoying that view!
Unfortunately, adding balustrades can then block the view from the kitchen, or whichever room leads onto the decking and its balustrade. The simple answer is to contact the experts in balustrades Sydney and get a glass balustrade fitted.
Is Glass Strong Enough?
A glass balustrade won’t block your view, allowing you to see for as far as the landscape goes, whether you’re leaning on the decking or standing inside your home.
Of course, it can seem a little daunting as glass is nearly invisible and it may appear like there is no edge to the decking. Fortunately, there will be, and the glass is thick, as well as toughened. It will withstand the weight of people leaning against it or even falling against it. It is just as strong as metal or wooden balustrade.
The great thing about glass isn’t just that it’s nearly invisible. It is also available in a wide variety of styles. You can opt for completely clear, frosted, etched patterns, or a variety of other styles. Of course, not all the styles will help your view but you may think that they actually improve the view from inside your home.
You’ll certainly get a few funny looks when people wonder why your decking has no balustrade!
Invisible or not?
An almost completely invisible glass balustrade uses glass panels and supports. However, you can have metal supports which will highlight the presence of glass and help you to feel safer.
You can also opt for tinted glass, this will make it more obvious to people, reducing any risk.
It’s also a good idea to make sure the balustrade is over waist height, this will prevent anyone who doesn’t see the balustrade from falling over it. That’s not something you want to have to deal with.
Don’t forget that this type of balustrade is generally used in more expensive homes, simply because of the look. Adding a glass balustrade to your home could improve the value of your home.
Finally, it’s important to consider cleaning and maintenance. The glass balustrade needs very little of either unless you have children with mucky fingers. But a more traditional style railing will need to be scrubbed and repainted regularly.