Elegant Frameless Glass Balustrading Trends for 2019

Steel Studio steps into 2019 with elegant frameless glass balustrading trends to complement the latest living space designs.

Frameless glass balustrades have never been this sexy. In addition to its good looks, the safety of these systems are tested and approved and will perform as it should, under impact.

Imagine a balustrade that gives you an uninterrupted view, is low in maintenance and complies with all of the safety regulations. The latest designs in frameless glass balustrading brings you all of these benefits and more.

steel studio frameless glass in a structural channel
steel studio frameless glass in a structural channel

Here are some of the hottest frameless balustrade trends for 2019:

• Side mounted frameless glass balustrading with a handrail to finish and secure the system

steel studio frameless glass balustrade on walkway with steel handrail
steel studio frameless glass balustrade on walkway with steel handrail

This system features a 12mm toughened safety glass panel that is side mounted to the surface with solid cast stainless steel stand-off fixings. The balustrade height is at the minimum of 1 meter high. A round handrail is fitted to the top of the glass by means of a steel bracket. The handrail returns into the floor surface to offer structural stability and safety of the balustrade.

• Frameless glass balustrades with a recessed stainless steel handrail

steel studio frameless glass ibalusrading with recessed handrail
steel studio frameless glass ibalusrading with recessed handrail

This balustrade offers a 12mm toughened safety glass panel that is also side mounted instead this design includes a square recessed stainless steel handrail on the top of the glass for additional structure and stability. This balustrade design is a favourite because the handrail protects the top edge of the glass from hand marks and potential damage. In addition it also offers a clean line to the finish of the top of the balustrade.

• Frameless glass mounted in a permanent concrete channel

steel studio frameless glass balustrading on a modern concrete staircase
steel studio frameless glass balustrading on a modern concrete staircase

This frameless glass balustrading design features 12mm toughened safety glass mounted in a pre-cast concrete channel that is designed ahead of construction by the architect and installed on site by the contractor. This system doesn’t require a handrail for structural stability, however a handrail can be installed for ease of use and protection of the top of the edge of the glass.

All of these frameless glass balustrading designs have been designed and tested in consultation with a registered, professional, structural engineer and complies with the required heights. Above all these systems withstand all of the load and impact tests as required by SANS.

Get in touch with Steel Studio on 011-608-1963 and talk to a qualified sales executive about your balustrade requirements for 2019.

PS: Always insist on a Form 3 Engineers Sign off with your frameless glass balustrading.

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