Commercial & Residential Balustrade Systems

Balustrades are an important part of any building, whether it is commercial or residential. They provide safety and security while also improving the overall appearance of the structure. A balustrade is a type of railing system that is commonly found on the edges of stairs, balconies, terraces, and other elevated platforms. This blog will go over the process of installing a balustrade.

Design and Planning

The planning and design of the balustrade is the first step in the installation process. The style of the building, the type of material used, the location of the balustrade, and the purpose of the balustrade will all influence the design of the balustrade. When the design is complete, the next step is to select the appropriate material.

Material Selection

Balustrades can be made of various materials such as wood, metal, glass, and stone. Each material has distinct advantages and disadvantages, so it is critical to select a material that meets the project’s requirements and budget. Metal balustrades are popular because they are long-lasting and require little maintenance. For a more traditional look, wooden balustrades are a good choice, while glass balustrades add a modern touch.

Preparing and Measuring

Accurate measurements must be taken before the installation process can begin to ensure the balustrade fits perfectly. The area where the balustrade will be installed should be prepared ahead of time as well. It may be necessary to remove any existing railings or clean the area.

Installation

Depending on the type of balustrade and the material used, the installation process may differ. However, in general, the balustrade is attached to the floor or wall with brackets or screws. Typically, glass balustrades are installed with specialised clamps or a channel system. Following the installation of the balustrade, any finishing touches, such as sanding or painting, can be completed.

Maintenance

Regular maintenance is required to keep the balustrade safe and secure. Cleaning the balustrade on a regular basis, tightening any loose screws or bolts, and inspecting the balustrade for signs of wear or damage may be required. Proper maintenance can help the balustrade last longer and prevent accidents and injuries.

We are hope that the above information gives you a good idea of the process of getting a new balustrade system. We are here at Trade Balustrade to take care of everything for you, so you won’t have to worry about any part of getting the stunning balustrade that you want. If you would like more information about how we can help, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01908 370 650 and we look forward to speaking with you soon.