Spring into action

OnLevel explains how cool, calm, and sophisticated spaces can be created with glass balustrades.

As temperatures rise and the amount of daylight increases each day, designers and homeowners start to turn their attention to the great outdoors. The first waft of freshly cut grass in the air often signals the start of outdoor preparations and our desire to get our gardens looking great for outdoor living.

In recent years (despite the British weather) the trend to make the most of our outdoor space has increased dramatically with homeowners and families wanting to make the most of fresh air and the great outdoors. Kitchen and rear extensions, orangeries, and multifunctional spaces with large expanses of glass, bifold doors or sliding doors are now commonplace in the UK. These adaptable rooms, which ‘bring the outside in’ by retracting or opening glass doors, transform spaces into perfect places for alfresco living.

There is also a demand for external balustrading and the dividing or screening of decked and outdoor areas. As we know, the great British weather isn’t always that reliable, even in the middle of summer. Therefore, to make the most of our gardens and outdoor spaces we need to shield ourselves from some of the elements. Glass balustrading is perfect for this, especially frameless glass balustrading which provides protection from the wind while maintaining views.

Furthermore, as frameless glass balustrades provide a sleek all-glass look they don’t impose on the eye, creating the feeling of space rather than restricting the sense of room.

Frameless glass balustrades are ideal for decked areas and perfect for creating secure areas for children, and safe barrier protection from height. So, if you’re looking to get your garden or external space looking cool, calm and sophisticated this summer then consider frameless glass balustrading to give protection from the great British weather, provide safe and secure areas while maintaining the sense of space and unrestricted outdoor views beyond.

OnLevel’s TL-6020 frameless glass balustrade profile provides simple, no-fuss installation.

Glass is fitted into OnLevel’s range of ‘TL’ profiles using Flex-Fit, OnLevel’s system for adjusting glass plates. With this system it is possible to adjust each individual glass plate up to 40mm towards the perpendicular line.

It provides safe alignment of glass balustrades; with just a simple sliding movement the installer can precisely position glass and reduce the assembly time by 30%.

Flex-Fit is safer than traditional glass balustrade fixing solutions, which often require you to work from both the balcony side and the void side. Flex-Fit is fully operated from the balcony side. Not only is it safer, rental costs for scaffolding or a cherry picker are eliminated.