All-round balustrade

A private residence in Great Yarmouth recently required a balustrade for two adjoining outside balcony areas: one large, exposed and sociable open first-floor terrace; and an attached smaller, more private, covered space.

A glass balustrade was chosen, with TuffX supplying the glass.

TuffX supplied 25 panels of 15mm clear toughened safety glass with dubbed corners for the job. The finished balustrade extends around both balcony areas of the property, leaving the occupants able to enjoy natural light from three different directions as the sun moves around the property throughout the day.

The extensive glass balustrade makes the most of the home’s fantastic views over rolling countryside, and is topped with a safety handrail for additional comfort. Not only great for unobstructed views, the toughened glass also protects residents from the elements, while being easy to maintain for long-lasting minimalist good looks.

The smaller private balcony area is set back in brickwork and sits outside huge floor-to ceiling glass with sliding doors. With these doors open or closed, the clear glass balustrade ensures neither the light nor the views are interrupted for those inside. The completed outside area combines glass, steel, wood and brick finishes to create a contemporary space filled with complementary textures.

“Oudoor space has never been more of a premium,” TuffX’s managing director Graham Price said. “And whether it’s for large, open spaces or smaller more private areas – or both at the same time, as this property shows – our toughened safety glass is ideal for great looking, safe and practical balustrades.”