The Advantages of Glass Balustrades

The Advantages of Glass Balustrades

Balustrades are a safety requirement on open staircases, balconies and around pools, but there’s no reason why they should be an eyesore. Glass balustrades are an increasingly popular option in Melbourne – and for good reason, as they’re attractive, versatile and easy to clean. In this blog post, Melbourne Glass Balustrades takes a look at some of the many advantages offered by glass balustrading.

Style and Appearance

The biggest appeal of glass balustrades for most people is their ability to match any decor. Glass is unobtrusive and doesn’t detract from the design of a room or pool area. It can be a far more attractive option compared to a clunky wooden or metal banister or pool fence. If clear fencing isn’t for you, frosted glass options are also available that offer more privacy while still allowing light through.

Melbourne Glass Balustrades can provide a wide range of frameless, semi frameless and framed glass balustrades Melbourne wide in clear and frosted options to suit your specific style preferences.


Cleaning glass can be a daunting task that’s only really done properly when your parents are coming to visit. However, wiping down glass balustrading is certainly easier than cleaning other balustrade types. Getting into the nooks and crannies of a different type of balustrade can be a hassle, whereas a glass one simply requires a small amount of cleaning product and a streak-free cloth. While it’s true that fingerprints can show up more on a glass balustrade than a wooden or metal one, dust will be almost non-existent.

Other Advantages

  • A glass balustrade has many of the same advantages as windows. A solid sheet of glass keeps the wind away while letting sunlight in and keeping your view intact. This is especially important when enjoying the view from a balcony or supervising children in a pool.
  • Other barriers have gaps between poles. This can be a real danger to curious children and not-so-bright adults who could get their heads stuck, especially on the side of a staircase or balcony. Prevent these potential disasters with Melbourne Glass Balustrades’ range.
  • Glass is more durable than you might think. Glass balustrades are made out of significantly sturdier glass than your average wine glass and can therefore withstand quite a bit more pressure. They certainly won’t shatter when you knock them, plus they’re also resistant to termites and rust, unlike other materials.

Browse Melbourne Glass Balustrades’ gallery online today to find the perfect glass balustrade fencing for your balcony, pool or staircase. You can also contact us to obtain more information or request a free quote.