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With the weather heating up and many of us spending more time than ever at home, now is the perfect opportunity to get your garden ready for Summer. Having the perfect outdoor space makes enjoying the British summertime even better than ever, and glass balustrades could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Whether you prefer to use your garden for relaxing or entertaining, they can be used to create beautiful balconies, safe pool areas or separate decking spaces. In this guide we will cover everything you need to know about choosing glass balustrade kits for your garden.

Why Choose a Glass Balustrade for Your Garden?

There are so many reasons to choose one of these systems for your outside space. From safety concerns to garden décor, they can help with many different aspects of your garden. Some popular reasons that homeowners choose a balustrade system are:

Balcony Areas

If you have a balcony area in your garden, then a glass balustrade can be a crucial addition. Not only do they look great and separate your balcony from the rest of your outdoor space, but they provide additional safety as well. If you have little ones at home, then they can protect them from falls. Not only that, but glass can help lighten up your balcony and create the illusion of more space in your garden.

Swimming Pools

Properties with outdoor pools are a real luxury, but one that should be enjoyed safely. If you are lucky enough to have a pool in your garden, then a glass balustrade can be a vital safety feature. You can prevent children and pets from entering the pool unaccompanied and minimise the risks of falling. These systems can also be a great windbreaker for pool areas, while still allowing all that precious sunshine through.

Decking

A decking area in your garden can be a perfectly peaceful haven outdoors. To keep your decking separate from the rest of your garden, glass balustrades are a stylish option. These particular kits are made from glass are minimal and entirely transparent, eliminating unwanted shadows and letting the light in.

Coastal Homes

Beachside properties often have stunning sea views which you want to keep uninterrupted. Using as a border will leave you with beautiful beach views to enjoy all year round.

Child Proofing

Balustrades can act as an important safety feature in your garden. You can protect children from risks posed by balconies, decking, steps, ledges, swimming pools and more. When you have a balustrade system in your garden, you and your family can enjoy total peace of mind.

Which System Is Right for You?

There are many different types of balustrades available that use glass and knowing which is right for you isn’t always easy. The placement of your kit and aesthetic that you want to achieve will both play an important role in the option you choose. Some of our most popular glass balustrades for gardens include:

This kit is the perfect option if you are looking for a slim and stylish finish with no interruptions. Perfect for balconies and coastal properties with views that you don’t want to break. This option is available in various glass thicknesses and also as a powder coated option.

The glass Spigot balustrade is ideal for use on decking and around swimming pools. It has a clear view feel while providing safety features needed for your outdoor space. The fixings are created from high-quality stainless-steel grade 316, great for external use.

Designed with decking in mind, this semi-frameless balustrade is easy to install and made from 10mm toughened glass. Although perfect for decking, this system is also excellent for patios and balconies.

Are Glass Balustrades Safe for A Garden?

Many homeowners question whether glass balustrades are a safe choice for their gardens. All of our kits include toughened glass panels which offers the ultimate in safety and excellent protection.

Toughened glass is tempered so has been heated to roughly 700 degrees and then quickly cooled. This process forms a strong layer on either side of the glass and locks tension in the centre. Toughened glass is not impossible to break, but it takes a lot of force to break and will not shatter into large shards. Instead, it breaks into small pieces which are less dangerous and easier to clear away.

Check out our recent article for more information on why glass balustrades are safe.