You merely need to look at the balustrade designs on some of the latest Iconic buildings in Sandton, Johannesburg, to grasp that frameless glass balustrades, in all profiles and designs is the balustrade trend of 2018.
Iconic buildings like the new Sasol head office, Discovery, the new Leonardo Hotel, Old Mutuals’ new offices in Sandton, to name only a few, are all finished with frameless glass balustrade systems, custom designed to suit the architectural designs of the buildings and tested in consultation with professional structural engineers.
Steel Studio, staying on trend
At Steel Studio, we strive to stay on trend with international design developments. The look of frameless glass balustrade systems are now starting to move towards an even slimmer and sexier design where sleeker and thinner stainless steel handrail profiles are being designed and manufactured, however at no cost to the safety of the system. Stainless steel remains the material of choice for the frameless glass balustrade fixing components that are being used.
In our latest project, namely Park Central, a 25 diameter round recessed handrail has been designed to fit on top of the frameless glass to offer stability in the balustrade system. Compared to the older 50 diameter recessed handrail, this has seemed to catch on in the design industry and now even slimmer square profiles are being offered to keep with the trend.
Frameless glass balustrades in the latest living spaces
Even in today’s newly built houses and renovations, Frameless glass balustrade systems are the clients’ first option and are featuring in the most conventional to contemporary living space designs.
The reason that homeowners are opting for this design is because they want to achieve an uninterrupted view of their surroundings in and around the house. They also want to have the freedom of expressing their design style without being restricted by a steel balustrade system. Frameless glass balustrades will compliment and reflect your style irrespective of what it is.
Besides the beauty of frameless glass balustrade systems, the most important factor about this system is its ability to keep those utilising the balustrade, safe. The system must be able to withstand the loads that may be impacted on it. This is why it is so important that all frameless glass balustrade systems are designed and tested in consultation with a professional structural engineer to ensure that it complies with the South African National Standards and Building Codes.
Complement your living space and keep your family safe with a frameless glass balustrade system from a contractor that will put your safety first.