A suitable balustrade for your Adelaide home will provide you with all important safety while your family are going up and down stairs, or standing on your balcony, deck or verandah. As well as looking after your family, a balustrade can create a beautiful finishing touch throughout your Adelaide home. With a wide range of balustrades on the market, here are some of the most common types of balustrades that are available.
Wrap around your balcony with wrought iron or aluminium
Wrought iron or aluminium balustrades, are decorative designs with twists, scrolls, or rings, and usually this style consists of individual poles. Wrought aluminium is a better choice for outdoors as it will not rust, and is a much more cost effective option over wrought iron.
For simple style, aluminium is key
When people are looking for a basic Balustrade in Adelaide, they often turn to welded aluminium. No fuss, an aluminium balustrade can be used just about anywhere inside or outside your Adelaide home. You can also choose a powder coating option for better protection from the elements, or to match your décor.
Make it postmodern with stainless steel
If you have modern décor, stainless steel works well with a wide range of building materials and colours. Stainless steel also doesn’t rust, which makes it perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
See clearly with glass balustrading
Large windows create open space by letting in plenty of light into a small home, and glass balustrading does much the same thing. For use indoors and outdoors, glass balustrading can come famed, semi frameless, or fully frameless; and there are a wide range of glass options including annealed glass, toughened glass, laminated glass, coated glass, mirrored glass, patterned glass, and extra clear glass. The added benefit of a glass balustrade on your balcony, is that it provides unobstructed views. This is an added benefit if your home has spectacular views of Adelaide.
Love the look of lace
Made from either cast iron or aluminium, lace balustrades are beautiful and intricate, and often suited to older style homes or cottages, or for home owners that prefer a more classical style.
Work it with wood
Another classic type of balustrading is wood. Wood has been used in homes for hundreds of years, and they can come in a wide range of timbers and varnishes. Some of the most common timbers include Oak, Pine, Spotted Gum, Jarrah, and Hardwoods. Wooden balustrades can be carved into any style or shape. Keep in mind, if you are using wooden balustrades outside of your home, the wood should be treated to avoid rotting and water damage.
Once you understand the types of balustrades that are available, you should be able to make a decision on the balustrade that will best sit your home. If you like the sound of glass balustrading in your home, speak to the team at Q Glass and Glazing Adelaide. With all your glass balustrade needs in Adelaide under the one roof, visit http://www.qglassandglazingadelaide.com.au or phone 8370 8373.