Glass is generally considered to be one of the best materials to use in balustrades. There are critical considerations needed in the design and selection of glass balustrade and some of these are explored in the following subpages.

Perhaps some common benefits of glass are:

  • Relatively low-cost option (but with a high perceived value)
  • Low maintenance/long lifespan
  • High impact resistance and strength
  • Wide range of colour and obscurity options
  • Creates openness and enables views
  • Can easily be printed or customised
  • Easily customisable and easy to process