Glass Balustrades

Whether you’d prefer a seamless finish with a frameless glass balustrade or want to make a visual statement with steel frames and manifestations, you can choose whichever glass balustrade design you like from the customisable selection of balustrade systems that we offer at Glass Interiors.

Glass balustrades don’t just serve as safety railings for raised decks, balconies, or mezzanine floors – they can also guide people moving through a building. This makes them a useful addition to a range of commercial buildings and public settings, including malls, event venues, train stations, and airports.

Wherever you install our toughened glass railing systems, they’re sure to work wonderfully as an architectural and decorative feature in any environment.



Safe & Stylish Glass Balustrades

At Glass Interiors, we offer a wide range of bespoke glass balustrade designs, as well as the finest standards of structural glazing installation and very competitive prices. Our comprehensive service includes a variety of fixing options, from stainless steel posts to frameless channel systems providing a clear vista.

All of our made-to-measure glass balustrades comply with building regulations, so you can rest assured that they meet the highest safety standards. The strength and durability of the balustrade glass is always a priority, so our glass products undergo rigorous testing to ensure structural integrity and suitability.

Clear Toughened Glass Panels

Fragile glass that smashes easily can have disastrous consequences, which is why we take the safety of our toughened laminated glass very seriously. The Sentry glass balustrade systems we supply can handle line loads from 0.74kN to 3kN, standing strong when situated at any height or floor level.

When it comes to aesthetics, we can help you achieve any specific look you might have in mind for your balustrade system design. Our glass balustrades are available with clear, frosted, or coloured glass panels, plus stainless steel or timber handrails in a selection of handrail finishes.


Steel Framed & Frameless Glass Balustrades

Our glass balustrade systems offer the perfect balance between beauty and practicality, whether you opt for a seamless run of glass panels or smart-looking steel posts. From fascia installation to surface mounting, point fixings to channel profiles and glass clamps, we can achieve the exact appearance you aspire to.

Frameless Glass Balustrade System

When uninterrupted scenery is paramount, our frameless glass balustrades provide the ultimate transparency. With indoor or outdoor installation, they make an excellent addition to entertainment, leisure, and dining spaces – when used outdoors, they can act as a windbreaker without obstructing the scenery. Clear toughened glass with polished edges is perfect for glass balcony systems, especially Juliet balconies, where a frameless balustrade offers a better view.

Framed Glass Balustrade System

Your functional barriers can still look sleek with stainless steel handrails and/or posts for framed glass balustrades. While they’re available in the same glass thickness as their frameless counterparts, these post-and-rail balustrade systems can withstand heavier loads. This makes them the best choice for areas where safety is the top priority, such as stairs, balconies with glass balcony systems, and split-level floors with a drop greater than 600mm between levels.

Framed or Frameless Toughened Glass Panels

Whichever style you’re envisioning for your business or residence, our glass balustrades are the perfect solution – sure to improve light flow, space delineation, safety, and aesthetics all in one. Whether indoors or outdoors, we can create the ideal modern glass balustrade for your chosen space at Glass Interiors.

Whether you want glass panels with a handrail for stairs or a frameless glass balustrade with a polished finish, you can trust in our systems – with toughened glass and strong fittings to keep glass balustrades safe and prevent breaking or damage. The quality of our services ensures great value for the glass balustrade cost.


Leading Supplier of Glass Balustrading

Would you like to implement stunning frameless glass balustrades in your space? Maybe you would prefer toughened glass safety balustrades with a steel handrail? Or perhaps you’d just like further information about our products and great service before you commit to ordering from Glass Interiors?

Whatever the case may be, our friendly team has many years of experience in the structural glazing industry. We’ll gladly answer any questions and work closely with you to produce your bespoke toughened glass balustrade. We’re always on hand to advise you on the best products for your project specifications.

Contact Glass Interiors for custom glass balustrades

It’s easy to install glass balustrading with the help of our skilled technical team. Choosing the right system is the hardest part – the best glass balustrade depends on various factors, such as the location and purpose, so you may want to discuss your exact requirements with a customer service representative first.

All you have to do to get started on your glass balustrade designing journey is get in touch. To contact the Glass Interiors team, you can call us on 0203 793 5455 or drop us an email at There’s also the option to complete our online form, and one of our glazing experts will get back to you.

View our Glass Balustrade FAQs at the bottom of this page for more information on toughened glass balustrading and installing glass balustrades.


Sentry Steel
Sentry Steel glass balustrade systems are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. We can help design, fabricate, and install systems in accordance with British Standards.
Systems can incorporate 42mm and 48mm round posts or 40mm square posts. We can also offer a range of handrail designs in different material finishes and profile options, including timber handrails.
Line Load
Up to 1.5kN
Glass Type
10mm Toughened
12mm Toughened
13.5mm Toughened Laminated
316 Stainless Steel
304 Stainless Steel
Powder Coated

Sentry Frameless

Sentry Frameless balustrades are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, in both domestic and commercial buildings.
The balustrade system provides up to 3kN line loads. Add handrails or leave it frameless, with a polished glass edge.
We offer a full design and installation service to incorporate even the most complex and exact requirements.
Line Load
Up to 3.0kN
Glass Type
15mm Toughened
17.5mm Toughened Laminated
21.5mm Toughened Laminated
Powder Coated

Sentry Point Fix

Sentry Point Fix balustrades are fixed using a 316 stainless steel adjustable point fix system (50mm diameter).
The system is tested to a sheer capacity of 23.74kN and offers a versatile design option, allowing the fixings to be completely concealed to give a true frameless glass barrier.
 There is also a choice of handrail finishes and profiles, including different materials like timber handrails.
Line Load
Up to 1.5kN
Glass Type
15mm Toughened
17.5mm Toughened Laminated
21.5mm Toughened Laminated
316 Stainless Steel
304 Stainless Steel
Powder Coated

Glass Balustrade FAQs

Glass might seem too fragile for balustrades, but toughened glass is extremely strong, and tested according to building safety regulations to make sure it can bear a reasonable load. Whether you lean on an outdoor balustrade to take in the view, or accidentally trip or drop something on a glass balustrade, it’s designed not to break that easily.

Structural toughened glass is very durable and usually fitted flush to the floor and end walls, with minimal gaps to prevent anything from getting trapped or falling through. This is especially important for balustrades beside greater heights, such as long staircases or balconies. Glass balustrades are safe for children, as there’s nothing to grab and climb on – and no need to anyway, since they’ll have a clear view through to the other side.

Assorted balustrades from Glass Interiors can bear line loads from 0.74kN up to 3kN, come in a range of thickness options from 10mm to 21.5mm, and are also available as laminated glass balustrades. Our expert fitters always install our glass balustrades to the highest standards in line with British safety laws.

Glass balustrades are suitable for a variety of environments and can make a stunning contemporary addition to any residential, public, or commercial space. By installing glass balustrades from Glass Interiors, you could benefit from:

  • The illusion of more space – Installing barriers for safety doesn’t have to mean restricting views or cutting areas off, especially if you opt for frameless glass balustrades.
  • Increased light – Glass allows both natural and artificial light to shine through to enhance the atmosphere and create that spacious feel.
  • Strength and durability – Robust toughened glass and additional stainless steel elements are much more resilient than wood and can withstand all manner of environmental conditions.
  • Guaranteed quality – All glass balustrades and fittings are manufactured to the highest standard to achieve a superior finish every time.
  • Versatile design – Fully framed, partially framed, frameless, with or without railings, with added frosting or coloured patterns… the choices are endless.
  • Appealing aesthetics – The clean lines of our well-fitted glass balustrades create a sleek modern appearance and can complement a variety of interior design styles.
  • Less maintenance – Resistance to scratching and corrosion limits the possibility of future repairs, and a quick wipe-down and occasional polish is all you need to keep your balustrades looking brand new.

Just imagine how incredible your space could look with so little effort when we put in the design and installation work for you.

Balustrades have plenty of indoor and outdoor applications, whether in a residential home, a public building, or commercial space. Here are some of the most popular uses for glass balustrades:

  • Stairways
  • Landings
  • Mezzanines
  • Walkways
  • Bridges
  • Balconies
  • Juliet balconies
  • Terraces
  • Patios
  • Decking
  • Rooftops
  • Swimming pools

Balustrades are a requirement where there’s a significant change in floor levels to comply with safety regulations. However, they can still be used in any area without a change in levels simply to section off the space for a particular use, such as a dining area, garden, or waiting area.

Glass Interiors provides high-quality balustrade systems for a variety of functions, never compromising on safety or appearance. Get in touch today to learn more about how our glass balustrades can help you to provide protective barriers and smoothly define boundaries with minimal disruption to the space.

Glass balustrades don’t always need a handrail if they’re made of laminated glass. This is because a secondary barrier needs to be in place if the glass panel should break – where this would usually be the handrail, the second layer of the laminated glass should stay intact even if the first cracks.

You can look up Section 8.5.2 of BS6180:2011 to consult the UK Building Regulations for handrails, or check with your local building control office. While we would recommend handrails for stair balustrades to make them more accessible, it really comes down to personal design preferences.

Even true frameless glass balustrades are capable of withstanding up to 1.5kN of force from a person leaning on them. The glass panels will also have a highly polished edge for safety and style. If you need advice on choosing glass balustrade handrails, feel free to contact Glass Interiors.

The necessary height of a balustrade depends on where it’s installed. According to UK Building Regulations, balconies and most situations require a glass balustrade height of at least 1100mm from the floor. Stairs, ramps, and landings require a balustrade at least 900mm high. Balustrades around a seating area must be at least 800mm high (when up to 530mm away from fixed seating).

This height is from the finished floor level to the top of the handrail or frameless panel, not including recessed channel systems. Glass partitions that aren’t balustrades can be any height. Ideally, each glass panel in a balustrade shouldn’t be more than 1m to 1.2m wide, to allow for adequate testing. If there are gaps between the panels, we recommend these to be no more than 10mm wide.

When it comes to glass balustrade thickness, the thinnest toughened glass is 10mm thick. This is usually only suitable when steel posts and handrails are also used. For frameless balustrades, the glass should be at least 15mm thick. The required thickness generally depends on the fall height (more or less than 600mm) and the presence or absence of a handrail. At Glass Interiors, we offer toughened glass in 10, 12, and 15mm, plus laminated glass in 13.5, 17.5, and 21.5mm thicknesses.

With hygienic glass that’s easy to wipe clean, glass balustrades are relatively low-maintenance. While glass should be cleaned regularly, wiping away marks when they appear and thoroughly cleaning and polishing once a week, it requires less long-term care than a wooden balustrade.

That said, if you opt for timber handrails, these will need regular upkeep with wood treatments such as stains and polishes in addition to standard cleaning. Stainless steel handrails should be wiped down regularly for sanitary reasons, but they’re highly resistant to corrosion and stains.

The downside of frameless glass balustrades is that people are more likely to touch the glass panels, meaning fingerprints and smudges will build up more quickly. However, wiping the panels down is fast and easy enough, so you can keep your glass balustrades in sparkling condition.

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