Using Glass Clamps To Support Your Balustrade System

Glass clamps are essential to any glass balustrade system. They connect the glass panels to the central balustrade posts and handrails without physically damaging the glass in anyway, in contrast to drilling. On its own, toughened glass is an incredibly rigid and robust material but drilling it can be problematic, especially if not done by a specialist.

Installing glass clamps

With glass clamps, you can often attach the glass panels to the balustrades yourself. Just get in touch and we will be able to provide you with the necessary guidance. If you don’t feel comfortable installing them yourself, we recommend using a specialist as it is critical that the entire balustrade system is secure. Remember, whilst balustrades look brilliant, their primary function is safety- stopping anyone from falling from a balcony, decking or downstairs. A combination of high quality glass clamps and handrails will ensure that your glass can withstand a considerable force, giving you a comforting sense of security.

Advantages of glass balustrades

Glass balustrades are a brilliant choice for any business or home as they both look great and fulfil a vital safety function. By choosing glass over wood, more light can spread through the two spaces, ensuring that the barrier is as unobtrusive as possible. Glass also offers a more minimalist and less cumbersome design, ensuring that it suits a variety of interior decorating styles. Industrial, feminine elegance, Scandinavian and many more.

Choosing your glass clamps

For the glass clamps themselves, we recommend that you use a minimum of 4 glass clamps per square metre of glass.  Glass and Stainless offer a range of clamps to suit a variety of glass panel widths. Typically, the wider the glass, the tougher it is. These clamps can be used on timber or marble and come in several finishes, including stainless effect, brush and raw.

On an ongoing basis, glass balustrades and clamps require little maintenance. Simply clean the glass with a damp cloth on a regular basis and check the clamps to see whether they are holding the glass firmly in place.

Glass and Stainless are a leading provider of premium quality glass and stainless steel products. With excellent customer service and extensive technical knowledge, we are confident that we can help you out. Get in contact today.