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Glass Balustrade

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From raised floors to staircases, balconies to mezzanines, terraces to patios, there are plenty of places that benefit from glass balustrades. Made with strong tempered glass, also known as toughened glass, this type of glass panel is very difficult to break.

Acting as both space dividers and safety barriers, glass balustrades are ideal for separating areas without disrupting views. They’re an essential safety feature where differences in floor levels could cause people to trip or fall, or for filtering large crowds of people into smaller queues.

Not only can toughened glass balustrades improve safety and organisation, but they also enhance the appearance and design flow of the space. Modern glass balustrades add an impressive sense of sophistication that also makes them a valuable decorative feature.

Our toughened and laminated glass balustrades are suitable for indoor or outdoor installation, in both residential and commercial buildings. Whether it’s a shopping mall or events venue, a leisure facility or private residence, glass balustrades make great additions to stairways, balconies, and seating areas alike.

The best part is that clear glass balustrades don’t compromise light levels or lines of sight. These partitions allow light to spread throughout the space evenly, so it still feels bright and open. Easy to install and even easier to maintain, your home or business is guaranteed to enjoy the versatility, durability, and aesthetic appeal they’ll bring.

Choose between traditional toughened glass or low-iron toughened glass for an extra-clear look. Whether you want a frameless style with a channel profile or a design with posts and handrails, the choice is completely yours when you order our bespoke glass balustrades.


We’re proud to manufacture custom glass balustrades for a wide range of applications at Express Toughening. Available in several thicknesses from 10mm to 20.8mm, choosing your finish and shape is simple with our online ordering tool below.

All you have to do is follow the selection steps, provide the measurements you require, and add the product to your basket. We offer extra services so you can tailor your order exactly how you want it, from drilled holes and cut-outs to dubbed corners and polymer coatings.

You’ll also have the opportunity to upload diagrams of your glass balustrade specifications, if you have any relevant documents to share. Once you’re happy with your selections, proceed to the checkout to complete your order, where we’ll calculate shipping costs.

Don’t forget to browse our selection of fittings and accessories for any hardware you’ll need to complete your design. We supply a range of channels, brackets, posts, seals, and more that you can use to install your toughened glass balustrades securely.

We’re happy to help you make a trendy and practical statement, defining boundaries and taking a modern twist on safety railings with our transparent glass balustrades. Please ensure that your chosen balustrades and installation methods comply with UK building regulations before you place your order, as this is the customer’s responsibility.

You can also click below to view our technical drawings for examples of popular glass balustrade systems. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have any questions, give the Express Toughening team a call on 020 8500 1188. We’ll gladly provide assistance and more information.

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  • Express Delivery available on this product.
  • This product is manufactured in the UK.
  • Toughened Glass.
  • Polished edges included.

Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the customer to investigate if planning permissions are required, ensuring all projects are completed to British Standards BS 6399-1:1996 and BS 6180:2011 – are not responsible for any building regulation requirements, this shall be up to the client to ensure safety precautions have been met accordingly.

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Clear Toughened Glass
Toughened Low Iron Glass (extra clear)
Clear Toughened Laminate Glass
Toughened Frosted Satin Glass
Toughened Grey Tinted Glass
Toughened Bronze Tinted Glass

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  • Cut Outs

    Cut outs should not be smaller than the thickness of the glass, or closer to the edge than 2.5 times the thickness of the glass, or larger than 30% of overall glass size. A customer service representative will contact you regarding your exact requirements if needed. Please upload any drawings if possible. Please upload any drawings below if possible.

  • Notches

    Any polished notch will have an internal radius of at least 14mm. Non polished notches will be approximately 7mm internal radius. A customer service representative will contact you regarding your exact requirements if needed. Please upload any drawings below if possible.

  • Drill Holes

    Any drilled holes must be the same size or greater than the thickness of your glass selected. (For example 10mm glass can only have a hole of 10mm in diameter or greater). Drilled holes must be within reasonable distance from edge of the glass or other holes / cut-outs to prevent breaking when toughened. A customer service representative will contact you regarding your exact requirements if needed. Please upload any drawings below if possible.

  • Radius Corners

    A customer service representative will contact you regarding your exact requirements if needed. Please upload any drawings below if possible.

  • Dubbed Corners

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  • Please share all diagrams, drawings and specifications (maximum of 10 files allowed)Max file size: 8 MBPermitted file types: jpg jpeg jpe png gif pdf

  • Polymer coating protects glass with a barrier that repels water, soil, stains, soap scum, rust and hard water mineral deposits.

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Need help designing, templating or installing your balustrade system? Then speak to one of our recommended partners.

The Splashback Co.
Splashbacks | Mirrors | Balustrades
T: 020 7965 7492

JS Glass Ltd.
Shower Screens | Balustrades
M: 07540 156 877

Additional information


Clear Toughened Glass, Toughened Low Iron Glass (extra clear), Clear Toughened Laminate Glass, Toughened Frosted Satin Glass, Toughened Grey Tinted Glass, Toughened Bronze Tinted Glass


Parallelogram, Rectangle, Left Hand Rake, Right Hand Rake


4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 10.8mm, 12mm, 12.8mm, 15mm, 16.8mm, 19mm, 20.8mm


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Frequently Asked Questions

See our most frequently asked questions below.

How thick should glass balustrades be?

The minimum thickness for a glass balustrade depends on the type of glass and finish, as well as where you’ll be installing it. Frameless glass balustrades should be at least 10mm thick, which is why we provide clear toughened glass in this thickness, as well as clear toughened laminated glass in 16.8mm and 20.8mm for extra strength.

Standard toughened glass is generally only available at 10mm thick and above, so this is the thinnest your glass balustrade can be if it has posts and handrails. Our frosted satin glass balustrades and tinted glass balustrades (grey or bronze) are only available in this thickness, so they may not be suitable for a frameless balustrade system.

You can find more information about the minimum requirements for glass balustrade safety in the UK Building Regulations, which explain how high and wide a glass balustrade must be in a particular situation. For example, balustrades around seating areas in the UK must be at least 800mm tall, increasing to 900mm for stairs and ramps and to 1100mm for balconies.

Where can glass balustrades be installed?

Whether you’re looking for glass balustrades for your home or business, these structures have plenty of domestic and commercial uses. Here are some popular glass balustrade applications:

  • Staircases and landings
  • Mezzanine floors and walkways
  • Balconies (including Juliet balconies)
  • Terraces, patios, and decking
  • Rooftop gardens and swimming pools

Glass balustrades are most often used as a design feature, and a practical way of separating spaces with protective barriers at the same time. They’re only a legal requirement if there’s a difference in floor levels that could cause injury if someone was to trip or fall (as per Approved Document K).

Essentially, you can install glass balustrades anywhere you want to section off the space for certain uses or designate boundaries between spaces. They can surround dining areas or waiting areas, guide queues or foot traffic, and keep people out who aren’t permitted to access the enclosed area.

Should glass balustrades have a handrail?

It’s not a legal requirement for glass balustrades to have a handrail, as long as the glass is strong enough on its own. For example, toughened laminated glass has an extra layer in the middle that holds the pane together even if it cracks or shatters, so it doesn’t need a secondary barrier.

That said, you need to make sure that any frameless glass balustrades without handrails can take the appropriate line load for it to be safe. As per the disclaimer above, it’s the responsibility of the customer and not Express Toughening to comply with BS 6399-1:1996 and BS 6180:2011.

We stock a range of glass balustrade fittings on our website, including glass balustrade posts and frameless glass balustrade profiles, so you should be able to find everything you need for safe and stable installation. Should you require more information, give us call or send us a message.

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