When it comes to installing a balustrade, there are different types to choose from, including framed and frameless glass balustrades.

In this blog, we’ll focus on how to install a frameless glass balustrade, which requires specific equipment and considerations to ensure it’s installed correctly and provides the aesthetic looks you want, along with the safety you require.

The equipment you’ll need to install your glass balustrade

Before you start the installation process, make sure you have the necessary equipment and accessories. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Glass panels
  • Balustrade clamps
  • Allen key
  • Spirit level
  • Measuring tape
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Screws and wall plugs
  • Silicone sealant
  • Safety equipment (gloves, goggles, and a mask)

What to consider before installing the frameless glass balustrade

Before installing a frameless glass balustrade, it’s essential to prep the area and consider any factors that could cause issues with the project. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Check local building regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Measure the area where the balustrade will be installed to ensure proper fit and spacing.
  • Consider the type of surface the balustrade will be mounted on, such as concrete or timber, and choose appropriate fixings.
  • Check for any obstacles or uneven surfaces that may affect the installation process.

How to install your frameless glass balustrade

To install a frameless glass balustrade, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Measure and mark out the position of the balustrade clamps on the mounting surface. Use a spirit level to ensure the positions are level and mark the drill holes with a pencil.
  • Step 2: Drill holes into the mounting surface at the marked positions using a drill bit suitable for the surface. Insert wall plugs into the holes and secure the balustrade clamps with screws.
  • Step 3: Attach the glass panels to the balustrade clamps using the Allen key. Apply silicone sealant to the edge of the glass panels for added stability and safety.

Choose from the best selection of frameless glass balustrades

Now that you know how to install a frameless glass balustrade, make sure to choose a high-quality product that meets your needs. At Express Toughening we manufacture and supply a wide range of options, such as different glass thicknesses, finishes, and hardware.Build / buy online, or contact us today to explore our selection of frameless glass balustrades and find the perfect option for your project.