Glass balustrades add character and warmth to the home

Glass balustrades add character and warmth to the home

Balustrades come in many shapes and sizes, but glass balustrades add a particularly contemporary feel to the home and can work well with traditional homes as well as modern abodes.

We particularly like balustrades with natural oak newels & handrails with glass panels, like the one below, which we completed as part of a loft conversion project recently. It has added character and warmth to this home in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. The balustrade has become an elegant feature in the hallway and has added significant light and brightness to a previously unnoticed stairway.

Glass balustrade staircase
Staircase Loft conversion

Structural Balustrades

Structural glass can be used without handrails to support the treads of a stairwell. Their beauty is seamless and timeless but of course, all importantly, they provide functionality. An example of structural glass balustrades is seen below in a refurbishment design project that All Design completed on a home converted from an old listed mill in Aberdeenshire. A structural glass floor was also used on the base of the staircase to expose some of the original watermill cogs.

 

Structural Glass staircase
Structural glass staircase, Aberdeenshire

Outdoor Glass Balustrades

Glass balustrades can also be used outdoors and can look stylish and almost invisible on a balcony or veranda. The glass balustrade below was a feature developed as part of a garage re-design project that All Design completed on a house in Aberdeenshire. It is supported by aluminium posts and glass panels. It makes good use of space and adds to the panoramic views of the beautiful countryside surrounding the property.

Glass balustrade balcony over garage
balustrade balcony garage design

Providing essential safety

Using a glass balustrade on an external balcony provides essential safety, but with a view. Below, is a recently completed design by All Design that includes a chrome and glass balustrade system used as a balcony feature for an extension project in Aberdeenshire.

steading extension

For more information on glass balustrades, please contact us directly.

Planning permission secured for Steading Extension

steading extension design

Planning permission secured for this stylish steading extension

Planning permission secured for this stylish steading extension

Planning permission has now been secured for this styling steading extension in Aberdeenshire, which will add both character and style to this already tasteful property.

The brief was to extend the one bedroom property to provide more living space and two new bedrooms.

Our proposed new East facing, 1.5 storey extension, more than doubles the footprint of the original house. It provides lots of additional light on both floors, a new master bedroom with en-suite and the landing area opens out onto a large glass framed balcony with a fabulous countryside view. There are two new double bedrooms on the first floor and at ground floor level, there’s a new large open plan kitchen/dining/family/games room, which will open out onto a new decked/patio area.

 

Current steading
Proposed design for steading extension

Stylish steading extension design for Aberdeenshire home

steading extension design

Stylish extension design for steading home

Stylish extension design for steading home

All Design is currently working on the design of a steading extension for this home in Aberdeenshire, which will add both character and style to this already tasteful property.

The brief was to extend the one bedroom property to provide more living space and two new bedrooms.

Our proposed new East facing, 1.5 storey extension, more than doubles the footprint of the original house. It provides lots of additional light on both floors, a new master bedroom with en-suite and the landing area opens out onto a large glass framed balcony with a fabulous countryside view. There are two new double bedrooms on the first floor and at ground floor level, there’s a new large open plan kitchen/dining/family/games room ,which will open out onto a new decked/patio area.

 

Current steading
Proposed design for steading extension