Balcony Glass Balustrades Perth
The Preferred Glass Balustrades
Compliant with Australian Safety Standards
Phil Counsell offers expert installations of top-quality glass balustrades in Perth. Our toughened semi and frameless glass balustrades are engineered and installed according to Australian safety standards, ensuring your peace of mind. They are transparent, easy to clean, and make your space look bigger. Our premium balustrades are available in various styles and configurations, including fixed handrail and no handrail designs. They are a popular choice among homeowners with ocean, river, hill, and city views.
Speak to us today about the preferred balustrade.
We offer a customer satisfaction guarantee along with extended warranties on all aspects of our work:
10-year warranty on all products
10-year warranty on all workmanship
Australian Safety Standard 1926 Compliant
Reasons to get glass balustrades
Stylish & Modern
Easy to Maintain
Semi-Frameless and Frameless Glass Balustrades for a Sleek Look
Achieve a modern and sophisticated aesthetic with our semi-frameless and frameless glass balustrades for your balcony. Our stainless steel spigots, available in round or square designs, provide minimal hardware, allowing the focus to be on the elegant glass panels. For an unobstructed view, opt for face-fixed frameless glass panels, perfect for garden beds, decking, and retaining walls. We also offer channel-set glass balustrades, creating an ultra-minimal look that seamlessly integrates with your stairway, deck, or balcony area. Additionally, our marine-grade powder-coated aluminium posts, available in round or square designs, offer a strong and cost-effective framing solution.
Professional Installations in Perth
Conveniently located in Wangara Perth, we provide expert glass balustrade installation services throughout Perth, Western Australia. Our service area covers the metro area, both north and south of the Swan River. We regularly serve customers in suburbs such as Joondalup, Hillarys, Subiaco, North Beach, Scarborough, Cottesloe, Claremont, and Nedlands, as well as riverside suburbs like Peppermint Grove, Dalkeith, Applecross, and Mt Pleasant. In the southern suburbs, we extend our services from South Perth to Fremantle, Rockingham, and Mandurah. If you reside in regional WA, please contact our team to inquire about our availability in your area. Trust Phil Counsell for professional glass balustrade installations that exceed expectations. Get a quote for your balcony balustrade today!
Balustrades are legally required in any area where there is a drop of more than 1 metre, such as:
- Raised decks
- Light wells
- Swimming pool surrounds
Balustrades help to prevent falls and injuries, so it is important to make sure that they are installed correctly and to the required standards.
Here are some additional tips for ensuring that your balustrades are safe:
- The height of the balustrade should be at least 1.1 metres from the top of the handrail to the floor.
- The gaps between the balusters should be no more than 125 millimetres wide.
- The balustrades should be made of strong, durable materials that can withstand the elements.
- The balustrades should be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure that they are in good condition.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your home safe and prevent falls.
In Perth, balustrades must be at least 1 metre high from the finished floor level to prevent falls of more than 1 metre. This is the minimum legal requirement, but you may want to consider making your balustrades even taller, especially if you have young children or pets.
Here are some other things to keep in mind when choosing the height of your balustrades:
- The height of the person or animal who will be using the balustrade.
- The width of the gaps between the balusters.
- The materials used to construct the balustrade.
- The location of the balustrade.
The standard for glass balustrades in Australia is Australian Standard AS1288:2021, Glass in buildings – Selection and Installation. This standard specifies the requirements for the design, selection, and installation of glass balustrades to ensure their safety and durability.
The following are some of the key requirements of AS1288 for glass balustrades:
- The glass must be toughened or laminated safety glass.
- The height of the balustrade must be at least 1 metre from the finished floor level.
- The gaps between the glass panels must be no more than 125 millimetres wide.
- The balustrades must be able to withstand a load of 1.8 kN per metre run.
- The balustrades must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
The thickness of the glass on a glass balustrade in Perth depends on a number of factors, including the height of the balustrade, the location of the balustrade, and the loading conditions.
The minimum thickness for glass balustrades in Perth is 12mm for toughened glass and 15mm for laminated glass. However, it is recommended to use thicker glass, especially for higher balustrades or those located in areas with high winds or traffic.