How to install a glass balustrade with posts

Are you upgrading your balcony or decking for a contemporary look? Installing a glass balustrade system with posts gives that sleek and modern appearance while providing an unobstructed view of the great outdoors. Of course, before you bust out the toolbox, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Let’s dive in!

First and foremost, this isn’t a solo job.

Safety is top priority, so you should have at least one other person to help make the installation smoother and safer for everyone involved.

Step 1 – Preparation

Being organised and having everything in one place will save you time and energy. Gather all the necessary components and equipment before starting. This includes:

Step 2 – Mark out measurements

Ensure you have the proper measurements for the glass panels and posts. Mark out where the posts will go along the edge of the balcony or decking, and also mark the points where you’ll be drilling to fit the posts into the ground. 

Step 3 – Drill holes for the balustrade posts

Drill the necessary width of holes to the appropriate depth to support the length of the screws that will hold the poles in place. 

Step 4 – Secure the posts to the floor

Using the drilled holes, fix the poles in position with the screws. Different surfaces will require different considerations,  so be sure to choose the right screws for the job. Before fully securing the poles, use a spirit level to make sure the top of the poles are equal height.

Step 5 – Secure the clamps to the pole

Install the clamps at the necessary points on the pole. These hold the glass panels in place.

Step 6 – Fitting the glass panels

Slide the glass panels between the clamps and tighten as needed to ensure the glass fits securely. Don’t overdo it. Too much pressure on the glass could cause damage.

Step 7 – Give everything a clean and a wipe down

Once everything is in place, give it a good cleaning to remove any dust or debris. This will leave you with a bright, airy, and modern space to enjoy.

Save time and effort with professional balustrade installation

If this all sounds like a lot of work, don’t worry!

Save yourself the trouble by getting your glass balustrade with posts fitted by a professional. They’ll complete the work quickly and to a high standard, resulting in a stunning finished product. If you need help finding a reliable and trustworthy fitter, get in touch today. We have a list of recommended professionals who can help. Now that you know how to create your own balustrade system, it’s time to get started and bring your vision to life. Build your own balustrade system here.

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