Thursday 27th June, 2019
Wimbledon, one of the summer’s most prestigious sporting events, begins next month. The tournament will showcase an impressive display of strength, endurance and class as the world’s tennis elite battle it out to be crowned champion. Strength, endurance and class are descriptors that apply equally to one of Tufwell Glass’s champion products, the glass balustrade.
The glass balustrade is a common sight in outdoor spaces. Commuters at Leicester Railway Station will be familiar with the glass balustrade by the main entrance which was installed by Tufwell Glass in 2017. But glass balustrades can also enhance the inside of your commercial space, maximising light and creating a spacious feel.
Glass balustrades are made from toughened glass. Toughened, or tempered glass, is one of the most widely used glass products worldwide. The most important benefit of toughened glass is safety. As a type of safety glass, toughened glass is up to five times as strong as ordinary glass and extremely hard to break, making it the ideal material for glass balustrades. Toughened glass can also withstand sudden changes in temperature; in fact, during the glass manufacturing process the glass is taken to near melting point before being rapidly cooled. This alters the physical properties of the glass, resulting in a glass product which can withstand higher pressures than standard annealed glass.
Glass balustrades are made to last. The use of toughened glass in glass balustrades creates a durable and long-lasting glass product. The resilience of Tufwell’s glass balustrades ensure that they are a cost-effective choice for any commercial space. Glass balustrades are easy to clean and require very little maintenance, so there are no hidden costs after installation.
Glass balustrades can add a contemporary yet timeless sense of style to your commercial space. Glass balustrade systems can be frameless or comprise vertical posts – often made of steel – and glass, with or without a top rail. A range of different glass can be used – transparent glass, tinted or coloured glass or frosted glass; to accommodate your tastes and needs. Glass balustrades will blend seamlessly into existing office décor, adding the illusion of extra space whilst creating the ultimate professional look.