Did you know that that the impact of the lockdown has caused 65% of homeowners to renovate their properties? As more people were cooped up in their homes almost all of 2020, many homeowners got the same idea–home renovation. If you have the same idea as well, we’re here to help jumpstart your ideas by suggesting frameless glass installation.
Frameless glass can be a relatively simple and affordable way to make your home appear more modern. However, there are even more reasons that homeowners can benefit from the use of frameless glass.
What is Frameless Glass?
Frameless glass is sturdy and tempered, so it doesn’t need any kind of metal support or other material. Although it’s most commonly used for shower doors, frameless glass can also be used on:
- Sliding doors
- And more
In every application, there won’t be any visible frame and hardware. This means that views remain unobstructed and you won’t have to worry about matching the frame material of the glass with the rest of your home. Why choose frameless glass? We’ll go over all of the benefits of each of the applications.
Frameless Glass Installation Process
One major benefit of choosing a company that specialises in frameless glass is that you’ll enjoy professional installation services. Regardless of the application, a comprehensive installation service means that you’ll be speaking with professionals who will be able to work with your schedule.
You’ll also be able to choose the fittings for your glass doors, partitions, or balustrades in order to match the interior decor of your home or office.
When you’re renovating your house, we understand that the costs can quickly add up. This is why we offer flexible financing that will allow you to pay for your frameless glass project in instalments. We work with the regulated credit broker Kandoo.
This service is able to find you the best-secured loans or personal lending options that are available to you. Good and bad credit history is accepted, and the application is quick and easy.
Many people believe that frameless glass may limit their style options when it comes to shower doors. However, there are plenty of styles that you can choose from while still keeping the modern, stylish look of frameless glass.
Sliding doors are one of the most popular ways to style shower doors. They’re especially beneficial if you’re working with a limited amount of space and don’t have the room for the door to swing open all the way.
Our frameless glass design enables any hinged shower door to swing both ways. A hinge at the bottom of the door enables it to hold the door’s weight, allowing you to install it on tiled or stepped floors.
Bifold doors are the best option if you’re working with extremely limited bathroom space. Even though the doors swing inward and outward, they are smaller in size than a single hinged door, meaning they won’t need as much space. This gives small bathrooms a fresh look without making them appear even smaller with unsightly shower curtains or cramped doors that don’t open all the way.
Frameless glass partitions are one the best ways to break up large spaces–even if you love open layouts. The reason for this is because you’ll still be able to see through the glass, allowing light to stream inside. The best part about frameless glass partitions is that they’re made from 10mm to 12mm toughened safety glass that meets British Safety Standards.
This provides a small amount of soundproofing in the areas you want to divide, such as the living room from the kitchen or your children’s play area. You’ll still be able to communicate and see each other, yet with a subtle level of privacy that creates a more serene environment when needed.
Partition walls in the home can also help you save on your energy bills. For instance, you know that even with a large open-concept home, your family gathers in certain areas of the home more than others. You’ll be able to reduce the heat or cooling in the areas that don’t need it.
Frameless glass partitions can also be used both in offices and as a unique way to divide large open-concept floor plans in your home. For instance, a glass partition dividing the kitchen from the living room helps you enjoy the visual of an open floor plan without the noise and chaos!
The stairway of your home is often one of the most striking areas. Whether they begin near the entryway of your home or further in, the amount of space they take up means that you have an opportunity there to set the tone for the rest of your house. Frameless glass balustrades are the perfect way to improve your property values and create a modern, chic aesthetic.
One of the best parts about glass balustrades is that they can be installed within the grooved string, apron, and handrail of your current staircase. The combination of wood and glass creates a unique and modern pairing that can set your home apart from others.
If you have pets or children along with balconies, we know that you have the constant fear of them climbing on balustrades or slipping through the cracks. One of the main benefits of frameless glass balustrades is the fact that there are no gaps once installed.
This means that little feet, bodies, or arms won’t be able to slip through and endanger themselves. Even better, the slick surface of glass makes it harder to climb. Your children and pets won’t feel as much of a need to climb because the glass enables them to see the area below without needing to peer over!
Another safety feature of frameless glass used outside is the fact that your home is more protected on the first floor. This is because while the glass provides a barrier so that burglars aren’t able to easily access your porch or front yard, they also won’t be able to hide behind the barrier when someone passes by.
Many burglars take advantage of bushes, fences, and other hiding spots in order to case properties. Smart landscaping decisions such as keeping bushes trimmed low and your yard well-lit can also help deter burglars.
Made from toughened safety glass, you won’t have to worry about pressure on the surface making it crack or shatter.
Walkable Glass Floors
Our glass is so tough that we’re even able to offer walkable glass floors. Just like with indoor glass partitions, glass floors can be a great way to separate several levels of your home while still being able to let light stream in through a skylight.
If you’re living in an old historic home, glass floors can be the perfect way to feature old masonry, wells, or even mosaics without completely removing them. You’ll be able to enjoy a modern home while keeping the integrity of your historic home intact.
Enhancing Curb Appeal
Last but not least, one of the main benefits of frameless glass balustrades used for balconies outside is that you’ll be able to instantly enhance your home’s curb appeal. Glass creates a more modern-looking home and is also a unique look that homeowners don’t choose as often–you’ll be able to make a visual statement.
Even traditional or Victorian homes can benefit from glass balustrades, as you’re able to look through them and enjoy the details of the home’s exterior without being blocked by bulky looking balustrades. The light shines through evenly, enhancing the look of property photos if you’re planning on putting your home on the market soon.
Enjoy the Clear Benefits of Frameless Glass
When it comes to frameless glass, the modern and chic look that glass provides is just one of the benefits that you can enjoy. Many people fail to recognise the safety that glass balustrades provide. Since there are no gaps, children are less likely to endanger themselves by trying to pull themselves up.
Lastly, the options are limitless when it comes to frameless glass. From sliding glass shower doors to bifold hinged doors, there are options for both small and large bathrooms.
Ready to enjoy custom frameless glass that’s created to enhance your unique space? Contact us today for a free quote!