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Are glass balustrades safe?

Glass. It’s everywhere isn’t it. Windows, doors, ceilings – but one place we’re not as used to seeing it, is as a balustrade. Stairs and landings, balconies, pool and decking surrounds, in all of these locations materials like wood, steel or good old-fashioned bricks and mortar, have previously been the favoured option. But now glass …

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What’s the difference between a handrail and a balustrade?

Shopping for home improvement ideas? Thinking you’d like to upgrade your hall, stairs and landing? Great choice. Although frequently overlooked, updating this busy thoroughfare of the home can have a real impact on the overall look and feel of your property. So taking the time to do your research, think about how you want it …

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How to use glass about the home

Glass has long been applauded in the design world for its many attractive and beneficial qualities. From its ability to extend the look and feel of living space and maximise natural light, to creating unusual decorative features. Often the material of choice for contemporary (and expensive!) properties, glass can be regarded as the ‘designer’ option. …

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5 reasons why you need a glass canopy

Chances are you’ve stood under a glass canopy many times – waiting to be let into your favourite shop, enjoying a drink outside your favourite restaurant. But we’ll guess you didn’t you look up and appreciate the feature protecting you from the elements, or spend time contemplating just how useful a glass canopy could be …

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Simple ways to extend your living space

Lockdown. It’s been a strange old time hasn’t it? Never before have we all spent quite so much time at home, staring at the same four walls. No longer just our retreat after a long day, homes have become the office, gym, even the classroom. Not surprising then that many of us have started to …

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Easy glass maintenance – wipe away your doubts

Has being stuck at home during lockdown left you very aware of sticky finger marks and smudges on your glass windows and doors? Have you been considering using more glass in your home but are put off at the thought of having to try and keep it clean? Here at Square 1 Balustrades we love …

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How to choose the right type of balustrade system for your home

Is making the final decision on a balustrade system proving difficult? We get it. With so many balustrade types available, settling on the perfect one for you can be easier said than done. Whether you’re looking to improve the look of your commercial building or want to change-up the aesthetic of your home, at Square …

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Upgrading your garden during lockdown

Much like the rest of the world, the UK is currently going through a period of national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are unprecedented circumstances that we find ourselves in, and whether working from home or going through furlough, everyone is struggling to find meaningful ways to spend this extra free time. The …

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