A UPVC Or Glass Balustrade, Which Is Best For You?

If you’re unfamiliar with a balustrade by its name, you will probably know what one is when you see the product on our website.

Glass Balustrades

Used in domestic and commercial buildings, balustrades are the architectural posts supported by top and bottom railings that you usually see on stairways, porches and balconies.

They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and are principally both a safety measure to stop people from falling over terraces, landings etc. and regularly used as a design feature.

Balustrades are manufactured from different materials, but the most common materials are UPVC and glass.

UPVC and glass balustrades can both be bought at Lakeland Verandahs, and there are benefits to either product if you’re having difficulty choosing between them.


It’s really easy to keep on top of UPVC and glass balustrades.

UPVC is a material that can quickly be wiped clean with a wet soapy cloth, and to polish up a glass balustrade you just need a lint-free cloth and quality glass cleaning agent.

You certainly can’t do the same with a wood balustrade as it needs intense upkeep to retain its condition.


The robustness of UPVC and glass means that your balustrades will last for a long time and won’t weaken as they get older.

Unlike wooden balustrades, they also won’t become infested or corrode, something that would inevitably cause their performance levels to drop.


We should all be mindful of the environment when buying any balustrades. Thankfully, UPVC and glass are both eco-friendly materials as they’re recyclable.

Easy to install

Wood, iron and steel balustrades can be quite time exhaustive in terms of how long it can take to install them.

UPVC and glass balustrades are capable of being fitted far more quickly when they’re in the hands of an experienced balustrade installer.


Come and make up your own mind. To see some examples of UPVC and glass balustrades, visit one of the three showrooms we have in the region.