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

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.




Read what's going on at Lakeland Verandahs

Why You Should Choose A Fitrite Installer Like Lakeland Verandahs

Despite the rapidly changing weather conditions, there continues to be healthy demand for decking and fencing from householders locally, and you might similarly be looking…

Read more

Short Of Garden Space But Want Decking? We Can Create Compact Designs

Who wants to be stuck indoors at home when the sun is beating down and you’ve a chance of catching a nice tan? You want…

Read more

Useful Lighting Tips For Your Decking And Fencing

The clocks went back an hour just over a month ago, and you will have noticed that the nights are slowly beginning to close in.…

Read more
Get a quote now! Request a brochure Book Appointment
Get a Quote Now!

© 2019 Lakeland Verandahs Limited.