Product: Bespoke glass balustrading

Application: External – Residential Property


Glasstec Systems was commissioned by London-based builders BTL Property Design & Build to design and install frameless glazed balustrading for a private residential client.

Frameless glass balustrade for private residential property

Project objectives

The patio doors on the ground floor of the client’s London SW4 property led to a rear garden, which in turn led down steps to the cellar that had been converted into a living space.

BTL Property Design & Build refurbished the entire property to create a modern, design-led residence with stylish contemporary features. The outdated, posted balustrade that ran from the patio door to the stairs down to the cellar, was to be replaced by on-trend glass balustrading, in keeping with the high specification of the rest of the property.

Frameless glass balustrade for private residential property

Glasstec Systems’ design solution

To meet the brief for a contemporary finish, we designed a bespoke, frameless glazed balustrade with chic, clean lines to create the aspirational modern finish of similar properties in the SW4 area.

Outside spaces in residential properties are valued more now than ever before, so we wanted to create a seamless extension of the refurbished interior.

While the provision of protective, safe, and robust balustrading was of course essential, aesthetics was a key driver behind our structural glazing designs and planning.

Central to our design scheme was the high-end, bespoke black fittings and fixtures. The powder-coated black finish of the handrail and base channel created a stunning effect that enhanced the outside space at the rear of the property. Against the backdrop of the contemporary whitewashed walls and marble effect paving, the black fittings and fixtures provided the ultra-modern finish.

Client satisfaction

The Managing Director of BTL Property Design & Build was delighted with the design and installation of the client’s exterior glazed balustrading and how it complemented the overall scheme of the refurbishment:

“We needed to arrange the supply and fit of a relatively complex glass balustrade around a basement lightwell and stairs in Clapham.  Glasstec, from the 1st point of contact to final installation, were both highly efficient and professional, provided good advice to solve some building regulations issues and were able to tweak the design to meet the end customer’s wishes.  Would highly recommend.”

Bespoke glass balustrades from Glasstec Systems

Glasstec Systems ensures the safety and quality of all our bespoke glazed balustrading. We only use approved pre-certified and tested glass for our balustrade systems. Our fire-rated glazed balustrades meet UK building regulations and fire protection standards.

We install customised frameless glass balustrades in both residential and commercial properties, with or without handrails. A frameless glass balustrade has no posts, providing an unobstructed view when installed outside a property. For interiors, a frameless glass balustrade allows light to pour into dark, less exposed spaces.

If required, the glass can be tinted or designed with other bespoke requirements. We are continuously innovating to create cutting-edge designs that are elegant and eye-catching, but also of the highest safety standards.

The glass used in our glass balustrades is UV resistant, so perfect for exterior spaces.

Take a look at some of our previous projects to see how our structural glazing has transformed other residential and commercial properties.

Why work with Glasstec Systems?

Due to a reputation for high-quality bespoke, structural glazing and innovative design, Glasstec Systems is repeatedly appointed by specifiers such as interior designers, architects, contractors and property developers. We also work directly for homeowners and commercial clients.

For more information on how we can work together, please call 020 8500 2818 or contact us at

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