If you want to install a glass balustrade around your balcony, then you have to decide the best way to fix the glass in place. This area often works well with pin fixings. How do these fixings work and what are the advantages of using them in a balcony setting?
How Do Pin-Fixed Glass Balustrades Work?
If you use pins to fix a balustrade in place, then you typically insert metal pins into holes in the glass. These pins then attach to the base or sides of the balustrade's surrounds. For example, in a balcony setting, you might set pins into the front and side edges of the base of the balcony. The pins go into the surface of the balcony itself to hold the glass in place.
What Are the Benefits of Using Fixed Pins on a Glass Balustrade?
The way you attach balustrades to a balcony can have a couple of negative effects. It might affect your view and the available space you have left after the balustrading goes up. For example, other fixing options, like rails, frames and even ground spigots, cover or block off some of the glass panels on the balustrade. You can see through the parts of the panels that aren't around the fixings, but the fixings get in the way of your view in other parts.
Some fixings will eat into the space you have available on your balcony. Channels can take some space off around the edges. Even smaller spigot fixings will protrude on to your balcony a little. If you lose some view and some space, then your balcony may not be as attractive as you'd like. For example, you'll look out through your fixings, and your balcony may feel tight and constrained.
If you use pin fixings, then you won't necessarily see the pins at all. If they sit at the base of the glass around the outside edges of your balcony, then they are below your sight level. You can see them from outside but not necessarily from inside. So, you get a clear view through all your glass panels. Plus, if you fix the balustrades around the outside of the balcony, then you don't have to sacrifice any space at all. The glass sits on the edge of the balcony rather than inside its footprint.
To find out more about glass balustrades, consider contacting and working with local suppliers.