What is a Balustrade and Its Types?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A balustrade is a group of stair sticks which are made to support the handrail of a staircase. They are used as a safety feature and also to maintain structural stability. The parapet walls and the balcony railings prevent the occurrence of accidents.

The spacing between the balustrades is even and it extends till the base size. Sydney in Australia leads to the production of all kinds of balustrades. 

What are Types of balustrades?

Balustrades are manufactured used in many different materials. These days they are also available in many different colors to suit the building. There are glass balustrade, stainless steel balustrade Sydney, wood, stone, polymer, and polyurethane. Each of them is described below.

Glass balustrades:

Glass balustrades are commonly used in the pool, balconies, etc. A balustrade made of glass will provide the entire view clearly and at the same time it will also not compromise in the safety feature. Glass balustrades can also make the area bigger. 

The framing and the fixings options are also available in numerous numbers. All these make the glass balustrades very versatile. However, a frameless version of glass will need the approval of an engineer. 

Only a professional can assure that the engagement of the balustrade is done properly and the thickness of the glass is right as it had to take the weight when someone leans on it. There is no big maintenance is needed for a glass balustrade. But it has to be cleaned then and there for obvious reasons.

Stainless Steel Balustrade:

Stainless steel balustrades Sydney that are made of steel are very strong and durable. They can withstand extreme temperatures as well. The sleek and elegant appearance of the Stainless steel balustrade can give a beautiful look to the building. 

As they are extremely strong safety is not at all a problem. Stainless steels can be easily combined with glass and the elegant look given by this combination made it the most sought after choice. Besides, there is no danger of rust in this combination.


Wooden balustrades are often chosen by those who love a natural feel and warmth in their building. They are very suitable for indoors and traditional homes. But when it can be maintained properly it can also be installed outdoors. 

Treatment becomes very important as wood is naturally vulnerable to termites and warps. In the outdoors, it has to be sealed and in the outdoors, it has to be oiled. Wood easily combines with aluminum balustrades Sydney.

Stone balustrades:

Stone balustrades are very suitable for estates and grandeur buildings. Balustrades are cast or carved as per the designs. Even marbles, one of the costliest stones are also used as balustrades and they appear very exquisite.


The balustrades made of polymers look like stone balustrades but they are comparatively cheap. It is also called a synthetic stone. It is a combination of pigment, polymer dust, and limestone dust.


This is the most popular balustrade type. They are famous for being lightweight, durable and cost.

Aluminum balustrade:

Aluminum balustrades Sydney is normally preferred for being less in weight. But at the same time, they give super stability to the railings. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]