One of the most common space saving tactics used in architectural design is the creation of multiple levels in a building. Over time, the use of this practical feature has become a statement in art and aesthetics with the use of balconies and beautiful bay windows by which one can sit and enjoy the view while enjoying a cup of tea in the evening breeze.
Indeed, the higher elevation provided by multiple floors affords many desirable qualities in the structure. For example, with each additional floor, you get a better view of your surroundings. While virtually everything looks better from an elevation, if your house is situated in a pleasant environment such as by a water body (such as a river, lake or the sea), or near an open field or close to a park, your view will be that much more pleasing.
As the elevation of your structure increases, the cool breeze that drafts through each upper floor increases. The air is also clearer and cleaner at the top, and is always pleasant, especially if you live in a hot and humid environment. Furthermore, there is an increased sense of safety that comes with elevation, as it is harder for thieves and robbers and even for pests such as rats and mice to enter the upper floors of a house from the outside.
But there is one great danger that is part and parcel of upper level dwellings; should one happen to fall off an upper floor, the results will, more often than not be grievous injury, and even death.
The solution to this, which is also as old as the very concept of upper floors, is to install a railing, a banister or other barrier which will protect those who dwell on the upper levels of the structure.
These come in all shapes, sizes, colours and materials. But without a doubt, the most pleasing material would be one that would not obstruct all the aesthetic benefits that are afforded by having an upper level – frameless glass balustrade.
A frameless glass balustrade in Sydney is the one type of railing that provides the most unobstructed view of your surroundings, and also, inversely, does justice to the appearance of your house to anyone who beholds it from the outside. Not only is it elegant and clean, the after care and maintenance that you need to put in to it is minimum, where it is only required to be washed with regular soap and water.
Finish off your house with the finest and most elegant material available, which is clean and clear and exceptionally easy to maintain.