Balustrade options?


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Allan McPhail

I have a strange query - hope someone on this group can suggest something!

We have moved into a house which as no balustrade on the stairs. As we have
a 2-and-a-half years old daughter, we would like to install one.

We got a guy out who has quoted £320 supply and fit which I think is very
reasonable. However, my wife is concerned about it becoming too enclosed.
She suggested some kind of perspex "wall" rather than traditional spindles,
etc.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? Or any other suggestions?

Any help much appreciated!

Regards

Allan McPhail
 
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BigWallop

Allan McPhail said:
I have a strange query - hope someone on this group can suggest something!

We have moved into a house which as no balustrade on the stairs. As we have
a 2-and-a-half years old daughter, we would like to install one.

We got a guy out who has quoted £320 supply and fit which I think is very
reasonable. However, my wife is concerned about it becoming too enclosed.
She suggested some kind of perspex "wall" rather than traditional spindles,
etc.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? Or any other suggestions?

Any help much appreciated!

Regards

Allan McPhail
Try here for some ideas:

http://www.polycarbonatesheets.co.uk/
 
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Gil2

..... suggested some kind of perspex "wall" rather than traditional
spindles,

Perspex in a living area would scratch too easily - especially with kids
around. You would find it looking shabby after a year or two.

Anywhere this is done professionally they use glass which is much more
durable and cleanable. It would, of course, have to be best quality
toughened glass so that the kids (or anybody else who trips over in the
middle of the night) would not be harmed by it. Depending on how much you
need it may not be as expensive as you think. All that would be necessary is
a good joiner (or even better a carpenter) to make a frame as strong as the
glass. Or a metalworker. You would have to work up a design for that.

The ones you see in dept stores tend to be glass mounted via drilled holes
in an open metal frame arrangement.

Gil.
 
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Perspex wall in places where you have kids isn't the best option. You can try alternatives like a stainless steel balustrade with the spaces in between filled with glass.
 

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