Choosing A New Residential Fence

One of the first things I wanted to tackle when I bought my new home was the fence. It was old, leaning, and missing boards. It certainly was not up to the task of keeping the dogs in our back garden. I wanted a new fence which provided privacy, strength to keep the dogs contained, and was maintenance free. This blog is all about fences. I plan to write about the different types, how to maintain them, and how to choose the perfect fence for your situation. From steel to bamboo, privacy to animal containment, there is a lot to know about the different fences available to you.

Choosing the right infill panels for your glass balustrades


Choosing an infill panel is similar to choosing the type of flooring for your home. There are numerous options available, but you also need to make a smart selection to avoid ending up with a product you don't like.

Before shopping, it helps to know what your choices are. Glass infill panels are the defining piece of "glass balustrades", and you should be aware of critical factors that affect their overall appearance. Here's what you should consider when choosing infill panels for your glass balustrades.

1.    Consider the size and shape

The most important factor you should keep in mind is the size and shape of your balustrades. Large frames may work better with well-defined shapes, such as rectangles and squares. This is particularly the case for large patios and decks in commercial premises.

If you need fencing for a smaller area, you may have more options available. Curved balustrades are a good option to consider, including circular or hexagonal designs. The type of glass you choose can also elevate the appearance of your balustrades. Thick, reflective panels give off a stylish feel that can breathe life into a dull outdoor/indoor space. Thick panels are also a safe option for elevated platforms.

2.    Colour matters

You may think that because glass is transparent, you shouldn't pay attention to its colour and texture. However, you can make your infill panels much more interesting to look at by varying their colours.

Blue and green hues add a modern feel to your glass panels. They can also be used to match furniture, floor designs and walls. If you're looking for additional privacy, you can coat the glass with opaque panels such as white and grey.  

3.    Texture

Giving your infill panels a specific texture is also an excellent choice for homes and businesses. You can select embedded or engraved designs to blend into the theme of your premises. For example, museums, hotels, and other artistic locations can engrave images into their infill panels. This gives each glass surface an elevated look that guests will enjoy. You may also opt for sandblasted glass panels that give off a rustic, timeless look on your property.    

4.    The nature of your premises

Don't forget to consider what your overall design theme is. Are you looking for something modern or dated? Do you prefer a cultural or neutral look? These factors will influence the size, shape and patterns you choose for your infill panels.  


28 October 2019