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Glass for balustrades

The glass is a main component of glass balustrades. The glass choice is a key factor for the finished design of the project as well as for the strength and durability of the glass balustrade. For our balustrade systems, we use mainly 2 types of glass – laminated and toughened laminated. The reason to choose those 2 types is that they are the ones that help us keep our promise to our clients about the safe usage of our products.

At HiSky Ltd, you can find more about the different types of glass we offer. Find useful information such as work standards, factory capacity, minimum, and maximum glass dimensions, and glass modifications that we offer. HiSky Ltd. offers a wide variety of glass types such as glass for balustrades, bulletproof glass, glass floor, facade glass, insulated glass units, and more.

What are the key differences in the strength of the different types of glass?

Laminated glass

Upon breaking the laminated glass retains its integrity thanks to the special folio between the glass panels. The great resistance to hits and pressure makes it a top choice. Laminated and toughened laminated glass are the best options to use as glass for glass balustrade.

Toughened glass

Upon breaking the toughened glass shatters into small pieces which significantly reduces the risk of injury to the people around it. The resistance to hits and pressure is good. This type of glass has wide usage in our everyday life. Toughenedglass can be used for glass balustrades depending on the specifics of the project. 

Normal glass

Upon breaking the normal glass shatters into big and sharp chunks which pose a serious threat to the health of the people around it. The resistance to hits and pressure is really low. It is not to be used for glass balustrades.

Modifications of the glass for balustrades

We at HiSky Ltd. offer a wide variety of modifications for the balustrade glass. All of them are in compliance with the international standards for safety during exploitation. We do not make a compromise on quality. You will not find shaking balustrades that threaten the health of the surrounding people.


Using laminated or toughened laminated glass for the glass balustrades is a must, as those two types of glass guarantee not only the strength of the balustrade but also that it will retain its integrity even after the glass breaks for some reason. This is made possible thanks to the manufacturing process of the laminated glass where two, three, four, or more glass panels are glued together with a special (PVB) folio. This structure ensures reliability which is sought in quality glass balustrade systems. Even if the balustrade glass is broken it stays whole which eliminates the risk of hurting the people around it.

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