7 Essential Tips For Maintaining And Caring For Glass Balustrading Properly

7 Essential Tips For Maintaining And Caring For Glass Balustrading Properly

May 4, 2022 The Amateurs Digest 0

One of the core attributes of glass balustrading is its durability, but, as with any product which is deemed to be ‘long lasting’, that will only be the case if it is installed by a professional glazier and looked after properly. Even the most robust of materials’ lifespans will diminish if they are not cared for. Thankfully, what is required to maintain glass balustrading is neither difficult nor expensive. So, to keep your glass balustrading good as new for as long as possible, follow these 7 essential care and maintenance tips.

Tip #1 – Clean Glass Balustrading Regularly

You probably will not be surprised to see that the first tip we highlight is to regularly clean your glass balustrading. Not only does cleaning the glass make it gleam and allow you to see through it unhindered, but it also helps to prevent a build-up of dirt and grime in any moving parts, such as hinges.

Tip #2 – Do Not Ignore The Supports

Often, homeowners will focus solely on getting the glass looking spectacularly clean and clear but overlook the fact that the supports form part of their glass balustrading too. As such, ensure you clean and maintain the supports with as much care as the glass so that they both remain in great condition.


Disguise an Ugly Fence

8 Ways to Disguise an Ugly Fence

July 20, 2017 The Amateurs Digest 0

There is no question about it; some types of fencing are just plain ugly. If you are stuck with an ugly fence, there are some things you can do about it that don’t cost the earth, so don’t despair. You don’t always need to get fencing contractors in to change it, and sometimes you can’t if the place is a rental.

Here are eight tips to disguise a fence you hate.

  • Paint it. If the fence is made from steel panels, make sure the paint you choose suits it. Sometimes, you must wear a particular undercoat, but it is worth doing well. Otherwise, the paint might peel off in a few months, making the fence look even uglier. If the fence is made from timber, painting will also be necessary to protect it from getting wet and rotting. You might want to go for white because a white picket fence is traditional, and it goes with every other colour. But if you want something different, why not choose another colour or a combination of colours?



8 Essential Elements of Security Fencing

July 25, 2013 The Amateurs Digest 0

Security fencing is essential in many areas and for many different types of places, from residential to commercial. It not only keeps unwanted intruders or vandals out; it protects the public from harm in many cases, should they accidentally wander into a construction zone or some other hostile environment where they may suffer injury.

There are many common fencing mistakes, so to do its job properly, there are 8 elements of security fencing that must be in place. These are:-

  • If a security fence is not high enough, people will be able to climb over it. That is why most such fences are 6-8 feet high.
  • Body of the fence. The body of the fence must be designed so that there are no horizontal bars that could offer a toehold to a climber. That said, there must be a strong bottom horizontal to hold the verticals in place, but since it is right at the bottom, any toehold would be too low to provide a way up. The top horizontal must also be in place to hold the verticals and make a strong fence, but again, no one can get their toes up that high or balance on such a piece, so the fence is still considered secure.
  • Design of the top. Many security fences have a rolled top – one that curves outwards to help prevent climbers from getting over. If this portion of the fence is also barbed, then it works extra well.
  • Without a strong foundation the fence could be displaced or dug under. Most security fences that are permanent have concrete foundations, some for each post and some for the whole length of the fence, depending on where it is and the kind of protection needed.



8 Advantages of Security Fencing

October 24, 2010 The Amateurs Digest 0

Security fencing is a necessary fact of life in most areas. The good news is that it doesn’t have to look ugly, but can enhance the look of your home and property rather like the frame of a beautiful picture. There are many different types of security fencing that will keep your home and property safe while still offering aesthetic value.

There are also many advantage of having such a fence around your property: –

  • No worries about theft. You won’t have to worry about a burglar sneaking in while you are away and taking your valuable assets or wrecking your home.
  • When you have secure fencing your insurance premiums could very well come down. Even car insurance is likely to be less when it becomes known that you don’t have to park out on the street.
  • These days you never know where vandals will pop up. Whether it is graffiti sprayed on walls, windows smashed or destruction of plants and garden furniture, you won’t have to worry about a thing once your fence is up.
  • Home invasion. Terrifying and dangerous, no one wants to suffer from a home invasion. Your security fence means that you won’t have to worry about this problem of modern living.