Everything you need to know about precast concrete balustradesPosted on: June 28th 2019 • Posted in: General News
What is balustrading?
Balustrading is the combination of decorative vertical columns (balusters) arranged in a row formation to support a top rail. Balustrades are often seen on stairways, but concrete balustrades are more often found outside of the house, providing an attractive feature delineating terraced area from lawns or acting as a safety barrier on raised platforms.
What parts make up a balustrade?
There are many individual components that combine to make a balustrade.
The baluster is the decorative column itself. Usually smooth and vase-shaped in appearance, balusters can be cast with ornamental detailing, often to tie in with the overall aesthetics of the house itself.
The balusters themselves sit on top of a bottom rail and support a top rail, which runs along the top of the balustrade to create a railing.
Often these balustrades are finished with end posts, which themselves are topped with a cap.
Uses for ornamental concrete balustrades
- Separate lawns from patios
Decorative finishes for balustrades
The balusters are available in a range of shapes and styles. From the smooth bulbous profile from which they get their name, to more angular designs, precast moulds ensure a uniform column every time.
The whole unit can also be produced in a number of colours and finishes. At Allen Concrete, we supply balustrading in grey, buff or white colours, and with a fair face (smooth) or acid etched (lightly textured) finish.
Balustrading from Allen Concrete
We can manufacture balustrades completely bespoke to you, in whatever size you require.
To find out more about our bespoke range of balustrading contact our sales team on 020 8687 2222 (Surrey office), 01933 276848 (Northants office) or email email@example.com.