Privacy Screen Glass Balustrade

02/06/2015

Opaque / Frosted glass screens

There can be a number of reasons why you would want to install an opaque screen within your glass balustrade or balcony system. Such screens are most commonly used for creating a barrier of privacy from overlooking neighbours and often as a requirement to comply with building regulations.

Privacy from neighbours

Where your property is semi-detached, terraced or adjoins another, or could be viewed by another neighbour it is a frequent request to gain privacy from those around you with an opaque glass screen. Most people will get along with their neighbours, but does that mean you would want them to view your every move, highly unlikely. It can be unpleasant to be overlooked and offer a great sanctuary to be able to sit out on your deck or patio in complete privacy and unwind.

Conforming with building regulations

Many properties as part of new builds, extensions or developments are now required to install an opaque privacy screen within their balustrade system as to not overlook your own neighbours. Many of these opaque glass balustrade screens are also required to be at a higher level as not to be peered over, commonly 1800mm in height. Your local building control will be able to advise as to whether you are required to include an opaque screen within your balustrade system.

 

Dio-Met frequently design and supply such systems. See below recent example installed in the Sheffield area : 

privacy screen glass balcony balustrade with opaque glazing

privacy screen glass balcony balustrade with opaque glazing

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Frosted glass balustrade 

Adding a balcony or balustrade

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