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Here at ANY Weld, we know that when it comes choosing balustrades, whether it be balconies, staircases, terraces or even swimming pools, that it can be the defining factor for many people’s renovation projects or new builds. Therefore, it is important to make sound calls on balustrades that you won’t regret later down the line.

Before you set your heart on a particular balustrade, take the time to consider these common mistakes that people can make before finalising on what balustrade they are going to have in their homes, so you don’t make the same ones!

Mismatching

One of the first things you want to do is think about the style of your home in terms of its architecture, prior to choosing your residential balustrade. A good example of this would be if you were to opt for stainless steel and glass balustrades to be fitted in a traditional stately home. It’s simply a matter of knowing what styles to pair with each other.

The good news is that our team are on hand to help you find the right choice for your requirements so that your next home improvement project is as good as it possibly can be.

Self-installation

As far as the installation of balustrades is concerned, any works should always be carried out by professionals who are trained to fit them. It’s best to contact a local contractor who can offer proof of a good reputation and can provide positive references and testimonials – something that ANY Weld pride ourselves on. The last thing you want to do is to buy balustrades with the intention of fitting them yourself and doing a sub-par job; not only is this going to disappoint in the long run, it also throws up health and safety risks. So, make sure you get the job done by a trained tradesperson.

Pricing

Selecting a balustrade purely through the price tag is a mistake people have made in the past and is just as dicey as choosing your balustrading based on looks alone. Sometimes, the cheapest option might seem like the best one, but from experience, it often is not. If you are going simply on price over other large factors such as safety, design, durability, and ease of installation, then it might be worth holding on and saving until you can afford the balustrades you really want. We’d advise putting together a handful of ideas that fit your criteria, which can then be looked over with us. Together, we can create a design while considering the costs associated with each and find the right one to fit all of your needs, along with your budget.

Aesthetics

We know that the aesthetics are an essential factor when it comes to choosing your balustrades, although you shouldn’t let the final decision boil entirely down to appearances alone. Think about the practical elements that your new balustrades can give you as well as looking fantastic. Safety is paramount and should always be high on the list, and again, this is something that you can consult with our team here at ANY Weld, as we can help you throughout the entire process.