Cornwall Living

The gift of glass

Find moments of peace in privacy without compromising on quality, functionality and stunning designs.

In recent times, our outside spaces have meant a lot more to us, with many of us spending more time outside than ever. In an effort to truly make the most of these spaces, and with things like safety and privacy held in mind, glass balustrades are becoming increasingly popular. Stunningly sleek in design and truly innovative when it comes to installation, Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems are a small, family-run business that have all the knowledge and expertise to bring a functional quality to your home.

Kestrel installs balustrades, Juliet balconies and privacy screens using 316 grade mirror polished stainless-steel posts and handrails, which are particularly suited to coastal areas, and when combined with opaque glass create a personal environment with excellent weather protection. The versatility of using glass as a privacy screen means that you can create everything from a sheltered, private balcony to a full-height wind break. Or, if you are looking to create a low-level, secluded seating area, the use of satin glass means you get the benefit of privacy, while still being able to enjoy the view when moving around. There is also the option of using a combination of privacy and clear glass panels in different areas depending on what you want to obscure. Recently, Kestrel worked with a customer and the carpenter that created a beautiful decking area to decide together on the best design for retaining their astonishing view and the functionality of the space. Using a 316 marine grade stainless steel with a high mirror polish to withstand the Cornish elements, and bearing safety in mind, the design used a handrail with toughened glass and
also a toughened laminated glass without a handrail to achieve an uninterrupted view on the main deck. In order to accommodate the different glass thicknesses whilst still offering design continuity, the team were able to use a similar post design and glass clamp shape for a flawless finish. With a bit of innovation and determination, it seems that Kestrel are prepared for all sorts of circumstances and requirements when it comes to your outside space.

Kestrel Specialist Handrail Systems