Appliance White Infinity Balustrade with interlinking rail matching finish

Hiding ugly exposed edges on floating decks

20 February 2017 by Joanna Wellwood


Floating, waterproof decks are a popular modern product for new builds or renovations and their introduction continues to challenge designers and product suppliers for ways to accommodate them in the build.   As often happens with new products unexpected challenges can arise and for floating decks the exposure of deck edge details through glass balustrade infills. was one such unforeseen design dilemma.

SOLUTION 1 – Aluminium Slats

On a recent installation, one of Juralco's most experienced balustrade installer worked with the project architect to design a special facade to hide the deck details.  Using a 123mm x 17mm aluminium slat, they custom made the hidden detailing; fitting them into the balustrade post before installing the glass infill, for a completely integrated finish.  Powder coated in the same colour as the balustrade fixtures, the slats blended in and continued the clean lines of the floating deck.


SOLUTION 2 – Frosted Glass

This recent, major home renovation design, included a floating deck with edges that could be seen exposed through the glass balustrade.  Once again, the balustrade installer drew on their experience of this issue and requested the addition of a 200mm frosted strip at the glass panel bottom edge, for the ultimate sleek and minimalist finish.  For architectural designer Mark Brown (Solutions Architecture), the balustrade finishing details were an important decision, as he was aware they are the first thing you see approaching the home. He further enhanced the finished design, by specifying an Appliance White powder coat finish to match the homes weatherboards.


For further information contact Juralco at [email protected] or on 09 478 8018. 

about the author

Joanna Wellwood

Joanna Wellwood is a content marketer who has worked with the HomePlus network since 2012, sharing the story of customers’ home improvements throughout NZ. A keen renovator herself, Joanna knows all about the highs and lows of improving your home and loves helping customers find a product solution for their place, which improves their lifestyle.
With an extensive background in marketing, Joanna has a keen interest in showcasing the HomePlus difference through blogs, videos and articles along with Facebook and Instagram.

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