Balcony railings with glass and stainless steel - here the prices

In many cases balcony railings made of stainless steel with a filling of safety glass have replaced the wooden balcony railings. This is mainly due to their resistance to the weather. In addition, a glazed balcony front of course leaves much more light in the living room. The prices vary very much, which is mostly due to the quality.

Avoid cheap offers

Who has not seen them already, the mailboxes or illuminated house numbers made of alleged stainless steel, which rustle happily in front of him. Similarly, the quality differences in a stainless steel railing can be.

There are complete sets in the net, which not only deliver inferior metal at less than 200 euros for a three meter long balcony balustrade. On closer inspection, the alleged glass is also just a plastic plate, which soon turns yellow and brittle. Therefore, a little work in the search is needed if a really cheap and high-quality balcony railing is to be purchased.

Detect hints

Stainless steel coatings and low glass thicknesses are indications of inferior quality. You should also pay attention to the weight of the stainless steel elements. The glass should of course be laminated safety glass, something else is actually not allowed with real glass. The thickness of the VS-glass should be at least eight millimeters.

Example prices for balcony railing with stainless steel and glass

Handrail 42 mm diameter
Post 38 mm diameter
Total height 900 mm
VS safety glass thickness 8 mm
per meter 160 EUR

Handrail 42 mm diameter
Post 42 mm diameter
Total height 800 mm
VS safety glass thickness 12 mm
per meter 345 EUR

Handrail 42 mm diameter
Post 45 mm diameter
Total height 900 mm
VS safety glass thickness 16 mm
per meter 780 EUR

Tinted glass

Milky or tinted glass usually costs extra. In the most favorable case, for example, for opaque glass of eight millimeters, this is already 25 to 35 euros per meter of safety glass. But to block out foreign insights, this glass is often the better choice.

Tips & Tricks

If you want to use a balcony railing made of stainless steel and glass in a renovation, you should first consult the structural engineer. Through the glass and some high quality stainless steel pillars, the balcony railing can be significantly heavier than your old railing. In this case, maybe plastic as a filling is better than VS-glass.

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