Union Jack Balustrades Raise the Flag for Railing Mode

In my search to replace the iron railings on our front porch, I fell head over heels for the Union Jack balustrade. Inspired by the design of the Union Jack flag, this timber-style balustrade highlights that the flag’s diagonal pattern.

The intersecting cross design is typically set within a rectangular frame and is frequently repeated. With careful mathematical calculations, a skilled craftsperson is able to build the regimented balustrade, which is frequently found on porches, decks and widow’s walks. The plan is also frequently combined with a stick-style rectangle, which further embellishes the Union Jack design.

When you’re greeted by a custom made screened-in front porch with Union Jack stick-style balustrades, it is hard not to fall for this Georgia home.

McHale Landscape Design, Inc..

It is a bonanza that is balustrade! This attractively landcaped Virgina house features angled crossed balustrades below, embellished Union Jack balustrades above and square spindles between.

Reynolds Architecture- Design & Construction

The balustrades on the top balcony of this Chicago home beautifully replicate the Union Jack design.

Deep River Partners

Combining decorative pole caps, adorned railings and gabled dormers, the rear elevation of this Lake Michigan home is a woodworker’s fantasy.

Well-designed balustrades obviously bring about the exterior appearance of a home, but they can also do wonders for the inside aesthetic when you can view them from the inside.

Lauren Mikus

Balustrades are combined with square spindles here in order to keep the rail system from being too busy and also to let the natural beauty of the waterfront surroundings shine through.

RWA Architects

Ground-level porch columns align with upper-balcony newel posts to make a uniform outside facade here. The Union Jack balustrades assist to generate the second-story balcony feel quite open.

Carla Aston | Interior Designer

A porte cochere and criss-crossing balustrades increase the vintage charm of this classic American foursquare-style home.

Clay Construction Inc..

Union Jack balustrades are an ideal match for this home and its gambrel roofline.

Harrison Design

Union Jack railings have been repeated on this shingle-style home’s ground-level porch, upper-story balconies and widow’s walk.

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