Glass Balustrade
Frameless Glass Balustrade in London & Sussex Handrail and balustrade are an essential part of every building. They are essential to providing guidance, guarding and protection from falling. Frameless glass balustrades can be installed internally to staircases, landings, mezzanines and other raised areas. It can also be used externally providing a frameless balustrade solution toContinue reading →

Frameless Glass Balustrade in London & Sussex

Handrail and balustrade are an essential part of every building. They are essential to providing guidance, guarding and protection from falling. Frameless glass balustrades can be installed internally to staircases, landings, mezzanines and other raised areas. It can also be used externally providing a frameless balustrade solution to decking areas, patios and balconies.

All of our balustrades are compliant with Part K of the building regulations and all relevant British Standards including BS6180.

Post and Rail Balustrade

Traditionally the most cost effective glass balustrade option, post and rail balustrade combines stainless steel posts, stainless steel handrail and glass infill panels.

The stainless steel posts are fixed down or to the side of your existing structure (subject to survey). Matching stainless steel handrail is mounted to the top of the posts and glass infill panels are clamped between the posts to fill in the gaps.

Typically, a maximum span of 1200mm-1500mm between the balustrade posts would be used. Long runs of balustrade will be divided into equal size panels for the best look. The balustrade can be designed to turn corners, and follow the line of stairs or slopes. For larger spans, without posts, we would recommend a frameless glass solution.

Post and rail balustrade is suitable for use as both internal balustrade and external balustrade. We use grade 304 stainless steel for internal balustrade and marine grade 316 stainless steel for external balustrade, to offer the highest resistance to corrosion.

Complying with all relevant standards, all our balustrade glass is toughened (tempered) safety glass to ensure the highest strength and safe breakage (should the worst happen).
Clear, bronze, or grey glass tinted options are available and all glass can be applied with a dirt resistant coating if required.

Frameless Balustrade

Probably the most versatile solution with the most options:

The best fixing method will be agreed during our consultation and a final survey is undertaken for each project . Fixing methods include:
– A continuous “Base Shoe” which is base or side fixed to your existing structure. It can be concealed by your finishes after installation is complete or left exposed and clad with stainless steel cover plates.
– “Bolt Fixed” with a number of specially designed stainless steel glazing bolts fixing the bottom of the glass to the side of the existing structure.
– “Clamped” using either continuous or intermittent steel plates on either side of the glass, clamping it to the side of the existing structure.

The glass is available with or without a handrail. The handrail is commonly stainless steel, although it can be timber. It can fixed directly to the top of the glass, or fixed through the side of the glass.

Toughened laminated safety glass must be used for all frameless balustrade installation to ensure saftey and compliance, as required by BS6180.

Our systems and glass can offer a barrier loading (horizontal UDL) of upto 3.0kN/m – making it suitable for even the toughest situations.

Juliette Balconies

Our Juliette balconies span an opening in a building, usually on the 1st floor or higher, to prevent the risk of falling.

Typically fixed either side of the opening with a minimum of three specially designed grade 316 stainless steel glazing bolts.
A single piece of toughened laminated safety glass spans the opening (max width approx 3m).

A handrail may be fitted subject to your requirements.

Curved Balustrade

All of the above options are also available to suit curved structures and staircases.

Truly bespoke in design, a thorough and detailed site survey will be undertaken. It is then drawn up to recreate the line of the curve and find the radius required for manufacture of the glass panels.

Balustrade panels required a minimum radius of 1m.

Timber Infill Panels

For a more traditional look, glass infill panels can be templated to suit your existing timber staircase or guarding.
The panels are then manufactured to suit the templates before;
Fitting between the newel posts, stringer and handrail to complement an existing timber staircase whilst ensuring safety and compliance.

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