Glass balustrading is an extremely popular solution for a range of building applications, for many years now glass balustrading has been seen as the ‘go-to’ solution for safe, secure and minimal screening. In particular, the use of glass balustrades on balcony areas has been prevalent because of the safety benefits of glass balustrading coupled with the aesthetic advantages a sleek, clear ‘all glass’ balustrade system can offer. Typically glass balustrades can be divided into three fundamental types, post, frameless or point fixed. Keep reading to find out more about the different designs of glass balustrades and read about our we helped a customer with their glass balustrading in Luton.
Unsurprisingly post based systems feature a number of baluster posts in combination with glass clamps to secure the glass, placed roughly every metre Origin Architectural offers the ability to create fully bespoke posts of any height in both round and square finishes. For your standard balustrade, we would recommend a finished height of 1100mm, for those with a drop in the excess of 600mm you will definitely require a handrail.
Frameless glass balustrades rely on a channel, manufactured from aluminium the channel is available in various configurations to enable a range of applications, such as surface mounted, side-mounted or top-fixed with a flange to name a few. The channel is also available in a range of sizes to accommodate a range of toughened and toughened laminated glass.
Point fixed (standoffs) offer an alternative solution to post and frameless systems. Point fixings are typically round fixings that secure the glass via a drilled hole in the glass with a threaded screw and cap, they can be resin fixed or screw-fixed with a backplate. Point fixings require the glass to be drilled but the aesthetic benefits are worthwhile as the impact on the overall installation is minimal.
Origin Architectural recently worked with a customer in Luton to provide this side-fixed variation of a channel system. Not only does it allow a completely uninterrupted view but fixing to the fascia of the wall allowed the customer to take full advantage of the floor space.
If you are looking for glass balustrading in Luton or wish to discuss which balustrade would be best suited to your needs, contact our team at 0113 277 4316 or email us at email@example.com
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