Origin Architectural recently completed this internal balustrade at a townhouse just outside Milton Keynes. There were a number of issues related to this installation that made it particularly challenging.
Given that the balustrade was being secured to a landing, it could only be accessed from one side. We subsequently recommended that the customer use our Flex-Fit system. This allowed full access from one side only to adjust the glass. As the balustrade was at a height and was being fixed to steel, the customer used 15mm glass with a handrail. The type of handrail that we used was a 42mm diameter grade 304 tube. It had a 24mm square cut out to allow the glass to be fitted. Grade 304 stainless steel handrail is designed to be inside. It does however still have to be maintained and we supplied a stainless steel cleaner which allowed the customer to regularly maintain the handrail.
The customer was fixing to steel. We subsequently supplied him with stainless steel bolts which were 12mm in diameter. There is a countersunk hole every 150mm which allowed us to calculate exactly the number of fixings that he needed. We also supplied the customer with a small tool that allowed him to adjust the packers in the channel and secure the glass.
For the handrail, we supplied all of the components that the customer needed to fix the handrail. This included the end caps, rubber gasket and wall flanges.
The customer was delighted with the end result. It gave her the contemporary look that she was looking for in her Georgian house. Some of her neighbours have now contacted us, keen to replicate this look!
If you are thinking about installing an internal glass balustrade in Milton Keynes or elsewhere in the UK, please get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0113 277 4316. Our team will be happy to help.
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