What are the regulations around frameless glass balustrades?
There are a number of regulations and standards that determine what systems can be installed for each scenario. We have compiled a brief summary of the regulations for your reference; please note that all of the information contained here is intended for guidance only and will vary between countries.
Below is a guide to building regulations that relate to balustrades within England and Wales. More information can be found on the BSI website (http://www.bsigroup.com/);
BS6180 2011 – Code of practice for barriers in and about building.
BS EN 12600 – Glass in building. Pendulum test. Impact test method and classification for flat glass.
BS6206 1982 – Code of practice for the glazing for buildings.
BS6399- Loading for buildings-all parts.
Building regulations part K; Stairs, ramps and guards
What height does my balustrade need to be?
What are your products made of and are they OK for coastal installations?
Do you supply different coloured balustrade channels?
Do I need a handrail on my glass balustrade?
What glass thickness do I need for frameless balustrades?
Can you supply the glass as well?
Do you offer a fitting service?
Do I need any special tools to install your systems?
No, our systems are designed to be as user friendly as possible without the need to buy expensive one off tools.
I'm still unsure of what I need, can you help further?
Yes we can. We know working out what you need for your frameless balustrade can be confusing. Just get in touch and we’ll help you work out exactly what you need.
Do you do products for juliette balustrades?
Yes we do! As well as our frameless balustrade systems we also do a range of other products, one of which is our Dyad Juliette balustrade system. Dyad follows our style of ‘less is more’ trying to be as unobtrusive as possible. We’ve developed a system that clamps the glass in at the side and can be fitted to the window frame – the result: just a great uninterrupted view!
Do you supply UK wide and internationally?
We’re based in Cornwall in the UK but we can supply all over the UK and worldwide. We’ve supplied our systems to projects in every region of the British Isles as well as the channel islands and the Isle of Mann. We’ve even had our products installed in the south of France, Norway, Germany and Ireland to name a few.
We only need a small amount of your balustrade system, can you still supply?
We can supply from the smallest amount to the largest! Always happy to help!
Can you cut the channel to size?
Our channel systems come in standard lengths which are easy to cut to suit on site but if you don’t have the tools we also offer a cutting service, just ask.
I need help designing my project, can you help?
We try our best to help our customers. Although technically we don’t offer a design service we can always help you with your plans and advise on how our products are fitted etc.