What are glass balustrades?
The basic concept behind the design of a glass balustrade is fairly simple. Glass balustrade designs are a combination of two engineering principles that boils down to two panels of thick, strong glass that is clamped together that can resist a heavy load. Glass balustrades are featured on balconies, stairways and in a variety of other locations. Balustrades are also aesthetically pleasing safety barriers that can add a touch of class to any house or building.
How long would a glass balustrades project take to complete?
The completion time of a glass balustrade project will differ from one project to the next. The two main factors that determine completion time include the size of installation and the complexity of the project. Other additional factors such as weather, production time etc. could also potentially influence the project completion timeframe. The majority of our projects will be completed within 2 to 4 weeks. This time period includes everything from initial site inspection to final installation. As mentioned timeframes will differ on a project to project basis, the above timeframe is merely a guideline and a more concrete timeline will be established after the initial installation site inspection.
Are glass balustrades required by law in NSW, Australia?
According to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) balustrades are required by law in NSW, Australia under the following circumstances:
- Along the side of any roof to which access is provided
- Any stairway, ramp, floor, corridor, hallway, corridor, balcony, verandah, mezzanine, access bridge or the like and along the side of any path that provides access to a building if – it isn’t bounded by a wall or if any level of the above mentioned is more than 1m above the adjacent floor or ground level.
What maintenance requirements do glass balustrades have?
Glass balustrades, in general, require little to low maintenance, they do however require a good clean on a regular basis. Fancy soaps etc. aren’t required, a simple solution of warm water and mild dishwashing liquid/detergent will suffice to get rid of general dirt and grime.
What are your glass balustrade handrails made of?
A variety of handrail finishes and styles are available. One popular type of glass balustrade handrail is made out of 316 grade stainless steel. Stainless steel balustrade handrails are ideal for a number of reasons. Not only do they feature a sleek metal finish that fits in with the modern design elements of glass balustrades but they also don’t corrode. This is vital to not only ensuring the aesthetics of your handrail but also to ensure safety.
What type of glass is used for balustrades?
Minimum requirements for standard frameless glass balustrade installations is 12mm toughened glass. Glass thickness will differ depending on the customer’s needs and wants as well as on the complexity of the design. All glass comes with a certificate of compliance.
Do balcony balustrades require a handrail?
A handrail is required if the height, of the drop-off from the ground level, is above 1000mm
What height should glass balustrades be?
The Australian standard height for all balustrades is 1000mm (1m). This number is merely a guideline, in some cases, it will be recommended to install a higher glass balustrade instead to ensure safety.
Do you offer supply only glass balustrades?
The installation of a glass balustrade is an intricate process, due to its complexity we don’t offer supply only glass balustrades. Glass balustrades aren’t just for aesthetic purposes, balustrades double up as safety features on balconies, verandahs, staircases, etc. with that in mind it is vital that the installation is done by a professional to limit the risk of malfunctions due to faulty installations.