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SPECIFYING & DESIGNING Balustrades & Handrails

SPECIFYING & DESIGNING Balustrades & Handrails

Approved Document K what it is & how it applies to balustrades and handrails – A deep dive

Information is given as a guide and is not intended to be exhaustive. It remains the reader’s responsibility to take...

Approved Document M what it is & how it applies to balustrades and handrails – A summary

UK Balustrade Loading Regulations / How Strong Must a Balustrade be?

What is the building regulation height for a balustrade or barrier in the UK – A comprehensive guide (by building type)

Height of a balustrade – why is it essential to get it right? When assessing the need for a balustrade,...

What is self-cleaning glass and is it suitable for use in balustrades

What is self cleaning glass? Self-cleaning glass is a specific type of glass with a surface that keeps itself free...

What is the LRV of stainless steel balustrades & hand rails?

What is LRV / Light Reflectance Values? If you’re supplying or specifying balustrades in large commercial projects or a project...

What is the building regulation height for balustrades in residential applications?

Please note the information in this article particularly relates to single-family dwellings, different regulations apply to buildings with other uses. It is...

Is laminated glass a combustible material?

What are fire regulations? Fire safety regulations are a set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire....

The types of glass and what is best for use in balustrades

In this article we will look at the following glass types in detail, compare them and look at their suitability...

The types of glass lamination and what is the best lamination interlayer to use in balustrades

In this article we will look at the following glass lamination interlayer types in detail, compare them, and look at...

Is low iron glass suitable for use in balustrades and how much does it cost?

In this article, we will discuss what low iron glass is (or lo iron glass as its also known), the...

What regulations or standards apply to balustrades or balustrading in the UK – A comprehensive guide

In this article, we will discuss the different regulations and standards for balustrading, where they apply and why they make...

Approved document K what it is & how it applies to balustrades and handrails – A brief summary

In this article, we’re summarizing the requirements detailed in Approved Document K for stairs and ladders. The following 14 points...

How will my glass be delivered?

Congratulations! You’ve reached the stage of the project where all that’s left is to take delivery of the goods and...

Are there load tests on stand-off fittings?

Are there load tests on stand-offs? This is an excellent question, and one that’s both very easy and very difficult...

What types of glass can be used as infill panels?

There are many types of infill panel available for your balustrade, such as mesh, perforated aluminium sheets, vertical bars or...

What is the difference between mirror polished and brushed satin stainless steel?

Visually it’s obvious that there is a difference between brushed satin and mirror-polished finishes of stainless steel. Brushed satin stainless...

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