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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

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)

Heights of a balustrade – why it is 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...
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