10 Reasons to use Stand-off Fittings

Structural & decorative Our stand-off fittings come in both 50mm diameter and 30mm diameter. The 50mm diameter stand-offs are a structural fixing, that is suitable for all frameless glass balustrades. 30mm diameter stand-off fittings aren't considered structural, and are rarely used for balustrades. These are more often used as a fixing for decorative signage, where loading requirements are not a factor. Suits any thickness of glass This system is extremely versatile, and stand-offs fittings are

When are handrails needed?

Staircases

  • There should be a continuous handrail along stair flights and landings.
  • Handrails should project 300mm from the end of the stair
  • Stairs should have a handrail on at least one side if they are less than 1m wide. They should have a handrail on both sides if they are wider.
  • In all buildings, handrail height should be between 900mm and 1000mm measured to the top of the handrail from the pitch line or floor.
  • Handrails should be between 32mm

Is self cleaning glass worth it?

Self-cleaning glass is a specific type of glass with a surface that keeps itself free of dirt and grime. Self cleaning glass has a protective coating on the outside of the glass that acts as the 'self-cleaner'. It uses an organic process whereby dirt is broken down by daylight and is then washed away by rain. Self-cleaning glass is not a magic solution, but a welcome advance in technology. And like a lot of new technology, it is amazing, but its

Is glass the expensive option?

Is glass the expensive option? Well, contrary to popular belief, glass is not usually the expensive option! Obviously there are exceptions to every rule, but we have designed our systems to ensure that they meet and exceed all relevant regulations using standard PVB glass.  For example, the easy adjust frameless glass balustrade system has been load tested using standard toughened and toughened and PVB laminated glass. Many other systems on the market only meet the regulation

The Glass Process

There are 6 main steps in manufacturing float glass:

  1. Melting and refining
  2. Float bath
  3. Coating
  4. Annealing
  5. Inspection
  6. Cutting to order
As all the glass White Metal supplies is either toughened or toughened and laminated, the cut float glass then goes through one or two more processes.
  • Toughening/tempering the glass
  • Laminating
Annealed Glass Annealed glass is a basic product formed from the annealing stage of the float process. The molten glass is allowed to cool slowly in a controlled way until it reaches room

Exciting additions to our Easy Adjust range!

The response to our Easy Adjust system since we launched it has been incredible. Everyone who has used it agrees that it is so easy to install, and looks incredible at the end. There are so many great features about it designed to save you both time and money. With such a great product, we knew that it didn't need to stop with just the one profile! Therefore we are introducing new profiles to our Easy Adjust range.

White Glove Service – How It Works

We'll take you from sketch to delivery, from concept to completion! Our White Glove Service is all about saving you time and money! By managing aspects of your supply chain, you spend less of your valuable time on site. We can send you your balustrade in kit form, with all the complicated cutting, mitring, welding, drilling and tapping and assembly already done for you. This makes installation incredibly quick and easy. Using our White Glove Service has 4

Standard Industry Terms

'Standard industry terms' is something you've probably seen or heard mentioned before. But what does 'standard industry terms' actually mean? Simply, it refers to the terminology that is typically used within an industry. This may mean that the same word has several different meanings, depending on the industry context it is being used in. However, there are many different names for the same products. What we call a 'stand-off bracket', you may know as a 'pignose fixing' or a 'button fixing'.