Installation Guides

Taking you from concept to completion From sketch to delivery we can assist you by manufacturing and assembling bespoke balustrade and railing systems, ready for simple installation. But our commitment to providing the best service possible doesn't end there! To compliment our White Glove Service, we also have a comprehensive range of installation guides and how to guides. Covering everything from the installing of stand-offs or frameless glass channel, to the best

New Catalogue Launch

Our new catalogue has launched! And this is definitely our best one yet. Several of our valued customers have already received theirs, and we've had a lot of positive feedback. Having been specifically designed to make ordering both quick & easy. Click here to download a digital brochure. Keeping the same simple A5 format as before, the new catalogue has had a complete refresh. We've stuck to our original vision of having a simple catalogue that is easy

Bespoke Timber Handrails

When good quality is just not good enough. Our premium range of timber handrail components has been developed following requests from architects and customers. This is a truly timber handrail, and does not require any stainless steel joining rings or components. This range really comes to the fore when a project needs that 'extra special' touch. Bespoke timber handrails are an investment that really add the wow factor. Typically used on staircases, that is by no means the only place these

Is Laminated Glass a Combustible Material?

Following the Grenfell disaster in 2017, many changes have been made to the fire safety regulations. One amendment to Approved Document B in particular has affected the balustrading on balconies when at height. The amendment banned the use of all combustible materials on the external face of buildings over 18m tall. To  be compliant materials have to achieve a fire classification of A2-s1 or A1 classified, in accordance with BS EN

Juliet Balcony – examples and tips

A Juliet balcony is a very narrow balcony or railing which sits just outside a window or pair of French doors on the upper storey of a building. Glass is an extremely popular way to do this, as it gives an open and airy touch to a space that other materials simply can't equal. The style of Juliet balcony is important, and its certainly a personal choice, but the style and design are often led by installation practicalities. For example, there

What is the LRV of stainless steel?

If you're supplying or specifying balustrades in large commercial projects, chances are you've been asked about the LRV of stainless steel. But what actually is the LRV? It stands for 'Light Reflectance Values', which are a measure of the percentage of visible and usable light that is reflected from a surface when illuminated by a light source. Equality Act 2010 requires that all new and refurbished public buildings and work places comply with current regulations via their ‘Access Statement’,

Attention to Detail

The quality of the overall balustrade relies on the quality of each and every component. The image on the left is one that was sent into us by a customer, of a balustrade he had bought from another company. The balustrade had a cable railing infill, and when tensioned, the cable infill proved too strong for the balustrade posts. The posts physically started to lean inwards. Whereas our handrail saddles are made from a single casting of solid stainless steel,

Looking Ahead…

Happy New Year! The start to 2021 is proving to be a start to the year like no other, but nevertheless we're looking forward to better days ahead. While it seems that tougher restrictions and lockdowns are ahead, we've taken steps to protect our staff and customers. As in March, the construction industry has been encouraged to stay open and trading, so you can be assured that we are here for your balustrade needs. Needing protective screens for you trade counter or

What kind of glass is best?

What kind of glass is best for my project? This is a question we get asked a lot, as there is often a lot of confusion and misconception around the different types of glass. As always, it really is defined on a project by project basis, but there are a few basics that we would always follow when recommending glass. Toughened Glass All the glass that we supply is toughened safety glass. This means that if a panel

Requirements for Frameless Glass Balustrades

Height Requirements for Glass Balustrades The necessary height requirements for glass balustrades are determined by the building’s use and is detailed in Building Regulations Part K (Diagram 3.1). These are given in the height of the balustrade above Finished Floor Level (FFL). In a private residential building a balustrade is needed: At opening windows (expect roof windows in loft extensions, See Building Regulations Part B1) 800mm Internal Balustrades (stairs, landings, ramps, edges of internal floors etc.) 900mm External Balustrades (balconies, edges of roofs,