Does self cleaning glass work in balustrades?

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 ...

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Easy Checklist for Designing Balustrade

Having a rough idea in your head of what you want the end result to look like is essential when designing a balustrade. There are countless options out there, and so many ways to customise your project so its completely unique. Installation practicalities do have an impact ...

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Warm-to-Touch Handrails

What are 'warm-to-touch' guidelines for handrails? Warm-to-touch is a phrase commonly used in association with handrails in high-usage areas, such as entrance ramps or corridor handrails. But what does it mean and what materials can be classified as 'warm-to-touch' for specification in these environments? ...

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Vertical Cables

One important thing to check when installing vertical cables into a floor or ceiling, is that the substrate is strong enough. Once tensioned, each cable will exert considerable force. In the same way a handrail is recommended when using posts and horizontal cables to prevent the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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