A frameless glass balustrade with grey smoke tint glass in Brighton

We are excited to showcase our recent installation in the picturesque Roedean area of Brighton. This project is a testament to our commitment to combining aesthetics with functionality in architectural designs.

Location: Roedean, Brighton

Installed Area: Garden Wall

Design Highlights:

  • Balustrade Type: Frameless, providing an unobstructed view and a sleek, modern look. This design choice is perfect for those who appreciate minimalist aesthetics while ensuring safety and durability.
  • Fixing Method: Utilised a base-mounted track channel system, ensuring a secure and stable installation. This method not only provides strength to the structure but also complements the overall clean design.
  • Glass Type: Grey smoke tint glass. This choice not only adds a unique visual appeal but also offers a subtle privacy filter without compromising on light transmission. The grey tint perfectly harmonizes with the outdoor environment, making it a stunning feature.
  • Handrail: Crafted from 60mm x 40mm 316-grade stainless steel. The rectangular handrail is not only a safety feature but also an elegant addition. The stainless steel’s high-grade quality ensures durability and resistance to corrosion, making it ideal for the coastal environment of Brighton.

This installation exemplifies our expertise in creating balustrades that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The choice of materials and the design approach align perfectly with the client’s vision and the architectural context of the area.

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Project details

Glass Balustrade project specification:

  • Project location: Roedean, Brighton
  • Installed area: Wall
  • Fixing method: Base mounted track channel system
  • Balustrade type: Frameless with a rectangle stainless steel handrail
  • Glass type: Grey smoke tint glass
  • Handrail: 60mm x 40mm Stainless Steel 316 grade stainless steel

As per the requirements set out in part K building regulations, all domestic balustrades need to be 1100mm high (1.1M) externally and 900mm (0.9m) high internally. For staircases, this is 900mm above pitch line of the stairs. Download a copy of the latest part K building regulations.

Caution that small ledges and parapets can be deemed a step and the balustrade height may be taken from the height of the “step”

We generally always recommended using a handrail on balconies but if the correct glass is used, a handrail can be optional. Generally, the glass must be of a suitable thickness and be toughened and laminated.

In certain situations, privacy glass may be required in order to obtain planning permission for your balcony. We advise that you talk to your local authority to find out if you will require privacy glass. Often, privacy glass may be required where your balcony has a view into your neighbor’s space.

The maximum glass gaps allowed is anything less than 100mm. This is a Part K building regulations requirement. Check Part K building regulations for the latest balustrade requirements.

316 grade is the second-most common form of stainless steel. It has almost the same physical and mechanical properties as 304 stainless steel, and contains a similar material make-up. The key difference is that 316 stainless steel incorporates about 2 to 3 percent molybdenum. The addition increases corrosion resistance, particularly against chlorides and other industrial solvents.

316 stainless steel is commonly used in many industrial applications involving processing chemicals, as well as high-saline environments such as coastal regions and outdoor areas where de-icing salts are common. Due to its non-reactive qualities, 316 stainless steel is also used in the manufacture of medical surgical instruments.

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