A side mounted polished stainless steel glass balustrade fitted for a client in Worthing

A side-mounted patio glass balustrade with a glass gate

Here is an installation of on of our mirror-polished stainless steel glass balustrade systems for a client in Worthing. Our client needed a glass balustrade solution and gate to allow for access to the main garden area. Our client also preferred a side-mounted balustrade solution so that the space in the patio area was maximised.

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Project details: Worthing side mounted patio glass balustrade

Glass Balustrade project specification:

  • Project Location: Worthing, West Sussex
  • Installed area: Garden Patio
  • Fixing method: Polished side mounted stainless steel glass balustrade
  • Balustrade type: Post Mounted with a Handrail
  • Glass type: 10mm toughened
  • Handrail: 42.4mm polished

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.

Are you thinking about having a patio glass balustrade installed?

Our worthing based client contact us to get an idea of costings first. We were able to submit a price based on the linear meters provided. Our client immediately booked us in for a survey.

There are always important considerations to be made before choosing your balustrade system. These are some of the most common considerations

  • What will the balustrade fix to? 

This is a very important consideration as the balustrade can only be as strong as what there is to fix. In the above project, the brick-based patio was sufficiently secure to fix to

  • Can I have a glass gate with my glass balustrade system?

yes, you can have a glass gate but this needs to be reviewed carefully as you do not want the gate to be big and heavy as it will cause deflection and strain on the hinges. A glass gate for a balustrade system needs to be carefully designed.

Need a quote for your stainless steel glass balustrade project? Why not get in touch with us for a quote?

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