Stunning frameless glass balustrades installed on Bexhill seafront

Here is another of one of our Cooden beach seafront balustrade projects. The client wanted a structurally sound frameless glass balustrade system that could cope with the high winds along the South East. The glass installed on this project was 21.5mm toughened and laminated glass with a structural base track system. The sides of the balcony needed to be in privacy glass.

Project details

Glass Balustrade project specification:

  • Project location: Cooden, Bexhill on sean, East Sussex
  • Installed area: Walkout balconies
  • Fixing method: Base mounted track channel system
  • Balustrade type: Fully frameless without a handrail
  • Glass type: 21.5mm toughened
  • Handrail: no handrail (structural bracing clips used)

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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