Glass Landing Balustrading

Here at Pear Stairs we sell balustrading for landings made entirely out of metal and glass.The structure of the balustrading are made up of only three distinct components:

glass landing balustrading

This system is incredibly easy to construct. It is however not recommended to fit this up a staircase due to the nature in which the base channel needs to be anchored to the ground.For those sorts of projects, please visit our next section "Glass Balustrading for Staircases."Here is a simple example of an elegant Glass Landing Balustrade:Case Study 1 - Glass Landing Balustrade.

glass landing balustrade

 

Stainless Steel Handrail.

 
1.

stainless steel handrail

The Stainless Steel handrail is 42.4mm in diameter and is suitable for indoor use only. A rubber profile (see below) is used to fit the handrail to the 15mm glass panel.

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Rubber Interface.

 
 

rubber interface

rubber interface

The rubber interface is designed to fit snugly inside the handrail and to "pinch" the top of the 15mm glass panel. No silicon is required as the handrail, rubber and glass will be a good tight fit.

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Horizontal Corner Piece.

 
2.

horizontal corner piece

horizontal corner piece

The Corner piece is used to join two handrails at a perpendicular angle to each other.The application of small amounts of adhesive (available in our shop) is required to secure the fitting to the handrail.

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Aluminium Profile Base.

 
3.

aluminium profile base

aluminium profile base

The aluminium profile base is the final connection point between the glass panel and the floor. It is a rigid design which holds the glass firmly in place, thanks to some rubber inserts (see below). The anchor bolts required for securing the base to the ground can also be purchased from our online store.The profile base are available in lengths of 2.5m.

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Rubber Inserts.

 
 

rubber inserts

rubber inserts

These set of rubber inserts, when attached to the inside of the profile base in the correct order grips the glass panelssecurely.

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M12 Anchor Bolts.

 
 

M12 anchor bolt

M12 anchor bolt

The M12 anchor bolts secure the base profile to the ground. 24 anchor bolts are required for each profile base length (2.5m).

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Inner Corner Piece.

 
4.

inner corner piece

inner corner piece

The corner piece is used to join two aluminium profile bases perpendicularly.

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handrail end cap

 

Handrail End Cap.

 
5.

handrail end cap

handrail end cap

The end cap adds the finishing touches to the glass balustrade and is easy to fit.

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Base Channel End Plate.

 
 

base channel end plate

base channel end plate

The base channel end plates complete the finish of the balustrade.

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Anchoring Base Profile and Fitting the Glass Panel.

Fitting The Base Plate.

fitting the base plate

Firstly, postition the base channel where you wish to establish your balustrade.With the base in place, mark and drill the 24 anchor holes and fit the anchor bolt as shown below.

fitting the base plate

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fitting the base plate

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Guide to making anchor holes and fixing the anchor.

a guide to making anchor holes

guide to fixing the anchor

Fitting Rubber Strips and Glass Panel.

fitting rubber strips and glass panel

fitting rubber strips and glass panel

With the longest piece of rubber base channel strip, apply to the inside edge of the base channel as shown.

fitting rubber strips and glass panel

fitting rubbe strips and glass panel

Place the short thin strips across the base as shown and slowly lower the glass panel into place inside the base as shown.

fitting rubber strips and glass panel

fitting rubber strips and glass panels

Carefully push in firmly the rubber wedges as shown, making sure they are pressing against the glass panel firmly. A blunt long object such as a screwdriver can be used to push the wedges in.

fitting rubber strips and glass panel

fitting rubber strips and glass panel

Add the remaining long rubber strip to the opposite side of the flange of the base profile as shown.

fitting rubber strips and glass panel

The final step is to add the base profile end plate. Apply some sealant around the exposed edge of the base channel and carefully apply the end plate.

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Fitting The Handrail.

Steps to add handrail to glass panel.

steps to add handrail to glass panel