A Balustrade system is a collective term for a row of repeating balusters: posts that support the upper rail. Glass, Sheet, Wire and bar are the normal materials that can be used as means of infill. Alternatively, any material which can be connected to the uprights safely can also be used, providing it is safe and mechanically possible to do so.
A balustrade is most often found on stairways, porches, decking and balconies.
Handrail – Using various materials such as tube, wood, metal, plastic etc. as a rail which can be held, such as on the side of a staircase, ramp or other walkway and serving as a support or guard.
Normally supports by means of brackets either wall or post and can include bends, corners and any other inline fitting that caters for a change in direction.
Ends – Normally, same size as the handrail diameter and is used to terminate the ends of the handrail. Various configurations such as domed, mitred, flat, bulbous and wall sockets form the range.
Infill – A material that fills in an otherwise unoccupied space between two adjacent posts. Normally made from glass, tube, rod, wire and perforated sheet.
Mounting – This refers to the base detail and the format of how it fixes to the deck or structure top and side are options.