February 24, 2016

Loading and Building Regulations

The subject of loadings and building regulations can be vast and complicated. We at stainless handrails direct work closely with clients to achieve bespoke handrail solutions that adhere to current regulations. [...]
February 24, 2016

Aluminium Channel Fitting

1. Place the Base Shoes on the bottom of the glass spaced at approx. 250mm centres as shown in the diagram. Ensure that there is a base on each bottom corner of the glass. [...]
February 23, 2016

Glues

Permabond Structural Acrylic Adhesive permabondPermabond TA4302 is a 2-part, 1:1 toughened acrylic adhesive. It can be used to bond a wide variety of materials including metals, plastics, GRP, ceramics, [...]
February 22, 2016

Cleaning

Stainless steel is naturally corrosion-proof and needs no additional protective coating to maintain its gloss and usability for a long time. A certain amount of routine maintenance involving cleaning and washing may be required, however,[...]
February 22, 2016

Handrails and Balustrades

Understanding Balustrading 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 [...]
July 30, 2015

Maintenance of stainless steel

Maintenance of stainless steel Stainless steel is naturally corrosion-proof and needs no additional protective coating to maintain its gloss and usability. Saying that however, a certain […]
July 30, 2015

Grade Selection Stainless steel

Grade Selection Stainless steel Stainless steel grades pre-dominantly used for balustrade purposes are AISI 304 and AISI 316 AISI304?? ??? ?INTERNAL AISI316?? ??? ?EXTERNAL These two […]
July 28, 2015

Considerations when designing a balustrade

Considerations when designing a balustrade Care must be taken when citing balustrade, the following is a quick guide to the main factors when deciding what type […]
July 28, 2015

Building Occupancy Classes & Glazing sizes

Building Occupancy Classes Class Occupancy 1 Domestic and Residential ? Single family dwellings Office and work areas Light pedestrian traffic routes 2 Domestic and Residential ? […]
July 28, 2015

Balustrade and Handrails General definitions

Baluster This is the term for a single post. The post is made up of some form of base plate, a tubular upright and some form […]