Expert assistance in the architectural glass balustrades specification process
Here at Balustrade Components UK, we appreciate the technicalities and complexities in specifying architectural glazing products. Achieving compliance to Building Regulations, the adoption of new technology, and working with other stakeholders on intricate projects, all make for a challenging specification process.
Balustrade Components UK are a leading supplier and manufacturer of bespoke glass balustrade components. We offer a holistic approach to architectural glazing projects, and our dedicated and technically competent team work closely are happy to impart their knowledge and experience when called upon.
Paul Startin, Managing Director of Balustrade Components UK, comments,
“We have developed strong relationships with some of the leading architects and developers across the UK. Our ability to work closely with a range of construction professionals is greatly appreciated. From early specification and design concepts, we guide architects and designers through the complex process of integrating glass balustrades into plans.
Further down the specification process we also work diligently with contractors and installers. If they have any questions or technicalities that arise on a given project we are happy to speak over the phone and offer reassurance and guidance.
If there is a last minute unforeseen requirement for balustrade hardware components e.g. glass clamps, handrails, balusters, we also offer off-the-shelf fast lead time products or more bespoke options in our 24 hour manufacturing facilities.”
Considerations for specifying glass balustrade systems
Balustrade Components UK like to be involved in projects as early as possible to ensure maximum aesthetics and performance guidelines are achieved. Paul Startin, Managing Director, offers to attend technical pre-tender meetings with clients.
From detailed technical drawings and plans, Paul is able to guide architects and specifiers in selecting exactly the right balustrade solution – whether it is a frameless glass balustrade install or one that incorporates balusters, clamps, handrails and other balustrade fixings. Paul comments,
“By going to pre-tender meetings with architects and specifiers, it is really helpful to understand the scope of work. After offering initial guidance and balustrade solutions, I am in regular contact with the architect and the rest of the project stakeholders throughout the process.”
What makes Balustrade Components UK different to other balustrading companies
One of the most common things we hear is “I didn’t know you manufactured your balustrade hardware”. By offering in-house manufacturing facilities, it means we offer completely bespoke balustrade systems for every kind of architectural glazing project.
A range of CNC machines product high quality glass balustrade fixings that offer beautiful aesthetics and high functionality. Importantly, by incorporating our range of balustrade components into glazing projects, architects, developers and installers are re-assured in that their project will conform and exceed UK Building Regulations, particularly Approved Document K and BS 6180:2011.
Balustrade Components produce an extensive range of structural glass fittings for glass balustrade systems. Our range of D-shaped stainless steel glass clamps are available in a flat back and radius back options, and are manufactured using the highest quality Grade 304 and Grade 316 stainless steel.
Installers and fabricators appreciate the quality of our glass clamps, as they are easy to fix using M8 x 12mm Socket Set Screws mounted into M8 threads. Also, each clamp comes complete with two rubber gaskets and one security pin for your convenience.
Balustrade Components UK also offers a range of handrail brackets, base channel for frameless balustrade installations (including side fix and top fix), standoff point fixings, glass brackets, washer buttons and fixing plates, fasteners and accessories.
From concept to completion
Our glass hardware is designed and manufactured to meet the most stringent of design and performance criteria. From initial technical drawing reviews, we work closely with architects and specifiers to design exactly the right glass balustrades solution.
Our in-house manufacturing facilities then produce the balustrade fixings required to the exact requirements and can be then shipped direct to site. Finally, the Balustrade Components UK team offer project management and installation guidance on-site if required, assisting installers and fabricators where needed.
Why choose Balustrade Components as your project partner?
- Precision engineering is instilled in our products and service competency
- High quality, bespoke balustrade fixings conform to UK Building Regulations, instilling confidence in your balustrade design project
- Our end-to-end project service guidance ensures the specification procedure runs smoothly, on-time and within budget
- Family values are core to our operation and we treat clients with empathy and honesty to build long-standing relationships
For your convenience, if you know which glass fixing products you require for your project you can buy direct from our webshop. Our extensive product range is available to buy and also features an extensive blog for the latest developments, trends and product news.
For further information on the range of high quality glass balustrade fixings available, or if you require support with your build project, please contact our friendly, competent team on 01543 624 780, email us or visit our glass hardware website