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  • Balustrade spigot System;
  • The Stainless Steel Handrail Component System;
  • Wire Rope System;
  • Balustrade without handrail.

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The stainless steel balustrade system

Our balustrades systems is a stylish, durable and cost effective stainless steel handrailing component system
designed with ease of installation in mind. We also supply glass from stock in a wide range of sizes
and can offer bespoke glass to order.

The comprehensive range of components allows you to specify and install without the need for fabrication and maximises on-site flexibility for those changes that inevitably arise. The system enables the most stylish of handrailing and balustrades to be constructed quickly and simply by the contractor. All you have to do is cut, glue or screw to create professional results every time. Specifiers can be assured that component design and range flexibility mean installation of Pro-Railing components by a competent installer is a straight forward process.
Pro-Railing offers a range of infill solutions using glass with glass clamps, wire rope, round bar and decorative bars. We can also manufacture infill panels incorporating perforated metal, wire mesh and wire rope netting. Available in Grade 304 and 316 to suit internal and external applications, along with Duplex 2205 for those harsher external areas, you can be sure the quality and product care will provide stunning results.
All fittings are stainless steel with a 2mm wall thickness unless otherwise stated

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Pro-Railing Systems

Stainless steel is a popular material for balustrades due to its strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. There are several types of stainless steel balustrades available, each with its own unique features and benefits. Here are some of the most common types of stainless steel balustrades:

glass BALUSTRADE SYSTEMS

These balustrades use stainless steel posts and clamps to hold glass panels in place. This type of balustrade is popular for its clean and modern look, as well as its ability to provide unobstructed views.

BALUSTRADE spigot SYSTEMS

Balustrade spigot systems provide a practical and stylish solution for any design project. With their ability to provide unobstructed views, enhance natural light, and offer a range of customization options.

WIRE ROPE SYSTEM

These balustrades use stainless steel wires or cables that are tensioned between posts to create a barrier. This type of balustrade is popular for its minimalistic and contemporary look.

BALUSTRADE without handrail

The frameless balustrades use glass panels that are held in place by stainless steel clamps or channels. They offer an unobstructed view and are popular for their clean and modern look.

Stainless steel balustrade inside your home

Stainless steel is a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material, making it a popular choice for indoor applications such as staircases, balconies, mezzanines, and landings.

Stainless steel balustrades can be designed to fit a range of design styles and preferences, from sleek and modern to more traditional and ornate. They can also be customized to fit a variety of infill materials, such as glass, wire, or timber, to create a unique and personalized look.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, stainless steel balustrades offer a range of functional benefits, such as safety, durability, and low maintenance. They are easy to clean and maintain, and can be designed to meet relevant safety and building codes and regulations.

Overall, stainless steel balustrades provide a practical and stylish solution for indoor applications. With their ability to provide a high level of safety and durability while maintaining a sleek and modern look, they are a popular choice for both residential and commercial projects.

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Sleek and modern design
Stainless steel balustrades offer a clean and modern look that complements a range of interior design styles, from minimalist to industrial.
Increased property value
Installing a stainless steel balustrade can increase the value of your home, especially if you're planning on selling in the future.
Customizable
Stainless steel balustrades can be customized to fit a range of design preferences and infill materials such as glass, wire, or timber.
Durability
Stainless steel is a highly durable material that is resistant to corrosion and rust, making it a great choice for high-traffic areas such as staircases.
Safety
Balustrades provide a barrier to prevent falls and accidents, especially for families with children or elderly individuals.
Low maintenance
Stainless steel is easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance, making it a practical choice for busy households.
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Unobstructed views
With no frames or posts to block the view, frameless glass balustrades offer unobstructed views of the surrounding environment. This makes them an ideal choice for balconies, staircases, and other elevated areas that offer scenic views.
Sleek and modern design
Frameless glass balustrades offer a clean and modern look that complements a range of interior design styles. They can create a sense of spaciousness and openness, making any area feel more inviting and bright.
Safety
Frameless glass balustrades provide a barrier to prevent falls and accidents, especially for families with children or elderly individuals. They can be made of toughened or laminated glass to ensure maximum safety and durability.
Easy maintenance
Frameless glass balustrades are easy to clean and require minimal maintenance, making them a practical choice for busy households or commercial buildings.
Customizable
Frameless glass balustrades can be customized to fit a range of design preferences, including different glass thicknesses, tints, and finishes. They can be mounted using a range of fixing methods, including spigots, clamps, or standoffs.
Increased property value
Installing frameless glass balustrades can increase the value of your property, especially if you're planning on selling in the future. They offer a high-end and luxurious look that is sure to impress potential buyers.
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Frameless glass balustrade provide stunning results every time

Frameless glass balustrades are a type of safety barrier system made entirely of glass panels without any visible frames or posts. These balustrades are a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications because of their clean and modern look, which allows for uninterrupted views of the surrounding environment.

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Frameless glass balustrades are typically made of toughened or laminated glass panels that are anchored into the floor or stair treads using a variety of fixing methods such as spigots, clamps, or standoffs. These fixings provide a secure connection while minimizing any obstruction to the views.

One of the main advantages of frameless glass balustrades is their ability to create a sense of spaciousness and openness. They provide a sleek and stylish design element that can complement any interior or exterior decor while enhancing natural light in the area. Another advantage of frameless glass balustrades is their easy maintenance. They are typically made of tempered glass which is known for its durability and strength. It is also easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance.

 

Where can we install glass balustrades?

Frameless glass balustrades are suitable for a range of applications, including balconies, terraces, staircases, patios, and pool areas. They can be customized to fit any design preference, including different glass thicknesses, tints, and finishes.

Overall, frameless glass balustrades offer a practical and stylish solution for creating a safe and secure barrier for elevated areas while adding a touch of elegance to any building. With their unobstructed views, sleek design, and customizable options, they are a popular choice for architects, designers, and homeowners alike.

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FAQ

A glass balustrade is a type of safety barrier or railing made of glass panels, typically used in buildings such as staircases, landings, balconies, terraces and garden spaces. Glass balustrades are becoming increasingly popular due to their sleek and modern appearance, as well as their durability and safety features.

The glass panels used in balustrades are typically made of tempered/toughened safety glass, which is designed to shatter into small, dull pieces if it breaks, reducing the risk of injury. In some cases building control will require the glass to be laminated as well. The glass panels are typically held in place by a frame or a series of brackets, spigots or clamps made of stainless steel. Other metal materials or wooden channels are also commonly used.

Glass balustrades can be customised to fit a wide range of design styles and architectural features. They can be framed or frameless, and may feature tinted or frosted glass, etched designs, or other decorative elements. Some glass balustrades may also incorporate other materials such as timber or metal for added design features.

The wire rope balustrade system uses stainless steel wires or cable that are tensioned between posts or walls by stainless steel turnbuckle connectors to create an inconspicuous but very safe barrier. This type of balustrade is popular for its minimalistic and contemporary look, typically used in the garden or modernising the stair case giving a nautical feel. This system can be used for balconies but will have to confirm to certain regulations, River ODP will help and advise on this matter.

Overall, glass and wire rope balustrades offer a stylish and modern alternative to traditional railing systems, while also providing important safety benefits.

In most cases, glass as well as wire rope balustrades do require a handrail for safety reasons. Handrails provide support and a barrier to prevent people from accidentally falling over the edge of the balustrade.

However, the exact requirements for handrails can vary depending on the building codes and regulations in your area. It’s important to consult with building control to determine the specific requirements for your project.

There are some types of glass balustrades, such as the frameless system, which may not require a handrail. However, these are typically only appropriate for specific applications and may still require other safety features to be in place.

The building regulations for glass balustrades in the UK are outlined in the Building Regulations 2010 Part K – Protection from Falling, Collision and Impact. The regulations state that all barriers, including balustrades, must be designed and constructed to prevent people from falling from a height, and that they must be able to resist the forces likely to be imposed on them.

Specifically, for glass balustrades, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The glass used must be toughened or laminated safety glass that conforms to BS EN 12600.
  2. The glass panels must be securely fixed to the balustrade structure.
  3. Any gaps between the glass panels and other parts of the balustrade (such as posts or handrails) must be no more than 100mm.
  4. If the balustrade is located in an area where people are likely to come into contact with it (such as on a staircase or landing), it must have a handrail.
  5. The handrail must be positioned at a height of between 900mm and 1100mm above the pitch line (the line where the staircase meets the floor).
  6. The handrail must be able to withstand a horizontal force of 0.36kN/m applied at any point.

It’s important to note that these requirements may vary depending on the specific circumstances of your project, such as the height of the balustrade or the location of the installation. It’s always best to consult with a professional to ensure that your glass balustrade meets all relevant building regulations. River ODP will advise and help with any questions regarding regulations.

The cost of a glass or wire rope balustrade can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the installation, the quantity of the materials used, and the location of the project.

As a rough guide, a simple glass or wire rope balustrade for a standard staircase can cost anywhere from £300 to £800 per linear metre, including installation. However, for more complex designs, or for larger installations such as those on balconies or terraces, the cost may be slightly higher.

Other factors that can impact the cost of a glass balustrade include the type of glass used (such as clear, tinted, or frosted), the thickness of the glass, the type of fixings used, and whether or not a handrail is required.

Here at River ODP we always price our jobs fairly, our ethos is “do it correctly so you only have to do it once”. We only promote and use the finest quality products, that are tried and tested and will stand the test of time. We may not be the cheapest but we are competitive, very knowledgeable about glass and wire rope balustrade systems and extremely professional in our work ethic. The old saying runs very true, “You pay for what you get” with our service being second to none.

There are several design options for glass balustrades that can be customised to fit any space or design style. Here are some examples:

Frameless glass balustrades: These balustrades have no visible frame or support structure, creating a seamless and minimalist look.

Stainless steel or aluminium framed glass balustrades: These balustrades feature a metal frame or support structure that adds stability and durability while complementing the sleek and modern look of the glass panels.

Frosted or textured glass panels: These panels can add privacy or a decorative element to the balustrade, while still maintaining natural light through the glass.

Coloured or tinted glass panels: These panels can add true flair and custom design to a space and create a dramatic effect, while still allowing light to pass through.

Curved or angled glass panels: These panels can be customised to fit unique or irregular spaces, while adding visual interest and architectural appeal.

Illuminated glass panels: These panels can be backlit with LED lights to create a stunning visual effect at night, while still maintaining the transparency and safety of the glass.

Etched or patterned glass panels: These panels can add a decorative element or a personal touch to the balustrade, while still allowing light to pass through and maintaining the safety and durability of the glass panels.

Overall, there are many design options for glass balustrades that can be tailored to fit any aesthetic or functional need. River ODP will help guide any decision and provide recommendations and incite from previous projects. We will work with you to establish any particular requirements and preferences you may have.

Installing a glass balustrade on a balcony can be a complex and potentially dangerous task. It’s important to follow proper safety procedures and have the necessary permits and permissions before beginning any installation of which River ODP have and or can help you obtain.

Below are some general steps we will carry out when installing a glass balustrade on a balcony:

  1. We measure the length and height of the balcony to determine the amount of glass panels and fixings required. Ensuring the balustrade meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  2. Then we install the base or floor fixings for the balustrade. These may be fixed directly to the floor or attached to a supporting structure such as a wall.
  3. Install the upright posts or spigots that will support the glass panels. These are usually spaced evenly along the length of the balustrade and securely fixed to the base fixings.
  4. The glass panels will have been made to the required size and shape. We will use toughened or laminated safety glass that meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  5. We install the glass panels into the upright posts or spigots, ensuring that they are securely fixed in place.
  6. Next install any handrails or other finishing elements as required by building codes and regulations.
  7. Finally, inspect the balustrade for any defects or potential safety hazards before use.

It’s important to note that this is a general guide of works River ODP follow. A project may vary depending on the design and location of the balustrade.

Installing any balustrade is a complex and potentially dangerous task. It’s important to follow proper safety procedures and have the necessary permits and permissions before beginning any installation of which River ODP have and or can help you obtain.
Below are some general steps we will carry out when installing a glass balustrade:

  1. We measure the length and height of the area where the balustrade will be fitted to determine the amount of glass panels and fixings required. Ensuring the balustrade meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  2. Then we mark out the positions for the upright posts or spigots that will support the glass panels. These are usually spaced evenly along the length of the balustrade and securely fixed to the base or floor fixings.
  3. Fix the base or floor fixings in place, ensuring that they are level and securely anchored to the floor or supporting structure.
  4. Install the upright posts or spigots into the base fixings, ensuring that they are level and securely fixed in place.
  5. The glass panels will have been made to the required size and shape. We will use toughened or laminated safety glass that meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  6. We install the glass panels into the upright posts or spigots, ensuring that they are securely fixed in place using appropriate fixings such as clamps or brackets.
  7. Next install any handrails or other finishing elements as required by building codes and regulations.
  8. Finally, inspect the balustrade for any defects or potential safety hazards before use.

It’s important to note that this is a general guide of works River ODP follow. A project may vary depending on the design and location of the balustrade.

Installing a glass balustrade on a decking can be a complex and potentially dangerous task. It’s important to follow proper safety procedures and have the necessary permits and permissions before beginning any installation of which River ODP have and or can help you obtain.

Below are some general steps we will carry out when installing a glass on to decking:

  1. We measure the length and height of the area where the balustrade will be fitted to determine the amount of glass panels and fixings required. Ensuring the balustrade meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  2. Fix the base or floor fixings for the balustrade in place, ensuring that they are securely anchored to the decking surface.
  3. Install the upright posts or spigots that will support the glass panels. These are usually spaced evenly along the length of the balustrade and securely fixed to the base fixings.
  4. The glass panels will have been made to the required size and shape. We will use toughened or laminated safety glass that meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  5. We install the glass panels into the upright posts or spigots, ensuring that they are securely fixed in place using appropriate fixings such as clamps or brackets.
  6. Next install any handrails or other finishing elements as required by building codes and regulations.
  7. Finally, inspect the balustrade for any defects or potential safety hazards before use.

It’s important to note that this is a general guide of works River ODP follow. A project may vary depending on the design and location of the balustrade.

Installing a glass balustrade on a staircase can be a complex and potentially dangerous task. It’s important to follow proper safety procedures and have the necessary permits and permissions before beginning any installation of which River ODP have and or can help you obtain.

Below are some general steps we will carry out when installing glass on to stairs or landings:

  1. We measure the length and height of the staircase or landing to determine the amount of glass panels and fixings required. We ensure that the balustrade meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  2. The glass panels will have been made to the required size and shape. We will use toughened or laminated safety glass that meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  3. Then install the base or side fixings for the balustrade glass. These may be fixed directly to the stairs/newel posts or attached to a supporting structure such as a wall and spaced evenly.
  4. Next we install the glass panels into the upright posts or spigots, ensuring that they are securely fixed in place using appropriate fixings such as clamps or brackets.
  5. Then install any handrails or other finishing elements as required by building codes and regulations.
  6. Finally, inspect the balustrade for any defects or potential safety hazards before use.

It’s important to note that this is a general guide of works River ODP follow. A project may vary depending on the design and location of the balustrade.

Installing a stainless steel wire rope balustrade can be a complex and potentially dangerous task. It’s important to follow proper safety procedures and have the necessary permits and permissions before beginning any installation of which River ODP have and or can help you obtain.

Below are some general steps we will carry out when installing a wire rope balustrade:

  1. We measure the length and height of the staircase, landing or any outside aperture to determine the overall length of wire rope required. We ensure that the wire rope balustrade meets all relevant building codes and regulations.
  2. Depending on the location and preference also regulations, this will determine the stainless steel wire rope spacings.
  3. Next we will sucre the stainless steel ring eyes to the post or wall where the wire rope system will be located at the relevant spacings.
  4. To the stainless steel ring eyes we will secure the stainless steel turnbuckle connecters.
  5. The stainless steel wire rope will be cut to length and attached to the turnbuckle connecters each end. Once connected the stainless steel wire rope will be tensioned, set and fixed in the correct position.
  6. Then install any handrails or other finishing elements as required by building codes and regulations.
  7. Finally, inspect the wire rope balustrade for any defects or potential safety hazards before use.

It’s important to note that this is a general guide of works River ODP follow. A project may vary depending on the design and location of the wire rope balustrade.

Glass balustrades offer a number of benefits over other types of balustrades, including:

Aesthetics: Glass balustrades provide a modern and sleek look that can complement a variety of architectural styles. They can also enhance the natural light and views in a space.

Safety: Glass balustrades are made from tempered and or laminated safety glass that is designed to withstand significant impact and pressure. This makes them a safer option compared to traditional balustrades made from materials like wood or metal.

Durability: Glass balustrades are resistant to weather, rust, and other forms of wear and tear, making them a durable option for both indoor and outdoor installations.

Low Maintenance: Glass balustrades require minimal maintenance and can be easily cleaned with soap and water or a glass cleaner.

Versatility: Glass balustrades can be used in a variety of applications, including staircases, landings, balconies, and decks, and can be customised to fit a range of design styles and preferences.

Value: Glass balustrades can add significant value to a property and can be a selling point for potential buyers.

Overall, a glass balustrade can provide a range of benefits for homeowners or property owners, including increased safety, durability, aesthetics, and value. River ODP will be happy to help with any further questions you may have.

Yes, glass balustrades are very safe when installed and maintained properly. Glass balustrades are a popular choice for both commercial and residential buildings due to their sleek and modern appearance, as well as their durability and safety features.
The safety of glass balustrades depends on several factors, including the thickness and type of glass used, the quality of the hardware and support structures, and the installation method. In general, tempered safety glass is the most commonly used type of glass for balustrades, as it is up to five times stronger than regular glass and is designed to shatter into small, dull pieces if it breaks, reducing the risk of injury.
When River ODP install any type of balustrade we insure it is according to local building codes and regulations, as well as any manufacturer guidelines. This includes ensuring that the support structures are strong and secure, and that the glass panels are properly anchored and supported. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and inspection, can also help ensure the safety of the balustrade over time.
In summary, glass balustrades are a safe and durable choice for buildings when installed and maintained properly. River ODP is a very knowledgeable and professional installer and we always ensure that the balustrade meets all safety and building codes, and choose high-quality materials and hardware to ensure the longevity and safety of the installation.

Cleaning a glass balustrade is a relatively simple process, and can be done using common household cleaning products.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Remove any dust or debris from the surface of the glass using a soft-bristled brush or a clean, dry cloth.
  2. Fill a bucket with warm water and add a small amount of mild detergent or glass cleaner.
  3. Dip a clean, soft cloth into the cleaning solution and wring out any excess water.
  4. Gently wipe the glass panels, starting at the top and working your way down.
  5. Avoid using excessive pressure or scrubbing, as this can scratch the glass.
  6. Rinse the glass panels thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining cleaning solution.
  7. Use a clean, dry cloth or squeegee to remove any excess water from the glass. This will help prevent water spots and streaks.
  8. If necessary, use a clean microfiber cloth to buff the glass to a shine.

To clean any stainless steel products we find the product “ACF-50 anti corrosion formula” works best.
It’s important to avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers, as these can scratch or damage the surface of the glass. Additionally, be sure to dry the glass thoroughly after cleaning to prevent water spots or streaks.
Regular cleaning and maintenance can help keep your glass balustrade and stainless steel looking great and performing well over time.

Yes, a glass balustrade can be used outdoors. In fact, glass balustrades are a popular choice for outdoor applications such as balconies, decks, and terraces. However, it’s important to choose a glass balustrade system that is specifically designed for outdoor use, as these systems are designed to withstand the elements and provide the necessary structural support.

Outdoor glass balustrade systems are typically made from toughened and or laminated safety glass that is resistant to weather and impact. The fittings and hardware used in these systems are stainless steel and designed to be corrosion-resistant and provide the necessary support for the glass panels.

It’s important to ensure that any outdoor glass balustrade system meets all relevant safety and building codes and regulations. Additionally, regular maintenance may be required to keep the system in good condition and to prevent any potential hazards.

Yes, glass balustrades can be customised to fit a variety of design styles and preferences. One of the benefits of using glass as a balustrade material is its versatility, which allows for a range of customisation options.

Some of the customisation options available for glass balustrades include:

  1. Glass type: Glass balustrades can be made from a variety of glass types, including clear, tinted, frosted, and textured glass. Each type of glass can provide a unique look and feel to the balustrade.
  2. Thickness: The thickness of the glass panels used in the balustrade can be customised to fit the specific requirements of the installation.
  3. Frameless or framed: Glass balustrades can be installed with or without frames, depending on the desired look and level of structural support required.
  4. Handrails: Handrails can be added to the balustrade for additional safety and support, and can be customised to fit the design style of the balustrade.
  5. Fittings and hardware: The fittings and hardware used in the balustrade can be customised to fit the design style and functional requirements of the installation.

It’s important to ensure that the balustrade meets all relevant safety and building codes and regulations, of which River ODP will guide and assist.

In the UK, planning permission may be required for the installation of glass or Stainless steel wire rope balustrade depending on a number of factors.

For example, if the property is listed or located within a conservation area or a National Park, planning permission will likely be required. Additionally, if the glass balustrade installation would cause a significant alteration to the external appearance of the building, planning permission may be required.

However, in many cases, installation of a glass or wire rope balustrade may be considered a “permitted development” and may not require planning permission as long as it meets certain criteria such as height, location, and visibility from public spaces.

It’s important to check with the local planning authority to determine whether planning permission is required for the installation of a glass balustrade in your specific location. River ODP can guide you through the planning permission process and ensure that the installation meets all relevant safety and building codes and regulations.

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