Bolted Glass Balustrades

The bolted glass balustrade system offers a versatile and stylish structural glass installation, ideal in churches and heritage buildings. This system can be used for balconies, suspended galleries or mezzanine floors or as a balustrade on a staircase.

  • Glass balustrade panels are fixed directly into timber, stone or metal substrate with stainless steel bolts
  • A single or double row of bolts can be used to fix the glass balustrade
  • Ion Glass will advise on the exact type of bolts, size and spacing required to meet current regulations
  • The length of stand-off can be specified depending on structural and aesthetic considerations
  • Equally suitable for use with or without a handrail – this design consideration will impact on the specification of the glass.
  • Curved or straight glass, including spiral staircases
  • Internal and external installations
  • Each bolted glass balustrade installation is wholly bespoke
  • Suitable for use in ecclesiastical and heritage buildings

Case Studies

A structural glass balustrade and glass clad staircase were installed when a community meeting room was built to benefit parishioners

Additional space was created with a mezzanine floor finished with frameless glass balustrades as part of an extensive church refurbishment project

Point fixed frameless glass balustrade fitted to the stairs and mezzanine area of the Rathfinny wine estate and glass entrance with glass doors and partitions

A range of glass balustrades and a structural glass window panel were designed and installed by Ion Glass at this prestigious independent college