A glass balustrade ensures this cantilevered staircase meets building regulations.
Owners of Victorian home had installed a cantilevered staircase from their basement to ground floor level. Designed in teak with minimal stainless steel risers the staircase looked fantastic – but unfortunately did not meet building regulations.
Ion Glass designed a single panel glass balustrade to make the staircase compliant with minimal visual interference to the original design.
The frameless glass balustrade was bolted to each individual tread but also required a substantial base at floor level to counteract any flex in the stairs during use. Accurate templating ensured perfect positioning for the bolts on this deceptively simple glass balustrade installation.
A teak handrail to match the stair treads was fitted, providing a cohesive finish to this effective (and now wholly compliant!) external glass balustrade.
Ion technicians are fully conversant with Building Regulations and will be able to advise as necessary to ensure your glass installation is fully compliant. The glass specification, or requirement for a handrail can make the difference between compliance and non-compliance – we ensure that ALL Ion Glass installations meet the relevant criteria and all estimates are prepared on this basis