Current Building Regulations require varying strengths of these systems depending on the application. We regularly test with the British Standards Institute to ensure our systems achieve the loadings in these requirements.
The Uniformly Distributed Load (U.D.L) that the systems can withstand is dependent on the diameter and wall thickness of the tube as well as the spacing of the upright posts within a system. Prior to any installation we will help recommend the safest set up for your specific needs.
As with any new development or renovation of an existing property, building regulations are a key factor to consider to ensure compliance, and more importantly the safety of any balustrade or handrail system that is installed. Although the final decision will be the responsibility of the customer along with the building inspector we are more than happy to help you discuss your needs in relation to these regulations.
Test certificates are available on request. Different applications will require different load requirements which we can advise when planning an installation.
The Handrail height will vary depending on the use. Due to the flexibility of our systems this can be easily altered to whatever height is required.
Glass, Wire & Rod Infill Options
There will be a number of factors to consider when deciding on the appropriate infill option for your installation, we always advise that you speak to your local authority before installing the system to make check if they have any requirements you must adhere to. However, the following is worth considering; the thickness of glass, the size of gap around the edge of the glass, whether to use horizontal or vertical running wire or bar and the spacing between the wire or rod.