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    Glass Balustrade Staircase

    Carpenters

    I'm looking to change my wood balustrade to glass. I can't find anything regarding regulations or anything. I have a staircase with a small corner and then the landing. Do i need to use a certain amount of glass clamps? To measure for the glass do i measure the gap and then the angle and then deduct 20mm for each clamp? Not sure the best way to get an accurate piece of glass. For the main staircase it's going to be 2 sections of glass. How big should the gap be between the 2?

    Thank you for the advice.

    Asked by Pete on 3rd Nov 2020
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    Liam Pratt

    "You’d be best to get 9mm ply and template to get proper glass size and the gap between each bit glass is up to yourself but wouldn’t go much more than 90mm"

    Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Aw joinery

    "You need to use laminated safety glass with no bigger than 30mm gaps clamps need to be no less than 400mm centres"

    Answered on 3rd Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    JRDS Joinery and Roofing

    "The company you go to to get the glass will come out and measure it properly for you. Free of charge but you should always have a 10mm gap all around your handrail and base rail best way to do it is getting a piece of plyboard and use it as a template."

    Answered on 3rd Nov 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Handyman build it

    "Every job requires different build solutions. A tradesman will identify what's needed and can advise to requirements."

    Answered on 17th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "Yes, there are regulations. The balustrade must be fitted to a minimum height of 900mm and there should be no gaps more than 100mm.

    The gap is really governed by the bracket size. Different manufactures make different sizes."

    Answered on 2nd Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    VM CARPENTERY&JOINERY LTD

    "You need to get someone to make a 9mm plywood template and send it to the cutting glass."

    Answered on 4th Nov 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

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