Stainless Steel balustrade and Glass: Low Maintenance
Decks over 400mm off the ground should have a safety barrier or a handrail system.
Stainless Steel balustrade and Glass are the most expensive handrail systems. The main advantage of a stainless steel handrail system with 10mm toughened safety glass is that it allows full visibility through the handrail system.
Use of stainless steel balustrade (normally 316 grade) and toughened glass is an architectural statement. It is generally reserved for exceptional sites with stunning views eg grand design, alpine style deck overlooking Glencar Lake.
The stainless steel balustrade post system is locked in place between the floor joists and the header joist. An additional sleeve is face fixed to the deck for extra strength.
The maximum distance that the stainless steel posts can be spaced apart is 1.2m as this is the maximum distance the toughened glass panels will span while maintaining full strength. The top handrail is welded on site by our teams of specialist welders. Only 316 grade stainless steel is used as it is maintenance free and exceptionally resistant to the salt in sea air.