Which grade of stainless steel do I require?

The difference between stainless steel lies in its composition. Steel corrodes naturally. Different elements are added to the steel to make it stainless. The industry standard for interior use is grade 304. In comparison grade 316 is more resistant to corrosion and is recommended for outside use.

Which load bearing does the balustrade channel system that I am installing require?

The load bearing requirements for barriers in and about public buildings are set out in BS 6180:2011. This came into effect on 31 March 2011. It requires any instantaneous deflection to be no more than 25mm.

To help you decide which channel system is most appropriate for your application we have included the relevant table from BS EN6180:2011 on our website. This specifies the kN per meter that the balustrade is required to withstand. The structural performance of a balustrade varies depending on the use and occupancy of the building concerned. Advice should always be sort from a structural engineer, particularly when fixing on to concrete.

We offer a huge range of Glass Balustrades!

At Origin Architectural we can provide you with Railing Systems and Glass Balustrade solutions that suit the requirements of any project. Be it ease of installation, safety or aesthetics we can advise you on which products in our range are most appropriate for you. We pride ourselves on stocking products that are all rigorously tested and sold with certification from internationally recognised testing institutions, so when you buy a glass balustrade from Origin Architectural, you know your installation is in safe hands.

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