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Glass Balustrade in Burton

Glass Balustrade in Burton

Glass Balustrade in Burton

Origin Architectural recently supplied this Cesario glass balustrade to a customer in Burton.
Glass balustrades not only add value to your home but are visually appealing and create the illusion of additional space. However, these benefits can quickly be lost if your glass balustrades aren’t well maintained. So what do you need to know?

The team at Origin Architectural are perfectly placed to offer customers – both old and new – advice on how to keep their glass balustrades clean. So, today we’re sharing our guide on how to maintain your glass balustrades to keep them looking as good as new for years to come!

How to clean your Glass Balustrade

Let’s start with one of our most asked questions about glass balustrade maintenance, which is how easy are glass balustrades to keep clean? Depending on the type of household you are, and where you plan to install your balustrade – this is a crucial question and can be the deciding factor when selecting the right type of balustrade design for you.

So, let’s just answer this one straight away; yes. Whether you’re installing a glass balustrade inside your home or externally, they are hard-wearing and easy to clean, making them a great low-maintenance option for all types of homeowners. However, that isn’t to say you can neglect the upkeep of your glass balustrades and still expect them to stay looking shiny and clear. Like with all things, a certain level of maintenance is necessary to keep them looking good. So, let’s move on to the best and most straightforward ways to keep your glass balustrades clean.

Keep it simple with warm soapy water!

Nothing works quite as well as your humble soap and water, so why not treat your glass balustrades like you would your washing up? Using a soft cloth and some warm water with your standard dish soap can be all that is required to remove marks and dirt from your glass balustrade. Not only cheap, but this method is quick, easy and effective!

Routinely clean your glass balustrades every few months

As standard, we advise customers to clean their glass balustrades thoroughly once every 1 to 2 months to keep them looking sparkling and new. However, this does depend, of course, on where your balustrade is fitted. For instance, a balcony glass balustrade is likely to need a little more upkeep than one placed on a landing. If you are in a coastal area we recommend wiping your balustrade down every month. This will prevent the build-up of salt spray in the air.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Glass Balustrade contact us today atsales@originarchitecturlal.co.uk or give us a call on 0113 323 3309!

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Skyforce Top Mount according Test BS 6180 (0,74 kN/m)Tested to Aluminium
GLASS WIDTH UP TO GLASS THICKNESS (tempered glass) GLASS HEIGHT
1000mm 12.76mm 300mm – 1100mm
1700mm 16.76mm 300mm – 1100mm
3000mm 21.52mm 500mm – 1100mm
(According test BS 6180) Tested on the basis that the minimum thickness of the aluminium frame is 1.4mm.   FIXING TO PVC FRAME SkyForce Top Mount Tested to Plastic According to the German Standard ETB Directive
GLASS WIDTH UP TO GLASS THICKNESS (tempered glass) GLASS HEIGHT
1600mm 12.76mm 700mm-1200mm
2100mm 16.76mm (17.52) 900mm-1200mm
2600mm 21.52mm 800mm-1100mm
Tested on the basis that the metal insert in the frame is a minimum of 1.5mm in thickness. I attach a copy of the test report which is in German but which I think we can include anyway.   FIXING TO STEEL OR CONCRETE Skyforce is fully tested at a height of 1.1m up to a width of 3m when fixed to steel or concrete.
Glass H = Glass Height L = Glass Length Working Line Load
6.62 min. 300mm - max. 1100mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
6.62 min. 500mm - max. 1100mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
8.84 min. 300mm < 500mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
8.84 min. 500mm - max. 1100mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
8.84 min. 600mm - max. 1100mm max. 1700mm 1.5 kN/m
8.84 min. 300mm < 600mm max. 1700mm 0.74 kN/m
10.10.4 min. 300mm < 500mm max. 500mm 3.0 kN/m
10.10.4 min. 500mm - max. 1100mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
10.10.4 1100mm max. 3000mm 0.74 kN/m
10.10.4 min. 300mm < 1100mm max. 3000mm 0.36 kN/m
FIXED TO TIMBER OR STONE/BRICKWORK   No test data available.   For more comprehensive test data, click here