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Balustrade height regulations

Balustrade height regulations you need to know

Posted on: 22nd Nov, 2016

When planning a balustrade system for your home, it’s important to stay on the right side of planning laws and building regulations. This week on the blog, we’re taking a look at applicable height regulations for each of our balustrade systems.

Juliet balcony height regulations

Juliet balcony height

Our Juliet balconies are a popular choice for customers in urban, suburban and townhouse properties, offering homeowners an affordable and attractive way to open up upstairs lounges and bedrooms.

A minimum height of 1.1m is required by the building regulation standards for a domestic Juliet balcony. In terms of maximum height, we recommend 1.4m for a framed balustrade system and 1.2m for a frameless system.

And, while a stainless steel mini rail is not required for our frameless Juliet balcony, we recommend checking with your local building inspector to find out whether it would be preferred.

Frameless glass balustrade height regulations

Frameless glass balustrade height

Our frameless glass balustrade systems deliver uncompromising levels of style and performance, offering uninterrupted views and safety, with glass panels from 12mm to 21.5mm thick.

For a frameless glass balustrade, building regulation standards stipulate a minimum height requirement of 1.1m; we recommend a maximum height of 1.2m for each glass panel.

Handrail requirements will depend on location and use – always liaise with your local building control to be certain.

Framed glass balustrade height regulations

Framed glass balustrade height

A durable and economical choice, our framed glass balustrade systems are a sturdy and low-maintenance choice that delivers visual impact while keeping well within budget.

Because of the hard-wearing steel frame, the glazing on our framed glass balustrade systems can be as thin as 10mm, whether the balustrade is a low level installation or situated on a raised balcony.

Building regulation standards require framed glass balustrades to be minimum 1.1m high, while we recommend a maximum height of 1.2m for each glass panel.

A minimum height of 1.1m is required by the building regulation standards We recommend a maximum size of each glass panel of 1.2m

The gap between each post and glass panel is very minimal and determined by the glass clamps utilised

Frameless mini post glass balustrade height regulations

Frameless mini post glass balustrade height

Our innovative frameless mini post balustrade system combines the visual appeal of our frameless systems with the durability and affordability of our framed balustrades.

Suited for use on a deck or patio, the frameless mini post system is also ideal for marine or high chloride environments, such as coastal gardens or pool-side decks. The glass panels can be toughened and/or laminated in specifications from 12 to 17.5mm thickness.

The mini post balustrade system is required to be minimum 1.1m high, and our recommended maximum height is 1.2m.

For specifications on our bespoke balustrades, contact us on 01254 825 594 or at sales@elitebalustrade.com

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