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Looking for a modern, but timeless balustrade? Of high quality and easy to install? In the Q-railing range, you will find a variety of shapes and sizes. Perfect for a balcony, mezzanine floor or landing in a house, but just as suitable for larger projects such as balconies, stairway or storeys of project-based housing, office buildings, covered shopping centres, airports and stadiums.
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Fall protection on upper floors
The British Building Code requires you to install fall protection anywhere where it is reasonably necessary for safety. They are specifically required to guard the edges of a floor, gallery, balcony, roof or any other raised area accessible to people, as well as around any light well, basement or similar sunken area next to a building. You can use a wall, parapet, balustrade or any similar obstruction.
Required heights of fall protection depend on the application and location. For stairs and landings in a family home, for example, guarding of 90 cm high suffices, whereas on external balconies and roof edges you need a height of at least 110 cm. Juliet balconies are an exception; they should be at least 80 cm high. For apartment buildings, schools, offices and public buildings, all guarding needs to be
at least 110 cm.
Fall protection on stairways
The Building Code also provides guidelines for fall protection on a staircase. On a staircase that comprises 2 or more risers (3 or more if situated in a residential building), you should fit a continuous stair handrail. Stairs with a width of under 1 m require a banister or handrail on at least 1 side. Wider ones require them on both sides. The top of a stair banister must be between 90 and 100 cm high.
Balustrades are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. With Q-railing you can choose from up to 25 different systems and approximately 4,000 individual parts. Everything has been tested extensively and has been certified nationally and internationally. This makes it even easier to deliver a balustrade with proven safety. Should you want to view our test results or static calculations, please go to our Service page.
You can classify the balustrades roughly into 3 system types:
glass railings, baluster railings and wall-mounted handrails.
A glass railing is a balustrade with a glass infill. Note that in this case the glass infill is the bearing component of the construction. That means if someone leans of bumps against the glass, the glass will absorb the force and prevent the person from falling.
In the Q-railing range, such glass balustrades are part of the Easy Glass or d line series. They are always mounted with base shoes, base glass clamps or glass adapters. These carry the glass panels, after which you can add a tubular U-profile on top of the glass or handrail alongside the glass. With glass railings you can easily maintain lines of sight and create an open design. They are therefore perfect for balconies, mezzanine floors, open stairways, atriums or grandstands, for example.
|Installation with base shoes||Installation with base glass clamps||Installation with glass adapters|
A Railing base
C Cap rail/handrail
The Easy Glass Wall system is eye-catching: a full-height glass wall and balustrade in one. And there are glass Juliet balcony systems: Easy Glass View and Easy Glass MOD 6507-6508.
A baluster railing is an aluminium or stainless steel balustrade with uprights. It is the whole baluster and handrail structure that absorbs the leaning or bumping forces. Glass can also be used as the infill for this type of balustrade. But you will also find bars, web and cables in our range as infill options. Baluster railings can be installed on horizontal floor sections of balconies or mezzanine floors, for example, but they are also very suitable for use as stair railings.
| A Balusters
In the Q-railing range, a wall railing is a handrail that is mounted against a wall with handrail brackets. Round, square, flat – everything is possible. The most common situation where you will encounter this type of railing is along a staircase.
A large number of Q-railing components are interchangeable, even if they are from different systems or have different shapes. In this way you can easily create a custom balustrade, one that matches your design vision and your customer’s wishes. And you can confidently take on challenges such as difficult corners, uneven floors and tight spaces, because you will always find a suitable balustrade solution.
MATERIALS FOR BALUSTRADES
Q-railing balustrade systems and products are available in different materials. Stainless steel and aluminium are very popular, but coated steel and zamak are also widely used.
Stainless steel is a strong metal with a beautiful finish. Q-railing’s stainless steel components are made of either 304 or 316 stainless steel. The first is recommended for indoor balustrades. The second contains 2% molybdenum, which makes the surface of the stainless steel extra resistant to corrosion resulting from hairline cracks, bends and indentations. Grade 316 stainless steel is therefore excellent for use on outdoor balustrades.
This strong material is lightweight and corrosion resistant because it has a natural protective oxide layer. We have further strengthened this layer for a large proportion of our aluminium products, such as base shoes for glass balustrades, with an extra strong anodised layer of 25μ.
Steel is a strong and attractively priced material. However, untreated steel is prone to scratches and corrosion. Therefore, steel Q-railing products are coated with a cathodic protective layer (e-coating). This is a perfect base coat for applying a paint or powder coating, allowing you to finish the product whichever way you like.
Do you have an order for a balustrade with for example glass clamps where price is the biggest factor? Then use zamak castings. We have already provided a large part of our zamak products with a protective layer or coloured coating, but we also have zamak products you can have processed yourself. But even if varnished or coated, we only recommend them for indoor use.
If you choose our products, you can expect the highest quality. We source only the best materials for Q-railing balustrades and we pay a great deal of attention to the finish, accurate dimensions and tolerances. This ensures that parts are well matched and fit snugly, which saves time during installation and ensures a seamless end result. In addition, you can of course count on it that the installation proceeds quickly in many other respects as well. You simply mount a large number of our balustrade components with clamps or glues, and where parts are mounted by screwing or anchoring, we ensure that you will need a minimum of fastening materials.
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