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What height for stair case balustrade?

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by u587162, 7 Mar 2021.

  1. u587162

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    What is the min / max height for a new first and second floor glass balustrade and ideally what thickness of toughened glass?
     
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    Can you not google it? And there is no supplier of treated glass that wouldn't know this.
     
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    I’m trying to get consensus opinion. I could say 900mm to 1100mm.
    What’s the point of this forum if not for sharing advice?

    Anything and everything can be google searched. That’s not the point.
     
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    Its 900mm for internal landings, which this sounds like? The glass thickness is probably 10mm but must be determined by the supplier. Consider laminated if funds permit.
     
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    Waist height
     
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    well that definitely wasn't the question
     
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    What's the purpose of this site Nakajo?
     
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    This is for a gallery landing for both first and second floor. If toughened glass is used I guess this would shatter into tiny pieces if stuck in the wrong area compared with a contained shattering / spider web effect damage if laminated? Is it personal choice then as to whether I go for 900mm or 1100mm? There's no particular rule which says if the floor is above a certain height then it has to be above x mm in height?
     
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    No. Methods for compliance with the Building Regulations are set out in the Approved Documents.
     
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    I reckon that if toughened glass guarding was smashed, a person would easily follow the glass fragments down to the floor below.
     
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    Now that's a problem. My waist has been getting bigger for a while now and no clear delineation between it and other bits of my body.
     
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    I don't really get where the ambiguity is coming from, you merely determine where your handrail is located and the regs tell you the minimum height.

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    That said you can always go for a higher height than the regs ask for.
     
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    FWIW, for internal landings/mezzanines, 900 feels too low to me. 1m feels about right.
     
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    Your feelings are neither here nor there. :p
     
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