Edgetec Infinity Balustrade with Silver Pearl Interlinking top rail to match the homes joinery

Balustrade Top Rail (Handrail) Solutions

25 February 2019 by Joanna Wellwood

BALUSTRADE TOP RAILS

Recent changes in glass balustrade regulations have been challenging for everyone involved in balustrading, particularly with having to incorporate top rails into their design.  Juralco balustrades have a suite of semi and fully frameless balustrades impacted by this change, so developing this system of compliant top rails has been a high priority to take away any stress over these changes.

Being conscious of the visual impact that top rails will have on glass balustrades, the designers focused on keeping the rails as slim as possible, with the sizes of the final two top rail styles reflecting this:

Rectangular Rail - 30mm high

Round Rail - 41mm high

Interlinking Top Rail Types For Juralco Balustrade Systemes

FITTING TOP RAILS

Top rails are fitted directly onto the glass panels and finished in a powder coat colour to match the homes joinery or balustrade fixings, which adds to creating the utmost minimalist finish as possible.   
Gaskets to suit installation on the 12mm & 15mm toughened glass panels complement the top rails, with friction and sealant combined to lock it into place.   Along with a range of end plates which allow for easy attachment of rail ends to structures such as walls, or a balustrade post if a suitable structure is unavailable.

Interlinking Top Rail End Plates & Brackets For Juralco Balustrade Systems

TOP RAIL CONNECTORS

Specially designed top rail connectors dramatically reduce the time needed for jointing rails, as well as reducing the error rate and improving the overall finished look.  They are also more forgiving to the inevitable timber movement, with easy adjustment of top rails to fit snuggly against the connector edges.  

Interlinking Top Rail End Plates & Brackets For Juralco Balustrade Systems

Juralco’s interlinking rails are strong (meeting the changes in Acceptable Solution B1/AS1) and can also be used in conjunction with other compliant balustrade systems. 

For more information contact Juralco at [email protected] or 09 478 8018.

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Joanna Wellwood

Joanna Wellwood is a content marketer who has worked with the HomePlus network since 2012, sharing the story of customers’ home improvements throughout NZ. A keen renovator herself, Joanna knows all about the highs and lows of improving your home and loves helping customers find a product solution for their place, which improves their lifestyle.
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