Avalon Glass Guidance for balustrade handrails.

The guidance detail below is for reference purposes only, it is upto each project to have a specific specification fully checked and specified prior to the handrail been designed and installed. Avalon Glass can aid with the specification and calculations, please contact us for further details.    

Not all Structural Glass balustrades require handrails, posted balustrades offers an oppurtunity to add mid span posts for the handrail  line load applied will then subject the post and handrail to the loads and forces. This enables the glass infill panels to be thinner and to be either toughened or for further safety toughend laminated.

 

Handrail standard

Handrail

Horizontal Design Load

0.22 kN/m

0.36 kN/m

0.50 kN/m

0.74 kN/m

1.00 kN/m

Tubular

33.7 mm o.d. x 3.0 mm

33.7 mm o.d.

1650 mm

1075 mm

750 mm

-

-

42.4 mm o.d. x 3.0 mm

33.7 mm o.d.

2000 mm

1850 mm

1450 mm

1050 mm

-

42.4 mm o.d. x 3.0 mm

42.4 mm o.d.

2000 mm

1900 mm

1500 mm

1100 mm

-

48.3 mm o.d. x 3.0 mm

42.4 mm o.d.

2000 mm

2000 mm

2000 mm

1500 mm

1200 mm

48.3 mm o.d. x 4.0 mm

42.4 mm o.d.

2000 mm

2000 mm

2000 mm

1700 mm

1400 mm

60.3 mm o.d. x 4.0 mm

48.3 mm. o.d.

2000 mm

2000 mm

2000 mm

2000 mm

1800 mm

Solid

33 mm o.d.

33.7 mm o.d.

2000 mm

1350 mm

1100 mm

-

-

38 mm o.d.

42.4 mm o.d.

2000 mm

2000 mm

1800 mm

1400 mm

1100 mm

40 mm o.d.

42.4 mm o.d.

2000 mm

2000 mm

2000 mm

1650 mm

1250 mm