We recommend that non-ferrous fixings (available as part of the Balustrading Fixing Pack X950 - UK only) be incorporated at all rail joints and in horizontal beddings in all cases. All balusters are supplied with stainless steel dowels for installing to rails and plinths. All rails, plinths and under-copings are supplied in standard lengths, cutting and drilling to final specification to be undertaken by your installation contractor.
Professional advice should be taken particularly where Building Regulations / Codes and local bye-laws need to be complied with. It is recommended that, if pier shafts are in-filled with concrete, the shaft
section should be lined with polystyrene (Styrofoam) or similar to act as an isolating medium.
Haddoncraft Forge has a range of wrought iron Baluster Bars for use in conjunction with Haddonstone balustrading, see image below. The bars can be used to meet Building Regulation spacing requirements.
It is most important to refer to Tech Sheet GAR1 to ensure correct installation. Standard assembly recommendations and typical details are available on request. Please ask for the relevant Tech Sheet.
The Standard Range
Tables A, B, C, D and E have been compiled to simplify the ordering
of the STANDARD RANGE of balustrade components and enable you to design and price your own balustrade. Alternatively, approximate guide prices can be obtained from the
You will also find below tables of the many horizontal curves and
ramps available in the STANDARD RANGE – these are shown in Tables C and D.
The terms Weathered and Part-Weathered refer to the style of the balustrading rails and caps and not to the maturity of the stonework. For standard colours and finishes see page 194.
Haddonstone (USA) Ltd offers additional Balustrading and Parapet Screening designs to comply with specific Building Codes. For further details, refer to the Architectural Supplement or view:
HOW TO USE TABLES A and B
By following this simple procedure you will be able to design, price and order your own balustrading from the STANDARD RANGE:
1. Choose type of baluster - click here to see balusters
2. Measure the overall base dimension of each run of balustrading
giving consideration to the fact that, particularly where balustrading abuts a wall, the cap oversails the base by 20mm (13⁄16”), see diagram
3. Divide each run into suitable bays, generally incorporating piers at ends and corners.
4. When determining bay lengths, as a guideline, the highest band should be selected, but other overriding factors may need to be taken into account, such as achieving aesthetic balance, correlating with other architectural elements, relating bays to the height of the balustrade and the overall scale of the surroundings.
5. To calculate bay lengths, first deduct 337mm (131⁄4”) from the overall base dimension to determine the distance between the centres of the end piers, then divide this figure by the number of bays required. Then refer to Tables A and B.
6. Should extra height be required or coping to a substructure, select appropriate under-coping to suit balustrading (see page 133).
7. Choose piers to suit balustrading layout, i.e. number of end piers, number of intermediate piers, number of corner piers.
8. ORDER CHECKLIST
The order should comprise total number of balusters, total number of rails, total number of plinths, total number of piers incorporating end piers, intermediate piers and corner piers as required.