If you’re thinking of installing glass panels on your stairs, it’s best to get a professional to come and do the heavy lifting. Unsafe handling of the panels could result in breakage, or worse, injury.
Incorrectly installing your balustrade also weakens the structure of the panels and increases the risk of impact or spontaneous breakage. However, if you’re determined to install your glass balustrade on your stairs by yourself, these are the steps you should take.
What You’ll Need to Install a Glass Balustrade on Your Stairs:
Again, before you start, it’s our strong recommendation that you hire a professional to install your stairs’ glass panels to ensure proper installation and avoid the risk of damage or injury.
Step 1: Measure Your Balustrade and Stairs
Use a measuring tape to measure the dimensions of your staircase and the area where the balustrade will be installed. Mark the positions where the brackets will be fixed to hold the glass panels. Use a spirit level to ensure everything is straight.
Step 2: Fix Brackets
Using a drill, create holes in the marked positions and fix the brackets to the stairs. Ensure they are securely attached, as these brackets will hold the weight of the glass panels.
Step 3: Install Glass Panels
Wearing gloves , carefully position the glass panels by sliding them into the brackets. Ensure the panels are level before securing them into place. Tighten the brackets so the glass panels are firmly held in place. Make sure not to overtighten, as this may cause stress on the glass.
Step 4: Double Check Everything
Go through and double-check all the fittings to ensure everything is secure. Make sure the glass panels are level and that there are no loose fittings.
How to Measure Glass Balustrade for Stairs
Measure the length of the area where you want to install the glass balustrade. When measuring for the glass panels, make sure to leave enough space for the brackets and to comply with the safety regulations regarding spacing.
Need Help Installing a Glass Balustrade on Your Stairs?
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