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CLAMPED SYSTEM INTRO

Custom made clear glass panels are held by stylish brushed steel clamps and can be accompanied by either contemporary stainless steel handrails, or natural white oak, giving an effortlessly chic style to your home. The clamped glass system is our most versatile and popular system.

 

The system is bespoke and yet modular in design ensuring that, as well as looking great, your balustrade  can be dismantled easily enough with only a screwdriver and allen key. This makes life a lot easier when you want to carry large items up/down the stairs. If budget is of concern, this style system can be installed while keeping your existing baserail and handrails, making it a very affordable option.

 

StairFurb supply the clamped balustrade kits with the baserails pre-cut to the exact length and angle, with holes pre-drilled for the glass clamps to be fixed into. The glass is all bespoke made to your required dimensions and the handrail is pre-cut the the length required and has all clamps pre-fitted. In short, the kit is provided ready to DIY install.

handrail icon HANDRAILS If you decide you’d like to upgrade your handrials with a new StairFurb handrail system, there are two choices:

Untreated American Oak
Brushed Stainless Steel

All handrail options are 42.4mm diameter and come in maximum lengths of 4m. The handrails are supplied pre cut to the required length and fitted with our brushed stainless steel handrail brackets (seen below).

Stairfurb untreated oak is a natural product and will require treatment prior to installation, including sanding and coating with a suitable wood finish product.

All long Oak handrails will be bent to lesser or greater extends, you’ll very rarely get a fully flat, straight one when free-standing. We can only guarantee fit for purpose, not straight. If they can push down to the floor with minimum force then that will be deemed as fit for purpose as brackets will pull them straight. It’s only where there is a severe kink that they may be rejected as not being fit for purpose.


If ordering oak products from us, please see our oak information guide for advice on storage and treatment
glass icon GLASS Our StairFurb glass is all bespoke cut and specifically designed for internal use. All our glass is:

8mm thick
Polished edges
Radius corners
Toughened
The longest any one panel can be is 1100mm, due to building regulations. We allow 25mm horizontal space between newel post or wall and the glass and between each panel of glass. We also allow approximately 16mm vertical space above and below the glass, which is to allow space for clamps.

Radius corners are done to BSEN 12150 required standards. Each panel is subtly laser etched on one edge with Kite Mark to BSEN12150, to prove that it is made to building regulation requirements.
bracket icon HANDRAILS BRACKETS All of our handrail brackets are made from 304 grade brushed stainless steel. We have three handrail brackets which we use in our systems

Type A/C newel post fixing brackets. These are used for landing sections.The fixing plate for these are 65 x 95mm
90 degree joining bracket. We have a brackets which joins two handrails together at 90 degrees.
Pivot Bracket. This is used for all angled staircase sections. It has an 65 x 100mm fixing plate, so a newel post of at least 65mm wide is required.
glass clamp icon GLASS CLAMPS Our StairFurb glass clamps are specifically designed to fit with our 8mm glass panels. They are fitted to the underside of the handrail and the top of the base rail. If you order your system with handrails, then it will come with the curved back glass clamps already fitted. All other clamps will be supplied as flat backed clamps, for you to fit. Our clamps are constructed from cast 304 grade brushed stainless steel and the dimensions are 27mm x 40mm x 50mm bracket icon BASERAILS If you decide you’d like to upgrade your baserails with a new StairFurb handrail system, there are two choices:

Pine
Oak

We have untreated American Oak base rail capping available. If when you remove your spindles, you’re left with a damaged stringer, you can opt to fill the damage and paint over, or cover it with a nice oak rail capping. Our capping is 63mm wide and 28mm deep.

Stairfurb untreated oak is a natural product and will require treatment prior to installation, including sanding and coating with a suitable wood finish product.
If ordering oak products from us, please see our oak information guide for advice on storage and treatment.

We have untreated Pine baserail available. If when you remove your spindles, you’re left with a damaged stringer, you can opt to fill the damage and paint over, or cover it with a nice pine baserail. Our baserail is 67mm wide and 22mm high with shaped edges.
post icon NEWEL POSTS If your existing newel posts are too thin, or are shaped (a bit like a chess piece), you may decide you want to replace the newel posts. We sell newel posts in either solid Oak, or solid Pine. The standard widths of the posts are 90x90mm but we may be able to provide other custom widths if required. If you do require a custom width post, please contact our sales team for a custom quotation for these. The length of the posts vary, based on the style so please check the length on the product pages.

There are three types of newel post available, and each of these can be ordered in Oak or Pine:


Straight Newel Posts. If are building a new staircase from scratch or intend to remove the full newel post (including full stump), you may wish to order a straight newel post to replace it. These posts do not come with any kind of fixing components.

Spigot Newel Posts. In most cases people will have existing posts that have a square stump. The Spigot Newel posts are designed to be fitted on top of the existing stump. These posts come with a 50mm diameter dowel which can be fitted and glued into a hole drilled in stump.

Half Posts. Half posts are usually used against a wall at the end of a landing section. These posts a 90mm wide and 45mm deep and usually 1000mm tall.

Please note that if you will be ordering newel posts and they are of a different width/depth to your existing posts, you will need to consider the impact they will have on the handrail lengths. The handrail lengths you provide should be the length with the new posts fitted.

Fitting newel posts does require some carpentry skill and we would strongly advise hiring a professional to fit new posts.

The fitting process

In a nutshell, the fitting process for clamped glass systems…

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Cut and remove existing spindles and (if being replaced) baserail and handrails.

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Place the pre-cut baserail (with holes pre-drilled) into position and fix bottom clamps with the screws supplied. 

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Hold handrail brakets in the correct position and mark the screw holes with a pencil, then drill pilot holes. The handrail bracket heights are clearly shown on the production sheets which are provided with your delivery.

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Fix the handrail brackets to the ends of the handrail and by tightening the grub screw and fix the handrails to the newel posts using the screws provided.

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Starting at the bottom of the stairs and working your way up, place the bespoke glass panels into position (using the spacer block provided to set the correct gap either side of the glass) in the clamps and tighten the clamps with an 8mm Allen Key.

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