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Balustrade Design Guide – Part 2: Handrails

Balustrade for stairs, mezzanine floors, partitions and barriers can be a complex design requirement with a wide range of aspects to consider. With that in mind, Neaco’s Guide to Balustrade Design is a four-part series which explains requirements for each key balustrade component. Part 1 focused on stanchions. In Part 2, we’re focusing on handrails…More

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The importance of decking in fire safety for balconies

Whilst they are not yet enshrined in Building Regulations, fire safety measures for balconies are increasingly being stipulated by building warranty providers and regulatory bodies. Architects and developers should be mindful of these issues at the design stage of their projects.   Visit the centre of any major city and balconies will probably be visible in most…More

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Glass safety regulations for balustrade and balconies

It’s not exactly breaking news – if you’ll pardon the pun – but glass safety regulations were subject to significant changes some years ago and Neaco have encountered a shortfall in awareness amongst decision makers in the construction industry during specification consultations for our glass balustrade and balcony products. BS EN 12600 superseded BS 6206…More

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Balustrade Design Guide – Part 1: stanchions

Designing balustrade for stairs, mezzanine floors, partitions and barriers is one of the more complex requirements for any built environment. There are many elements to consider, from suitable fixings for the building fabric to the horizontal load-bearing capability. Many architects find it difficult to know where to start, so with that in mind Neaco are…More

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Mobility aid focus: choosing the right shower seat for your bathroom

When designing a walk-in shower facility to suit all mobility needs, easy access is a vital ingredient, but it’s also important to provide comfort and ease of use within the facility itself. The position of support fittings and furniture is essential to ensure that they provide adequate support to perform specific bathing routines. Many people…More

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Frameless glass balustrade and structural glass

Frameless glass balustrade, also known as structural glass, is an increasingly popular specification for contemporary design. The glass functions as free-standing balustrade and requires no supporting uprights. There are a number of different options and various performance and safety requirements to consider. Fixing methods Frameless glass balustrade and structural glass can be secured in place…More