Birmingham Schools Balustrade

Birmingham Schools Balustrade

Client: Birmingham City Council
Main contractor: Wates Construction
Project: Stainless steel wall rail and balustrade / external balustrade and handrail
Location: Birmingham
Details: We were required to fabricate and install many metres of stainless steel and mild steel wall rail and balustrade to a number of Birmingham Schools.

Stainless steel wall rail was fabricated from 42.4mm dia tube with DDA compliant wall rail brackets. The balustrade was made from 60mm dia tube and had a timber toprail with 10mm toughened glass panels. Taking into consideration the environment, a mid-rail or ‘kiddy’ rail was also installed to the stainless steel areas.

The external balustrade was manufactured from galvanised steel tube which had a plascoat coating applied which ensured it was not cold to touch (Building Regulations Part M). Aluminium perforated panels were used to infill between the posts.

The external steel staircase has a galvanised finish with aluminium perforated panel infills and a not cold to touch top rail.