The staircase or rake glass panel is pre-shaped to allow it to fit any angle staircase. Manufactured from a generous 8mm toughened safety glass, each staircase glass panel measures 270 wide. An average straight flight will require 8 panels. Each panel is precut to set your handrail at the correct 900mm high above the treads to meet UK building regulations. The panels feature polished and radiused edges for safety.
How Many Glass Panels Will I Need for My Stairs?
You will need the correct number of glass panels to ensure that when installed a 100mm ball cannot pass between the panels to comply with UK Building Regulations. In most cases this means a gap between panels of approx 50mm (see image).
To help you work out what you need, please use our quick calculator below. Measure the length of your staircase handrail in mm between the newel posts and then use the chart below to check how many panels you need. Measure along the angled top of the handrail, not the horizontal distance the rail travels.
Please note that the quick calculator uses an average staircase angle of 42 degrees. If you stairs are shallower you may need more panels, steeper and you may need less. If you wish to calculate yourself, measure the horizontal distance and calculate using 270mm wide panels and max 50mm between panels.
|Handrail Angled Length mm||Staircase Panels|
|270 – 498||1|
For each rake glass panel you will also need to purchase two glass panel clamps in your choice of either brushed or chrome.