Balcony 1 (Orbit) Glass Balustrade

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The Orbit system glass balustrade allows for 3.3m openings without posts when fixed between walls and when posts are required maximum post spacings of 1.9m. The system has a 70mm circular handrail and uses as standard 55mm circular posts but also has a variety of post options for different areas including square newel posts for stairs and privacy screens.



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The below is a concise summary of how to install the Orbit system glass balustrade. Please download and read the Pdf instructions and watch the installation video prior to installing

  1. Place handrail on the floor in position to ensure that dimensions fit
  2. Mark lines for later positioning of bottom track
  3. Using a level, mark the handrail position at the correct height.
  4. Fix the stainless steel end angle brackets firmly to wall, do this both sides.
  5. Lift handrail and drop onto angle brackets
  6. Drill 4mm holes through brackets into handrail, fix together with 4.8mm self tap screws, do this both sides. If the balustrade is large or a shape that will sag, you will need to prop up the handrail until the glass is fitted and siliconed in place.
  7. Install/fix bottom track, use line made earlier. Ensure aligned with glass slot in handrail above.
  8. Remove glazing beads top and bottom, if in place.
  9. Dab silicone to hold two spaces for each glass.
  10. Identify glass sizes and where they are located.
  11. Use extra spacers to ensure the spacers are hig enoug to clear screw heads on the bottom track.
  12. Place glass in position one at a time.
  13. Use small pieces of glazing bead and 3mm rubber gaskets to hold glass temporarily in place.
  14. Place all glass in the same fashion with 4 small pieces of glazing bead and 3mm rubber gaskets to hold each glass.
  15. Once all glass is in place, use additional spacers to level out/align glass heights and gaps in between.
  16. Place spacers between glass and handrail to ensure handrail is not resting on the glass, to prevent sagging.
  17. Use silicone, to continuously and completely fill gap between top of glass and underside of handrail.
  18. Use silicone, to continuously and completely fill gap between bottom of glass and track.
  19. When silicone is completely dry, remove the temporary small glazing beads and rubber gaskets.
  20. Replace the full length glazing beads.
  21. Insert 3mm rubber gaskets into handrail and bottom track, between glass and glazing beads.
  22. Use soap and water to ease fitting of gaskets
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