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Stair System Installation Instructions in PDF Format

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Installation Instructions

Balcony 1 stair glass balustrade system with 72X72mm Newel Posts installation instructions.

  1. Check you have all the parts of the order.
  2. Check the height of the glass.
  3. Check the height of the posts.
  4. Check both these heights against the required height on site making sure they are correct before assembling.
  5. Position the primary steel posts in the correct position.
  6. Use the appropriate fixings.
  7. Fix the post firmly to the structure making sure they are perfectly vertical.
  8. Finish the flooring, decking, screed, floor finish etc. to the required height. This should conceal the base plate and bolts.
  9. Apply a thick bead of silicone sealant around the primary steel posts in a spiral fashion.
  10. Slide the system covers post onto the primary posts.
  11. Ensure the cover posts are in position.
  12. Inject an additional amount of silicone into the gaps between the steel post and cover post on the inside.
  13. Prepare to place the cap.
  14. Cap the post using the end cap.
  15. Using a level mark the position required to fix the handrail fixing bracket.
  16. Bring the fixing bracket into position to mark the holes.
  17. Use the appropriate fixings.
  18. Fix the handrail fixing bracket in position.
  19. Bring the handrail into position.
  20. Drop the handrail onto the brackets.
  21. Drill 4mm holes through brackets into the handrail.
  22. Secure the handrail to the bracket.
  23. Repeat all these steps for all posts.
  24. Place the bottom track into position.
  25. Drill into the floor/structure through the bottom rail to fix it.
  26. Place two 5mm (orange) spacers per required glass panel onto the bottom rail.
  27. Use silicone to stick them to the bottom rail.
  28. Place one glass panel at a time into position.
  29. Use the short pieces of glazing bead to temporarily hold the glass in position.
  30. Use 3mm rubber gaskets to hold the glass against the small bead pieces on the bottom rail.
  31. Use the short pieces of glazing bead to temporarily hold the glass in position.
  32. Use 3mm rubber gaskets to hold the glass against the small bead pieces on the handrail.
  33. Place the spacers on top of the glass so that the handrail doesn’t sit on the glass.
  34. Repeat this process for each of the following glass panels.
  35. One at a time position each glass in its correct position.
  36. Make sure that all the glass panels are properly aligned.
  37. Apply a thick bead of high quality silicone sealant to continuously fill the gap between bottom of glass and bottom rail.
  38. Wait until the silicone is completely dry and then remove the temporary glazing beads and rubber gaskets.
  39. Replace the full length glazing bead on the bottom rail and hand rail.
  40. Bottom rail full length glazing bead into position.
  41. Hand rail full length glazing bead into position.
  42. Strenghten the grip with rubber gaskets.
  43. Using soapy water can make it easier to push rubber in.

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