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Glass Railings, Stairs, and Gates
Framed or frameless, glass can keep it simple or go over the top, but it truly accentuates any style.
Glass railings come in many varieties and terms can be interchangeable. Generally a framed railing would have the glass captured on all four sides.
Though this may look framed, the glass is exposed and held in with clamps.
Acid-etch glass is a popular alternative to clear glass for privacy or simple aesthetics.
A simple framed gate with acid-etch glass creates privacy and a definite "wow" factor.
According to Dan Nelson of Designs Northwest, these are green slumped glass panels inside a galvanized frame.
This is an example of a beautiful architectural element.
Moving outside, this deck railing protects sunbathers from wind and splashing while leaving a great view intact.
Using a wood frame intergrates this railing into the deck and house while the glass allows more of this awesome view.
Another fine example of an exterior glass railing letting the view take center stage.
Combined with the lush foliage, this glass fence quietly disappears.
A frameless railing held together by glass clamps. This is an example of where laminated tempered glass would be required: there is no top rail for support should the glass break. Simple tempered glass would shatter completely, leaving a gaping opening.
Completely frameless, the bottom of this glass may be installed into a heavy base shoe.
Here we installed anodized aluminum base shoe over jiffy seal.
Tile was then installed over the to.
The client chose 1/2" tempered starfire glass to retain every bit of the gorgeous view.
Moving back inside, this frameless bent glass rail follows the flowing lines of the space.
As viewed from below, the glass almost disappears, letting the architecture steal the show.
A full-height frameless railing wall.
Another complete wall keeps this hall simple and clean.
Acid-etch makes another appearance.
It allows enough transparency for light, while dividing the spaces.
Codes vary city by city over top rail requirements.
A coordinated top rail adds an artistic touch to these stairs.
Rails accentuate the style of the space.
Glass stair railings create an open feeling in the room.
Halls and stairs remain well-lit and bright.
Here the handrail is integrated into the glass.
Glass can be cut into any shape to follow the angle of the stairs or the shape of the treads themselves.