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3594southbay wrote:
Do you know of an installer in the Bellingham, Washington area? - I have been searching for a very long time but can't find any company that installs this type of railing system. Kind Regards, Tracy
   Comment   February 14, 2013
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Portal Design Inc
Hi Tracy,
No, an engineers stamp was not required on this particular component, but it is not uncommon for it to be required. We had a structural engineer on retainer anyways as it was a major renovation.

Good luck with your project!
Charlene
February 15, 2013 at 2:45pm   
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samfayth
Anyone know installers in Toronto area?
June 9, 2013 at 6:27am   
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abherrma wrote:
who in chicago install this? - who in chicago install this?
   Comment   December 26, 2012
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Portal Design Inc
Thanks for asking about this design - we only know installers of glass railings in the Northwest. However, if you google search for glass railing fabricators, or glazing contractors in the Chicago area I am certain you will find a local qualified installer.
January 18, 2013 at 2:46pm   
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sfnative3 wrote:
Which vendor was used for installation? - Hi there, I really like the simplicity of this glass balcony, who would you refer me to for installation? Thanks, Pam
   Comment   May 6, 2012
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Portal Design Inc
Hello suzifray thanks for the question. This application is great for a boathouse!!! The need for the top rail varies by jurisdiction, some require it, some do not. A quick check with the local building department will determine if you even need a top rail. If the top rail is required by your local code or bylaws an engineers stamp may not do you any good. First confirm the capless railing is allowed, and then find out if they require an engineers stamp.

This installation was proprietary to the glazing company that installed it - we showed them what we wanted, and they engineered and guaranteed the method of installation. You should be able to do the same with a local glazing company that installs glass railings in your area.

If you are installing the railing on your own, there are prefabricated options such as this one from CR Laurence that allow you to purchase the components.
http://www.crlaurence.com/crlapps/showline/default.aspx?GroupID=37369&History=39327:37369

Good luck!

Charlene
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January 24, 2013 at 9:07am     
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Wide Plank Hardwood LTD.
thanks for this info, this is beautiful - well done and in Vancouver!!! That is even better
August 22, 2013 at 10:52am   
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logoguy wrote:
How wide is the spacing between glass panels?
   Comment   March 1, 2012
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Thanks for the quick response. The gap is the last thing we have to decide before proceeding, and we're struggling between too wide and too tight. Big commitment. I think we'll do an inch; we have our fingers crossed.
March 1, 2012 at 9:39am   
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Portal Design Inc
An inch should do just fine, and the glass installer may have their own recommendations based on their system. Good luck with your project.
March 2, 2012 at 8:45am   
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ledroit wrote:
Are this kind of railing safe with kids? what is their pro and con ? thanks
   Comment   February 12, 2012
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thanks for your reply! I will consider it for our remodeling project for sure.
February 13, 2012 at 8:51am   
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W. David Seidel, AIA - Architect
I see two benefits for this type guardrail: it is very invisible and will have minimal visual impact on the whole house elevation, by having a gap between deck and glass, rainwater can drain off without a problem. Since there is no top rail keeping panels straight, the craftsmanship has to be perfect.
February 13, 2012 at 4:16pm   
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Simon Simon wrote:
Do you know the cost per foot and how it is in hurricane ? - I live in a hurricane prone spot. Was wondering how it is rated? Also the cost . I looks amazing thank you for sharing
   Comment   October 20, 2013
kiaman wrote:
Who would you recommend in Southern California? - W
   Comment   October 7, 2013

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