Balustrade Installation: Fixing Depths & Compatible Materials
There are lots of details to consider before buying a balustrade, such as balustrade installation guidelines. That’s why our team is on hand to answer any questions you may have.
You shouldn’t wait until the balustrade installation stage to find out what depth you need to fix your posts or channel base into. Ensuring your fixing area is suitable for what you want is crucial. That’s why we’ve put together a handy balustrade installation guide below to show you what systems are compatible with what type of surface and the depth you need to fit into.
Balustrade installation fixing depth
As a minimum, you will need 150mm of the adequate substrate (fixing material e.g. steel) to fix your posts to.
Always find out exactly what you are fixing your balustrade system into. You may think you have solid bricks that turn out to be ventilated bricks. It’s also crucial to work out the dimensions and location of any cavities or insulation as these will impact how your balustrade will be fixed.
Wood, Metal, Brick or Concrete
The balustrade systems pictured below are suitable for fixing into wood, metal, brick or concrete surfaces.
Steel or Concrete
The balustrade systems below are compatible with steel or concrete surfaces.
Metal, Brick or Concrete
Our Professional Juliet Balcony balustrade is the only product we currently offer that we suggest fitting into only metal, brick or concrete.
Our Parasol and Parasol Plus glass canopies, exclusive to SHS Products, are the systems we recommend fitting into steel only.
At SHS Products we have strength test certification for fitting into concrete and steel in line with industry standards. Contact our team today to discuss your balustrade installation options further, or try our 3D online balustrade planner and quote tool.