Frameless Glass Deck Railing Systems

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What is a Frameless glass railing?

The frameless glass railing system has no top or bottom rails and is held together by metal clamps. This system will turn your dream patio or deck into a reality.

Creating a view that is as if there is no railing at all. Glass panels are suspended using posts and clamps rather than horizontal rails.

This frameless glass railing option replaces traditional horizontal rails with small clamps attached to metal posts to provide the best view.

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Glass is custom ordered per section for this premium glass railing option.

Posts: Pre-assembled premium powder-coated posts with vertical slot and glass gasketing.

Glass: Frameless glass railings necessitate thicker, stronger glass, which may need to be laminated depending on the application. This premium railing line’s glass panels are custom ordered/manufactured per section.

Features and Benefits:

  • There are no top or bottom rails to obstruct your view with frameless glass railing!
  • Small clamps attached to aluminum posts replace traditional rails.
  • Shipping costs are reduced because there are no top or bottom rails.
  • Ideal for commercial or residential installations..
  • Three mount design options: fascia, deck mount, and top mount.
  • Panels that are easy to clean repel water and oil and resist dirt, etching, and staining.
  • There are no horizontal rails to obstruct your view.
  • Wind and rattle blocking technology
  • Safetytempered panels
  • Weather resistant
  • Easy installation
  • Powder coated for durability
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Different Types Railing Comparision

INSTALLATION Quick and simple! Install posts, slide glass panels into vertical slots in posts, and secure post caps. Elegant and straightforward. Slow and complicated Many aluminum railing manufacturers or suppliers require post assembly and separate purchase of assembly fasteners and other components, resulting in a complicated and confusing system!
MAINTENANCE Very little upkeep! Premium powder-coating applied through a rigorous pre-treatment and powder-coating process ensures a product that requires little to no maintenance. There will be no painting, staining, rusting, or rot! High level of upkeep Wood, steel, and composite railing all require some level of ongoing maintenance. Wood must be painted or stained annually and maintained. Steel should be repainted every 5 years to prevent rust and corrosion. To help maintain the appearance of composite, an entire industry of cleaners, stains, and renewers has emerged.

Materials And specifications of frameless glass railing

Frameless glass railings are widely manufactured and supplied with high-grade 316 & 2205 stainless steel hardware for glass fencing, gates, railings, and balustrade.

Exterior frameless glass railing 12″ thick (12mm) combines modern luxury, design, and safety in a modular system designed to meet Canadian and US building codes.

A complete hardware line of door hinges, latches, floor locks, glass-to-glass clamps, and spigots is included in the frameless glass railing system. All exterior glass spigot hardware is available in premium 316 and 2205 duplex stainless steel alloys.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass with a thickness of 12mm (1/2 inch).

All glass panels are made of Premium Quality 12" thick (12mm) Tempered Safety Glass and come in widths ranging from 8" to 65". (200 mm to 1650 mm). Conforms to North American (Canada / USA) safety glass standards.

2205 Stainless Steel

Premium 2205 Stainless Steel Grade 2205 Stainless Steel is a highly corrosion-resistant metal alloy. It is the most robust, long-lasting, and secure metal composite for use in harsh Canadian winters and coastal environments. 2205 duplex stainless steel, which is widely used in the marine industry, has become the premium standard in the railing industry.

Systems for the Interior and Exterior

Personalize your railing for interior or exterior use. Save money by using our 304 stainless steel hardware for controlled environments. It is available in matte black or satin polish finishes.

Applications of frameless glass railing

The most popular system is made of best-grade 2205 stainless steel and is available in matt black or brushed stainless steel finishes. This system is extremely adaptable and simple to use. It will last for years with very little maintenance once installed. The frameless railing system is primarily used for four purposes:

  • 1. No-Frame Glass Pool Fencing
  • 2. No-Frame Staircase
  • 3. Glass deck railing without a frame
  • 4. Interior Railing Without a Frame

Complete Hardware Line

Inox Star Hardware offers a full line of glass-to-glass, wall-to-glass clamps, floor locks, glass door hinges, latches, and other accessories. All railings include all of the necessary glass hardware for your application.

Exclusive frameless glass fencing Hardware

Glass clamps are not required, but they do provide additional stability between panels and aid in aligning the top section of the glass panel to achieve a seamless look.

They are available in a variety of angles and mounting options to accommodate any type of installation. Simply slide the clamps onto the glass and tighten them with an Allen key. Inox Star Hardware provides all glass railing system clamps and hardware for your custom project.

Exterior Frameless Glass Pool Fencing System

Pool glass fencing is made to the highest standards of quality and is simple to install.

Inox Star Hardware frameless pool glass systems supply items such as door hinges, latches, floor locks, glass-to-glass clamps, and our stainless steel spigot system 2205/316/316L.

Clients can also tailor the glass door system to their exact needs. Glass pool fencing has an overall height of 48″, is made of 12″ thick (12mm) tempered glass, and is a fully compliant and certified modular pool fencing system.

2205 Duplex Stainless Steel For Exterior Application

2205 double duplex Stainless steel is a highly corrosion-resistant metal alloy. It is the most robust, long-lasting, and secure metal composite for use in harsh Canadian winters and coastal environments. 2205 Stainless Steel has become the industry standard for railings.

Frameless Railing Interior Features:

  • The market’s most innovative interior frameless glass railing system: Interior frameless glass railing 12″ thick (12mm) combines modern luxury, design, and safety in a modular system designed to meet Canadian and US building codes. Hundreds of interior living spaces have been transformed into secure, chic, architecturally designed areas thanks to frameless glass fencing.
  • 304 Stainless Steel Hardware: For interior applications, we usually recommend 304 stainless steel hardware. In general, 304 stainless steel has the same weight load capacity as duplex 2205 stainless steel, but it is less expensive to produce, saving you money on your interior railing project. The main advantage of using 2205 stainless steel is its resistance to corrosion, which is especially useful in coastal or outdoor environments.
  • Exclusive Interior Hardware Line: Interior glass hardware has been designed to have a minimal appearance while still providing sturdy stability.

Frameless Glass Staircase

12 mm glass panes are completely customizable to fit any type of staircase. Before you place your order, make sure to read our How to Measure for Stairs guide so you can provide accurate measurements for your project.

How to order frameless glass staircase

Step 1: Measurements

Measure the size of your site. Specify the span lengths for your glass railing.

Step 2: Online Software Tool

Our online railing app will assist you in planning and costing your project. Simply choose the look you want and enter your measurements.

Step 3: Order Confirmation

Place your order once all measurements have been confirmed on your end.

Step 4: Processing and Shipping the Order

Step 5: Delivery

Step 6: Receiving and Installing the Glass

Why buy from Inox Star Hardware

High-end Glass and Hardware Systems at Factory Direct Prices.

We provide you with custom-cut glass, showers, railings, and modern glass door systems. You can get high-quality products at significantly lower (and much more equitable) prices than you would at a typical glass shop or retail reseller.

Our delivery success rate exceeds 99%, and we are currently operational across the country.

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Frameless glass railing faq

What type of glass is best for railings?

The best type of glass for railings is tempered glass. Tempered glass is heat-treated, which makes it stronger and more durable than regular glass. It also has a higher resistance to scratches and other damage. Additionally, tempered glass is much less likely to shatter if it’s broken, making it a safer option for railings.

How thick should frameless glass railings be?

The thickness of frameless glass railings will depend on the application. Generally, the thicker the glass is, the more durable and secure it will be. For most residential applications, 3/8” to 1/2” thick glass is recommended. For commercial applications, thicker glass may be necessary.

Is frameless glass railing safe?

Yes, frameless glass railing is a safe option for both

How strong is a frameless glass balustrade?

Frameless glass balustrades are extremely strong and durable. They are designed to withstand heavy loads, making them an ideal choice for outdoor applications. Depending on the type of glass used, it can also be highly resistant to impact, temperature changes, and other external factors.

What is the difference between frameless and semi frameless?

The main difference between frameless and semi-frameless glass balustrades is the amount of framework used. Frameless balustrades use minimal framework, while semi-frameless balustrades use more framework to support the glass panels. Semi-frameless balustrades are generally less expensive than frameless ones, but they may not provide as much of a view or be as strong as frameless systems.

How do you install frameless glass railings?

Frameless glass railings are typically installed with a series of posts and base plates. The posts are placed into the foundation and secured in place, then the base plates are attached to the posts. The glass panels are then fitted into the base plates and secured with bolts or screws. Finally, the railing is finished off with caps or handrails.

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