A recent project we completed in Tiburon highlights the use of custom sandblasted horizontal lines on 1/2″ Clear Tempered Glass. In this all glass railing system, the sandblast lines match the architectural elements of the aluminum windows and doors throughout the home. The glass was treated with Diamon Fusion to protect the sandblast from fingerprints and to keep the lines in pristine condition.
CRL’s dry glaze base shoe system was used to create a glass balustrade without any vertical supports separating the glass. The base shoe was then buried below the concrete floor to provide a seamless transition between the glass, metal base shoe, and stair treads. To provide a handrail in the stairwell, CRL’s Newport Series handrail brackets were used in both glass and wall mount. The brackets support a custom 1 1/2″ cherry handrail that matches the stair treads.
To cap the glass and meet guardrail codes it has an 1 5/16″ square top cap. The top cap is constructed of #304 Stainless Steel. All seams were welded in the field to ensure a perfect fit. In locations where the number of glass panels is not sufficient to support the guardrail cap a custom stainless steel post is placed to anchor the handrail.
Note: On the landing and at the bottom of the stairs there is a vertical post that will be welded to the handrail. Frequently this is required due to glass balustrade code requirements.
Architecture and Design: Miles Berger, AIA
General Contractor: Tom Ganley Construction
Steel Fabricator: Umili America
Custom Sandblasting Artwork: Arnone Glass Art
Glass Fabrication & Installation: Old Town Glass
For more information on our glass railing systems, please visit our website.