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Balustrade Testing

Balustrades prevent accidental falls from exposed edges at heights, so safety is of paramount concern.

Performance needs to be assessed both before installation and whilst the product is in use. To accommodate this, our experts can carry out testing in our laboratories or on-site to ensure the product functions at an acceptable level.

In the UK, loading limits of free standing glass, post, rail, spindle and infill balustrades are directed by Eurocode 1 and tested to BS 6180: 2011 ‘Barriers in and about buildings’.  

Loading tests ensure the safety and performance of balustrades and their components.

At Lucideon, we test balustrades to BS 6180: 2011 in our laboratories and on-site to assess the on-going safety and performance of existing in-situ systems.

In addition to balustrades, we also provide testing of staircases, balconies, handrails and glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) products – canopies, chimneys and dormer windows.

For further information, please contact Joanne Booth, Business Manager, Construction: or +44 (0)1782 764410.

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