CR LAURENCE | 40TH ANNIVERSARY OCTOBER 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 39 “Our Taper-Loc® frameless glass balustrade system is the leader in this field. It is a dry-glazed system comprising a base shoe and a handrail (optional), negating the need for posts. The base shoe can be surface, side-mounted or even installed inside the substrate so tiles run up directly to the glass and it looks as though the balustrades are magically coming directly out from the floor. It can accommodate glass thicknesses from 17.52 to 25.52mm and it is very strong and very safe as it complies with all the major European standards such as BS 6180:2011, ICC-ES and ABP in Germany.” The patented horizontal Taper-Loc® system makes things easier for the installer too. Allowing installation and removal of glass panels within minutes, the system reduces fitting time by more than 50% as it is a unique design that uses precision tension to secure the glass in the aluminium base shoe without the use of cement. Using CRL’s exclusive TLK12 installation and removal tool, the Tapers simply slide horizontally in the base shoe before being compressed, where it expands and locks into place. A new fast seal gasket has just been added to the range to enable the entire installation to be carried out from the ‘safe’ side of the balustrade. This includes all aspects of the installation such as fixing the base shoe, external safety seal gasket, the glass and internal gasket. This is particularly useful when replacing a broken or scratched glass panel as it eradicates the need for expensive scaffolding altogether and the tapers can simply be unlocked to free the old glass panel and then relocked to secure the new glass panel into place. CRL also offers an intermediate solution in the form of its Pre-Assembled Post Railing System, which again cuts costs and installation time, with 316 grade stainless steel posts that hold the glass securely in place with the aid of a simple saddle bracket and clamp, for a minimal finish. “Because each project is unique, with its own requirements it is important that we are able to offer a suitable solution. We have more than 60,000 products and with their continual improvement plus the development of new lines in response to demand, we are the world leading supplier of architectural hardware to the glass industry as well as architectural metals, frameless shower doors, door hardware, office partition systems and glass and glazing tools and accessories,” explains Boocock. “We are fortunate in having a manufacturing plant in LA which spans 1 million square feet, enabling us to manufacture a lot of our own ranges. This means we can be quick to respond to emerging trends, with our design-led finishes such as matt black and brushed nickel being just one recent example. “All our lines are developed and improved over time with one purpose in mind: to provide good quality, hard-wearing hardware that is safe, strong and on-trend.” T: 00 800 0421 6144 E: email@example.com W: www.crlaurence.co.uk CRL’s latest development in architectural hardware is the popular Taper-Loc frameless glass balustrade system which give a “all-glass” appearance, complies to European strictest standards and can be completely installed from the ‘safe side’ of the balustrade. CRL’s Pre-Assembled Post Railing System cuts cost and installation time as they already include the post, clamps and saddlle bracket.
Building Products October 2017
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