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System H - Stainless Balustrade Kit

Timber Insert with Swaged Stud Slimline Balustrade System

Price: $13.50 per run (cut to length and factory swaged) + wire + GST

Below are examples of stainless steel balustrade projects internally tensioned with threaded inserts (Click a picture to enlarge).

Stainless Balustrading System H Slimline for Timber Post Photo 1 Stainless Balustrading System H Slimline for Timber Post Photo 2 Stainless Balustrading System H Slimline for Timber Post Photo 3
     
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Stainless Balustrading System H Slimline for Timber Post Photo 7 Stainless Balustrading System H Slimline for Timber Post Photo 8 Stainless Balustrading System H Slimline for Timber Post Photo 9

 

 

The Timber Insert with Swaged Stud Slimline Balustrade System is an elegant looking stainless steel balustrade with the tensioning mechanism inside the anchor posts.  This stainless steel balustrade kit can be pre-swaged in our factory to your exact measurements or you can hire one of our easy to use hydraulic swaging tools and swage the stainless fittings to the balustrade wire yourself.  System H stainless balustrade kits are quick and easy to install. The Timber Insert with Swaged Stud Slimline Balustrade System is only suitable for timber posts.

 

 

How to install stainless steel balustrade

The Timber Insert with Swaged Stud Slimline Balustrade System is easy to install. All you need is a ruler, drill, hex drive bit, drill bit and spanner. First drill a 8.5mm pilot hole in the anchor posts to a depth of at least 40mm.  Drive the LHT/RHT threaded inserts into the pilot holes using a drill and a hex head driver bit.  The balustrade wires with LHT/RHT swage studs swaged to each end are then screwed into the inserts at each end. This tensions the balustrade wire.  These simple steps are outlined in “DIY Stainless Wire Balustrading the AAA Way” or our System H Stainless Wire Balustrading instructional video.

When installing stainless steel balustrade kit H we recommend using 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire rope because it is the smoothest and strongest wire for balustrading.

This diy wire balustrade system is suitable for runs up to 10 metres.  Longer swage studs can be used to tension runs up to 16 metres.

Stainless balustrade wires can be spaced 80mm apart provided the distance between the intermediate posts is no greater than 1200mm.

Do not bend wire around corners.  Bending can damage the wire balustrade, put excessive stress on the anchor posts and make it difficult to tension.

The tension of the wire balustrade can be checked by hanging a full 2lt milk container on the wire in the mid-point between the posts and measuring the deflection.  If the wire deflects more than is allowed by the BCA Guidelines then it will need to be tensioned further.  Be careful not to over tension the stainless wires as this will put excessive strain on your anchor posts.

Drill a 7.5mm hole to allow the swage stud to pass through the intermediate posts.  If nylon grommets are to be inserted into intermediate posts a 9.0mm hole is required. Stainless steel balustrade supplies are available from AAA Metal Suppliers' Sydney showroom and factory in Wollongong.

3 Simple Steps

Three simple steps to creating a professional looking stainless steel balustrade with timber posts.

 

Step1
Mark and drill the holesStep 1 Mark and drill the holes
Step2
Insert the fittingStep 2 Insert the fitting
Step3
Screw in the wiresStep 3 Screw in the wires

 

Swivel Connectors for System H

Our DIY wire balustrade Swivel Connectors are used with System H where balustrades change direction, such as staircases and inclines. Available with Left or Right Hand Threads, these swivels screw directly into the Countersunk Timber Inserts on the anchor post.

The stainless balustrade wire is easily inclined and tensioned from both ends by simultaneously rotating the left and right hand swaged threaded studs into the left and right hand swivel connectors.

Swivel Connectors for Angled Balustrading Photo 1 Swivel Connectors for Angled Balustrading Photo 2 Swivel Connectors for Angled Balustrading Photo 3