ESSA Academy, Bolton chooses the innovative TAPER-LOC™ System from C. R. Laurence to create a striking staircase within the ‘inside outside’ space.
TAPER-LOC™ is the simple way to install glass railings and balustrades. It is 50% faster to install than traditional alternatives and as it is a totally dry glaze system there is no need for wet cement. Conforming to BS6180:2011 the product is completely unique because it uses a horizontal TAPER-LOC™ design, which allows the system to be adjusted, dismantled and re-set easily and efficiently.
This also makes the TAPER-LOC™ System ideal for replacing scratched and broken panels in existing applications. CRL’s Aluminium Base Shoe were specified to be used with 13.52mm laminated toughened glass.
The staircase has been built within the hall of the academy, which exhibits a modern blend of stylish interior design glass features together with the spaciousness and open-air feeling of an outside area.
The Academy Senior Staff members were thrilled with the look, the practicality and the safety of the staircase as it is located in one of the busiest area of the building.
To finish the project CRL’s Cap Rails were used throughout the staircase and balcony area, in a 51mm diameter. These premium cap rails are manufactured by bump-forming to ensure reduced spring back. The Cap Rails have a standard wall thickness of 3.2mm and are available in diameters ranging from 38.1mm to 101.6mm, as well as oval and square profiles in a wide range of architectural finishes.
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