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Square Glass Clamps, Fixings & Brackets

Stainless Steel Square Glass Clamp  Flat Back

Square Stainless Steel Satin Brushed Polished for Use Inside Only

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Stainless Steel Grade 316 Square Glass Clamp

Square Stainless Steel Satin Brushed Polished for Use Outside

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Square Glass Clamps, Fixings & Brackets

Frequency asked questions?

What is the difference between Internal and External grades Stainless Steel?

What is 316 marine grade Stainless Steel?

What is tea staining?

How do I remove stains from stainless steel?

Can I use acrylic sheet instead of glass?

Can I use these clamps for glass over 12mm thick?

Why should I use Stainless Steel fittings?

Does Stainless Steel need any special care?

What is the recommended maximum length of a glass panel should these clamps be used with?

What is the recommended height the balustrade should be if using externally with a drop?

What is the recommended height the balustrade should be if using externally with no drop?

What is the recommended height the balustrade should be if using internally?

 

Q. What is the difference between Internal and External grades Stainless Steel?

Answer:

The most widely used glass clamp steel is the 304 Indoor Grade, also known as 18/8 for its composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. 304 may be referred to as A2 stainless (not to be confused with A2 grade steel, also named Tool steel, a steel).

The second most glass clamp steel is the 316 Outdoor Grade, also called Marine Grade stainless, used primarily for its increased resistance to corrosion. A typical composition of 18% chromium and 10% nickel, commonly known as 18/10 stainless, is often used in cutlery and high quality cookware.

 

Q. What is 316 marine grade Stainless Steel?

Answer:

316 Marine grade stainless is a stainless steel preferred for use in marine environments to avoid pitting corrosion. The AISI number grade is 316 and refers to the chromium content. 316 grade contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The "moly" is added to help resist corrosion to chlorides (like sea water and pool chlorine).

The salts in sea and pool water acts as a catalyst to the rusting process, therefore a higher quality stainless steel should be used in areas that will be repeatedly exposed to such conditions.

While 316 marine grade stainless steel is not completely rust-proof, the alloy is more resistant than household stainless steels, and therefore more durable.

Due to the highly corrosive environment found around pools and wet areas, all Elite Balustrade Systems Fittings products are made of the highest quality 316 marine grade stainless steel to ensure years of maintenance free performance [Click here for details of care and maintainance of Stainless Steel balustrades]

Provided the grade of Stainless Steel and the surface finish are correctly selected, and cleaning schedules are carried out on a regular basis, good performance and long service life will result.



Q. What is tea staining?

Answer:

Tea staining is discolouration of the surface of stainless steel due to corrosion. It is purely a cosmetic issue that has no affect on the structural integrity or the lifetime of the material. Tea staining occurs most commonly within about five kilometres of the surf and becomes progressively worse closer to the marine source.

However, wind exposure, pollution levels, local sheltering and higher temperatures can create environments where tea staining might occur 20 kilometres or more from the coast. The effect is much less severe around sheltered bays. These same factors also increase corrosion rates of alternative materials.

Lower grade stainless steel is far more susceptible to the issue of tea staining when used in harsh environmental conditions. To minimise problems, always ensure that stainless steel used in and around swimming pools and wet areas are no less than 316 marine grade.

Elite Balustrade Systems stainless steel fixtures and fittings for glass fencing are the highest quality 316 marine grade stainless steel and are guaranteed to give you years of trouble free performance. [Click here for details of care and maintainance of Stainless Steel balustrades]

 

Q. How do I remove stains from stainless steel?

Answer:

People are often surprised to discover that although stainless steel can in fact be stained. Although sometimes tricky, stains can however be removed. When stains occur, our best advice is to start with the basics to clean the surfaces.

Elite Balustrade Systems sell a cleaning and maintenance kits for Stainless Steel and Glass. These can be found by Clicking Here.

 

Q. Can I use acrylic sheet instead of glass?

Answer

Yes.

All our glass clamps can be used with acrylic sheeting as well as glass.

 

Q. Can I use these clamps for glass over 12mm thick?

Answer:

No.

These clamps are not suitable but we do offer a range of clamps that can be used on glass over 12mm thick. Please Click Here to view our range of D-shaped clamps for up to 12.8mm and Click Here for our Square-shaped clamps for up to 17.5mm. We also offer various Round-shaped clamps that can hold various glass thicknesses up to 18mm. These can be viewed by Clicking Here.

 

Q. Why should I use Stainless Steel fittings?

Answer:

In coastal regions, sea salt carried in the air and harsh chlorine salts in pool water can damage inferior steel or plastic fittings. Elite Balustrade Systems use only 316 marine grade stainless steel in these areas, which is extremely durable and hard wearing and resistant to salt and mineral damage as well being impervious to UV. If maintained correctly, it will last a lifetime. [Click here for details of care and maintainance of Stainless Steel balustrades]

 

Q. Does Stainless Steel need any special care?

Answer:

All Elite Balustrade Systems glass clamp products are made with the highest quality 304 and 316 grade stainless steel. In general, maintenance requires nothing more than a wipe with a damp soft cloth to remove any corrosive build up from the surface such as salts and pollution. Never use an abrasive cleaner or any cleaner that contains chlorine or bleach. Maintenance and cleaning kits are available by Clicking Here and our maintenance guide is available for download by Clicking Here.

 

Q. What is the recommended maximum length of a glass panel should these clamps be used with?

Answer:

To meet safe loading requirements we recommend glass sheet panels on up to 1200mm in length.

 

Q. What is the recommended height the balustrade should be if using externally with a drop?

Answer:

To meet safety requirements we recommend total balustrade heights to be no lower than 1100mm in height

 

Q. What is the recommended height the balustrade should be if using externally with no drop?

Answer:

To meet safety requirements we recommend total balustrade heights to be no lower than 900mm in height

 

Q. What is the recommended height the balustrade should be if using internally?

Answer:

To meet safety requirements we recommend total balustrade heights to be no lower than 900mm in height 

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