Balustrade Products – SHS Jargon Buster Vol. 3
We’re back with another edition of the SHS Jargon Buster, and this time around we’re providing clarity on what some of our more obscure sounding balustrade products actually are. Read on balustrade buffs!
A drain block is an aluminium U-Shaped sheet. This is installed below the channel shoe of our Frameless balustrade, which allows water to drain.
A wall flange (also known as an upright clamp) is a Stainless Steel socket that fixes a balustrade handrail to a wall or other perpendicular surface. The one pictured left is for our Professional, Wire Rope or Steel Rod balustrades. We also supply a Square Wall Flange suitable for the Square Handrail and the Slotted Wall Flange suitable for our Slotted Handrail.
The Channel Shoe is part of our Frameless balustrade system. It’s a U-shaped aluminium shoe with isolators; these hold the glass panels in place without the need for posts or a frame (Hence the name!). Sold in 3m lengths as standard, this shoe is available with two types of construction: 12mm and 15-21.5mm. It is suitable for all Frameless glass balustrade panels from SHS Products.
Swage Rigging Screw
Also known as the ‘Turnbuckle Tensioner’, this closed-body turnbuckle is used for tensioning the wire rope as part of the Wire Rope balustrade system. You will need one Swage Rigging Screw for every run of wire and generally, there are five rows of wire as standard.
Swage Fork Terminal
The Swage Fork Terminal secures the wire at the opposite end of a run to the Swage Rigging Screw. Like the Rigging Screw, you will need one Swage Fork Terminal per run of wire.
Eyelets from SHS Products come in two forms – for fixing to wood and metal. They are used with our Wire Rope balustrade system to fix the 4mm wire cable to the posts. Pictured below are the Metal Eyelet (left) and the Wood Eyelet (right).