How To Mount An Outdoor Glass Railings Toronto

Posted by LouisWillis on February 4th, 2021


If you are making a new terrace or entrance to the house and you need a new railing, you can buy it in a box and install it yourself. The average skilled person can do it himself. Let's see how to do it. Stainless steel railing is composed as a kit - you choose the individual components, the manufacturer makes sure that everything is enough.

On the market it is possible to order either custom-made railings or modular systems. You can then try to install both versions yourself, or invite experts. But you can also look under them and check if they are doing it right.

Tips on Mounting An Outdoor Glass Railings Toronto

Focus and selection of components

After measuring the stairs, determine the required number of posts according to the length of your railing.

Tools and aids

If you want to assemble the outdoor glass railings Toronto yourself, then you will use standard tools from your workshop - a screwdriver, a flat wrench, a hexagonal Allen key, a hammer and a hand drill. To anchor the railing, it is necessary to purchase threaded anchor rods and hat nuts. Everything must be made of stainless steel to prevent rusting! The so-called chemical anchor designed for outdoor use will help us with anchoring.

Step-by-step railing installation

Step 1

Check the completeness of the delivery and study the technical drawing carefully. If you are anchoring the railing and the facade, it is necessary to be careful and take into account any insulation or electrical wiring.

Step 2

Mark the places where you will anchor the posts on the landing. Each post is anchored in two places using the so-called heel, which is located at the bottom of the post. Caution - measure with absolute accuracy and check everything with a spirit level.

Step 3

If you want to save space, choose the side pillar anchorage. The variant of anchoring to the upper surface of a step or landing is more difficult to place. In the case of side anchorage, measure the spacing between the holes in the foot. Choose a distance from the upper edge of the step / landing approx. 5 cm from the edge of the landing.

Step 4

At the end of drilling, do not forget to blow all the dust out of the holes! If you do not do this, there is a risk that the chemical anchor - "glue" will be covered with dust and will not fix the threaded rod in the hole at all.

Step 5

In the next phase we apply a chemical anchor. Be careful, work fast. The adhesive dries for a few seconds after application. Fill each hole with 2/3 of the glue, and then immediately insert the threaded rod into it. It will protrude from the hole - you can calculate the length of the protruding part by adding the thickness of the foot and the cap nut. In our case, it is over two centimeters long.

Step 6

Place the foot with the post on the threaded rods - and fasten everything with cap nuts. Do not tighten the nuts completely. Always check with a spirit level that the post is level. Only then finally tighten everything.

Step 7

The posts are anchored and we will focus on the handle. Its anchoring to the post is done by means of so-called necks, which form the top of each post. You can adjust the height of the necks, and thus adjust the overall height of the railing according to your needs.

Step 8

The handle is anchored to the necks in two places with screws. First, place the handle on your neck. But do not place it too close to the facade! The end of the handle also includes a blind, which also counts a few millimeters. Once you have finally placed the handle, use a marker to make marks through the holes in the neck on the handle, into which you will later drill threaded holes.

Step 9

Drilling holes in the railing - is ideal with the help of special holders, which will ensure that the round railing does not slip out of your hands and that you will drill straight and in the right place. When drilling holes in the stainless steel handle, we recommend using the so-called cutting and drilling oil spray. It contains a lubricating component and a cooling component that can cool the drill.

Step 10

Apply a blanking plug to the handle. Fasten it to stainless steel with a special glue. This will rub the inside of the handle and insert the plug into it. At this stage, you can place the railing on the necks and fasten the screws.

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Step 11

If the railing is bent in any way, as in this implementation, the handrail must also be adapted to this shape. The so-called couplings are used to break the handle, which you connect to the other parts of the handle again with the help of a special stainless steel glue. Attention! The only components of the stainless steel railing that may need to be adjusted on site are the handle or the panel.

Step 12

It is time to install the filling. In our case, these are stainless steel rods. These are attached to the posts thanks to anchors designed specifically for this type of filling. The ends of the rods must be provided with a stainless steel end piece, which will not allow moisture or dirt to get into the rods.

Step 13

The rods with anchors are always inserted - check the horizontalness of the rods in relation to the handrail and landing, and then tighten the anchor with an Allen key. Attach the end piece to the end of each rod with stainless steel glue.


Each delivery includes a special product for stainless steel, with which you can finish the railing at the end and at the same time create a protective film on it, which will protect it from bad weather.

Design Stainless Steel Ltd.

5-50 Galaxy Blvd,

Etobicoke, ON M9W4Y5, CA

Phone: (647) 499-8244

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