DIY Guides

  1. Balustrade Install

    Measuring: 

    • Physically mark your work area with a chalk line, so as to create your desired layout
    • Draw your plan on the paper 
    • Measure from point to point on your chalk line and note it on the planner
    • Mark in gates and landscaping features

    Ordering:  

    • Send your plan to sales@grandglass.co.nz, our specialist will help you to work out the size of glass panels. 
    • Place your order, and get your materials home 

    Drilling holes: 

    • Mark your plan onto the decked area
    • Place a soft pencil mark where each edge of the glass panel will be, allowing for gaps which is not exceed 100mm 
    • Use a string line to ensure the holes for spigots or standoff pins are in a straight line
    • Mark the hole positions
    • Drill the holes with proper drill bit 
    Placing Spigots
    • Using screws or bolts, tighten the end spigots of each section
    • Plumb these spigots, using plastic packers until they are vertically straight
    • Using a string line as a guide, bolt and plumb the remaining spigots
    • Slides your glass panels into spigots as carefully as possible 
    • Adjust the gaps between each glass panels
    • Tighten all the grub screws

     

  2. Pool Gate Install

    Please refer the above guide for normal pool glass installation 

    Installing the gate:

    • Mount hinges to the gate as per directions. 
    • Place timber spacers on each side of the gate opening
    • Put the gate in position.
    • Use packers to align the top of the gate with the top of the panels either side.
    • Place extra packers on the latch-side, so that it appears 1-2mm higher. Although this may seem too high, when finished it should line up perfectly.
    • Attach the hinges to the hinge panel, utilising the pre-drilled holes
    • Using a spanner and allen key, tighten the gate securely
    • Remove the timber spacers and confirm that gate swings freely and lines up with the other panels
    • Make adjustments if necessary
    • Attach the spring-handle half of the latch to the gate, making use of the pre-drilled holes
    • Place the striker half (including pressure plate) on the latch panel and tighten the grub screws
    • Slide the latch panel over, if necessary, to reduce or increase the gap size
  3. Handrail Install

    Bracket Handrail:

    Bracket handrail is attached by brackets through holes in the glass panels.

    • Remove your hand-rail and brackets from their packaging
    • Attach the brackets to the glass ensuring they are equal distance from the top of the panels
    • Measure the length of rail required, taking into account fittings and the distance the rail sits-off the glass
    • Once you have the measurement, cut the rail with a grinder
    • Combine the rail with the fittings and put it in place
    • Mark holes of any wall-brackets and pre-drill these
    • If everything fits correctly, glue the parts together with a metal bonding agent
    • Place the rail back into position
    • Tighten all fittings and wall-brackets into position
    Top Handrail 
    Top handrail sits on top of the glass panels, firmly holding them in place.
    • Remove your hand-rail from its packaging
    • Measure the length of rail required, taking into account dimensions of the fittings
    • Once you have the measurement, cut the rail with a grinder or suitable saw blade
    • Combine the rail with the fittings and put it in place
    • Mark holes of any wall-brackets and pre-drill these
    • If everything fits correctly, glue the parts together with a metal bonding agent
    • Place the rubbber seal onto the glass panels, stretching the entire length
    • Place the rail on top of the rubber and push down firmly
    • It may help to slide the rubber up into the rail between pushes
    • Use water and detergent to get the rubber evenly positioned
    • Tighten all fittings and wall-brackets into position