Topless Glass Railing

No handrail, no bottom rail, a frameless glass railing that lives up to your million-dollar view.


Structural Glass Railing by Craft-Bilt

Craft-Bilt has created an attractive topless glass railing system for those customers who want the look of pure invisible glass.

Frameless Glass Railing

At Craft-Bilt, we’re big on testing and over-designing our products. Testing has shown that our ½” thick glass combined with our new structural glass channel greatly surpasses the load requirements of the building code. The building code does not only require horizontal loads, but it also requires vertical loads as well.  Other glass adapter systems use two small screw ports with a stamped metal support plate. Our system uses four #10 screw ports, especially plated screws and 1/4″ thick CNC aluminum caps to support the combined weight of the glass and the vertical loads of the building code.

We’ve designed strong beefy side channels that utilize a roll-in glazing spline to contain the incredibly strong ½” thick tempered glass. There are other systems that use ⅜” thick glass, but at Craft-Bilt we know you’ve come to expect only the best and safest railing for your family. Get the invisible glass railing you can rely on. A beautiful railing system for your home to be sure, but this system also has excellent commercial uses such as windbreaks for outdoor restaurant seating.

Our heavy-gauge glass adapters allow you to attach 1/2″ tempered glass panels to your wood posts or columns. Craft-Bilt Structural Glass Railing has even been used indoors. Create a modern look for your home’s interior.

Invisible Glass Railing Video


Outdoor Frameless Glass Railing Applications

  • Back Deck Glass Railings
  • Front Porch Glass Railings
  • Glass Fencing Around Pools
  • Frameless Glass Balcony Dividers
  • Boat House Glass Railing
  • Cottage Glass Railings

  Topless Glass Railing  Frameless Glass Railing with Wood Posts  Frameless Glass Railing and Awning  Invisible Glass Railing

Indoor Frameless Glass Railing Applications

  • A modern alternative to typical interior railing
  • Stair Railing
  • Indoor balcony glass railing
  • Indoor mezzanine glass railing

      Interior Glass Railing  Interior Glass Railing


Frameless Glass Railing Specifications

Structural Glass Railing by Craft-Bilt is available in 36″ and 42″ heights. Building code requirements state that decks over 24″ (600mm) above the ground must have a 36″ high guard, and decks over 72″ (1800mm) above grade must have a 42″ high guard. Custom heights are also available for pool fences, wind breaks and privacy walls.

  • All edges polished
  • Top corners available with 2″ radius or square
  • Tempered structural glass 1/2” thick
  • Structural glass adapter channel mounts to railing posts, walls or columns
  • Structural glass adapter channel top & bottom caps made strong from 1/4″ thick CNC aluminum
  • Bottom cap has an extended leg for extra support
  • Structural glass roll-in spline made of high-quality Santoprene, not PVC or other cheaper materials

Aluminum Deck Post Types

Frameless Railing Post Options:

Use with any of our railing posts, available in 2¼”, 3″ or 5½”. You can also mount our glass adapters to other metal or wood posts, walls or columns.

Frameless Railing Design Video:

Frameless Railing Installation

How to Install Craft-Bilt’s Topless Glass Railing


Please download it from the installation instruction webpage.

See installed jobs on our Youtube Channel.

These are the most common installation guides. If your specific situation is not addressed, please contact us at (800) 668-6430 or [email protected]

Instructions can be updated without notice. Please inquire about the latest version.

Craft-Bilt’s warranty applies to a properly installed product only. Please contact us for warranty details. Labour and installation warranty are provided by the contractor who sells and installs the product. If you purchase products to install yourself (or have installed) then you are solely responsible for labour, installation, and building code issues. DIY’ers should have above-average construction skills and knowledge of building practices and codes. Please carefully read the footnotes on your quote or sales order. Purchases are bound by our Terms and Conditions of Sale.