Schlüter-BARA-RTP Balcony edge support profile for retrofitting
Schlüter-BARIN gutter system allows to retrofit to a balcony or terrace constructed without Schlüter-Systems products using Schlüter-BARA-RTP. The edge support profile can be subsequently installed at the exposed edges of existing balconies and terraces. You can then attach our BARIN gutters to the profile itself.
General product information
What this product does
Schlüter-BARA-RTP is attached to the front of the exposed edges on balconies and terraces via bolts, 5 mm in diameter, that are placed at approximately 50 cm intervals.
The front anchoring leg of BARA-RTP features a T-shaped proﬁle chamber at the bottom edge for attaching the gutter system Schlüter-BARIN using self-tapping screws. The elongated holes in the Schlüter-BARIN gutter system allow for attaching the gutters at a slope.
How to install this product
- To fasten the Schlüter-BARA-RTP edge profile, drill holes, 8 mm in diameter, into the front edge of the floor covering at approximately 50 cm intervals. To align with the holes provided in the profile, BARA-RTP can be placed against the front edge and used as a drilling template.
- After inserting the anchors, the BARA-RTP edge profile should be fastened with Schlüter-RTPS 540 special bolts. To ensure solid contact of BARA-RTP to the front edge of the covering assembly, it is advisable to fill the rear ribs of the edging profile with dry-set mortar first.
- Once BARA-RTP has been mounted, the Schlüter-BARIN gutter system can be attached at the required slope. To do this, fasten the vertically adjustable BARA-RTP gutter support profile to the BARA-RTP edge profile. The elongated holes allow for attaching the gutters at a slope.
Note: Prefabricated corners and connectors are available to create internal and external corners. Abut the profile ends of BARA-RTP with a joint of approx. 5 mm and conceal the joint by gluing on connectors.
What this product is made from
Schlüter-BARA-RTP is made of chromated and colour-coated aluminium.
Material properties and areas of application
The coating of the aluminium profiles is colour-stable, as well as UV- and weather-resistant. Visible surfaces should be protected against abrasion.
In special cases, the suitability of BARA-RTP must be verified based on the anticipated chemical and mechanical stresses.
Maintenance & Care
How to look after this product
Schlüter-BARA-RTP requires no special maintenance or care.
The coated surface of the aluminium profile is UV-resistant and colour-stable. Damage to the surface can be restored with paint.