Introducing the Breyce
This patented device is an ideal addition to your product line if you want a simple bracket to add stiffness and strength to your railings.
The code-required load of 50 lbs per foot at the top of a 42″ high rail, at 6′-0″ post spacing results in a torque of 1050 ft-lbs. A post attachment of four bolts in a 3″ x 3″ pattern results in a bolt tension of 2100 lbs. This bolt tension is not a problem for concrete or steel but wood structures can be problematic.
Lag screws pull out. Bolt and washers only secure the railing to a weak rim board. Straps cause problems with sheathing installation, takes time to nail, and still require the use of bolts and washers.
The Breyce Advantage
- One component
- Engineered to resist code loads
- Forces on the timber components are reduced
- Creates a stiffer railing system
- Can be fabricated from typical aluminum tube and plate
- Wider post spacing is possible
- Can be adapted for both surface and fascia mounted railings
- Ideal for balconies with aluminum or vinyl soffits
In railing attachment, as with all structural design, the chain principle applies – the weakest link fails first. The Breyce provides a complete solution to transfer the guard load directly into the structure eliminating the weak links.
Contact Cameron Robinson, P.Eng. at Latera for details.
 US 2014/0339487, CA 2847200, WO 2013033826