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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Frameless Glass Balcony in Kilmarnock

Frameless Glass Balcony in Kilmarnock

Frameless Glass Balcony in Kilmarnock Origin recently completed this installation to the east of Kilmarnock on the east coast of Scotland. The installation was for a frameless glass balcony on a residential development. The customer wanted a frameless look but also wanted the security of having a handrail. We subsequently agreed with the customer to
Glass Balustrade in Ipswich

Glass Balustrade in Ipswich

Glass Balustrade in Ipswich Origin Architectural recent worked on Cesario/Post and rail Glass balustrade for a customer based in Ipswich. The Origin Glass Balustrade Post & Rail System is one of our most popular. Our pre-fixing service allows you to purchase a preassembled railing solution manufactured to your precise specification. We offer drill and tapping,
Glass balustrade for a swimming pool

Glass balustrade for a swimming pool

Glass balustrade for a swimming pool If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool in your back garden, then it’s probably safe to assume that you are also interested in making sure that you keep everyone who lives in your home and visits it safe from any unforeseen accidents. Here at Origin Architectural,
Glass Balustrade for Decking in Hemel Hempstead

Glass Balustrade for Decking in Hemel Hempstead

Glass Balustrade for Decking in Hemel Hempstead Origin Architectural recently completed this installation for some glass balustrade for decking at a house in Hemel Hempstead near Watford (just north of London).  The customer wanted posts and a handrail. We advised the customer to have a handrail because the balustrade was slightly over 600mm above ground

Bridgewater Glass Guest Blog

Bridgewater Glass    French Doors vs Bi-Fold Doors Choosing the right kind of door with quality glazing is going to make or break the look and feel of any home. Whether you have a large back garden to enjoy or you’re higher up with a balcony, it’s important to do your research to find out
Glass Balustrade in Glasgow

Glass Balustrade in Glasgow

Glass Balustrade in Glasgow Origin Architectural recently completed this balustrade installation on the outskirts of Glasgow. The customer wanted black balustrades to match the bi-fold doors that were looking out over his garden. The customer did not want a handrail. We decided that the best way to proceed was to use our custom made posts
Balustrade Designer Tool

Balustrade Designer Tool

Balustrade Designer Tool We’ve launched our own balustrade designer tool which lets you design and configures multiple balustrading systems for staircases and individualised runs. If you know the measurements and relevant angles (which can be measured using an angle finder) you can use our simple tool to specify, price and order a number of balustrade
Glass Balustrade in Harrow

Glass Balustrade in Harrow

Glass Balustrade in Harrow Origin Architectural recently helped a customer from Harrow.  They have a lovely patio where they can enjoy the sun, but they were looking for a balustrade to stop anyone from falling off the edge, and also block the wind. If a drop of more than 600mm is present, to comply with
Glass Balustrade Project in Huddersfield

Glass Balustrade Project in Huddersfield

Glass Balustrade Project in Huddersfield Origin Architectural recently supplied this stunning glass balustrade for a lovely customer in Huddersfield. The customer wanted a glass balustrade and privacy screen for their new balcony – we were happy to help.  This customer opted for a 10mm toughened glass for their posts and handrail system and glass panel
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Skyforce Top Mount according Test BS 6180 (0,74 kN/m)Tested to Aluminium
GLASS WIDTH UP TO GLASS THICKNESS (tempered glass) GLASS HEIGHT
1000mm 12.76mm 300mm – 1100mm
1700mm 16.76mm 300mm – 1100mm
3000mm 21.52mm 500mm – 1100mm
(According test BS 6180) Tested on the basis that the minimum thickness of the aluminium frame is 1.4mm.   FIXING TO PVC FRAME SkyForce Top Mount Tested to Plastic According to the German Standard ETB Directive
GLASS WIDTH UP TO GLASS THICKNESS (tempered glass) GLASS HEIGHT
1600mm 12.76mm 700mm-1200mm
2100mm 16.76mm (17.52) 900mm-1200mm
2600mm 21.52mm 800mm-1100mm
Tested on the basis that the metal insert in the frame is a minimum of 1.5mm in thickness. I attach a copy of the test report which is in German but which I think we can include anyway.   FIXING TO STEEL OR CONCRETE Skyforce is fully tested at a height of 1.1m up to a width of 3m when fixed to steel or concrete.
Glass H = Glass Height L = Glass Length Working Line Load
6.62 min. 300mm - max. 1100mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
6.62 min. 500mm - max. 1100mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
8.84 min. 300mm < 500mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
8.84 min. 500mm - max. 1100mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
8.84 min. 600mm - max. 1100mm max. 1700mm 1.5 kN/m
8.84 min. 300mm < 600mm max. 1700mm 0.74 kN/m
10.10.4 min. 300mm < 500mm max. 500mm 3.0 kN/m
10.10.4 min. 500mm - max. 1100mm max. 1100mm 3.0 kN/m
10.10.4 1100mm max. 3000mm 0.74 kN/m
10.10.4 min. 300mm < 1100mm max. 3000mm 0.36 kN/m
FIXED TO TIMBER OR STONE/BRICKWORK   No test data available.   For more comprehensive test data, click here