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7 Features of Glass Balustrades

7 Features of Glass Balustrades

7 Features of Glass Balustrades

Glass balustrades on balconies, bridges, terraces and staircases are becoming a trend these days. Glass Balustrade has become the first choice for architectures to design their projects. They are safe, strong and provide a clear view of the design. A number of designs are available in the market for people to choose the best design for their house. Origin Architectural recently supplied a glass bridge and balustrade to an amazing renovation based in Daventry. To find out more about installing a glass balustrade in your home keep reading and find out about our 7 fantastic features of glass balustrades that will add luxury to your space.
7 Features of Glass Balustrade
  • It is maintenance-free that makes it a first choice for an economic railing.
  • They are easy to fit so a less time-consuming process.
  • It is suitable for houses, offices, gardens and many different buildings whose design demands a great look.
  • A glass balustrade gives a modern and beautiful look to your house, office or building.
  • It is strong and tested for different conditions that can destroy the railing.
  • They come in many designs like straight runs, corners or faceted curve designs.
  • It has the ability to provide versatility in design for both new and re-established buildings.
All these features make glass balustrades an amazing choice for all remodelling solutions.
Frameless Glass Balustrades
With the use of toughened laminated structural glass, architects can make a structure that creates no obstruction in the sight through space. It provides a contemporary finish look throughout. Just like any glass balustrades, frameless glass balustrades can be used for internal stairwells, internal level changes, and external balconies. There can be many techniques to fix it and it depends on the model design. By using frameless glass balustrades with aluminum doors, architects can create a minimal Juliette Balcony. One can use many glass options like low iron glass, decorative glass and strengthen the glass layers. Using handles, handrails, and caps different edge details can be made available for different designs.
Glass bridges
Structural glass bridges can be created using frameless glass for a long walk from one end to another. This bridge can be supported by either stainless steel support or high specification structural glass beams. An anti-slip coating can be provided in order to make secure Glass Bridge. It helps to maintain transparency and provide strength to the long bridges.
Glass balconies
A minimally glazed glass balcony can be created using glass. The amount of structural support that should be provided depends on the design, size, and weight of the load. Juliette balcony is an example of creating a balcony using a frameless glass balustrade. This balcony has an integrated door system.
To discuss your next glass project contact our team on 0113 277 4316 or email us at sales@originarchitectural.co.uk

 

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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