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Frameless Glass Balustrade project in Cambridge

Frameless Glass Balustrade project in Cambridge

Frameless Glass Balustrade project in Cambridge

In addition to supplying residential properties Origin Architectural work on projects with commercial properties and businesses. We recently worked on a frameless glass balustrade project in Cambridge. The balustrade system was for a pub in Needingworth, a small village a short drive from Cambridge.  

After having a large refurbishment, and getting prepared for the lifting of Covid restrictions, the customer wanted to finish off the decking area in style. Sitting on the River Ouse, the pub wanted uninterrupted views of the river and the boatyard, so our frameless channel system was a no-brainer!  

Due to the busy nature of the pub, we opted for thick 17.5mm glass. This is also benefitted as they didn’t want a handrail and the drop was over 600mm, so it still passed building regulations which were paramount. To keep the glass align and to relieve some of the pressure, we used glass adapters in between panels. These glass adapters strengthen the rigidity of the glass, while also leaving the view alone.  

 A hotspot in the summer, and with hospitality opening again soon, Origin supplied the channel on a few days notice, with the glass taking just 2 weeks to follow. 

 Cheers to that! 

 

Materials Used to Create the Frameless Glass Balustrade

 

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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