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Glass Balustrade in St Andrews

Glass Balustrade in St Andrews

Glass Balustrade in St Andrews

Origin Architectural recently helped a customer from St Andrews.  They have a lovely patio where they can enjoy the sun. However, 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 building regulations, you need a handrail or laminate glass.  However, the customer did not need to meet building regulations as it was just for the garden and are not selling the house any time soon.   They wanted a balustrade without spending too much, the obvious choice was the Viola system.  The Viola balustrade uses stainless steel posts to support glass panels, it’s very simplistic and modern looking.  As the glass is supported at the top and bottom by the clamps on each panel, 10mm toughened is sufficient and helps keep the cost down. When it comes to measuring for the glass, we always advise that the posts are fitted first, the measure in between the post, and minus 40mm for the clamps.  This gives you the perfect glass sizes and you don’t have to worry about fitting the posts around the glass.

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As standard, all the posts come as mid posts, end posts and corner posts (90deg).  However, the customer had two posts that needed 135deg angles.  This isn’t a problem for us and we can make posts to any size, to suit any job.  As well as selling standard 1100mm tall posts, we can offer a fabrication service to make posts to meet any criteria. The customers are extremely happy with the result and say that the Viola balustrade is exactly what they were looking for.

Glass – 10mm Toughened glass from TUFFX
Post – Origin Architectural Viola Range
Location – St Andrews

If you’re interested in purchasing a glass balustrade in St Andrews for your home contact our sales team at sales@originarchitectural.co.uk or get in touch on 0113 277 4316.

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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