Frameless Glass Balustrades

General Information

Frameless glass balustrades are often referred to as the most stylish and modern of all our glass balustrades. The toughened glass is fully utilised and has  polished edges to achieve clean lines and an aesthetically pleasing finish.  Frameless glass balustrades will enhance any view and give an give a contemporary look indoor settings.

Independent advice is available on a variety of fixing options to suit your particular project. A handrail can be added if required.

  • Glass balustrades maximise your locations view and perception of space, while providing security and safety.
  • Our independently offered glass balustrades provide an enduring architectural feature that will enhance and add value to your home.
  • There are various ways we can fit glass balustrades, all of which comply with specifications and requirements of the building codes.
  • We can offer a full range of systems and hardware to meet your specific project budget.

New Frameless Glass Barriers that Comply with B1/AS1

In Early May 2016 the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment notified the industry that they intend to amend the glass barrier requirements in the acceptable solution B1/AS1, to those requirements in NZS 4223.3:2016.

This amendment came into effect on June 01 – 2016. This time line is extremely short and has caused considerable concern within the industry. Feedback and concerns re this time line from industry bodies such as GANZ have been ignored, hence we are now in the through of adjusting to these changes.

Canterbury Balustrade have systems and products to meet these new requirements and have been supplying and installing frameless glass designed balustrades in Christchurch for over 20 years.

We are able to offer a range of balustrade systems with different glass types and attachments to meet the wide range of designs and safety requirements.

This means Canterbury Balustrade Ltd can continue to offer a complete balustrade solution.

The new range of Balustrade Systems include:

  • Toughened Safety Glass with Interlinking Rail
  • Toughened Laminated Safety Glass with EVA Interlayer
  • Glass with SentryGlas®Interlayer

For more information on these options click here

Styles

Face fixed stand-off fittings

These are generally stainless steel, bolt-on fixings for fixing through the toughened glass via holes in the glass. Suitable for both internal and external applications, fittings are available in various sizes, as well as a square option to cater for different architectural styles. Fittings can also be powder coater or concealed.

Standoff | Face Fixed |Timber

50 mm Standoff Fittings

50 mm Standoff Fittings on Stair Face

50 mm Standoff Fittings

50 mm Standoff Fittings

Square stand-off fittings 50 mm Sq on Stair Tread

Square stand-off fittings 50 mm Sq on Stair Tread

Sq stand-off on Closed Stair Tread

Sq stand-off on Closed Stair Tread

Clamp channels – are typically a heavy duty, powder-coated aluminium extrusion with cover plates and bolt assembled.

Being independent means we can offer you a variety of top or side fixed options to suit your specific project and all channels can be coloured to suit your setting requirements.

Top fixed clamp channel

Top fixed clamp channel

Grouted channel

For clean lines when working with concrete slabs the glazing channel is cast in situ directly into the concrete and makes the glass balustrade or fencing appear flush with ground level. This requires a minimum concrete depth of 100mm.

Grouted Glass tiled over

Grouted Glass tiled over

Clamp vice and mini posts 

Exposed stainless supports of various designs retain the glass panels and provide a contemporary appearance for your glass balustrade. Round and square varieties are available to suit different architectural styles.

Face fixed vice clamps internal

Face fixed vice clamps internal

Hidden clamp –

These fixings are specially designed in consultation with the building designer and can be concealed beneath architectural features to blend with the building structure.

Hidden face fixed channel in deck

Hidden face fixed channel in deck

Tab, clamps & hidden channels

There are various styles and options available for fixing glass panels between, or within, openings created by the specific building design features. Clamps are generally “off the shelf” stainless steel purpose designed for various situations. Custom designs can also be employed when and if required.

Hidden side glazing channel

Hidden side glazing channel

Taps fixed to Steel posts

Tabs fixed to Steel posts

Handrails 

We offer a comprehensive range of handrail options for our glass balustrades. Handrails are available in stainless steel or powder-coat aluminium finishes. Please refer to our handrail section on this web site for more information.

Through glass handrail brackets on internal stair

Through glass handrail brackets on internal stair

Through glass brackets with a timber handrail

Through glass brackets with a timber handrail

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