Frameless Glass Balustrades Drawings & Technical Specifications

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SG12 Fully Frameless Glass Balustrade Drawings

You can find detail below of the SG12 Frameless Glass Balustrade system. Above and below finished floor level, with and without a handrail.

SG12 Frameless Glass Balustrade - Above Finished Floor Level (FF AFFL)Frameless Balustrade - above floor level finish

Fully Frameless (track above floor level) Structural Glass Balustrade Elevation

technical section - frameless balustrade

Fully Frameless (track above finished floor) Balustrade Section

SG12 Frameless Glass Balustrade - Below Finished Floor Level (FF BFFL)Frameless Glass - below finished floor level

Fully Frameless (track below floor level) Structural Glass Balustrade Elevation

SG12 frameless glass balustrade section BFFL

Fully Frameless (track below finished floor) Balustrade Section

Semi Frameless Glass Balustrade Drawings

SG12 Frameless Glass Balustrade - Above Finished Floor Level (with top handrail)frameless balustrade with handrail above floor level

Semi Frameless Structural Glass Balustrade Elevation - Avove floor level

 

technical section - frameless balustrade

Semi Frameless Section (track above floor) - 21.5mm Glass and 85X32mm Elliptical Handrail

SG12 Frameless Balustrade - Below Finished Floor Level (with top handrail)SG12-Frameless-section-below-floor-with-top-rail

Semi Frameless Structural Glass Balustrade Elevation - Below floor level

SG12 frameless glass balustrade section BFFL

Semi Frameless Section (track below floor) - 21.5mm Glass and 85X32mm Elliptical Handrail

Technical Materials Specification

SG12 Frameless Balustrades Materials Specification

Balustrade and base structure:

  • 6063 T5 & 6063 T6 extruded aluminium profiles

Powder Coating or Anodising:

Colour options available available for Frameless Systems (SG12)

  • 15 micron high-quality anodising in Matt Silver or "Royal Chrome" finish
  • 60-100 micron Polyester powder coating in RAL colour options available for large projects only.
  • Below floor tracks are supplied in mill finish.

Gaskets:

  • EPDM (ethylene-propylene rubber)

Glasses:

Glasses Available for Frameless Systems (SG12)


Residential

  • 21.5mm clear laminated & toughened (10mm toughened + 1.5mm interlayer + 10mm toughened)
  • 21.5mm opaque laminated & toughened (with opaque interlayer)
  • 21.5mm low-iron (extra clear) laminated & toughened
  • All the above can be supplied with the BalcoNano ® self-cleaning coating.

Public

  • 25.5mm clear laminated & toughened (12mm toughened + 1.5mm interlayer + 12mm toughened)
  • 25.5mm opaque laminated & toughened (with opaque interlayer)
  • 25.5mm low-iron (extra clear) laminated & toughened
  • All the above can be supplied with the BalcoNano ® self-cleaning coating.

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Design Criteria

Permitted Loading:

Loading is taken from Table 2 of BS 6180:2011 Barriers in and about buildings – Code of practice

A copy of this table can viewed here: Table 2 Minimum horizontal imposed loads for parapets, barriers and balustrades.

Residential (Covers occupancy types i, ii, ii, iv, v, viii & ix shown in Table 2 above)

  • Horizontal uniformly distributed line load (at 1.1m handrail height) - 0.74 kN/m
  • Uniformly distributed load applied to the infill - 1.0 kN/m2
  • A point load applied to part of the infill - 0.5 kN

Public (Covers occupancy types vi, vii, x & xiii shown in Table 2 above)

  • Horizontal uniformly distributed line load (at 1.1m handrail height) - 1.5 kN/m
  • Uniformly distributed load applied to the infill - 1.5 kN/m2
  • A point load applied to part of the infill - 1.5 kN

NB: it is assumed that the wall/structure being fixed to can support the required loads.

Structural Calculations

The Structural calculations below are for each system type. There are calculation below for residential occupancies and also public areas as specified above in Table 2 Minimum horizontal imposed loads for parapets, barriers and balustrades.

glass balustrades structural calculation

SG12 (Frameless) System structural calculation
(Residential)

glass balustrades structural calculation

SG12 (Frameless) System structural calculation (1.5kN/m)(Public areas)

Load testing

Our systems have been load tested by independent engineering companies to test physically and in practice the ability of the systems to resist loadings. The tests include:

  • deflection under maximum load
  • loads uniformly distributed and point load tests.

Both the handrails and glass infill panels were subjected to the testing. The testing confirmed that the systems meet and exceed the required criteria.


If you would like more information about our glass balustrade systems, please contact us.

 

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