One may ask why a glass balustrade is being featured in relation to affordable housing. Simple — Clearspan Vista framed glass balustrades are truly cost-effective and compare similarly in price to the baluster style of balustrades. Many customers are surprised how cost-effective the Clearspan Vista glazed balustrades are. The unique and ingenious design allows the manufacture and installation process to be streamlined offering a competitive price point.
A number of clever initiatives accumulate to allow the system to be cost-effective:
- 6mm toughened glass is used. This can be thinner than traditional systems on the market, with engineer-verified testing assuring the glass is suitable for its purpose.
- The glass panel is fitted into the frame in the factory. Glazing done in the factory under controlled conditions is quicker than on-site, plus there is no need for a second site visit to fit glass after the frame is installed.
- The Clearspan modular panels are pre-made off-site and allow for a very quick install once on site, cutting down on install time.
Clearspan framed glass balustrade systems are suitable for a wide range of installation applications including top and face fixing to a range of substrates, plus with castaway (gutter) brackets for waterproof decks. Fixing detail and system producer statements (PS1s) are available, with expert advice available from the technical team at Spectrum for non-standard applications. As the posts and handrail form the balustrade system structure they are not classified as structural glass balustrades making a simpler compliance path.
Clearspan Vista glazed balustrades are a popular choice with specifiers and developers wanting a cost-effective solution as well providing great looks to ensure high returns. Vista balustrades are commonly seen on apartment buildings, terraced and standalone houses. Contact Spectrum to help ensure the success of upcoming projects.