The recent release of NZS 4223.3: 2016 Human Impact Safety Requirements requires changes in design and specification of structural glass balustrades compared to what the industry has been used to. In many cases an interlinking handrail will be required to meet the new standard. If a 'clear view' is still required then the Spectrum Clearview Semi-Frameless system is an ideal solution.
The Clearview Semi-Frameless system with toughened laminated glass structurally glazed into the post provides a solution compliant with the new standard, and is a cost-effective way of achieving a view without a handrail.
The featured project for a national house builder combined a mix of Pureview face mounted frameless channel and Clearview Semi-Frameless systems. For the builder it was the perfect mix for providing the client with a cost-effective solution with the desired level of luxury gained from the expansive views.
The three way post and 135º post offer unique and tidy ways to design corners and intersections, ensuring a great finish. Handrails, if required are easily fitted to the face of the posts, providing safe and compliant accessways. Clearview is also a popular solution for pool fences as it offers wind protection as well as excellent visibility into the pool area.
To aid in the design and specification process, CAD details of typical layouts and fixing details as well as producer statements and documentation required for consents can be supplied to specifiers.