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Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrades
Description

Provista Balustrade Systems Semi-frameless balustrade systems feature modern aluminium post and handrail profile designs suiting both classic and contemporary building design.

Hidden post-fixings when face-fixing to a deck structure provide an ultra-clean look. There’s a choice of flat or rounded handrail profiles and infill panels can be toughened or laminated safety glass. The two main styles are Summit, providing a gap between top edge of the glass and the handrail, and Panorama, where the glass continues into the handrail rebate.

Key Features
  • Designed for residential and commercial applications including apartment balconies and decks
  • Suitable for both interior or exterior applications, including pool fencing and gates
  • Hidden-fixings for face-fixed solutions
  • Choice of 10 or 12mm toughened or >15mm laminated safety glass
  • Designed for all building structures including membrane decks
  • Provista Euro Slat screening can also be used as the infill panel
  • T6 Temper Grade alloy used for all profiles, providing approx. 20% increased strength for greater post spacings
  • Multiple finish options – can be powder-coated or anodised in all available NZ colours, including Dulux Duratec powder coating for high-corrosion zones
  • National design service to assist with project specific design and detailing
  • National network of fabricators and installers
  • Complies with AS/NZS 1170, NZS3603, AS/NZS 1664, AS/NZS 2208 and NZS 4223.3 2016
  • 5 year warranty on balustrade, 10 year warranty on Dulux Duralloy powder-coating, 20 year warranty on Dulux Duratec powder-coating
Scope of Use
  • Provista Semi-frameless solutions are designed to comply with A, B, E and C3 loadings for residential and commercial occupancy types and are suitable for decks, balconies, stairways, pool fences and gates.
  • Suitable building structures can be timber, concrete, steel and typical combinations of each. Provista Semi-frameless solutions can also be used in conjunction with the Provista Gutter Bracket – a robust stainless steel product designed to be specified where membrane decks and gutters are required.
  • A rectangular ("Retro") handrail and rounded ("Euro") handrail options are available or a stainless interlinking rail could be used if required, affixed directly to the top edge of the glass. The Provista Semi-frameless solutions can include a glass infill panel, or euro Slat screening, or combination of both.
  • Address or Site-specific design and Producer Statements can be arranged as required.
Limitations on Use
  • Provista Semi-frameless solutions should only be used in accordance with the Provista Technical Manual. The Manual confirms post spacings and fixing methods available
  • Not suitable for Commercial Occupancy Type C5
  • 1st Grade Toughened Safety Glass must be minimum 100Mpa
  • Specified for use in Very High Wind Zones but Site Specific PS1 and Calculations can be provided for Extreme Wind Zones
  • For high corrosion zones use Dulux Duratec powder-coating
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Specific Design suitable
Specific Design Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Very High suitable
Very High WInd Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Provista Balustrade Systems solutions have been designed and tested by independent engineers to comply with:
    • AS/NZS 1170 Structural Design Actions
    • NZS3603 Timber Structures Standard
    • AS/NZS 1664 Aluminium Structures – allowable stress design
    • AS/NZS 2208 Safety Glazing Materials in Buildings
    • NZS 4223.3 2016 Glazing in Buildings – Human Impact Safety Requirements
  • Summit and Panorama Semi-frameless styles are designed for Occupancy A, B, E and C3
  • Designs are engineered to comply with B1, B2, F2 and F4 of the NZ Building Code
  • For applications outside the Provista Technical Manual specifications a Site Specific PS1 can be prepared upon request
In-Service History
  • Provista has over 10 years of balustrade and pool fence design, development and installation experience across New Zealand
  • Provista products are designed and manufactured for New Zealand conditions
  • The Provista Semi-frameless styles havebeen installed in thousands of homes, apartments, schools, aged care villages etc
  • Many kilometres of Provista Semi-frameless glass solutions are installed across the length and breadth of New Zealand
Other Performance Attributes
  • 5 year warranty on balustrade, 10 year warranty on Dulux Duralloy powder-coating, 20 year warranty on Dulux Duratec powder-coating
Documents
Product Technical Statement
Aluminium Properties
Brochure
Product Manual
Colour Range

Provista Balustrade Systems develop and supply quality balustrade and pool fence solutions via New Zealand's only dedicated balustrade specialist network.

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