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Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrades

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
Aluminium Properties
Product Technical Statement
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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