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The Unex Systems’ Extreme Vertical Baluster styles are a range of framed aluminium panels with vertical uprights, designed for crowd and public loadings C1/C2, C5 and D. This proprietary barrier system saves the cost and time associated with designing a one-off barrier to meet these crowd loads and it can also be finished in a range of colours.
Unex Systems’ “Extreme Barriers” brand has two ranges – “X1500 Series” and “X3000 Series”. The “X1500 Series” is designed to meet classifications C1/C2 and D of AS/NZS 1170.1, which stipulates a 1.5kN/m load on the top edge – twice the load required on a typical residential application. The “X3000 Series” is designed to meet classifications C5 of AS/NZS 1170.1 which stipulates a 3.0kN/m load on the top edge – four times the load required on a typical residential application.
The Extreme Vertical Baluster Styles is typically used for, but not limited to:
Extreme Barriers is also suited to other situations where large post spacings, a bulkier look or additional height is required.
There is a wide range of fixing options available for both suits to fix to steel, timber and concrete applications. Site-specific specifications may also be provided upon request for those non-standard situations.
The standard powders used by Unex Systems (Interpon) can be use right down to sea level, provided the care and maintenance instructions are adhered to.
The Unex Systems ‘Extreme Barriers’ Range is designed to meet the loading classifications of AS/NZS1170.1 of the New Zealand Building Code and is therefore not applicable to the requirements of the transport code. This design is not suitable for applications such as a vehicle barrier.
Typically Extreme Barriers is not suitable for top-mounting to timber.
For certain buildings, such as some industrial situations, a higher grade powder coat powder must be specified.
Unex Systems has designed its Extreme Barriers range to comply with the B1, B2 and F4 requirements of the NZ Building Code and are suitable for occupancy types “C1/C2”, “C5” and “D” in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.1: 2002.
For more information, please refer to Unex Systems' “NZ Building Code Compliance” document (right).
Producer Statements for all standard specifications can be created online in the registered area of the Unex Systems website. For non-standard situations not covered by our specifications, a site-specific PS1 and specification may be prepared by Unex Systems upon request.
Unex Systems has specialised in designing and manufacturing architectural balustrade systems throughout Australasia since the early 1981.
These Extreme Barriers have been incorporated in Unex Systems’ range since 2012 – designed in response to needs of the market place for pre-engineered barriers designed to meet the extremely heavy live load classes “C1/C2”, “C5” and “D” of AS/NZS1170.1:2002. It has since been used in a number of jobs right throughout New Zealand.
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