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Framed Glass Balustrade - Crowd
Description

The Unex Systems’ Extreme 4 Sided Glazed styles is are an aluminium framed panel with glass infill spanning between the horizontal rails and designed for crowd and public loadings of C1/C2, C5 and D. This proprietary barrier system saves cost and time when designing a one-off barrier to meet these crowd loads and also can be finished in a range of colours.

Key Features
  • Standard specifications available for fixing to timber, steel and concrete
  • Specifications for non-standard situations may be provided by Unex Systems upon request
  • Two ranges available; “X1500 Series” based on a 70mm wide suite and “X3000 Series” based on a 90mm wide suite
  • Designed for standard heights of 1100mm and 1200mm from finished deck level
  • Wide range of finish options – can be powder coated or anodised in all standard NZ colours
  • Screws together with minimal, if any, welds required
  • Made from 6000 series extruded aluminium alloys
  • Installed only by Authorised Fabricators, available nationwide
  • Wind speeds up to 50 m/s ULS
  • Glass infill shall be Grade A Safety Toughened with a minimum thickness of 8mm
NZ-Owned Business
NZ-Owned Business
Scope of Use

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 4 Sided Glazed Styles is typically used for, but not limited to, grandstands, gymnasiums, surf clubs, shopping centres, restaurants, bars, retail areas, sports clubs, school halls, cafes and public pavilions.  
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.

Limitations on Use

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. So this design is not applicable 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.  

Statement of Building Code Compliance

Unex Systems has designed its Extreme Barriers range to comply with the B1, B2, F2 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 their specifications, a site-specific PS1 and specification may be prepared by Unex Systems upon request.

 

In-Service History

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.

B1 Structure compliant
Structure
B2 Durability compliant
Durability
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
F4 Safety from Falling compliant
Safety from Falling
Literature
Product Assurance
Installation Instructions
Maintenance Instructions
Producer Statement
Other Literature
Authorised Fabricators
Colour Range
Extreme Barriers Brochure
Specification Notes
UNEX Authorised Fabricators
CAD/PDF Details
Dry Timber, Side Fixing - X1500

F.18.31

Dry Timber, Side Fixing - X3000

F.18.51

Wet Timber, Side Fixing - X1500

F.28.31

Wet Timber, Side Fixing - X3000

F.28.51

Concrete, Top Fixing - X1500

F.33.31

Concrete, Top Fixing - X3000

F.33.51

Concrete, Side Fixing - X1500

F.34.31

Concrete, Side Fixing - X3000

F.34.51

Steel 200UB, Top Fixing - X1500

F.53.31

Steel 310UB, Top Fixing - X3000

F.53.51

Steel 250 PFC, Side Fixing - X1500

F.54.31

Steel 300 PFC, Side Fixing - X3000

F.54.51

Framed Glass, Side Mounted - X1500 Series

SS.26.31

Framed Glass, Side Mounted - X3000 Series

SS.26.51

Framed Glass, Top Mounted - X1500 Series

ST.26.31

Framed Glass, Top Mounted - X3000 Series

ST.26.51

UNEX Systems specialise in the design and manufacture of an innovative range of proprietary architectural barrier and screen solutions.

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