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Arena-Points Frameless Glass Balustrade

A Frameless Glass Balustrade like no other, the unique and timeless Arena Points is easily fastened to wall material with circular side mounts that are not visible from your deck or balcony.  Currently only available with a top rail, the Arena Points style has the added benefit of points that can be polished or brushed stainless steel, powder coated or anodised to match the project colour scheme.

Key Features
  • Unique features to assist with ease of installation
  • Available in both aluminium or stainless steel
  • Aluminium version can be powder coated or anodised in all standard NZ colours
  • Standard specifications available for fixing to dry membrane timber (with waterproofing considerations), steel and concrete substrates
  • Specifications for non-standard situations may be provided by Unex Systems upon request
  • Stainless steel versions are made from S/S grade, which is made of 316L — a higher grade, low carbon version of S/S 316 that is less susceptible to tarnishing
  • Designed for wind speeds up to 64m/s (ULS)
  • Available with an interlinking rail mount on the top or inside with standard toughened glass
  • Makes a design statement for high-end minimalistic architecture
NZ Made
NZ Made
NZ-Owned Business
NZ-Owned Business
Scope of Use

The Arena Points Frameless Glass style by UNEX can be used for both external and internal applications, including decks, balconies, stairways and landings, mezzanine floors, pedestrian gates, and pool fences.

Suitable for occupancy types 'A', 'B', 'E' and 'C3' in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.

There is a three standard fixing options available to fix to the sides of dry timber (with water-proofing considerations), steel PFC and concrete substrates. Site-specific specifications may also be provided upon request for those non-standard situations.

Limitations on Use

UNEX designs for residential situations, office, and work areas, as well as for areas with moving people, however, cannot be used for 'C1/C2', 'C5' or 'D' Loadings. In these applications, UNEX recommends the use of its 'Extreme Barriers' range of styles which has been specifically developed for these higher loadings in crowd and public situations.  

Using Arena Points on wet timber (i.e. an open, wet timber deck with no waterproofing considerations) is a potential hazard, so there is no standard specification available for this. Compliance documents for this fixing and style are provided by UNEX on a case-by-case basis.

For certain buildings such as architectural sky rises (over 3 stories high), light commercial, and high pollution areas, a higher grade powder coat powder must be specified.

NZS 3604 Wind Zone Extra High suitable
Extra High Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone High suitable
High Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Low suitable
Low Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Medium suitable
Medium Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Very High suitable
Very High WInd Zone
Statement of Building Code Compliance

UNEX has designed its Arena-Points range to comply with the B1, B2, E2, F2, F4, and F9 requirements of the NZ Building Code and are suitable for occupancy types 'A', 'B', 'E' and 'C3' in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.

Producer Statements for all standard specifications can be created online in the registered area of the UNEX website.

For non-standard situations not covered by our specifications, a site-specific PS1 and specification may be prepared by UNEX upon request.

In-Service History

UNEX has specialised in designing and manufacturing architectural balustrade systems throughout Australasia and beyond since 1981.  

This “Arena Points” frameless glass style has been incorporated in Unex’s range since 2012, designed in response to increasing needs of the market place for a range of frameless glass styles. This system has since been used in a number of projects throughout New Zealand.

B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
F4 Safety from Falling compliant
Safety from Falling
F9 Restricting Access to Residential Pools compliant
Restricting Access to Residential Pools
NZ Building Code of Compliance
Producer Statement
UNEX Loading Classification
CAD/PDF Details
Arena Points Fixing Specs — Concrete
Arena Points Fixing Specs — Steel
Arena Points Fixing Specs — Timber
Arena Points Revit File

UNEX are a trusted partner in creating beautiful, secure outdoor living spaces, with high-performing balustrade solutions.

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