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Frameless Glass — Arena-Points Style

The UNEX’s Frameless Glass balustrade, with Stand-offs “Arena Points” is glass infill cantilevered from Aluminium or Stainless Steel Stand-offs (sometimes referred to as “point fixings”).  

The aluminium versions can be finished in a colour of your choice to suit the project.

This style is commonly used as a balustrade on modern, architecturally designed homes – especially those decks requiring a balustrade that won’t obstruct the view.

Key Features
  • Designed for standard heights up to 1200mm from finished deck level
  • 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
  • Installed only by Authorised Fabricators, available nationwide
  • Designed for wind speeds up to 64m/s (ULS)
  • Glass infill to be Grade A Safety Toughened with a thickness of 10mm, 12mm (most common) or 15mm 
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, etc.

Unex Systems’ Arena brand is designed to and complies with “A”, “B, E” and “C3” loadings of AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 for residential applications, office and work areas, as well as areas for moving people without obstacles.

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.

The standard powders used by Unex Systems – the Interpon powder coat range - can be used right down to sea level, provided the care and maintenance instructions are adhered to.

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.  

There are certain risks to consumers associated with glass balustrades where no other form of top rail exists. Refer to the “Specification Notes” sheet (available for download on the right) and in particular, the “Risk to Consumers” section, for further information and to make an informed decision.

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 Medium suitable
Medium Wind Zone
NZS 3604 Wind Zone Very High suitable
Very High 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
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Maintenance Instructions
Specification Notes
Producer Statement
Installation and Operation
Authorised Fabricators
UNEX Authorised Fabricators
Arena Points Brochure
Colour Range
CAD/PDF Details
Dry Timber Fixing


Concrete Fixing


Steel PFC Beam


Arena Points


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