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Safa-Slat Framed Balustrade
Description

Safa-Slat Framed Balustrades can be so much more than just a protective balustrade. This style doubles as both a balustrade that offers greater privacy at lower heights, but can also be extended to act a screen to protect from high winds. Beyond protection, Safa-slat is also great for concealing any unsightly aspect of a house such as an Aircon unit. In an apartment setting these balustrades make a perfect divider between unit balconies.

Key Features
  • Designed for standard heights up to 1200mm from finished deck level
  • Wide range of finish options — can be powder coated or anodised in all standard NZ colours
  • Standard specifications available for top or side fixing to both timber and concrete
  • Specifications for non-standard situations may be provided by Unex Systems upon request
  • Screws together with minimal, if any, welds required
  • Made from 6000 series extruded aluminium alloys
  • Installed only by Authorised Fabricators, available nationwide
  • Standard horizontal slats are 50mm H x 16mm W
  • Post option available for side-fixed situations to conceal screw fixings
  • Designed for wind speeds up to 64m/s (ULS)
  • Range of six plus top rails to choose from
Scope of Use

These horizontal safa slat styles by Unex Systems can be used for both external and internal applications, including decks, balconies, stairways and landings, mezzanine floors, screens and pedestrian gates. 

It is ideal for standard height balustrades where privacy from lower areas is required, apartment dividers, as well as screens for patios, back of barbeques and higher wind areas.

Unex Systems’ balustrade brands – namely Aluma, Eclipse Vogue and Arena – are designed to and comply 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 wide range of fixing options available to fix to the top and sides of both timber and concrete substrates. The Unex Systems DKG2 gutter bracket system is designed for membrane decks with gutters and waterproofing considerations. Site-specific specifications may also be provided upon request for those non-standard situations.

Limitations on Use

The standard Unex Systems’ top rails comply with the handrail profile requirements of D1/AS1 for 'Private' and 'Common' stairways (with the exception of the #ARC and #ART top rails), but do not comply for 'Accessible Stairways or Ramps'.

Where a top rail of a balustrade on a stairway does not comply with D1/AS1, Unex Systems recommends an auxiliary complying handrail mounted to the side of the balustrade posts.

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

Statement of Building Code Compliance

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.

In-Service History

This 'Safa-Slat' style was designed and incorporated into the Unex Systems range in 2010, in response to the need for privacy and shelter, as well as meeting full balustrade load requirements. It has since been used in numerous projects around New Zealand.

B1 Structure compliant
Structure
B2 Durability compliant
Durability
E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
F4 Safety from Falling compliant
Safety from Falling
Documents
UNEX Promotional Catalogue

ZUPPB

Safa-Slat Brochure
CAD/PDF Details
Filters
Fixing Specs
Assembly Specification w/VRT Top Rail

AS.15.04T

NZBAL-A12.0

Assembly Specification w/ART Top Rail

AS.15.05T

NZBAL-A12.0

Assembly Specification w/PRR Top Rail

AS.15.06T

NZBAL-A12.0

Assembly Specification w/VRE Top Rail

AS.15.08T

NZBAL-A12.0

Assembly Specification w/VRR Top Rail

AS.15.12T

NZBAL-A12.0

Dry Timber, Side Fixing, Screws, 90mm Edge Joist

FS.1S.04.03

Dry Timber, Side Fixing, Bolts

FS.1S.06.03

Dry Timber, DKG2 Fixing, Screws, 90mm Edge Joist

FS.1S.07.03

Dry Timber, Top Fixing, 65mm CRS

FS.1T.01.00

Dry Timber, Top Fixing, 90mm CRS

FS.1T.02.00

Wet Timber, Side Fixing, Screws, 90mm Edge Joist

FS.2S.04.03

Wet Timber, Side Fixing, Screws, 135mm Edge Joist

FS.2S.05.03

Wet Timber, Side Fixing, Bolts

FS.2S.06.03

Wet Timber, Top Fixing, 65mm CRS

FS.2T.01.00

Wet Timber, Top Fixing, 90mm CRS

FS.2T.02.00

Concrete, DKG2 Fixing, Expoxy-set Anchors

FS.3S.07.03

Concrete, Side Fixing, Epoxy-set Anchors

FS.3S.19.03

Concrete, Top Fixing, Epoxy-set Anchors, 65mm CRS

FS.3T.01.00

Concrete, Top Fixing, Epoxy-set Anchors, 90mm CRS

FS.3T.02.00

Concrete, Post Built-into

FS.3T.12.03

Masonry, Side Fixing, Epoxy-set Anchors

FS.4S.19.00

Masonry, Top Fixing, Epoxy-set Anchors, 65mm CRS

FS.4T.01.00

Masonry, Top Fixing, Epoxy-set Anchors, 90mm CRS

FS.4T.02.00

Steel, Side Fixing, Bolts

FS.5S.06.03

Steel, Top Fixing, Inline Bolts

FS.5T.00.00_75

Steel, Top Fixing, Inline Bolts

FS.5T.00.00_90

Steel, Top Fixing, Bolts, 65mm CRS

FS.5T.01.00

Style Specification w/VRT Top Rail

SS.15.04T

NZBAL-A12.0

Style Specification w/ART Top Rail

SS.15.05T

NZBAL-A12.0

Style Specification w/PRR Top Rail

SS.15.06T

NZBAL-A12.0

Style Specification w/VRE Top Rail

SS.15.08T

NZBAL-A12.0

Style Specification w/VRR Top Rail

SS.15.12T

NZBAL-A12.0

BIM
Safa-slat (Side Fixed)

BF.15.16S

1.0

Safa-slat (Top Fixed)

BF.15.16T

v1.0

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