Accurate Glass & Splashbacks fabricates, supplies and installs unique custom made frameless glass balustrading solutions for high end construction projects around Melbourne.
We can help you with the design process, or make your existing architectural concept a reality.
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Accurate Glass is your best choice for outstanding quality in custom glass balustrading
FAQS & TIPS
According to AS1288 and the NCC, frameless glass balustrade protecting a difference in level of over 1m must incorporate a structural handrail to prevent falls should a panel of glass get broken. However, structural toughened laminated glass can be engineered and certified as a “performance solution” under the NCC. Structural laminates can be made so strong that even if the glass fractures, it is still strong enough to prevent falls, thus negating the need for a handrail. This needs to be engineered and certified on a job by job basis. Note that stairs will generally require a handrail on one or both sides, depending on the class of building, regardless of the balustrade design.
Frameless glass balustrades are normally 12mm or thicker toughened glass, and can be standard clear (has a green tinge) or low iron (minimal colour in the glass). Acid etched glass, which has a milky, frosted appearance, and is also available in both standard or low iron versions. The green is more noticeable in the standard version of this glass.
Mini posts (spigots), and pin fixing are our preferred methods of installation. Channel fixing is another option. For external glass balustrades, it’s very important to consider waterproofing for any penetrations.
Structural elements to support the balustrade in all the right locations are also critical, and surprisingly often overlooked.
Contact us early in the design process to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Most hardware is available in polished and satin stainless steel as well as black as standard. Custom powder coating is available for some hardware items at additional cost.