These modern frameless glass barriers are designed for maximising views, with the most glass (and least aluminium fixings) on show. The ultimate ‘wow’ factor.
To achieve a frameless glass finish these balustrades use less 'aluminium hardware' and instead rely on stronger (thicker) glass and a range of minimalist balustrade attachments such as round anchor discs, strut posts or continuous channel styles.
Our Edgetec frameless glass systems use standard heavyweight 12mm (or 15mm) thick glass for their balustrades, along with a rail fitted to the top of the panel to meet NZ building regulation requirements. These top rails are designed as a backup in case of glass breakages, offering a continous handrail or support barrier instead of the glass barrier in the extremely unlike event of glass failure. A special slim top rail has been designed for our Edgetec frameless glass balustrade range, to blend in as seamlessly as possible into the overall finished look, especially when they are powder coated in a colour which matches the balustrade attachments. Note: An interlinking top rail is not required on Edgetec frameless glass pool fencing.
Fully frameless glass balustrades (without top rails), use special laminated glasses which are designed to hold the glass barrier up if there is any breakage. Remembering the rule of thumb - the thicker the glass the stronger it is and the less “aluminium hardware” (such as top rails) needed to support it. But of course on the flip side, the thicker the glass the higher the price making this a premium balustrade solution. Note: Only some of the Edgetec range is available with laminated glass options (see below).
Edgetec Mini Post
Edgetec JH Clamp
Edgetec Double Disc Anchor
Juralco Balustrades come with NZ toughened safety glass and are engineered and tested to comply (and exceed) the NZ Building Code and NZ standards NZS4203, NZS4223.3.2016 and NZS1170.