Frameless glass balustrading / pool fencing enhances the visual appeal of your outdoor space, and understanding the best fixing method to suit your application is vital. Depending on whether the glass is to be side-mounted to the side of a balcony, grouted into a structural channel or sitting on small mini-posts, understanding these fixing methods will help you plan and visualise your structurally sound frameless glass barrier. When you engage A&D Frameless Glass to install your balustrade or pool fence, you can be rest assured that all work is guaranteed and meets Australian Standards. Below are the three frameless glass fixing options to secure your frameless glass balustrade or pool fence:
1. Glass side-mounted with anchor bolts – to the vertical edge of a nib wall or floor slab
This fixing method is when the glass is bolted to the side of a concrete floor slab or nib wall, secured with stainless steel bolt fixings. For diagram, please see link below.
2. Glass fixed with surface-mounted or core-drilled spigots
A spigot is a low-height mini-post in which the frameless glass panel slots into and is secured. A spigot is fixed either to the finished floor surface, ie. a timber deck, or core-drilled into a concrete substrate and grouted in. For diagram, please see link below.
3. Glass grouted into channel
With this fixing method, the frameless glass is grouted into either a recessed channel in the concrete slab, or into a structural aluminium channel that is attached to your Finished Floor Level and bolted through to the substrate below. For diagram, please see link below.
For more information on the technical aspects of any of the fixings methods you have seen above, please visit us at www.showerscreen.com.au and click ‘Technical Specifications’.
If you are in the market for a new frameless glass balustrade or pool fence installed to Australian Standards, please don’t hesitate to give A&D Frameless Glass a call on 9969 5333 or send us an email via our website (www.showerscreen.com.au)