Half-height blade stanchions with glass on through-glass patch fittings
Combining stainless steel half-height stanchions with structural toughened glass, the H6 system represents a strikingly modern balustrade design.
Combining stainless steel half-height stanchions with structural toughened glass, the H6 system represents a strikingly modern balustrade design. Blade stanchions rising to approximately half the height of the glass panel present a minimal profile, but have the strength to be specified to commercial loads.
The H6 system uses two blades per panel and equal spacings between blades,with glass cantilevered at each side. Two Arden system A patch fittings are located on each stanchion. the handrail is supported directly from the glass panel, with system A handrail patch fittings located above each stanchion Thus, each panel incorporates a total of six patch fittings. Blades may be specified as either stainless steel or powder-coated mild steel.
For architects and designers, the primary attraction of the H6 system is rhe ability to specify a sharp and minimalist balustrade in a commercial (high potential load) context. The neutral tones of stainless steel and glass entail that the H6 can sit well with other materials, and in a variety of styles of interior decor.
Typically 304/316 stainless steel or mild steel with a 16x65 profile is specified. However, depending on design loads or design considerations, heavier grade stanchions can be specified. Engineered high performance patch fittings are welded in factory to the stanchions. Minimum 12mm toughened glass infill panels with polished edges and tipped or rounded corners.
Typically 38.1 diameter stainles steel handrails mounted on custom system A stainless offset brackets is used. However, a wide variety of handrail profiles and materiels can be used. Continuous interlinking handrail terminated on a structurs is used as required by AS1288. Where a timber handrail may be desired, it is strengthened by recessed structural steel bar.
Arden Architectural is a BSA licensed contractor for carpentry, joinery, glass, glazing and aluminium as well as structural metal fabrication and erection. Arden supplies a Form 16 (Licensed Contractor) on all projects. In design and construct contracts, a Form 15 (Design Engineer) certification is supplied upon request. For products and services incorporating this design element, the table below details compliance with relevant codes and standards.
||The Building Code of Australia
|AS NZS 1170.1-2002
||Structural Design Actions – Permanent, imposed and other actions
||Glass in Buildings. Selection and installation
|AS NZS 1554.1-2004
||Structural steel welding - Welding of steel structures
||Welding stainless steels for structural purposes
|AS NZS 4586-2004
||Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials
||Design for access and mobility
||Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders. Design,
construction and installation