Steel SHS stanchions with glass panel infill on clasps

The Arden C4 balustrade system offers the flexibility and simplicity to complement almost any staircase and balustrade configuration, resulting in a clean, crisp and modern finish.

Design

Stainless steel stanchions and glass infill combine to create a versatile balustrade design, presenting well in a variety of interior contexts, and combining effectively with other materials, such as timber and stone. The Arden C4 balustrade system offers the flexibility and simplicity to complement almost any staircase and balustrade configuration, resulting in a clean, crisp and modern finish.

Because of the inherent flexibility and strength of the materials, there are few limitations for architects and designers wishing to realise dramatic and dynamic infill designs. Alternatively, in situations where the balustrade should retreat visually, so as not to distract from other design elements, the neutral textures of the C4 design can satisfy this role also.

Technical

Typically 50.8x50.8x3mm 304 stainless steel SHS Stanchions are specified to satisfy C3 stair balustrade loadings.
Engineered high performance glass clamps are welded in factory to the stanchions. Minimum 8mm toughened monolithic glass infill panels with polished edges and tipped or rounded corners.

Typically 38.1 diameter stainless steel handrails mounted on factory welded stainless offset brackets. A wide range of handrails, including timber, can also be used. The stanchion carries the potential loads and therefore the glass is rated as infill only.

Compliance

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.

 Code
Title  Applicability
 BCA The Building Code of Australia  Full compliance
 AS NZS 1170.1-2002 Structural Design Actions – Permanent, imposed and other actions  Conditional 1
 AS 1288-2006 Glass in Buildings. Selection and installation  Full compliance
 AS NZS 1554.1-2004 Structural steel welding - Welding of steel structures  Not applicable
 AS 1554.6-1994 Welding stainless steels for structural purposes  Full compliance
 AS NZS 4586-2004 Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials  Not applicable
 AS 1428.1-2001 Design for access and mobility  Full compliance
 AS 1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders. Design,
construction and installation
 Full compliance

1. Up to C3 loads (Ref. AS NZS 1170.1-2002 pg 14) Minimum imposed actions for barriers - Areas without obstacles for moving people and not susceptible to over-crowding)