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Point Fixed Balustrades

Unhindered views. Stainless steel pins bolt through the glass below deck level producing clean lines, unobscured views and maintaining structural integrity

point fix disc balustrade

Minimalist fittings. The ultimate frameless look

Our disc anchor system uses stainless steel pins bolted through pre cut holes in the frameless or semi frameless glass panels. The glass is extended below ground or decking level before being fixed in place by the bolts. The compact nature of the bolts and bolt covers cuts hardware surface area for a modern frameless look.

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Point Fix Systems

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Hidden Fixings

The 'face fixed' nature of an anchor disc system means that when seated on your balcony, the hardware is totally invisible. Combined with our Sentry Glass, you have a true frameless glass effect and keep those views totally unobscured.

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Engineering Solidity

Our premium 316 grade heavy duty hardware is designed to the highest engineering standard. When installed by our experienced team of tradies, you're looking at a balustrade build worthy of the best homes in Auckland.

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Range of Styles

Where the fixing detail remains the same, its fascia can be customised. We typically offer circular discs or squares in stainless or matt black finishes but they can be powdercoated to any of the popular colours.

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Anchor Fixing Styles

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Circular Anchors

Circular fittings have been a mainstay for years in high spec Auckland homes. Lags bolt through the structure and pre made holes in the glass. They are capped with a 50mm diameter circular disc and a spacer between the glass and the structure.

In residential settings there is a maximum glass height of 1100mm for (up to very) high wind zones with anchor pair spacings set 600mm apart for internal applications and 400mm for external balconies.
Stepped Discs can be used with 12mm toughened glass with interlinking rail or 13.52mm toughened SentryGlass laminated glass with a minimum pane width of 1200mm. Interlinking rails must be connected to each glass pane or to the building.

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Square Anchors

A slightly different take on the circular disc which may better suit the surrounding areas or nearby design cues. Rather than a circular disc, it is simply a square design. This system follows the same technical guidelines as the round anchors above.

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Rectangular Faceplate

A taller profile at 164mm height than the more common 50mm disc, the rectangular faceplate essentially covers a pair of vertical anchor fixings. The specifications will also remain the same as the aforementioned styles. A maximum glass height of 1100mm with spacings set at 600mm centres for internal applications and 400mm for external balconies. 12mm toughened glass with interlinking rail, EVA laminate or 13.52mm toughened SentryGlass.

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Pradis Clamps

A face fixing technology with a similar appearance to a discreet mini post. The bottom of the hardware appears to run along the bottom of the glass, emphasizing the clean geometry and well defined lines of this balustrading system.

In residential settings there is a maximum glass height of 1100mm for (up to very) high wind zones. Pradis clamps can be fixed at up to 800mm centres for steel, concrete and bolted through timber and 300mm centres for timber with lagscrew. The Pradis sytem can be used with 12mm toughened glass (with interlinking rail) or 13.52mm toughened SentryGlass laminated glass with gap clamps. The interlinking rail and/or gap clamps must be connected to each glass pane or the building.

Grades of Safety

Grade 1 - Interlinked Handrail

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Interlinking rail systems allow for regular, cost effective, toughened safety glass to be used. The glass is not required to hold itself together in the (unlikely) event of a breakage as the capping acts as a safety rail.

The 'rail' is connected to each pane of glass and spans the length of the balustrade. A top edge rail capping (or handrail) will protect the edge of the glass but in the event of glass breaking, toughened safety glass will fracture into small safe fragments.

Grade 2 - EVA Glass with Clips

eva laminate balustrade

If the glass breaks, glass fragments remain held in place with clips, firmly secured to the glass. This system is made with 13.2mm Toughened Laminated Safety Glass (EVA interlayer). In the event of the glass breaking, the fragments of glass stay bonded to the interlayer.

The glass in an EVA system retains its clarity after years of exposure. It is extremely durable and resistant to clouding. A handrail, continuous top edge rail or interlinking glass clamps is generally combined with an EVA system. The interlinking clamps or capping will prevent glass collapse in the unlikely case of dual pane fracture.

Grade 3 - Frameless Sentry Glass

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Highly resistance to collapse, Sentry Glass interlayers are five times stronger and up to 100 times more rigid than other conventional interlayers. The interlayer stays together and upright even when both panes of glass have been broken. If the glass ever breaks, fragments remain firmly bonded to the sentry glass interlayer, eliminating glass falling to the ground or over the edge.

The glass retains its clarity, is extremely durable and resistant to clouding. No additional edge clamps or interlinking rails are required with this system.

Colours - Finishes

mannex black Mannex Black
mannex charcoal Mannex Charcoal
mannex grey friars Mannex Grey Friars
mannex ironsand Mannex Ironsand
mannex sandstone grey Mannex Sandstone Grey
mannex silver pearl Mannex Silver Pearl
matt titania Matt Titania
matt appliance white Matt Appliance White
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