Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrade

Oxworks has two distinct modular designs of Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrade; popular in both residential & commercial projects.

 

Our 12mm Toughened Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrade are easy to install, modular systems designed & tested to meet all Australian Standards.

Each system combines powder coated aluminium posts and handrail with stylish glass panels to create a modern look for any application.  Click through the tabs below to see examples of each system.

 

SG11 – Glazing Post Fixed Glass with Rectangular Top Rail

 

 

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: : Download Spec –SG1 SYSTEM-1 Spec

SG12 – Glazing Post Fixed Glass with Oval Top Rail

 

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: : Download Spec – SG1 SYSTEM-2 Spec

SG21- Glazing Post Fixed Glass with Offset Handrail

 

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: : Download Spec- SG2 SYSTEM-1 Spec

Our Toughened and Heat Soaked Glass


Our toughened and heat soaked balustrade glass panels are stamped with the Australian Standards logo for your peace of mind. All toughened and heat soaked glass panels supplied by Oxworks comply with AS2208 with test certificates are available for your certifier if required.   Balustrade is a safety product and we guarantee you will only receive Grade A Toughened and Heat Soaked Safety Glass for your project.

Download : : SG System Glass

 

Our Aluminium Glazing Posts


Our Semi-Frameless Glass Posts are manufactured from 6063 T6 Aluminium and Powder Coated using Interpon Powder Coating for superior strength and corrosion resistance properties.

Download : : Oxworks Powder Coating Colours

As the Glass posts and handrails are exposed to weather and environmental elements, you should insist on powder coated aluminium for your Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrade to ensure longer life and structural integrity. Our Glass Post Range is available in 50 x 50mm square profiles with core-drilled and base-plated options.

Download : : Semi-Frameless Balustrade Glazing Posts

 

Our Aluminium Handrail


We offer a choice of top rails and offset handrails to suit your Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrade.  Handrails are required on all Balustrades to ensure they comply with Australian Standards and the Building Code.  Our top rails and offset handrails are 6063 T6 Powder Coated Aluminium and modular in design for easy installation.

View our Product Lists for Handrail Option details

 

Packaging


All of our glass panels are fully packaged in cardboard boxes with corner protection for safe and easy handling.  Whilst toughened glass is very robust, it is susceptible to chips or breakage during handling and transport to site.  Oxworks is the only glass balustrade supplier who fully packages each piece of glass to ensure your order is transported safely and securely.  We regularly ship glass fencing and components all over Australia and are the experts at ensuring your order arrives in perfect condition.

 

Easy to Install DIY Project


Our glass balustrade range is modular in design and very simple to install.   With proper preparation, most balustrades can be installed in a matter of hours.  We provide a full DIY Installation Guide with step by step instructions on how to measure, set out and install your fence with handy trade tips to ensure you successfully complete the project.  You can also ring us anytime for professional guidance and technical advice if required.  Send us a dimensioned ‘mud map’ of your pool area and we can work out everything you need to build your compliant balustrade.

Download : : Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrade Site Plan & Example

 

Compliance to AS1170.1 (2002) and AS1288 (2006)


As Balustrades are a safety product, they must be manufactured and installed to comply with Australian Standards.  Oxworks issue compliance certificates with supporting test reports with every job.  These are required by the certifier who does the final inspection on your new home or commercial premises.  Our entire range of frameless glass balustrade has been manufactured to exceed AS1170.1 (2002) and AS1288 (2006), and have been independently tested by NATA approved testing laboratories to confirm compliance.  We can provide expert advice on how to ensure your balustrade is fully compliant.

View Balustrade and Government Regulations…

 

Glass Design and Tolerances


Surface treatments

Toughened glass cannot be drilled or edge-worked in any manner. Surface treatments including sand blasting should be carried out prior to toughening.

 

Bowing Allowances – Flatness

Very slight distortion or bowing may occur after toughening but is largely controllable. It will vary with substance, size and shape of the glass. Flatness is measured when the glass is standing on edge, a straight edge placed along the length of the panel and a wedge measurement taken at the centre position. It is to be determined by adherence to requirements for substrates in accordance with AS/NZS2208:1996 & AS/NZS 4667:2000.

Nominal Thickness: 8, 10, 12mm

Annealed Float, Heat Strengthened & Toughened Glass: 1mm every 400mm (5mm Maximum)

 

Visual Distortion

The furnacing of glass panels can produce slight corrugated distortion or roller waves. This visual effect is in the form of distortion bands 250–300mm apart. It is more noticeable in tinted and reflective toughened glass. Less visual distortion is evident with a heat strengthened glass.

 

Quench Ppattern

During the toughening process, glass goes through a quenching phase where it is rapidly cooled by high velocity blasts of air. This process may result in the occasional appearance of a strain pattern or darkish shadows due to slightly higher levels of compression adjacent to the air nozzles. Typically, the “quench pattern” is only visible when wearing polarised sunglasses or by viewing the glass from the inside at acute angles. The confirmed observation of this optical phenomenon is a positive indicator the glass has been thermally treated and is not considered a defect.

 

Plastic Wrap/Packaging

To ensure safe delivery and transport, we use protective packaging on all of our toughened glass. We recommend keeping your packaged glass dry and for any plastic wrap to be removed no later than two weeks after exposure to sunlight.

 

Breakages


Most often, breakage is usually due to incorrect handling, surface damage or excessive loading on toughened glass. However, on very rare occasions, toughened glass can break for what seems to be no apparent reason. A variety of contaminants in the raw stock can lead to problems either during or subsequent to the toughening process.

Nickel Sulphide

Microscopic nickel sulphide stones are a rare, undetectable contaminant in raw glass stock. The heating and rapid surface cooling processes of glass toughening is believed to change NiS stones from a stable to unstable state. Heat soaking is a method used to lower the chances of spontaneous breakage.

Heat soaking

Heat soaking involves heating toughened glass in a special oven at temperatures close to 280ºC to 290ºC for several hours to induce breakages that may be caused by inclusions or contaminants in the glass. However heat soaking does not guarantee detection of all inclusions or contaminants that may lead to spontaneous breakages.

Cost of Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrade


There are many factors that affect the overall price of the project, including size of the job, number of gates, size of panels used, configuration of fence, site access, change in levels or sloping ground etc, so please use this as a budgeting & comparison guide only. Oxworks will always provide you with an itemised quote for all components required to complete your project. Trade pricing and project rates are also available on our entire range.

 

 

Warranty


We take the quality of our products seriously…We manufacture our products properly, using quality raw materials, and we don’t take any shortcuts.  Our comprehensive product testing enables us to offer a 10 year structural warranty throughout Australia. This warranty covers the structural integrity of your complete fence, gate, screen or balustrade and is your guarantee that our products will remain standing for years to come.

View our Warranty Terms…

 

NEED TECHNICAL HELP?   CALL: 1300 336 237

Any one of our experienced staff can help answer any questions you have regarding the Oxworks Balustrade range. Contact us for more information.

MATERIALS CHECKLIST

 

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All Balustrade panels are made from high quality 12mm Heat Soaked and Toughened Safety Glass, which complies with AS/NZ2208

SG1 – 12mm Toughened & Heat Soaked Glass – Solid (No Holes)

Code Panel Size (w x h) Glass Weight Standard Post Centres
BG0500 500 x 970mm 15kg 515 – 525mm
BG0550 550 x 970mm 16kg 565 – 575mm
BG0600 600 x 970mm 17kg 615 – 625mm
BG0650 650 x 970mm 19kg 665 – 675mm
BG0700 700 x 970mm 20kg 715 – 725mm
BG0750 750 x 970mm 22kg 765 – 775mm
BG0800 800 x 970mm 23kg 815 – 825mm
BG0850 850 x 970mm 25kg 865 – 875mm
BG0900 900 x 970mm 26kg 915 – 925mm
BG0950 950 x 970mm 28kg 965 – 975mm
BG1000 1000 x 970mm 29kg 1015 – 1025mm
BG1050 1050 x 970mm 31kg 1065 – 1075mm
BG1100 1100 x 970mm 32kg 1115 – 1125mm
BG1150 1150 x 970mm 33kg 1165 – 1175mm
BG1200 1200 x 970mm 35kg 1215 – 1225mm
BG1250 1250 x 970mm 36kg 1265 – 1275mm
BG1300 1300 x 970mm 38kg 1315 – 1325mm
BG1350 1350 x 970mm 39kg 1365 – 1375mm
BG1400 1400 x 970mm 41kg 1415 – 1425mm
BG1450 1450 x 970mm 43kg 1465 – 1475mm
BG1500 1500 x 970mm 44kg 1515 – 1525mm
BG1550 1550 x 970mm 46kg 1565 – 1375mm
BG1600 1600 x 970mm 47kg 1615 – 1625mm

Download : :  SG System Glass List


Semi-Frameless Glass Square Glazing Posts

CODE DESCRIPTION
FR7401** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – 1 Way
FR7402** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – 2 Way
FR7403** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – Corner
FR7404** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – 135°
FR7405** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – Half
FR7900** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – Infill
FR7201** 50 x 50 x 1250mm – 1 Way – w/ Base Plate
FR7202** 50 x 50 x 1250mm – 2 Way – w/ Base Plate
FR7203** 50 x 50 x 1250mm – Corner – w/ Base Plate
FR7204** 50 x 50 x 1250mm – 135° – w/ Base Plate

 

Download : : SG System Glazing Posts


SG11 – Rectangular Top Rail

CODE DESCRIPTION
FR5200** 75 x 30mm Rectangular Top Rail – 6 Metre Length
FR5100** Balustrade Top Rail Insert – 6 Metre Length
FR5250** Balustrade Top Rail Rectangle End Cap

 

Download : : SG1 – SYS1 Rectangular Top Rail


SG12 – Oval Top Rail

CODE DESCRIPTION
FR5300** 75 x 30mm Oval Top Rail – 6 Metre Length
FR5100** Balustrade Top Rail Insert – 6 Metre Length
FR5350 Balustrade Top Rail Oval End Cap

 

Download : : SG1 – SYS2 Oval Top Rail


Balustrade Glazing Accessories

CODE DESCRIPTION
FR9961 12mm Glazing Rubber Retail Pack
FR9963 12mm Glass Captive Wedge Rubber – 200m Roll
FR9963 12mm Glass Captive Wedge Rubber – Per Metre
FR9962 12mm Glass Captive Wedge Rubber – 1250mm Length
FR9550 Glass Seating Grommet
FR7960** Square Glazing Flange Post Cover Plate – 100 x 100mm
FR7940** Square Glazing Post Cover Ring – 100 x 100mm
FR3390 Timber Fixing Screw – M8 x 75mm
FR3395 Concrete Fixing Dynabolt – M8 x 75mm
FR5060 Bostik Flowfill Grout – 20kg Bag
FR5055 Epirez Instant Grout – 15kg Bucket
FR9920 Nanocoat (100ml)

MATERIALS CHECKLIST

 

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All Balustrade panels are made from high quality 12mm Heat Soaked and Toughened Safety Glass, which complies with AS/NZ2208

 

SG2 – 12mm Toughened & Heat Soaked Glass – Solid (No Holes)

Code Panel Size (w x h) Glass Weight Standard Post Centres
BG0500 500 x 970mm 15kg 515 – 525mm
BG0550 550 x 970mm 16kg 565 – 575mm
BG0600 600 x 970mm 17kg 615 – 625mm
BG0650 650 x 970mm 19kg 665 – 675mm
BG0700 700 x 970mm 20kg 715 – 725mm
BG0750 750 x 970mm 22kg 765 – 775mm
BG0800 800 x 970mm 23kg 815 – 825mm
BG0850 850 x 970mm 25kg 865 – 875mm
BG0900 900 x 970mm 26kg 915 – 925mm
BG0950 950 x 970mm 28kg 965 – 975mm
BG1000 1000 x 970mm 29kg 1015 – 1025mm
BG1050 1050 x 970mm 31kg 1065 – 1075mm
BG1100 1100 x 970mm 32kg 1115 – 1125mm
BG1150 1150 x 970mm 33kg 1165 – 1175mm
BG1200 1200 x 970mm 35kg 1215 – 1225mm
BG1250 1250 x 970mm 36kg 1265 – 1275mm
BG1300 1300 x 970mm 38kg 1315 – 1325mm
BG1350 1350 x 970mm 39kg 1365 – 1375mm
BG1400 1400 x 970mm 41kg 1415 – 1425mm
BG1450 1450 x 970mm 43kg 1465 – 1475mm
BG1500 1500 x 970mm 44kg 1515 – 1525mm
BG1550 1550 x 970mm 46kg 1565 – 1375mm
BG1600 1600 x 970mm 47kg 1615 – 1625mm

Download : :  SG System Glass List


 Semi-Frameless Square Glazing Posts

CODE DESCRIPTION
FR7401** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – 1 Way
FR7402** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – 2 Way
FR7403** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – Corner
FR7404** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – 135°
FR7405** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – Half
FR7900** 50 x 50 x 1400mm – Infill
FR7201** 50 x 50 x 1250mm – 1 Way – w/ Base Plate
FR7202** 50 x 50 x 1250mm – 2 Way – w/ Base Plate
FR7203** 50 x 50 x 1250mm – Corner – w/ Base Plate
FR7204** 50 x 50 x 1250mm – 135° – w/ Base Plate

 

“75 Series” Glazing Post Caps

FR9510** Square Post Cap 75 Series – 1 Way
FR9520** Square Post Cap 75 Series – 2 Way
FR9530** Square Post Cap 75 Series – Corner

Download : : SG System Glazing Posts


 SG21 – 50mm x 25mm Offset Hand Rail

CODE DESCRIPTION
BG4000 Rectangle Hand Rail – 6 Metre Length
BG4250 Internal Rail Joiner
BG4300 90° Angle Joiner
BG4350 Raked Joiner
BG4400 Raked Corner Joiner
BG4100 Offset Post Bracket – Standard
BG4150 Offset Post Bracket – Corner
BG4200 Flat End Cap

 

Download : : SG2 – SYS Handrail


 Balustrade Glazing Accessories

CODE DESCRIPTION
FR9961 12mm Glazing Rubber Retail Pack
FR9963 12mm Glass Captive Wedge Rubber – 200m Roll
FR9963 12mm Glass Captive Wedge Rubber – Per Metre
FR9962 12mm Glass Captive Wedge Rubber – 1250mm Length
FR9550 Glass Seating Grommet
FR7960** Square Glazing Flange Post Cover Plate – 100 x 100mm
FR7940** Square Glazing Post Cover Ring – 100 x 100mm
FR3390 Timber Fixing Screw – M8 x 75mm
FR3395 Concrete Fixing Dynabolt – M8 x 75mm
FR5060 Bostik Flowfill Grout – 20kg Bag
FR5055 Epirez Instant Grout – 15kg Bucket
FR9920 Nanocoat (100ml)

 

For more information on choosing a Semi-Frameless Glass Balustrade system, visit one of our stores; call us from any where in Australia on 1300 336 237; or fill out our free online Quote Request Form.