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Orbit system glass balustrade (circular handrail) drawings, structural calculations, technical materials specification and loading tests.

TYPICAL 3M ELEVATION

glass balustrade elevation

WALL BRACKET (concealed)

Can only be used on sections not fixing directly between two vertical surfaces

glass balustrade bracket

WALL BRACKET (visable lower fixing)

Must be used on sections fixing directly between two vertical surfaces

glass balustrade bracket

SECTION

glass balustrade section

POST SECTION

glass balustrade post section

POST SECTION - SMALL BASEPLATE

glass balustrade post section

TECHNICAL MATERIALS SPECIFICATION

Balustrade and base structure: 6063 T5 extruded aluminium profiles

Paint/coating: 60-100 micron Polyester powder coating in white colour, or 10-15 micron high-quality anodizing in bronze or natural satin finish. Also available our new "Royal Chrome" anodized finish. RAL colour options available for large projects only.

Insert/Primary Posts: Galvanized Steel with 10mm-15mm thick base plates.

Gaskets: EPDM (ethylene-propylene rubber)

Glass: 10mm Clear Toughened or 9.5mm Toughened & Laminated clear glass.

Permitted Loading: Uniformly distributed line load on the handrail 0.74 kN/m, point load to infill 1.0kN, it is assumed that the wall/structure being fixed to can support the required loads.

STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS

The Orbit system glass balustrades have two calculations. One with a reinforcing bar and one without. The reinforcing bar allows us to span a bit further without needing posts than without on these systems.

glass balustrades structural calculation

Orbit balustrade system handrail without reinforcing bar structural calculation

glass balustrades structural calculation

Orbit balustrade system handrail with reinforcing bar structural calculation

LOADING TESTS

Balcony and Balustrading Systems in the UK must comply with BS6180, the loadings in BS6399 and building regulations.. The Systems have been load tested by independent engineering companies to test physically and in practice the ability of the systems to resist loadings. The tests include; deflection under maximum load, loads uniformly distributed and point load tests. Bothe the handrails and glass infill panels were subjected to the testing. The testing confirmed that the systems meet and exceed the required criteria.

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