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* Orbit Privacy Screen - 10mm

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* Orbit Privacy Screen - 12mm

orbit privacy screen base plate option 1 orbit privacy screen base plate option 2

Balustrade and base structure

  • 6063 T5 extruded aluminium profiles
  • Standard height 1800mm


60-100 micron Polyester powder coating in white colour, or 15 micron high-quality anodising in bronze or natural satin finish or our proprietary "Royal Chrome" anodised finish.

Insert/Primary Posts

Galvanized Steel with 20mm thick base plates (base plates are 225mm X 300mm)


EPDM (ethylene-propylene rubber)


  • 10mm clear or opaque toughened glass. Toughened to BS/EN 6206 and 12150 Class A impact.
  • Improved impact and scratch resistance can be obtained by application of the BalcoNano® Self-Cleaning coating to the glasses.

System design loads and criteria

For privacy screens and higher balustrades the dominant design condition will be the wind load.

Design wind loads are influenced by a number of variable factors.  These include site location, site altitude above sea level, type of terrain, height of privacy screen above ground level and screen geometry.   

These parameters and conditions are defined in BS EN 1991-1-4:2002 + A1: 2010 ‘Actions on structures – wind actions’ & UK National Annex to EN 1991-1-4:2002 + A1:2010. We have chosen to prepare a calculation based on certain conditions, resulting in specific coefficients. 

Two calculations are available for the two levels and sets of parameters we have set; normal & severe :

Privacy Screens Structural Calculation


Structural Calculations for BALCONY 1 severe

Structural calculations for Orbit (Balcony 1) – Severe wind loads

glass balustrades structural calculation

Structural calculations for Orbit (Balcony 1) – Normal wind loads

The structural calculations below are in three variables of three different post spacing depending on certain conditions such as location & altitude of site, effective height of the building and distance of the site from the sea.

privacy screen and wind break

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