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Concrete Top Fixing Methods

A Concrete deck construction provides the most stable substrate and is particularly well suited to the frameless glass styles where post-construction movement of the substrate must be minimal. Concrete substrates also provide a balustrade or pool fence installer with strong anchor points and a greater choice of fixing positions, particularly with Top Fixed attachment methods.

Bullet Point FIXING METHOD 4.31.1 (for ALUMA and ECLIPSE VOGUE Balustrades)

TOP FIXED TO CONCRETE, FIXINGS AT 90mm CENTRES

A recommended high strength and economical method of Top Fixing to Concrete Decks. A range of fastener types are available, either 2 or 4 per baseplate, at 90mm centre’s transversely to the line of the balustrade.

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Bullet Point FIXING METHOD 4.32.1 (for ALUMA and ECLIPSE VOGUE Balustrades)

TOP FIXED TO CONCRETE, FIXINGS AT 65mm CENTRES

This method has closer spacing’s between fasteners than method 4.31.1, and always requires 4 per base. It is normally used where the width available for fixing the balustrade is limited.

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Bullet Point FIXING METHOD 4.33.1 (for ALUMA and ECLIPSE VOGUE Balustrades)

TOP FIXED TO CONCRETE FILLED MASONRY BLOCKS

This specification is used for top fixing to the top of concrete filled masonry blocks, or to edges of slabs bounded by concrete filled masonry blocks. It can be used with a minimum of 190mm wide masonry blocks.

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Bullet Point FIXING METHOD 4.35.1 (for ALUMA and ECLIPSE VOGUE Balustrades)

POST BUILD INTO CONCRETE

In some situations where the visual appearance of baseplates is not desired, holes can be core-drilled in the concrete slab and the posts set into the substrate with an epoxy grout.

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Bullet Point FIXING METHOD 4.37.1 (for ALUMA and ECLIPSE VOGUE Balustrades)

SIDE FIXED TO CONCRETE SLAB

Side fixing to the edge of a concrete slab will maximize the use of the deck space, however is only practically achievable where the concrete slab thickness is a minimum of 150mm thick. The ideal thickness is 190mm plus, to give a reasonable post span.

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Bullet Point FIXING METHOD 4.37.9 (for selected ALUMA and ECLIPSE VOGUE Balustrades)

SIDE FIXED TO CONCRETE SLAB WITH THE #DKG BRACKET

The #DKG bracket is an innovative system for mounting balustrade posts, which enables the balustrade to be neatly side-mounted to the outside face of the deck where a drip edge and an external gutter exist. This has long been a common problem area for building designers, as many prefer an external gutter rather than an internal one. Combining an external gutter with a side-mounted balustrade is almost impossible without the #DKG Bracket!

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Bullet Point FIXING METHOD F.34.01.AZS (for ARENA AZS® Balustrades)

ARENA AZS® SIDE-MOUNT CHANNEL TO CONCRETE SLAB

This method is used to attach the Arena AZS Side-Mount Channel to the edge of a concrete slab substrate, with a central row of fixings. A minimum concrete slab depth of 130mm is required for this fixing method.

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Bullet Point FIXING METHOD 4.38.1 (for ALUMA and ECLIPSE VOGUE Balustrades)

SIDE FIXED TO CONCRETE MASONRY BLOCKS

Similar to method 4.37.1 however the post need to extend down the outside of the masonry block wall by at least 300mm covering 2 blocks.

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Bullet Point FIXING METHOD 4.111.5 (for ARENA Balustrades)

#AZM CHANNEL TOP-FIXED TO CONCRETE

This method is used to attach the Arena #AZM Channel to the top surface of a concrete substrate, for Panorama and Metropolis styles. Concrete is the preferred substrate type for this style of balustrade, due to its stable characteristic’s.

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Please note however, that as NZ’s sole specialist balustrade manufacturer with qualified in-house engineering expertise, we are able to custom design a fixing method to suit your unique requirements. For assistance with this, contact us with details of your requirements.