NauTech

Glass Balustrade System 

 

NauTech is a base and side fixed frameless glass balustrade system 

Design

The NauTec system is a unique strut post design which is unobtrusive, strong and durable.

The NauTech system features horizontal and vertical adjustment for the glass. The vertical adjustment is attained by the use of a patented clamping and adjustment technique which is the heart of the fitting. Another feature of NauTech is that it clamps the glass without the need for holes and this saves on glass processing costs and installation time. 

Types

NauTech  NT168 is made for base fixing to masonry, timber and steel structures. 

The strut post is 168mm high and provides a 50mm clearance between the top of the deck and underside of the glass pane.

NauTech NT315 is made for side fixing to masonry, timber and steel structures and is 315 mm high in total (168 above FFL) and provides 50mm clearance between the top of the deck and underside of the glass pane.

Material & Finish

The NauTech strut post is made from 16mm thick 316 Grade Stainless Steel and is very strong and durable. It is available in satin finish, but can be polished if required. It is also available in a special bead blast finish.

 

Typical Set Out     

Typical 1000mm high balustrade set outs are;

1000mm maximum between NauTech posts and maximum 200mm overhang

700mm maximum between NauTech posts and maximum 300mm overhang 

 

Typical 1100mm high balustrade set outs are;

700mm maximum between NauTech posts and maximum 150mm overhang 

 

Refer to the NauTech PS1 design tables for further information.

 

Glazing 

The system is glazed with Metro Performance Glass, as follows

12 mm TempaFloat Toughened Safety Glass

12mm TempaSoak Heat Soaked Toughened Safety Glass

12mm TempaPrint or TempaScreen Ceramic Frit Toughened Safety Glass

 

Testing

The NauTech system has been tested in NZ to AS/NZS 1170 barrier loadings in accordance with B1/VM1 Amendment 8

Compliance

The system can be used for compliance with NZ Building Code Clause F4 – safety from falling.

The System can be used for residential Occupancy A, B, E and C3 balustrades, with the fitting set out as per the Producer Statement (PS1), design tables and fixing details.

 

For compliance with the DBH Guidance on Barriers, heat soaked toughened glass is recommended and for barriers over 5m from the floor, an interlinking handrails are recommended. (Refer clause 4.1.4.3)