Glass Balustrade System
NauTech is a base and side fixed frameless glass balustrade system
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.
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.
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
The NauTech system has been tested in NZ to AS/NZS 1170 barrier loadings in accordance with B1/VM1 Amendment 8
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 188.8.131.52)