Infinity Channel System

(Base and Side Fix)

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Infinity is a cantilevered, aluminium balustrade system that utilises proprietary clamps for installation of either 12mm or 15mm nominal thick Toughened Safety Glass (TSG), with an interlinking top rail. Or SAFELITE® Toughened Laminated Safety Glass (TLSG) with a STF (Sentry®) interlayer 13.52mm or 17.52mm nominal thickness without the need for an Interlinking rail.

  • Clean linear design: The Infinity system offers a sleek design via a continuous linear front cover plate producing a low profile modern look.
  • Light-weight extremely strong: Cleverly designed out of extruded aluminium, saving weight yet keeping strength.
  • Designed and assembled in New Zealand: to meet our harsh environmental conditions.

Glass Thickness

(Nominal mm)

Inner Layer of Glass

(Nominal mm)

Interlayer Thickness

(Nominal mm) and Type

Outer Layer Glass Thickness

(Nominal mm)

13.52 6 1.52 Sentry® 6
17.52 8 1.52 Sentry® 8

An interlinking rail is not required when specifying SAFELITE® STF (Sentry®) interlayer. (minimum panel widths apply).

*Note: Inner layer refers to the balcony side.

Key Features

  • The Infinity System can be base fixed (top) or side fixed (face) mounted.
  • Proprietary clamps fix glass panels - no need for holes in glass.
  • Glass Panels are simple to install, align and adjust.
  • Hydraulic Pool Gate & Panel Clip Hardware, is available to suit pool balustrade applications. (Refer to Frameless Pool Fences for specific design notes).

Material Finish

  • Standard finish is Natural Anodised.
  • Powdercoated upon request. Note: Powder coating is available in a wide range of colours with commercially available surface integrity warranties from 10 to 30 years.
  • Important instructions - Attachment to structures;
    •  An EPDM or similar material spacer must be used to separate all aluminium items from all timber, concrete and steel structures. Failure to do so can lead to the
      chemicals in the structure affecting the surface finish on the aluminium.
  • All fixings must be Stainless Steel.

Occupancy Type

  • Suitable for occupancy types A, A Other, B, E and C3
  • Occupancy types as per AS/NZ 1170.1.2002.

Windzone

  • Exceeds the wind loading for all Wind Zones up to and including Very High Wind Zone as set out in NZS 3604:2011
  • Max design Wind pressure subject to glass type and fixing method.

The system is glazed with Metro Performance Glass, as follows:

  • TEMPAFLOAT® 12mm & 15mm nominal thickness, monolithic toughened safety glass (TSG) with interlinking rail.
  • SAFELITE® STF (Sentry®) 13.52mm & 17.52mm nominal thickness toughened laminated safety glass (TLSG) with a rigid interlayer. Stiffener brackets or interlinking rail not required (provided minimum panel length requirements are satisfied).

Interlinking Rail

  • All monolithic toughened frameless glass balustrades must have an Interlinking Rail to conform to NZS 4223.3.2016,
    including the latest amendment of NZBC B1.

Compliance

  • Complies with AS/NZS 1170:2002, NZS 4223.3.2016, NZ Building Code B1, F2, F4 and F9.

Scope of Use

  • Glass Channel Balustrade System (base and side fixing) for Domestic and Light Commercial applications.
  • Constructed from high-quality aluminium, the Infinity System uses proprietary clamps to fix the glass panels, without any need for holes in the glass.
  • Balustrade clamps are set at regular centres, with alignment via a continuous backplate.
  • A matching continuous linear front cover plate and an interlinking top rail finishes off the system, producing a low profile modern look.

      

Balustrade Stiffener Brackets – for aligning and stiffening panels

Design tables and CAD Drawings for specific substrate fixings for this balustrade system are currently in development, and will be added once complete.

Support Inquiries

  • Metro Technical email technical@metroglass.co.nz