Strut Post System SP160B

(Base Fix)

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The Strut Post system is an adjustable clamping system, designed for 12-17.52mm toughened glass (base fix) without holes. Manufactured from 2205 Duplex Grade Stainless Steel, Strut Posts are a popular choice for their modern, minimalist finish. Strut Posts have crafted covers that hide the engineered stainless steel fixings.

  • Fully adjustable during installation: A multi-directional aligning adjustment option is available for easier glass alignment and faster installations.
  • Engineered: Solid 2205 Duplex Marine Grade stainless steel.

SAFELITE® STF (Sentry®) glass layer types and nominal glass thickness orientation

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

  • Available for base fixed (top) mounted applications for 12- 17.52mm glass.
  • Manufactured from 2205 Duplex Stainless Steel to withstand coastal conditions.
  • Cover plates conceal the fixings and provide a smart finish.
  • No holes required in the glass.

Material Finish

  • Made from 2205 Duplex grade stainless steel.
  • Available in machined, satin, or polished finish.
  • 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.
  • All fixings must be Stainless Steel.

Occupancy Type

  • Suitable for occupancy types A, A Other, B, E, and C3. (Subject to glass & fixing type)
  • 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, with an interlinking rail.
  • SAFELITE® EVA 15.2mm & 17.2mm nominal thickness, toughened laminated safety glass, with either an interlinking rail or stiffener brackets.
  • SAFELITE® STF (Sentry®) 13.52mm & 17.52mm nominal thickness, toughened laminated safety glass with sentry interlayer. No rail or bracket required subject to minimum width met.

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

  • The SP160B and SP300S Strut Post is ideal for those seeking a more industrial looking Frameless Glass Balustrade aesthetic.
  • The strut posts assist with water draining and cleaning, making it an ideal choice for Pool Fence applications
  • The system is ideal for external balconies and stairs - as well as for internal stairs and landings. It can be fixed directly to either timber, steel or concrete surfaces.
  • An interlinking top rail finishes off the system, producing a low profile modern look.

      

Balustrade Stiffener Brackets – for aligning and stiffening panels

Support Inquiries

  • Metro Technical email technical@metroglass.co.nz