Non-Glazed Balustrading

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Finding the right design solution is all about being able to see what is possible, and our Non-Glazed architectural balustrading provides designers and builders with exceptional quality, glass free options for balustrading.

Star Metal can incorporate various steelwork finishes, including aluminium – vertical flatbar or perforated sheet infill, brass, infills, and combinations with timber and stainless steel cable amongst infinite other options. They can also be fitted with handrails to complement the look or functional requirements of the balustrade. A Non-Glazed balustrading system is the perfect choice for high-end railing aesthetics, combining a natural metal look with precision-engineered detail for a luxurious appearance.

Our Stainless or Mild Steel Railings can be designed with round, square or flat posts and handrails.

All designs are manufactured to meet Australian Standards and in accordance with current Australian Building Regulations.

For additional security, the Non-Glazed balustrading range includes a framed balustrade system with child-friendly, double handrails that fully comply with Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992.

Choose from the following Non-Glazed Balustrade System or Star Metal can provide custome profiles or products to meet your requirements:

Lyra – Aluminium

This lightweight and solid construction aluminium balustrade provides great corrosion resistance and is suitable for coastal applications. 

The Lyra is easily installed and customisable to suit design or building requirements. Suitable for all applications it is commonly used for apartment balconies, pool fencing and walkways for both commercial and residential purposes. Its aesthetic appeal will add value to any building exterior.

Features include:

  • Vertical infill aluminium balustrade
  • Powder-coated finish to all material
  • Extruded post mechanically fixed to base plate, top mounted
  • Top-rail, mid-rail and bottom rail horizontal sections

Phoenix – Stainless steel

This commercial balustrade offers a cost-effective solution for adding dynamic street appeal to the building.

It is suitable for all applications, commonly used for balconies, walkways, feature stairwells and fire escapes. Ideally suited to large-scale projects that have large meterage requirements. Offers good corrosion resistance so is suitable for coastal applications.

Features include:

  • Vertical or Horizontal infill Stainless steel balustrade
  • Extruded post mechanically fitted to base-plate, top-mounted
  • Top-rail, mid-rail and bottom rail horizontal sections

Borealis - Steel powder-coated or galvanised

This cost-effective solution is ideal for compliance balustrading. 

It is suitable for all applications and commonly used for balconies, walkways, feature stairwells and fire escapes. Ideal for use in large scale projects that have large meterage requirements. Different finishes available with a wide range of colour selection.

 Features include:

  • Vertical infill steel balustrade
  • Extruded post mechanically fitted to base plate, top mounted

Saiph - Steel or stainless steel cable infill

A modern industrial look for residential and commercial applications, as well as providing an attractive unique solution for an outdoor space.

Useful for outdoor gardens or green spaces, providing handy climbing frames for plants and easy to maintain. Saiph balustrading offers good corrosion resistance so is suitable for coastal applications.

Features include:

  • Vertical cable infill balustrade
  • Extruded post mechanically fitted to base-plate, top-mounted
  • Top-rail, mid-rail and bottom rail horizontal sections

Taurus - Brass

This unique balustrading solution brings a stunning look to both residential and commercial balustrading.

It is extremely durable wearing with a variety of finishes to choose from. Useful for those looking to create a feature stairwell or balustrade. Taurus offers the best in corrosion resistance and lifespan and is suitable for coastal applications.

Features include:

  • Vertical infill brass balustrade
  • Extruded post mechanically fitted to base-plate, top-mounted
  • Top-rail, mid-rail and bottom rail horizontal sections

Virgo - Framed with perforation infill

The Virgo balustrade system offers maximum privacy with the use of perforated metal panels.

Perforation design is fully customisable and can incorporate artwork from digital images to add a feature to the exterior of the building. The perforation is ideal to give an architectural or industrial finish to the property depending on the pattern or design chosen and can be used for in balconies or stairwells.  

Features include:

  • Extruded aluminium profiles in a modular configuration for easy installation
  • Infinite variety on perforation patterns to choose from
  • Posts mechanically fitted to base-plates, top-mounted
  • Perforated aluminium stainless steel or mild steel, powder-coated or anodised finish

Powder-coated

Carefully remove any loose surface deposits with a wet sponge. Use a soft brush (non-abrasive) and a dilute solution of a mild detergent, e.g., pH-neutral liquid hand dishwashing detergent in warm water (DO NOT use solvents) to remove dust, salt, and other deposits. Rinse surfaces with clean water after cleaning to remove residue.

Stainless steel and brass

Use a non-abrasive cloth with warm water for general cleaning. For removing fingerprints, use any glass cleaning products. Towel dry after cleaning to prevent water spotting. Ensuring it is Chloride free, Stainless steel or brass cleaner is acceptable.

Galvanised

Use a non-abrasive cloth with warm water and mild detergent for general cleaning. Thoroughly wash off any residue of detergent with clean water and wipe clean with a soft cloth.

For more stubborn or larger areas, the use of a low-pressure wash (such as a gurney gun), with pure water or in conjunction with cleaning materials such as car or truck wash. The car and truck cleaners are made to minimise corrosion on the metallic parts of vehicles so are generally suitable for use on galvanised steel although it is important that the steel be washed down with freshwater after cleaning.

If your galvanised steel is in a highly corrosive environment e.g. coastal, heavy industrial, etc it is recommended it is rinsed with potable water on a regular basis, particularly under sheltered conditions i.e. not exposed to rain and sun. 

Aluminium

Use of non-abrasive cloth with warm water and mild detergent for general cleaning. Thoroughly wash off any residue of detergent with clean water and wipe clean with a soft cloth. 

For multi-storey or multi-level applications, there are a number of benefits;

  • Single stud fixing halves the installation time required to set studs, this provides efficiencies and consequently reduces costs to owners.
  • Installation of this pre-assembled modular system, removes the need for on-site glazing, which is inefficient and less cost effective, and enables fast installation of the final competed product.

 

Due to its C3 safety rating (the highest-level commercial compliance) and versatility Star Metal’s Non-Glazed Balustrading System is well suited to a range of applications, including;

  • Shopping centres,
  • Multi-level high density residential
  • Residential (pool fencing, balcony balustrading, privacy screens, fencing)
  • Architecturally designed buildings and homes
  • Primary schools and high schools
  • Government buildings – such as hospitals, outdoor public venues and recreations areas
  • Universities
  • Restaurants
  • Aged care facilities

 * Powder-coated and painted handrail products use black steel for fabrication, which is then sandblasted and then a zinc primer coating is applied. The powder-coat / paint coat is then applied over the zinc primer creating a dual shield coating with a decorative finish.

Our products are manufactured to meet the requirements of Australian Standards and current Australian building regulations.

Metallurgical testing is carried out on our materials to ensure quality.

This product complies with all relevant Australian Standards and Building Codes of Australia requirements.

Each of our products are tested to comply with NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) certification.

Polishing of any type improves the texture, appearance and consistency of stainless steel.


Powder coating

Colour choices are available for any powder coated products. Colours can be chosen from the Dulux and Interpon ranges.

Super Durable Polyester Thermosetting Powder Coating to comply with Australian Standard AS 3715, AAMA 2603 and AAMA 2604

Guaranteed performance on appropriately pre-treated aluminium and steel with excellent colour retention, super durable finish and on-trend anodised flat finish.

Stainless steel finishes

  • Mirror polish (#8)
  • Satin finish (#4)
  • Mill finish 
  • Electropolish

Mirror polish

Polishing of any type improves the texture, appearance and consistency of stainless steel. In the case of mirror polish, it creates a surface with a brilliant shine.

The metal is pre-grinded to remove defects and then bright buffed to bring out a smooth reflective finish that shines even with the least bit of light.

The benefit of the mirror finish is that it also improves corrosion resistance. Further, mirror finish eliminates crevices, where corrosive particles deposit themselves.

Satin polish

A satin finish lacks the brilliant sheen of a mirror polish. The shine has been removed, but unlike a brushed polish, there are no visible brush strokes visible in the metal.

Mill Finish

A mill finish is a semi dull/semi reflective finish. It resembles a hazy mirror, with some reflection and is ideal for heavy traffic surfaces.

Electropolish 

Electropolishing removes a microscopically precise layer of surface material, to tolerances as low as +/-.0001″, depending on the alloy.

Electropolishing is a one-stop process for a micro-smooth, ultraclean, corrosion and pathogen-resistant surface finish – with 30 times more corrosion resistance than passivation.

Electropolishing also eliminates the need for additional metal finishing processes like hand deburring, tumbling, pickling and cleaning.

Patina (natural)

Patina occurs naturally over time due to oxidisation, we can use different products to speed up the aging process as well as adding different chemicals to produce different colours and finishes. We can provide bespoke finishes that add depth and complexity for architectural features. Ranges of colours include (but not limited to) blues, greens, bronze, copper, gold, black, rainbow.

It can be a cost-effective solution for substituting products like brass, copper and bronze.

Clear coat (wax coating)

To avoid rust, all steel needs a coating. A clear wax coating provides a beautiful dull finish that looks part of the metal itself while keeping moisture out. Since the wax is only a coating and doesn’t bind with the steel, it must be periodically reapplied. But unless it is in a particularly exposed environment the wax will typically last at least a few years. Having a wax coating can bring out the warmth, colour and texture of your metal.

Galvanised

Hot dip galvanising is the process of immersing clean steel into molten zinc to obtain a coating that is metallurgically bonded to it. The process provides a long term corrosion protection for steel and iron products.

Star Metal has proven track record of delivering significant and often complex architectural metalwork packages to schedule and to a high standard.

Did you know that we also provide end-to-end delivery of a wide range of industrial metalwork projects?

Our expertise includes electrical switchboard cabinets, playground equipment components, a diverse architectural metalwork scope within commercial construction, sophisticated perforating capability, and general custom metalwork.

Star Metal has the depth of project experience on diverse projects with which to help you:

Identify the areas of cost reduction within your project.

Provide pre-fabrication advice to save time and materials…. because we know what works.

Provide advice on design & enable virtual walkthrough of 3D model prior to manufacture.

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