Semi Frameless Balustrading

Home Balustrading Semi Frameless Balustrading

If you’re looking to add the wow-factor to your outdoor space, look no further than Star Metal’s Semi-Frameless Balustrade Series, guaranteed to transform your commercial or residential space combining smooth, clean lines with maximum visibility and the durability to cope with high traffic areas.

These Semi-Frameless glass balustrades create a crisp, clear finished border for your project. The posts are fabricated from marine grade aluminium or 316 stainless steel. They are strong and durable, highly corrosion resistant to even the harshest coastal environments and will boast a stunning finish for many years to come. The glass clamps that form part of the balustrade system are designed as pre-installed components of the posts, to reduce installation time.

With a range of Semi-Frameless Balustrade profile options, our Semi-Frameless Balustrade solutions will bring a modern sleek finish to your project. 

The Semi-Frameless Balustrading series includes:

Australis – Aluminium

Enjoy wonderful views with this popular balustrade product. Australis offers a semi framed balustrade system with great structural integrity that does not compromise the spectacular views. This semi framed system includes handrails and stanchions that strengthen the frame and add a dynamic feature to the exterior. Architects can utilise a streamlined frame and hidden fixings to maximise view and minimise obstruction.

Typical design features include:

  • Extruded aluminium profiles in a modular configuration for easy installation
  • Posts mechanically fixed to base plates top mounted
  • Glass glazed into extruded posts and handrail

Vega – Stainless Steel

This premium balustrade product allows Architects to make the most of the balustrading as a feature and customise to the desired aesthetic of the design. The high lustre of Stainless Steel stands out, is long lasting, easily customisable and suitable for all applications. The customisable features means the framing can be either a subtle or bold feature depending on preference, without compromising on stunning exterior views.

Typical design features include:

  • Stainless steel handrails and posts
  • Glass mechanically fixed to point fixes/clamps/spider brackets

Centaurus - Steel

The Centaurus Balustrade system offers all the features of Vega with a wider range of finishes and colour choices, making the balustrading a key feature of your project. Steel is long lasting, easily customisable and suitable for all applications. The customisable features of Centaurus mean the framing can be either a subtle or bold feature depending on preference, without compromising on stunning exterior views.

Typical design features include:

  • Steel handrails and posts
  • Glass mechanically fixed to point fixes/clamps/spider brackets

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.

Glass

Use a commercial window washing solution or mild soap and water. Uniformly spray or apply the cleaning solution with a soft, grit-free, cloth sponge or pad and Rinse thoroughly. The glass surface should then be wiped dry with a clean grit-free cloth or Squeegeed dry.

Stainless Steel

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 cleaner is acceptable.

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. 
  • Highest level commercial compliance rating of C3 means that the Star Metal’s Semi-Frameless Balustrade Series is suitable for a wide variety of applications.
 
Due to its C3 safety rating and versatility the Semi-Frameless Balustrade Series is well suited to a range of applications, including;
 
  • Shopping centres, 
  • Multi-level high density residential
  • 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 
  • Residential (pool fencing, balcony balustrading, privacy screens, fencing)

Constructed as per requirements to meet Australian Standards

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.

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 available

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

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.

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-ground 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 finish has a consistent brushed surface with the added benefit of fingerprints and marks being less visible. This finish is recommended for high traffic areas.

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.

Star Metal stands by the products we manufacture and install.

We provide a standard 5-year warranty on materials and finishes, with a 5-year installation warranty from the date of installation.

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.

Have a enquiry or need a unique solution? Let us help you.

    * Denotes a mandatory field.