Structural Glass Wind Barriers and Seaview Balustrade System for a Luxury Apartment Building
This recent project of FV. 01 Fortitude Valley was one of three (3) twenty-eight level luxury apartment buildings being developed in the Brisbane area. Aluminium Balustrades worked alongside architect Elenberg Fraser and contractor Icon Co. to provide timber look screens, structural glass wind barriers, stainless steel handrails, Seaview balustrade system, and wall cladding installations for this project.
Contractor: Icon Co.
Architect: Elenberg Fraser
Project: FV. 01 (237 Barry Parade Fortitude Valley)
Scope of Works: Timber look screens, Structural Glass Wind Barrier, Stainless Steel Handrail, Seaview Balustrade System.
Timber Look Screens
Timber look screens were installed in the rooftop poolside areas. Just like timber, these screens create an atmosphere of warmth and style while offering the additional ease and durability of aluminium. Timber Look Coatings are as durable as standard power coating, which makes it ideal for the poolside area which is constantly exposed to moisture and the harsh outdoor elements. Unlike timber, these screens are resistant to termite attacks, will not warp, rot, or peel off.
The images of timber grain are sublimated into the power coating to create a flawless timber appearance, while offering a sustainable option without the need to log natural timber.
- Colour Wenge
- Material Section 75×25 RHS –
- Install Method: EWP, Crane Dog Box from tower Crane.
Structural glass was installed alongside the rooftop skyline swimming pool with an ultramodern design of clear and seamless panels, allowing for maximum panoramic views while following the curvatures of the U-shaped swimming pool design. The clear structural glass was toughened to withstand high rise wind pressures and to meet safety requirements of this project.
- 52 SGP Clear Toughened Glass
- 50Ø Adjustable Patch fitting
- Hilti HIT RE500 Adhesive for stainless steel stud anchors
Seaview Balustrade System
The Seaview Balustrade system was used in the outdoor lounge and seating area. This system consists of a semi-frameless style of balustrade suited for high rise applications. The design exposes the top edge of the glass providing smooth lines and an attractive finish.
This is a welded system which is designed without a bottom horizontal rail and has a continuous top horizontal handrail attached to the stanchions.
- A combination of 70x50RHS and 50×50 SHS Post
- 10mm Clear Toughened Heat Soaked Glass Infill panels
- 40Ø Handrail with custom cut brackets
- Powder Coat – Zeus Matt Black
In addition to the above, Aluminium Balustrades also provided the fabrication and installation of wall cladding along staircases and other areas of the building. Aluminium wall cladding requires minimal maintenance and has a very long lifespan compared to traditional materials. It is cost effective and non-combustible, as well as offering the flexibility to be customised to suit any design scheme with creative freedom. The installation of wall cladding in FV. 01 provided an attractive and modern appearance to enhance the luxurious style of the building.
- 8mm Plate Aluminium (Non-Combustible)
- Powder Coat – Electro Dark Bronze
- Hidden Fixed with Hilti HIT HY 170
Aluminium Balustrades is proud to be partnered with Icon Co. for this successful project. Whether your commercial development is strata, large enterprise or industrial, we have the perfect solution to suit your needs. We can customise and fabricate a range of innovative and distinctive balustrade designs for your project. Get in touch today on: (07) 5532 2544