VetroMount balustrade achieves 1.5kN line loading

The VetroMount balustrade system from Bohle has achieved a 1.5kN line loading, making it suitable for the growing light commercial market. This is in addition to the system’s pre-existing approvals for domestic use.

VetroMount has been designed by Bohle to simplify balustrade installation, eliminating the requirement for specialist tools and reducing fixing costs. The system has pre-existing approvals for domestic use with a 0.74kN line loading.

The post and rail-free system can be upgraded to a 1.5kN system using additional glass carriers and a 21.5mm PVB laminate. This follows successful testing to BS6180:2011.

“VetroMount is a complete system for balustrades with a wide variety of profiles, corners and finishes,” said Dave Broxton, Bohle’s, managing director.

“Now, with 21.5mm PVB laminated glass, a 1.5kN line load can be achieved, meaning the product can confidently be installed in commercial areas open to the public such as footways, pavements, retail spaces, bars, restaurants and vehicular areas, including stairs and landings.”

VetroMount is available in a standard face or floor fixing option, a flush-finish and a third Y-shaped channel, which tapers down to the face of the substrate, to create a clean minimalist finish. Each is designed to minimise fixings while making installation simple, using Bohle’s patented zip-fix technology and cradle to hold the glass firmly in the channel. The technology is also designed to make alignment easy, with simple adjustment.

Available in standard 2.5m and 5m lengths, VetroMount accommodates glass thickness of up to 21.5mm. It is also counterbored, which means that it is suitable for use with standard (rather than more expensive counter-fix) fixings.

“Demand for domestic balustrading has been massive,” continued Dave. “Now fully tested to a 1.5kN line load, VetroMount is now suited to a broader range of applications including retail and commercial uses, while remaining very simple to fit and to adjust on site.

“With efficiencies built-in, VetroMount maximises both opportunities and margins.” To read more about Bohle’s products and service, visit the company website, email or call 0800 616 151.