Technical Specifications

Technical specifications for all of the balconies we supply.

 

Loading Specifications

Guarding to be capable of resisting a horizontal force of O.74KN/m minimum applied to the handrail.

Design load on each fixing =0.6kN (unfactored working load based on 1.5m wide structural opening size.)

Resists 0.74kN/m horizontal uniformly distributed line load.
Resists 1.0kN/m² Uniformly distributed load applied to infill.
Resists 0.5kN point load applied to the infill.

All stainless steel fixings supplied with balconies will perform to the same loading calculations.

 

Steel

Franklyn balconies and balustrades are made from marine-grade 316 steel.

Other balconies are made from steel conforming to BS4360, and hot-dip galvanised to BS729 to prevent corrosion.

 

Glass

All glass is 10mm, toughened, heat soaked and kite marked.

It strong, has good thermal resistance, and breaks into square fragments if broken.

It is used in buildings for unframed assemblies (such as balustrades), structurally-loaded applications, and any other application that would become dangerous in the event of a human impact.

 

Welding

All welds are to BS5135.

 

Design safety

There are no gaps greater than 100mm in any design.

 

 

Your quality guarantee

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the service we provide, simply return the unused goods to us within 2 weeks for an immediate replacement or refund. All balconies are Hot dip galvanised (to BS729) to prevent corrosion. Included are stainless steel fixings, black vinyl touch-up paint and plastic bolt covers to achieve a professional finish.