On a clear day...

On a clear day...

A frameless balustrade makes for an unobstructed view thanks to SGP laminated glass.

Words by Justin Foote

When the owners of this harbourside property undertook some renovations, including putting in a pool, they wanted to ensure they maintained their panoramic view while complying with council regulations around safety.

“Usually, given the height off the ground of the deck area, the homeowners would have needed to install a balustrade with an interlink rail to meet safety standards,” says Jessica Qi, Director of Grand Glass. “However, we were able to specify SGP laminated glass, which allowed for a totally frameless balustrade and for the view to remain unobstructed.”

Grand Glass installed 80 linear metres of SGP laminated glass balustrade and 12mm toughened glass pool fencing, which Jessica says they sourced from the same manufacturer to ensure a perfect colour match between the two products.

Grand Glass installed 80 linear metres of SGP laminated glass balustrade and 12mm toughened glass pool fencing at this property on Auckland's North Shore.

When you’re after good looks and high performance

“We mainly focus on frameless solutions, for which we specify SGP (SentryGlas Plus) Laminated Glass, developed by Dupont. SGP laminated glass is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral) laminated glass,” says Jessica.

“SGP Laminated Glass also has a much lower yellow index than PVB laminated glass, which essentially means it offers clearer transmittance of light, making for a truer visual representation.

“Grand Glass works directly with the overseas manufacturer and is the New Zealand distributor, which means we offer competitive pricing and shorter lead times. Lastly, all of our laminated glass products comply with AU/NZ standards and carry a 15-year warranty.”

SGP Laminated glass has undergone extensive wind loading and stress testing and can be used in conjunction with mini post and channel fixing systems. However, Jessica says it is not suitable for use with double pin fixing systems.

Round mini post top-mounted fittings were specified to complete the modern, seamless look.

Designed for ease of installation

When setting up the business, Jessica says it was important that the products not only were high quality but that installation was as straightforward as possible.

“We have designed all of our systems to be intuitive when it comes to their installation and can provide installers with guides for every system if needed. Likewise, all of our accessory products are designed to be easily adjusted to facilitate fitting and are made from the highest grade stainless steel.

“We do have an in-house installation team available to our Auckland-based customers if they don’t have their own contractors onsite.”

A comprehensive catalogue of products is available to browse and purchase online through the company’s website, which also includes shipping and delivery information and the requisite producer statements, if required.

Grand Glass works predominantly in the residential sector but has carried out standard commercial applications providing solutions for both internal and external environments.

Learn more about frameless balustrade systems and pool fencing.

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On a clear day...

A frameless balustrade makes for an unobstructed view thanks to SGP laminated glass.

Words by Justin Foote

When the owners of this harbourside property undertook some renovations, including putting in a pool, they wanted to ensure they maintained their panoramic view while complying with council regulations around safety.

“Usually, given the height off the ground of the deck area, the homeowners would have needed to install a balustrade with an interlink rail to meet safety standards,” says Jessica Qi, Director of Grand Glass. “However, we were able to specify SGP laminated glass, which allowed for a totally frameless balustrade and for the view to remain unobstructed.”

Grand Glass installed 80 linear metres of SGP laminated glass balustrade and 12mm toughened glass pool fencing, which Jessica says they sourced from the same manufacturer to ensure a perfect colour match between the two products.

Grand Glass installed 80 linear metres of SGP laminated glass balustrade and 12mm toughened glass pool fencing at this property on Auckland's North Shore.

When you’re after good looks and high performance

“We mainly focus on frameless solutions, for which we specify SGP (SentryGlas Plus) Laminated Glass, developed by Dupont. SGP laminated glass is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral) laminated glass,” says Jessica.

“SGP Laminated Glass also has a much lower yellow index than PVB laminated glass, which essentially means it offers clearer transmittance of light, making for a truer visual representation.

“Grand Glass works directly with the overseas manufacturer and is the New Zealand distributor, which means we offer competitive pricing and shorter lead times. Lastly, all of our laminated glass products comply with AU/NZ standards and carry a 15-year warranty.”

SGP Laminated glass has undergone extensive wind loading and stress testing and can be used in conjunction with mini post and channel fixing systems. However, Jessica says it is not suitable for use with double pin fixing systems.

Round mini post top-mounted fittings were specified to complete the modern, seamless look.

Designed for ease of installation

When setting up the business, Jessica says it was important that the products not only were high quality but that installation was as straightforward as possible.

“We have designed all of our systems to be intuitive when it comes to their installation and can provide installers with guides for every system if needed. Likewise, all of our accessory products are designed to be easily adjusted to facilitate fitting and are made from the highest grade stainless steel.

“We do have an in-house installation team available to our Auckland-based customers if they don’t have their own contractors onsite.”

A comprehensive catalogue of products is available to browse and purchase online through the company’s website, which also includes shipping and delivery information and the requisite producer statements, if required.

Grand Glass works predominantly in the residential sector but has carried out standard commercial applications providing solutions for both internal and external environments.

Learn more about frameless balustrade systems and pool fencing.

Get in touch with
Grand Glass

Request pricing/info
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On a clear day...

On a clear day...

A frameless balustrade makes for an unobstructed view thanks to SGP laminated glass.

Words by Justin Foote

When the owners of this harbourside property undertook some renovations, including putting in a pool, they wanted to ensure they maintained their panoramic view while complying with council regulations around safety.

“Usually, given the height off the ground of the deck area, the homeowners would have needed to install a balustrade with an interlink rail to meet safety standards,” says Jessica Qi, Director of Grand Glass. “However, we were able to specify SGP laminated glass, which allowed for a totally frameless balustrade and for the view to remain unobstructed.”

Grand Glass installed 80 linear metres of SGP laminated glass balustrade and 12mm toughened glass pool fencing, which Jessica says they sourced from the same manufacturer to ensure a perfect colour match between the two products.

Grand Glass installed 80 linear metres of SGP laminated glass balustrade and 12mm toughened glass pool fencing at this property on Auckland's North Shore.

When you’re after good looks and high performance

“We mainly focus on frameless solutions, for which we specify SGP (SentryGlas Plus) Laminated Glass, developed by Dupont. SGP laminated glass is five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral) laminated glass,” says Jessica.

“SGP Laminated Glass also has a much lower yellow index than PVB laminated glass, which essentially means it offers clearer transmittance of light, making for a truer visual representation.

“Grand Glass works directly with the overseas manufacturer and is the New Zealand distributor, which means we offer competitive pricing and shorter lead times. Lastly, all of our laminated glass products comply with AU/NZ standards and carry a 15-year warranty.”

SGP Laminated glass has undergone extensive wind loading and stress testing and can be used in conjunction with mini post and channel fixing systems. However, Jessica says it is not suitable for use with double pin fixing systems.

Round mini post top-mounted fittings were specified to complete the modern, seamless look.

Designed for ease of installation

When setting up the business, Jessica says it was important that the products not only were high quality but that installation was as straightforward as possible.

“We have designed all of our systems to be intuitive when it comes to their installation and can provide installers with guides for every system if needed. Likewise, all of our accessory products are designed to be easily adjusted to facilitate fitting and are made from the highest grade stainless steel.

“We do have an in-house installation team available to our Auckland-based customers if they don’t have their own contractors onsite.”

A comprehensive catalogue of products is available to browse and purchase online through the company’s website, which also includes shipping and delivery information and the requisite producer statements, if required.

Grand Glass works predominantly in the residential sector but has carried out standard commercial applications providing solutions for both internal and external environments.

Learn more about frameless balustrade systems and pool fencing.

Get in touch with
Grand Glass

Request pricing/info
Visit website
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