In a commercial or public environment there are a range of different building regulations that safety barriers are required to meet. Commercial balustrade is the solution.
Pure Vista have designed a range of fit-for-purpose products that meet the varying needs of commercial clients. Pure Vista have been designing and manufacturing frameless glass balustrade for over 14 years and are now proud to supply worldwide with un-paralleled technical support from our team in Cornwall, UK. The Pure Vista balustrade systems are known for being highly adjustable, allowing perfect alignment of the glass. By using a ratchet and torque bar installers can be certain the site is safe when they leave, by the clicking of the torque setting.
R-LOCK and POSIglaze are both domestic to light commercial crossover products that provide up to 1.5kN of force loading protection. These products are inexpensive compared to the heavier commercial-specific variations. They can be used in a wide range of applications, from museums to protect exhibits to windbreaks on restaurant rooftop terraces.
MEGAgrip is a product aimed predominantly at the commercial market, it follows a similar design principle to POSIglaze in that it uses two-sided adjustment technology and is compatible with glass thicknesses between 25mm – 33mm. Depending on the glass used, 1.5kN to 3.00kN line load resistance can be achieved with MEGAgrip. MEGAgrip is currently being used in train stations, hotels and sports stadiums throughout the UK.
While MEGAgrip is more than sufficient for most heavy commercial environments, there are two even stronger Pure Vista balustrade products called BLASTguard and BULLETguard. While MEGAgrip is more than sufficient for most heavy commercial environments, there are two even stronger Pure Vista balustrade products called BLASTguard and BULLETguard.
BLASTguard that is bomb-resistant and BULLETguard that is bulletproof. These systems are both adaptations of MEGAgrip. By applying a converter kit to the MEGAgrip system it generates the additional protection required to meet even more robust standards. These can be applied during or after installation. For example, a MEGAgrip installation in Waterloo Train Station, now has the option to use the converter kit and improve their safety barrier to become bomb-resistant. This can be applied after the initial installation, the client always has the option there in case their location develops the need for an extra level of safety.
Now, traditional commercial balustrade products are being superseded with more robust systems that can withstand terror threats, such as bomb blasts and gunfire. With respect to venues that may be at risk of bomb blast attacks, such as music venues, transport hubs and stadiums, it is imperative to consider the implication of the venues’ infrastructure during a blast.
Therefore, while it isn’t always possible to predict and protect against the damage caused by a bomb, it is possible to mitigate the risk of shrapnel created when a blast effects the fixtures and fittings within the vicinity. Pure Vista’s bomb-resistant balustrade, BLASTguard, has performed exceptionally well during testing, far exceeding the requirement for holding the glass panels in place during a bomb blast by not allowing the glass to move (or even break!) at all.
Pure Vista have also pioneered a bullet-proof glass balustrade called BULLETguard. Incredibly, when used with the right glass type this system will completely stop a 5.56mm Nato bullet when fired from 10 metres. For this reason, it’s an ideal system to put in place when there is a need to protect a particular person or group of people from an attacker concealed within a crowd.