Antigua Glazed Suite
Millennium Superpost is a design registered 50 x 50 mm structural grade 6082 high magnesium content Aluminium section with integrated glazing pockets and exclusive 'Spider Web Structural Core. Posts may be 180º, 90º or single glazed rebate endpost as required in the design configuration. The suite of posts for the Balustrade layouts provides a consistent system approach.
Most balustrade post fixings are using a base plate or core hole. Non tested base plates or any form of indirect fixing is non-compliant. These methods are acceptable subject to the integrity of the weld, size of base and type of core setting compound used in the installation are certified. To gain certification for a balustrade component it must be tested by a certified testing lab. Millennium Balustrade fixings and the entire system has been NATA tested and approved. Ramset Anchor Systems conducted the pull tests which is a separate performance test of the anchors.
Millennium Balustrades are directly fixed to substrate without base plates or friction fixings. The two methods of direct concrete fixing are Machine tapped integral to the parent post with an M16 Stainless Steel all thread bar secured by Chemical Anchor to the concrete substrate, proprietary offset edge fixed system (in compliance with D2.16 (g) (ii) (A) or embedment such as core hole. Direct Fixing can also include side fixing of post for example, to an edge beam, edge of slab, structural fascia or structural deck beam. An Engineers report is required to satisfy all Balustrade Installations, this involves sizing stress/ span calculations, site inspections and sign off.
There are 9 proprietary top rails to choose from. Our Top rails as with all of the Millennium Range are No-Weld components, hence no visible fixings.
There are 2 bottom rails to select from. the Mica is a rectangular profile used in most suites and the Cinca bevel edged profile is used in No-Toe -Hold site conditions. which complies with the foothold criteria of the BCA climbability clause D2.16 (g) (ii) (A) and is able to be secured on the edge of the hob. Both bottom rils have integrated glazing pockets for glass balustrades secured with extruded glazing rubber or our exclusive rigid PVC.
Infills to our Millennium Suites may be Glass (up to 10 mm toughened), solid Aluminium panels, Perforated panels or say CNC cut timber paneling.
The structural integrity of Millennium Balustrades using the Superpost system conforms to BCA 1170.1 and 1170.2 AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural design actions - Permanent, imposed and other actions and supplement - Commentary AS/NZS 1170.2 Supp 1:2002 Structural design actions - Wind actions - Commentary (c) The "Climbability Clause" restrictions D2.16 (g) (ii) (A) of BCA.
This specification to be read in conjunction with:
AS 1231 (Anodized Coatings)
20micron minimum required for unspecified use
25micron required for marine environment
AS 3715-1989 (Powder Coating)
7 year limited Applicator Warranty standard
10 year High Durability Warranty (optional)
AS 1926.1-1993 (Fencing for Swimming Pools)
AS 1926.2-1995 (Swimming Pool Safety)
AS 1170.1-1989 (SAA Loading Code)
AS 1992 (Swimming Pools Act)
AS 1170.2-1989 (SAA Loading Code)
AS 1288- 1989 Selection and Installation
1994 (5.14 Glass in Buildings) Draft revision currently tabled (1/06/02)
AS 1874-1988 (Alloys & Castings)
(Light gauge aluminium, low Magnesium content and unapproved welded systems will not comply)
AS 1428 (Access and Mobility)
Beware of non-conforming Balustrades deficient by way of one or more of the following:
Indirect base plate fixing methods including Dyna bolt equivalent
Light Gauge Aluminium sections (AS 1170)
Non-mating hybrid designs
Low Magnesium and non-structural Alloys 1874-1988 (Aluminium Alloys)
Ferrous (steel) integrated parts which will cause cathodic corrosion
Unprocessed laminated glass prone to delaminate especially if balustrade has exposed side fixing
Unstamped float glass in lieu of certified toughened glass.(AS 1288)
Untested 2 part post (split post systems)structures (AS 1170)
AS 1170.1-1989 (SAA Loading Code)
Uncertified pre treated Powder Coat procedure (AS 3715)