ANTI-TERROR
BALUSTRADE

A new market is emerging for anti-terror balustrade, where traditional commercial balustrade products are being superseded with more robust systems that can withstand terror threats such as bomb blasts and gunfire

Pure Vista’s anti-terror balustrade systems are both derived from our MEGAgrip commercial balustrade system, where the simple application of a converter kit can turn any MEGAgrip installation into an anti-terror balustrade system. We took the opportunity to film our product testing for these systems, so you can see for yourself the incredible protection that they offer. You’ll find these videos in the media section of the BLASTguard and BULLETguard product pages.

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 – because 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, making it 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. 

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faq's

Common questions about anti-terror balustrade

Anti-terror balustrade is a niche area of balustrade engineering but becoming ever-more important with the rise of terror-related threats within our communities. Since our anti-terror balustrade systems use the same base channel as our commercial MEGAgrip system, there really aren’t many restrictions on where it can be installed. Any public or domestic space, be it interior or exterior, that is believed to be a terror target can benefit from these innovative systems.

Anti-terror balustrade can be installed to areas where there is a risk of a terror attack. In respect of force loading requirements, normal building regulations would apply which for a heavy commercial application would be 3kN. There is an additional consideration around the glass type used, to ensure that it complies with the risk mitigation scenario. More information can be found on our building regulations page and on the ‘force loading capabilities’ section of each individual product page.

Anti-terror balustrade systems can be bought from £100 per meter of channel plus the cost of the specialist glass.

Pure Vista has an anti-terror balustrade product to protect against two scenarios; a bomb blast or a gunman, and these are BLASTguard and BULLETguard respectively. You can compare these two products against Pure Vista’s other balustrade systems using our product comparison table which shows the key differences between all of our products. If you have any questions about our systems, you can contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help. Please note that Pure Vista does not supply glass however, we may be able to suggest a glass supplier near you, upon request.

Our systems are designed so that anyone with building or glazing experience can follow our step by step guidelines to safely install our balustrade systems. We recommend finding a reputable builder or glazier in your area who can quote for the installation, do point them towards our installers resources webpage that contains all the information that they will need to fulfil the install.

ANTI-TERROR
balustrade
products

Our anti-terror product range

  Quick & easy to install

  Up to 3.00kN

  Anti-terror kits

  Completely frameless

  Fully accredited

  Quick & easy to install

  Easy to change glass

  Up to 3.00kN

  ASIAD Class 1&2

  MEGAgrip channel

  Quick & easy to install

  Easy to change glass

  Up to 1.50kN

  Achieves FB5(NS)

  MEGAgrip channel

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