INSTALLER
RESOURCES

THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE INSTALLER RESOURCES RELATING TO OUR PRODUCTS

Our products are extremely simple to install, adjust and remove

Our products are unique, high-quality with patented technology

All our balustrade systems can be installed as completely frameless systems

All products are fully accredited from 0.36kN – 3.00kN 

Suitable for domestic, commercial & anti-terror / security applications

Fully stocked distribution centre for fast order dispatch

Unparalleled technical support including installation guides

INSTALLATION
FAQ's

See our most asked installation-related questions

Currently no, we only manufacture and supply our products.

Our systems are designed to be simple to install so that any competent builder or glazier can follow our step by step installation guides to install your balustrade system. We work closely with a number of installation specialists across the UK and we would be happy to supply you with contact details of your local installers.

On the other hand, if you are an installer looking to work with us to fit our products please get in contact with us; sales@pure-vista.com.

It is possible to install our frameless glass balustrade yourself. However, it is strongly recommended to use someone who is knowledgeable in the construction/glazing field if this isn’t your area of expertise. There are various things to consider such as water drainage and the substrate. We are happy to assist with any questions you have regarding installation and advise on what glass you’ll require.

Our system is only as strong as the structure it’s installed onto, therefore a suitable substructure must be in place. Our systems have been tested and approved when installed onto concrete (C25 or above, at least 150mm deep x 150mm wide) or steel (10mm thick plate). Use M12 bolts, either zinc-plated steel or stainless steel – NOT raw steel.

We do not recommend installing onto timber externally at all. You can install on timber internally although we recommend speaking to a structural engineer who is able to provide confirmation that it will be strong enough.

If you have any queries regarding installation, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to advise you or alternatively contact your local structural engineer.

No, we design our systems so that no specialist tools are required, standard trade tools can be used.

Yes, the profiles can be cut and mitred for corners. You will need to use either a chop saw or mitre saw, you will need to be sure you use an aluminium blade to give a clean cut. Other metal blades can give a rough cut.

Most installers leave a 10mm gap but anything from 1mm to 99mm is allowed. Pure Vista recommends leaving a 5mm gap, so to make the balustrade appear as seamless as possible whilst allowing for any tolerances.

When ordering the glass for frameless balustrade, ask for ‘nibbed corners’ to prevent sharp corners.

Yes, it is anodised to 20 micron which is marine-grade protection. There is a further consideration in exterior installations which is water drainage and preventing water ingress through the fixing points. One solution is to use Pure Vista’s balcony seal kit with your exterior installation, which both creates both a drainage opportunity as well as making the bolt holes watertight.

The channel is not waterproof and will need to have a system to disperse water.

Rainwater can run into the balustrade channel and into the drill holes, causing water ingress in the building structure below. One option to mitigate this would be to drill a 6mm hole in an endcap to allow water to escape. Alternatively, invest in a balcony seal kit which contains drain blocks that hold the channel 10mm above the substrate, allowing free water drainage whilst creating a watertight layer over the bolt holes.

For further reading on this subject take a look at our blog, ‘Preventing Water Ingress on an Exterior Balustrade Installation‘.

Pure Vista supply pre-fabricated corner channels for each of our balustrade channels, in 135 degree and 90 degree angles. These are available for all Pure Vista products.

When installing to a corner, if there is no risk of wind hitting the panels we advise ‘T-ing’ the panels – this is when one panel overlaps the other and reduces the gap. If wind is likely to hit the panels, there is a risk one panel can hit the other and cause damage or breakage. To get over this, the best method is to offset the panels so they cannot touch as the wind deflects them.

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VIDEOS

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PREVENTING WATER INGRESS
ON AN EXTERIOR BALUSTRADE INSTALLATION
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
AND BEAUTIFUL BALUSTRADE
AVOIDING GLASS DELAMINATION
AND ITS ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS

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