Glass balustrade systems convey the highest transparency both in interior and exterior fit-out. Mounting should be safe and as intuitive, efficient and time-saving as possible. Thanks to a newly developed and patented safety mechanism and a few fixing points in intervals of 400 mm for top mount installations, the tested VetroMount balustrade system from Bohle meets these requirements exactly: Its fixing is 100% safe and the system is very easy to mount at the same time.
The patented safety mechanism is integrated into a complete glass bearing unit. Therefore, assembling single parts is not necessary. The glass bearings are already pre-assembled and each come with four fixing elements. They are inserted and equally spaced as a unit along the one-metre profile, followed by the glass pane. Subsequently, mounting is done in three intuitive steps: First, the pane is clamped into the glass bearings with the aid of two clamping wedges each. Afterwards, the glass inclination can be adjusted by hand without using any tools. Finally, the adjusted glass pane is safely anchored in the profile with two tensioning wedges. All corresponding adjustments can be done comfortably from the inside (opposite the fall side).
U-shaped glass bearings for high-precision adjustments
Depending on the glass size, four to five glass bearings are required per metre of balustrade system. Once the glass is inserted into the glass bearing, initially two clamping wedges serve to safely anchor the pane in the bearing. The clamping wedges must be simply locked into place. Afterwards, the pane can be adjusted manually and without any tools by just one person. Like a hinge joint, the glass bearings move back and forth simultaneously inside the profile. The adjustment does not require much effort but is especially precise and efficient as it can be carried out conveniently by hand and simply using one´s sense of proportion. This saves a lot of work and time, particularly when it comes to large glass panes.
Safely anchored in the profile with one single manipulation
Once the glass panes have been aligned towards each other, the tensioning wedges come into play. They are connected to each other by a pull strap and can be tightened in the glass bearing with one simple step. Even at this stage tools are not required: The tensioning wedge is simply pressed down manually on the mounting side while pulling the pull strap simultaneously. This tightens the wedge on the fall side. Both tensioning wedges lock into place and can be fixed tightly so that the pane becomes safely attached to the profile. Due to the pull strap principle with latching mechanism, both tensioning wedges cannot become loose on their own.
Quick disassembly for revision
If a glass pane needs to be replaced, this does not pose any problems. A clever loosening mechanism enables easy disassembly for revision purposes. By pressing down the integrated detent mechanism, the inner tensioning wedge can easily be unlocked and loosened. The pane can then be completely taken out of the profile.
Rubber profile protects against humidity
A rubber profile minimises water ingress on each side of the glass. The rubber profile is inserted on the fall side directly after installing the profile. The inside rubber profile is positioned in the end. If water enters the profile despite that, the profile reduces the amount of water to a minimum on the one hand and customised draining holes and integrated channels optimally drain the water and avoid any waterlogging inside the profile on the other hand.
VetroMount is equally suited for top and side mounting. Even when the highest safety standards are required, only a few fixing points are required for top mount installations. For fixing the profile in interior applications, a simple, zinc-plated concrete screw (ETA) is required only every 400 mm. Stainless steel screws are used for exterior applications. A screw every 200 mm is needed for side mounting. The profiles come with pre-drilled holes every 200 mm. An optional cover profile with a slimline rubber conveys clear lines and is available in aluminium and stainless steel finishes. Other surface finishes are available upon request. In addition, an LED illumination can be integrated into the glass bearing.
VetroMount was designed especially for easily mounting large glass panes. However, it is equally suitable for smaller panes from a width of 300 mm. Glass thicknesses can range between 12.76 mm and 21.52 mm.