Design Guidelines and Suitability for use The Harkk System

The Harkk balustrade system consists of:

The VIEW post system:

  • can be used for balustrading, handrailing, cafe screens, pool surrounds or partitioning.
  • is used at post centres up to 2m, and post and glass heights up to 1.8m.
  • has the glass spanning horizontally between posts.
  • may be used with an EDGE67 or stainless steel handrail mounted inboard of the posts.

The EDGE 67 post system:

  • can be used as balustrading or handrailing for domestic situations
  • is used at post centes up to 1.5m and glass/rail heights to 1.2m
  • has the glass spanning vertically between the slab and the underside of the handrail

The RECT 86 post system:

  • can be used as balustrading or handrailing
  • is used at post centes up to 2m and glass/rail heights to 1.2m
  • has the glass spanning vertically between the slab and the underside of the handrail

All systems are comprised of extruded aluminium posts and rails, aluminium and steel components, and glass infill panels.  They can fix to existing or new concrete, steel or timber sub-framing, or to new concrete footings placed in ground.

All the handrails on the Harkk systems have a top curved face to prevent an object (eg a glass) being left on the rail. If this were to happen it would be a safety issue as the object may topple off and fall outside the balcony.

Load Capacities

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Fixing

A variety of fixing methods and configurations have been designed and detailed for fixing the various Harkk components to existing frameworks which may be concrete, steel, timber or masonry.

While the Harkk system in general and the fixing compontents are designed to meet the required loads, no guarantee or responsibility can be taken by Magryn & Associates Pty Ltd or Harkk Pty Ltd for the strength or suitability of the substructure to support the balustrade or handrailing.

If the strength of the supporting substructure is not know to be adequate, it is recommended that the client or Harkk Pty Ltd engage suitable engineering expertise to prove that is has sufficient strength.

Technical Specifications provided by:

Terry Magryn
For Magryn & Associates Pty Ltd
Consultant Civil, Structural and Coastal Engineering

www.magryn.com.au

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