Bohle has unveiled its new ‘F’ profile for its easy-to-install balustrade system, Vetromount, which offers a flush fit to the edge of the platform.
VetroMount was developed by Bohle for the growing residential market, simplifying installation, eliminating the requirement for specialist tools, and reducing fixing costs.
It does this using a mounting kit that sits inside the profile, fixing the glass into place using a knock-in clamping system and patented ‘zip-lock’ mechanism to lock it into place.
Dave Broxton, managing director Bohle, said: “VetroMount F is designed to allow you to deliver a flush-to-the-face fit, aligning with the edge of the platform, while still delivering all of the installation efficiencies that the top-mounted and side-mounted options deliver.
“This includes the use of fewer fixings, lowering cost and also time on site as there’s less drilling to do; and easy adjustment, alignment and installation of glass using the innovative click-and-lock mechanism.”
Available in standard 2.5m and 5m lengths in top and side-mounted options, VetroMount F accommodates glass thickness of up to 21.5mm, and is tested to a rail load of 0.74kN.
It’s also counterbored, which means it is suitable for use with standard, rather than more expensive counter-fix fixings. The design of the system means that drill holes can also be set further apart at distances of up to 400mm (top-mounted).
The easy-adjust system can also be aligned to plus or minus 20mm in either direction by hand, and without the use of specialist tooling. The glass is then locked in place using a push and pull mechanism.
“It’s a product that has been developed by Bohle specifically for the residential balustrading market so it’s far less complex than commercial systems,” Dave said. “It’s easier to fit, and because of that there’s more margin in it.”
The modular system also features a click-and-fix stainless steel finishing option, which is supplied as an add-on to the standard anodised finish, giving installers the flexibility to upsell, without tying-up capital in additional stock holding.