Cut costs not corners with Easymount balustrading
Glass processors and installers could cut the material cost of balustrading by as much as 30% by switching to new aluminium channel shoes and associated hardware.
Launched by Bohle earlier this year the EasyMount 6020 is a heavy-duty addition the to the EasyMount range, withstanding a linear load of up to 1.5kN.
While introducing new design flexibility, it also delivers significant savings on hardware costs and can be installed far more quickly and easily than traditional systems.
Chloe Baines, Hardware Manager, said: “We’ve carried out a cost comparison in-house looking at the cost per linear metre to install the new EasyMount 6020, compared to the traditional systems we offered. This has revealed some very significant savings on the cost of hardware but just as importantly, the 6020 also delivers some very impressive efficiency savings by cutting installation times.”
Taken as an illustrative example, the listed price point per linear metre for the new 6020 balustrading system for use with either 19mm or 21.5mm glass is 30% less per linear metre. The systems achieve the same residential loading of 0.74kN.
The product delivers hardware savings because its counterbored. This means that standard head anchor bolts can be used to mount the system rather than far more expensive countersunk headed fixings.
Distances between mounting points are also increased, reducing both installation times and the number of fixings required.
Using the same example the number of fixings per 2.5m go down from 17 and centres every 150mm to just 5, spaced every 600mm.
The EasyMount 6020 is also suitable for use in light commercial applications, achieving a 1.5kN loading, with just seven fixings spaced at centres of 400mm per 2.5m, when used with 21.52mm glass.