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|Railing type||Glass railings|
|Line/Series||Easy Glass MOD 6000|
|Easy Glass MOD 6400|
Ystad, a city on the Swedish south coast, has gained worldwide attention as the backdrop to the Wallander TV series by crime novelist Henning Mankell. But it is also the setting for a state-of-the-art private residence, built in April 2017. This spacious, 2-storey home has a light and airy atmosphere, thanks to the extensive use of glass throughout. To enhance safety while maintaining the feeling of openness, the client requested Q-railing glass balustrades for the interior and exterior. The railings feature eye-catching Easy Glass MOD 6000 and Easy Glass MOD 6400 base glass clamps.
The house is, without doubt, a design gem. Light from the large number of windows in the sloping roof and gable floods through its open-plan spaces. The upper floor is a mezzanine, reached via an elegant spiral staircase. A full glass balustrade surrounds the mezzanine allowing even more light down into the lower floor. Along the edge of the mezzanine is a similar full glass railing – essential fall protection that also contributes to the sense of openness.
The ground floor is an open-plan space with 2 distinct areas. A couple of steps bring you from the living room to the raised kitchen. A glass balustrade reinforces this division of areas while adding safety. The glass clamps spaced out along the base of the railing are a stylish design feature in their own right. Their seashell-like forms, in 316-grade stainless steel, have a stylish, designer look that complements the frameless glass panels.
At the rear of the residence, outside, there is a large, wooden deck. Because this area is raised above the rest of the garden, a robust glass railing has been mounted around it, providing fall protection as well as a privacy screen. The SentryGlas panels are secured by base glass clamps similar to those inside the house.
Glass clamp selection and installation
When the design process began, the customer already had well-developed ideas about the kind of railing system they wanted: high-transparency, elegant and extremely robust. After a thorough search, they discovered Q-railing’s Easy Glass MOD 6000 - 6400 series of glass clamps. Q-railing’s architectural team were able to confirm the suitability of these items for the project.
Easy Glass MOD 6000 is a surface-mounted, low-maintenance base glass clamp. Its single-anchor fixing system gives glass railings incredible strength. In fact, it has been successfully tested for resistance to 1 kN/m line loads. Its big brother, Easy Glass MOD 6400, offers even greater robustness. Both of these glass clamps grip the glass infill securely, eliminating the need to drill holes in the glass. Moreover, there are no visible screws and the overall design is very slim.
In total, more than 40 metres of Q-railing’s Easy Glass MOD 6000 and Easy Glass MOD 6400 were installed inside and out. The balustrade for the external decking was fitted with SentryGlas to further enhance its strength and resistance to weather.
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