Bend the rules

Gracefully curved balustrades crafted by glass specialist Glasshape enhance the harbour view while adding architectural interest

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Exterior view of A Waterside house made of tempershield Glass By Glasshape Features pool,windows and trees

When a site boasts million-dollar views it is worth taking time to find a product that makes the most of the scenery.

Balustrades made from ultra-clear, low-iron glass maximise the view for this waterside house. Along with creating an architectural feature, the curved balustrades from specialist manufacturer Glasshape are highly functional. The structural strength of the TemperShield glass requires minimal framework, permitting an unobstructed line of sight.


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Exterior view of A Waterside house made of tempershield Glass By Glasshape Features outdoor lighting,windows and trees

Inside, a gently curved glass railing along an upper-storey balcony enhances the sense of spaciousness in the soaring atrium. Curved, toughened glass can also be incorporated into bay windows or skylights for an eye-catching accent.

Glasshape can shape and toughen glass up to 3900mm in height and 2440mm in width. To create a distinctive look, the company can bend glass to a radius as tight as 450mm.

Exterior view of A Waterside house made of tree, water, white
Exterior view of A Waterside house made of tempershield Glass By Glasshape

The glass can be laminated for extra security or double-glazed for thermal resistance and noise reduction. Certified to building standards, TemperShield suits residential and commercial projects all over New Zealand. Other products in the range include cyclone-resistant StormShield, intruder-resistant GuardShield and acoustic-rated WhisperShield.

Glasshape offers personal service, including site measures throughout Australasia. For details, contact Glasshape, PO Box 358, 65-67 Woodcocks Road, Warkworth 0910, phone (09) 422 2565, fax (09) 422 2566. Email: info@glasshape.net.nz. Website: www.glasshape.co.nz.

Sep 29, 2009
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