Milano Balustrade

Milano Balustrade is a frameless full height post system where the top and bottom edges of the glass are exposed. MILANO can be used as a pool fence or as a wind break.

Unlike other systems our Milano Balustrade posts can be fixed up to 2350mm apart which reduces the amount posts required across the deck (Milano Balustrade post locations are based on the wind zone).





Milano Balustrade

  • Building Application: Post Fixed
  • Building Type: Residential & Commercial Buildings
  • Occupancy Type: A, B, C1, C2, C3, C5, D

Safety Glass Options

Colours of Glass Available

  • Clear Standard Glass
  • SuperClear™ Low Iron
  • Tinted Glass
  • Pixagraphic™ Digitally Printed Glass

Colours of Balustrade System

You can powder coat your hardware accessories to any colour you would like.

Glass Selection for Balustrades

Choose from 3 different options for our glass balustrades

Toughened Glass

Toughened glass is up to 5 times stronger than annealed glass. This allows the glass to break with dull edges. When selecting it for your balustrade the New Zealand standard demands you to also use a handrail or top-capping system that will ensure other panels of glass remain in place in the unlikely event of one breaking.

Toughened Laminated Glass

Toughened laminated glass is a safe option for home owners. This ensures that the glass will be bonded together if the glass breaks. The existing New Zealand standard stipulates that an interlinking clamp is needed if EVA laminated glass is used for balustrades.


Sentryglas™ balustrades are the only form of balustrade that can be used in a fully frameless manner. This is because the glass contains an interlayer that is 100 times stronger and 5 times stiffer than traditional laminates. This ensures that deflection is kept to a minimum, in the unlikely event of the glass breaking.



MILANO posts can be face or floor mounted

  • Large post fixing spans – please refer to our technical data sheets.
  • No need for corner posts, the glass can span horizontally through the end post. The maximum overhang of glass is 500mm.
  • No holes or notches are required. The glass is clamped to the post
Scope / Applications

MILANO is designed to be used as;

  • Internal and External Pool Fences
  • Wind Breaks

MILANO can be attached to the following substrates;

  • Concrete
  • Timber

MILANO comply with the New Zealand building code and glazing standards used in conjunction with the following Viridian Glass types and Euroglass systems;

  • Viridian’s toughened safety glass
  • SENTRYGLAS® incorporated with a Euroglass System offers a pure clean and clear traditional frameless barrier
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Rated to be used up to an extra high wind zone (2.13Kpa or less)

The minimum height for a fence to prevent access into a pool area is 1.2m from the finished floor level. Please refer to NZS8500:2006 for design and safety requirements to meet the building code.

This proprietary pool fence system complies with New Zealand Building Code Clauses;

  •  B1 – Structure and B1/VM1
  •  B2 – Durability
  •  F2 – Hazardous Building Materials
  • F4 – Safety from Falling (see note below)

Based on 330N point load from NZS8500:2006, maximum heights for the glass MILANO spacing’s are provided within our Technical Data Sheets.

Viridian safety glass options are;

  • 10mm toughened safety glass
  • 11.5mm toughened laminates safety glass

EBOSS details on Milano Balustrade

Note: This pool fence or wind break can be used to safeguard a fall of a metre or more providing the occupancy is A (other) or C3 and the posts are no further than 1650mm apart.

Producer Statement (PS 1)

To get a Balustrade Producer Statement PS 1 Request Form please click on the link below

Balustrade Producer Statement PS 1 Request Form


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Specify Milano Residential

Milano DWG File

Milano Technical Documents

Technical Document PDF

Producer Statement

Balustrade Producer Statement PS 1 Request Form

Specify Milano Commercial

Milano C1, C2, D

DWG File

Specify Milano Commercial

Milano BE, C3

DWG File


Specify Milano Commercial

Milano C5

DWG File

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