Point fixings (otherwise known as glass adapters) are a safe and stylish way to complete any Juliet balcony. If you are unable to get a fixing either side of the reveal, you have a wide balcony or an obstacle beneath the balcony to clear point fixings (or glass adapters) could be the solution for you!
Glass adapters or point fixings are essentially large stainless steel bolts with a thread through the bolt. The glass is supplied with pre drilled holes and the glass adapter is then used to secure the glass panel to the wall.
Glass adapters or point fixings are also sometimes given a third name (!) – stand offs! This is because glass adapters or point fixings are supplied with back plates which allow the glass to “stand off” the wall. Our glass adapters or point fixings are supplied with a variety of thicknesses of back plate. Our glass adapters or point fixings have back plates which are 10mm, 20mm. 30mm, 50mm or 100mm in thickness. The reason we supply our point fixings or glass adapters with a variety of back plates, is usually because when you are completing your Juliet balcony, there is a need to clear an obstacle attached to the wall such as a ledge or window sill.
It is important that you ensure that your glass is manufactured to the correct spec when you are planning to use glass adapters or point fixings. As a rule of thumb we recommend that 6 point fixings or glass adapters are used for a 1.4m panel of glass. If you have a large Juliet balcony, you should use more than one panel of glass. The diameter of the hole in the glass for our point fixings or glass adapters that have a 50mm diameter head is 26mm. You should also ensure that you use the correct glass thickness. If you are using point fixings or glass adapters and are not having a handrail, you will almost always be required to use a laminate glass.