Jargon Buster Vol.7 – Afina Products Edition
It’s time for another edition of the SHS Products Jargon Buster, today in Vol. 7 we are simplifying Afina. If this is your first time with us let us fill you in. In the Jargon Buster we go through a few of the terms regularly used in the balustrade industry and attempt to simplify them for you. Whilst some words are more obscure than others it’s always good to have a refresher on the basics as well.
The Afina balustrade is an anodised aluminium shoe channel that holds your pane of laminated glass in place. The glass is adjustable from one side meaning you can adjust the level of the glass from the internal side of your balcony.
The shoe channel is simply a long aluminium clamp that holds the pane of glass at the bottom and ensures your glass panel is secure without obstructing your view. The shoe channel comes pre-assembled, all you have to do is adjust your screws inside the track with our supplied spanner to get the glass to your desired level.
Adjusting Screw/Glass Leveler
These components are part of the pre-assembled Afina base channel. These fantastic parts allow you to adjust the level of your glass from one side of the balustrade. This allows you or your fitters to safely ensure that your glass is plumb and level. These screws or glass levellers are adjusted using our tailor made spanner that is supplied with this system.
The end cap is simply a piece of metal that covers the end of the channel shoe. It fits over the shoe and then is simply screwed in to the base channel.
These designs allow you to keep the metal parts to a minimum and glass to a maximum, thus opening your space. We’ll be back soon with another edition of the SHS Jargon Buster! If you have any questions or suggestions then contact our team in store on 01922 743842. We are also available social media channels. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and more.