Unlocking Elegance and Safety: The UNIQ Smart Balustrades Revolution
For over six decades, IMS Nederland B.V. has been a stalwart in the steel industry, delivering excellence in semi-manufactured steel, stainless steel, and aluminum products. Since its inception in 1954, the company has upheld its commitment to quality and innovation. In 2008, IMS Nederland B.V. embarked on a transformative journey by venturing into the world of stainless steel railing components under the name SB-Railing. This marked the beginning of a remarkable evolution that eventually gave birth to UNIQ smart balustrades.
Today, UNIQ stands as a beacon of precision and sophistication in the world of architectural safety and aesthetics. IMS Nederland B.V., the parent company, proudly boasts ISO 9001:2015 and CE certifications, underscoring their unwavering dedication to quality and adherence to stringent standards. Within this distinguished portfolio, UNIQ emerges as the embodiment of meticulous craftsmanship and cutting-edge design.
A Seamless Fusion of Form and Function
Glass balustrades possess a unique allure, blending transparency with structural integrity. They offer a mesmerizing synergy between the indoors and outdoors. UNIQ smart balustrades have perfected this artistry, creating an effect where glass seamlessly becomes one with the floor. What sets UNIQ apart is the unparalleled attention to detail in finishing.
Unlike conventional balustrades that employ unsightly rubbers to secure the glass, UNIQ redefines elegance by eliminating them entirely. The result is a smooth, stylish finish that harmoniously complements any architectural style. A diverse range of aluminum top strips and side claddings can be effortlessly affixed to the basic profile, ensuring a flawless finish for your balustrade.
A Universe of Options
UNIQ profiles and frames come standard in a stainless steel finish, exuding timeless sophistication. However, what truly distinguishes UNIQ is its adaptability. If your creative vision demands a different color scheme, UNIQ offers the flexibility to cater to your preferences. Choose a finish that complements your space perfectly, ensuring that your balustrade becomes a true reflection of your design sensibilities.
UNIQ: Where Safety Meets Simplicity
Behind the elegant façade of UNIQ lies a world of cutting-edge technology and uncompromising safety measures. Traditional glass balustrade systems often rely on rubber and wedge-based mechanisms to secure glass plates within V-shaped aluminum profiles. However, these systems can be susceptible to vibrations that may loosen the wedges, jeopardizing the safety of the balustrade.
UNIQ’s ingenious, patented clamp strip eliminates this vulnerability. It securely clamps the glass along its entire length, rendering it impossible for the glass to come loose. Stress in the glass, a common concern with wedge-based systems, is now a relic of the past. The UNIQ system not only elevates safety but also simplifies assembly.
Simplicity in Assembly
Assembling a UNIQ profile is a breeze:
- Secure the profile with floor anchors.
- Position the glass.
- Introduce the clamp strip between the glass and the profile.
- Fasten the special pre-mounted screws from both the top side and the walkway side.
The result: a balustrade that seamlessly combines safety, aesthetic appeal, and ease of installation.
Experience Excellence Beyond Balustrades
UNIQ’s commitment to innovation and quality extends beyond glass balustrades. Operating under the name SB-Railing, IMS Nederland B.V. offers a comprehensive range of components for fencing, balustrades, or handrails. From balusters to glass clamps and handrail supports, SB-Railing empowers architects and builders with the tools to create exceptional spaces.
Kitemark Certification: A Testament to Quality and Safety
IMS Nederland B.V. has garnered international acclaim by becoming the first Dutch organization to be awarded the BSI Kitemark™ certification for Protective Barrier Systems. This prestigious certification signifies compliance with the latest safety requirements, making IMS Nederland B.V. a pioneer in the Benelux region.
The Kitemark™ for Balustrades, developed by BSI, attests to UNIQ balustrade profiles meeting the rigorous standards of BS 6180:2011 (Barriers in and about buildings Code of practice). Furthermore, it assures that the company maintains robust quality control procedures, ensuring consistent excellence in manufacturing.
Bert Wijbenga, a product developer at IMS Nederland, emphasizes that while glass balustrades epitomize architectural elegance, they are primarily a safeguard against falls. The BSI Kitemark for balustrades reaffirms the quality and safety of UNIQ products, setting them apart from competitors.
A Bright Future
IMS Nederland’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and safety is embodied in every UNIQ smart balustrade and SB-Railing component. As they continue to blaze a trail in the industry, customers can rest assured that UNIQ and SB-Railing products are a testament to quality, safety, and design ingenuity.
When it comes to architectural safety and aesthetics, UNIQ smart balustrades have set a new standard. Join us in this remarkable journey of innovation and sophistication, where safety meets elegance, and your vision becomes a reality.