A-frames are a common piece of glass handling equipment used on building sites and in the construction of window modules.
Hard wearing and durable materials are required for the most demanding environmental conditions and provided they are supported correctly, woods and manufactured boards are enormously strong in compression and have the added advantage of being soft which reduces the chances of marking or damaging glass products when storing or transported.
JS Burgess uses a number of different wood products in their designs, all chosen carefully by the design team to deliver the best possible end-product to the customer.
Standard or Marine Ply Base
Marine Ply is a very strong material which is available in a variety of thicknesses.
Though not as tough as the “Buffalo Board” described below, it is both economical and suitable for a wide range of applications. Standard Ply is able to accept stain and painted finishes and has good resistance to wet weather though prolonged exposure to these conditions will cause delamination.
Mesh Faced Birch Core Ply Base
A-frame bases are often made from Mesh Faced Board, also known as Phenolic Faced Plywood or Buffalo Board.
This is the same high quality material used in wagon flooring. Though more expensive than a standard Ply or OSB, It is water reisitant, anti-slip and does not delaminate over time. This material is used by several of our high profile customers who understand that the additional upfront cost can save downtime, maintenance and hassle in the long run.
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