Commercial - St Marks | Absolute Balustrades
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St Marks

Project:            St Marks Apartments (Highgate)         
Value:               $66.5m
Architect:         SS Chang
Developer:       Finbar Group    
Builder:             Hanssen Pty Ltd.
Completion:     End of 2013

St Marks Apartments commenced construction in July/August 2012 at 131 Harold Street, Highgate. This vibrant location has both scenic parklands and the cosmopolitan Beaufort Street strip on its doorstep. Absolute Balustrades proudly manufactured and installed the external balustrading, pool fencing & gates, internal & external stairs and handrails and privacy screens for the development, which features 130 luxury apartments.

Quote & Measure

For the balcony, the architect was looking for a simple glazed balustrade to complement their funky design and colour scheme. The Viewsafe Framed Glass design chosen was then also used in their pool fence and privacy screens (in obscured glass), to give a unified look. For the internal staircase, ABS used a stylish frameless glass option with stainless steel spigots, matching the necessary safety aspects of a staircase with beauty and style.

Design & Manufacture

 All ABS products are designed and manufactured in our factory in Wangara, using the latest technology and the highest quality materials. Below is a list of product design specifications, designed and manufactured by ABS for the St. Marks Apartments;

Balustrading: Viewsafe Aluminium Framed Glass (Modern)
Handrails: Aluminium Top Mounted & Side Mounted
Pool fencing: Viewsafe Aluminium Framed Glass (Modern)
Privacy Screens: Viewsafe Aluminium Framed Glass (Obscured Glass)
Internal Staircase: Frameless Glass on Spigots with Stainless Steel Handrail
Fire Stairs: Viewsafe Heritage Aluminium


Installation of the balustrade began in February 2013 and was completed mid-2013. As a result of our streamlined company infrastructure, excellent project management skills and highly skilled and knowledgeable employees, ABS managed to get the project done on time, to the client's specifications and with little disruption or breakages.


The completion of the St Marks development was announced in September 2013, however, it had sold out well before completion, in March 2013. This architectural masterpiece stands out from the crowd and truly reflects the personality of its surrounding area- colourful, contemporary and fun!