Structural Glazing

Structural Glazing

Structural Glazing

Structural Glazing systems are an brilliant, cost effective solution for contemporary glass design. Structural Glazing systems consist of a fully or partially framed internal finish, with the glass structurally glazed/adhered to the outside face. All to produce a complete flush silicone jointed external finish. Whilst the framed internal appearance is more traditional, structural glazing provides a high flexibility in regards to the sections utilised and framework finish.

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As structural glazing systems do not rely on internal weep systems and subsequent drainage, they may be installed at as low as 3-5 degrees pitch (subject to application). In fact external walk on glass specifications are often installed as low as 1 degree pitch.

It is important whilst installing structural glazing that the conditions and environment are correct for he product utilsed. Some adhesive methods involve UV light curing through the glass, which in turn may become less effective over spacer bar details. All vertical structural glazing at height should also be mechanically retained.

Most structural glazing structures will require perimeter interfacing framework which may be partially apparent around the structures external aesthetics. Predominantly however, structural glazing produces its own unique flush silicone jointed external finish.

You will find a general appraisal of structural glazing design, in addition to typical applications and considerations in the sections below. If you would like to consult one of our sales team regarding any aspect of architectural glazing design, please do not hesitate to contact us with your enquiry accordingly.

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