Glass Panel Balustrade: Reliability Issues
Today, the commercial and business centres are the places where we see the glass panel balustrade systems most frequently. At first glance, such balustrades do not differ from the balustrades for private use. However, is it so? Alternatively, are there some additional factors influencing the parameters and method of installation of glass fence? We will discuss this further.
There is always some load on glass fencing whether it is a balcony balustrade, internal stair balustrade, external stair fence, terrace balustrade or frameless glass balustrades. The load always includes different types of forces. For example, vertical point load on the glass balustrade deserves close attention. Thus, it is the pressure that people create when leaning on the balustrade.
When it comes to the glass fence systems for the buildings with a low intensity of human flow, for example for apartments and houses, the permissible level of vertical point load on these fences is usually 2 or even 3 times lower than the load on the balustrades installed in the buildings with a high intensity of human flow. It clearly shows that in these two different cases the use of the glass balustrades with the same characteristics is impossible. So it is crucial to solving the reliability issues efficiently.
The glass fence systems for commercial and business centres should be much more durable and resistant to mechanical loads than the balustrades for residential premises. Therefore, here it is crucial to use extra durable materials and elaborately calculate all the parameters of the construction units. Only in such a way, you will get a truly safe and reliable glass balustrade.
Glass Balustrade: Balance between Safety and Aesthetics
It is necessary to strike the happy medium between the required structural strength and attractive appearance. Indeed, it is hard to overestimate the aesthetic appearance of the glass panel balustrade for commercial or business centres. Thus, the glass fence systems play a significant role in creating a favourable image of these buildings. Moreover, the glass balustrade design is one of the style-forming factors.
Today, to meet all requirements, both technical and aesthetic ones, the manufacturers makes the glass fence systems for commercial and business centres using the high strength toughened glass or laminated glass and equip these fences with strong and at the same time stylish fittings. Particular reliability characterises the fastener systems used for such glass fencing. Thus, they are usually designed for significant weight and thickness of the balustrade glass panels and are tightly connected with the supporting surface.
If we talk about the most popular glass fence design options which are suitable for commercial and business centres, it is possible to distinguish glass fences on stainless steel posts and glass button balustrades. Both types of glass balustrades have beautiful appearance and at the same time can withstand heavy loads. Besides, they are equipped with handrails for the more comfortable and safe use.
As for the handrails, not a dozen and even not a hundred people will use them on a daily basis. That is why the ergonomic design of the handrail is extremely important. Therefore, it is necessary to seriously approach the issue of choosing the right shape and size of the handrail. As a result, the handrail will be convenient for use, and, on the other hand, conform to the requirements for distance between the support points of the selected glass balustrade structure.
Our Glass Panel Balustrade Offerings
Our company offers comprehensive services in the production of glass panel balustrade systems for various objects, including commercial and public buildings. We successfully manufacture the glass fences on posts, and glass button fences using top-quality toughened and laminated glass. You can choose glass panel balustrades with or without handrails. So, if you want to equip your staircase, balcony, terrace, atrium, swimming pool, roof or other objects in London with glass fencing, then seek our experts’ professional advice right now to learn how we can do for you a really high-quality, reliable, and, of course, stylish glass balustrade.
We make our glass fence systems individually for each customer taking into account the building peculiarities and the client’s wishes. If you have some ideas on how we can create the glass balustrade for you, our designers and engineers will give you a full consultation on the possibility of your ideas’ implementation. We offer a wide range of options for the decorative glass finishing. Moreover, we do not limit the imagination of our customers. Hence, you will always get a glass balustrade design you aspire. The actual time we need for the production and installation of your glass balustrade depends on the project complexity. The prices for our glass balustrades are very affordable. We will help you choose the best option for your budget considering all your wishes. Our amazing glass balustrade offerings for non-residential buildings will definitely gladden you!