10mm toughened glass balustrade railing
Glass of the appropriate thickness can provide transparency when used as 10mm toughened glass balustrade railing and, if properly designed, structural performance, typically used in commercial applications (such as shopping malls) and some domestic villas.
Preliminary Design Considerations
The designer/architect must evaluate the need for 10mm toughened glass glass balustrade railing and the type of railing to provide, taking into account possible hazards, building uses and risks to building users.
The following preliminary design specifications should be considered:
In buildings with multiple uses, 10mm toughened glass balustrade railing designed for emergency or extreme conditions, or more than one type of 10mm toughened glass balustrade railing should be provided depending on the location.
In general, when there is a change in adjacent floors (600mm for residences and 380mm for other buildings), 10mm toughened glass balustrade railing must be set up to limit the movement of people.
The 10mm toughened glass balustrade railing used should be designed to minimise the risk of people falling, rolling, sliding or slipping through gaps in the railing.
In dwellings and other buildings, there should be no more than 100mm gaps in children's passages, 10mm toughened glass glass balustrade railing or fillers.
The designer/architect should ensure that all elements of the railing system meet the standards given in the relevant standards applicable to the area.
For general safety, finished guardrails should not have sharp edges or protrusions that could injure personnel.
Infill panels and 10mm toughened glass glass balustrade railing are designed to support and protect the user. They should be designed to restrain personnel without additional injury due to sharp edges, thin sections, open tubes, protruding details, etc.
Design should be based on a horizontally distributed load (UDL) applied at a nominal height of 1.1 m from the finished floor level.
Types of glass 10mm toughened glass glass balustrade railing
Minimum barrier heights for various building uses and locations are shown in the table below:
2. 10mm toughened glass glass balustrade railing with glass-filled panels
In this type of railing, the main body of the railing (top rail and balustrade) should be designed to withstand the loads applied to the top rail and glass should be used to form the infill panel. However, it should be noted that the glass does not provide support for the main unit.
This type of glass railing can be subdivided into four types:
1) Glass only supports vertical edges
This type involves the vertical edges of the glass being supported in grooves on the sides of each vertical column. Therefore, the top and bottom edges of the glass are exposed. The glass can also be supported by patch fittings fixed to the post. In all cases, handrails are required.
2) Glass only supports horizontal edges
This type includes handrails at the top and channels or rails at the bottom of the glass. In this case, the handrail should be designed to carry the railing load and the glass to carry the fill load.
3) All four edges support the glass
In this type of balustrade, the glass formed in the balustrade infill is supported by four sides.
4) Glass fixed by patch/bolt fittings
This railing system requires two rows of bolts to provide a rigid fixation that minimizes panel distortion. The purpose of these fasteners is to transmit the force transmitted to the railing into the support structure.
Because these fixtures occupy a limited surface area on the glass and can generate significant stresses, rigorous research is required to determine the appropriate glass thickness, fixture spacing and dimensions.
3. Freestanding glass guardrail
In this type of glass railing, the glass is designed to withstand the design loads. Therefore, each pane of glass should be firmly clamped to the structure along its bottom edge, with handrails attached to the top edge of the glass, and there should be no balustrades.
If freestanding balustrades without handrails are provided, each panel shall be capable of carrying the entire appropriate design load.
4. Stand system
These systems are an extension of the bolt-on system, where a bolt is part of a bracket attached to a floor or concrete slab, steel or wooden structural surface.
The use of these systems should be carefully studied as they induce extremely high strains in the glass in which the stents are located.
The design should balance glass thickness and bracket position to produce a suitable system. Some systems may be designed to generate test data to justify their use.
Advantages of glass 10mm toughened glass glass balustrade railing
The advantages of glass 10mm toughened glass glass balustrade railing are:
Glass 10mm toughened glass balustrade railing are easy to maintain because they won't rot, rust or rot.
Glass 10mm toughened glass balustrade railing do not require painting and staining, which makes them easy to maintain and affordable.
The glass panel is barely visible, providing an unobstructed view.
Glass 10mm toughened glass balustrade railing are easy to install while providing optimum security. They are resistant to strong winds and accidental falls as well as severe weather.
Due to the translucent properties of glass, buildings with glass balustrades appear larger than they actually are. This feature increases the market value of the building.
The widespread use of glass railing systems can be attributed to their flexibility in style, variety and ease of installation.
These glass railing designs are particularly versatile as they can be used in homes, workplaces, hotels and multifamily structures.