Architectural Balustrades

ESG TuffLam can be used in two and four edge supported infill panel barriers and provides the highest level of safety for structural balustrades (free standing barriers) where the glass is clamped only by its bottom edge.

Toughened glass is four to five times stronger than annealed glass of the same thickness and is ideally suited to most safety critical applications.

However, its use at high level must be subject to careful consideration because if it is broken the glass will shatter into small pieces and will no longer support a load or act as a barrier. Consequently, toughened glass that is not fully framed is likely to fall from its fixings.

 

Please see below for size/design loads

ESG Tufflam thickness (mm)              Loads                     Maximum Span (mm)

                  9.5                               1.0kN/m² and 0.5kN                      1400  

                  11.5                             1.0kN/m² and 0.5kN                      1750

                  11.5                             1.5kN/m² and 1.5kN                      1300

                  13.5                             1.0kN/m² and 0.5kN                      2000

                  13.5                             1.5kN/m² and 1.5kN                      1700