What glass do I need for my frameless balustrade?
Every installation scenario is different and therefore there are a range of different glass options for you to choose from. The most common sizes for residential and light commercial are: 12mm, 15mm, 17.5mm, 19mm and 21.5mm.
As mentioned in a previous post you need to have a double barrier in place so if you don’t want a handrail ontop of the glass you need to opt for a laminate glass. If you choose a mono glass you’ll need a handrail ontop.
Ever installation scenario requires a different loading and requires different glass thicknesses so here’s a quick guide;
Domestic installation internal (stairs & landings) = 12mm toughened or 17.5mm toughened laminate
Domestic installation external (balconies) = 15mm toughened or 21.5mm toughened laminate
Light commercial (small offices etc) = 15mm toughened or 21.5mm toughened laminate
Restaurants & bars = 19mm toughened or 21.5mm toughened laminate (sentry glass)