Architectural and Structural bolted glass
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Bolted facades and screens are supported using fins, to act as vertical supports, either toughened or toughened laminated glass, bolted to the rear of the screens offering structural support and stabilty.Architectural glass and steel fins can be full height ,tapered or cantilevered depending on the design and structural requirements.
Using architectural bolted glass, it is possible to construct frameless and seamless designs using toughened and toughened laminated glass.
The use of structural bolted glass in Atria, Facades Commercial frontages and Residential use, allows light into the building foot print whilst keeping a modern and stylish appearance without the need for frames.creating a smaller carbon foot print by reducing lighting costs.
Utilising structural insulated double glazed units low u values are easily achieved. Combining natural light with exceptional w/m2 insulation allowing buildings to meet or exceed the current building regulations.
Bolted glass facades,used as commercial shop frontages can be double glazed or toughened laminated single glazed depending on apllication and specification.
Atria and architectural screens are used with toughened and toughened laminated glass also, offering strength and integrity,allowing clear stunning buildings with uniterrupted visiblity.
A structural glass assembly consists of a series of specially processed glass panes, bolted together at their corners by means of ‘spider fittings’ or ‘metal patch fittings’ along with silicone sealant at the pane-to-pane joints. The minimization of metal framing members creates an effect of transparency that forms a natural and artistic blend between the indoor space and the outdoor environment. Different methods can be used to support the dead-load of the system and to provide lateral stiffness against wind-loading.
Depending on the method used, the system is sub-divided in
Fins:-The glass facade and glass fin is connected using stainless steel spiders. The top of the glass panels/fins are supported at the top, in order to withstand the dead-load of the system, Consecutive Glass fins are connected using bolted splice plates.
Tension Rod System:-The composite structure is set up with the of ‘tension rods’ (stainless steel pipe structural members designed to always be in tension). The tension-rod structure withstands the exterior loading on the glass façade.