Glass can be used within balustrades either on its own for a frameless glass support or within a supporting framework to allow light to transfer between level changes. Depending on which one of these applications you are intending to use will determine the glass specification London Architectural Glass would provide.
Normally a frameless glass balustrade construction would be a toughened, laminated glass construction, this being two panels of toughened (or tempered) glass laminated together. The resulting construction will not only be structurally stronger than a single piece of toughened glass but will also not allow glass pieces to fall onto below spaces if the balustrade glass is broken in any situation.
Toughened and toughened laminated glass can be cut and curved to create different shapes and movements for the glass balustrade. Specialist interlayers or decorative techniques can also be introduced to these elements for a unique design effect.
For a stronger and safer frameless glass balustrade using a sentry interlayer within the structural glass balustrade construction is best. Using a stronger interlayer such as SGP you will create a balustrade that will hold together in the event of a glass panel breakage.
Using a Sentry Interlayer on external frameless balustrades also increases the life longevity of the glass installation. Sentry Interlayers are much stronger and do not react to water creating a greater life longevity to any external applications.