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How do I determine a specification for a glass barrier?

The above information can be inputted into the Pilkington Mechanical Strength online calculator which is available in MyPilkington. To register for MyPilkington, please click here.

To determine a suitable glass type and thickness for a glass barrier, the following information is required:

  • Size of glass pane
  • Type of barrier i.e. infill, free standing or full height - refer to BS6180
  • Any glass preference i.e. toughened or laminated
  • Fixing method e.g. fully framed, top and bottom fixed, bolted, bottom edge clamped, etc.
  • Presence of handrail or not
  • Design loads to be applied
  • There are three loads applied to barriers depending on the location and duty required. i.e. line load, uniform load and concentrated load
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