The entrance to a building is an opportunity to make a statement about the building or the client. With glass the entrance can be open and inviting but at the same time glass can be used to control access, provide impact resistance including security, and be an element in the energy strategy of the building.
Specialist companies can provide revolving doors and patch fittings to create an expanse of glass with the minimum of architectural hardware.
It is essential that impact resistant glass is used in and around doors to comply with the requirements of document N, both in terms of providing personal safety from broken glass but also reducing risk from bumping into glass panels that could be mistaken for open areas or doors. Manifestation on the glass or large door handles can be used to highlight the doors from the general glass screen.
The screen design including entrance doors should protect the glass from excessive flex and stress.