Modern glass canopies have been designed to bring a touch of individuality and style to any development. Available for use with a variety of fixing methods from bolt/clamp fixed to fully framed, glass canopies can be manufactured in a number for different formats depending on the design requirements.
Fixing methods fall into the following broad categories –
All edges supported
Two opposite edges supported
Point bolted or clamped
There is no single critical element to be considered when specifying overhead glazing; method of support, size, wind, snow and any dead loads all have a vital part to play. For more detailed guidance, please consult our Technical Department with your specific requirements.
Glass atriums allow light and a feeling of space within a building. There is no single critical element to be considered when specifying overhead glazing; method of support, size, wind, snow and dead loads all have a vital part to play.
Following are a couple of points intended to increase awareness of the more important factors that must be heeded, but is in no way a definitive list.
For more detailed guidance, please consult our Technical Department with your specific requirements.
Danger of falling glass
Most glass types can be used when correctly specified. The danger of injury from falling glass is very small, but the loss of confidence can be severe. It is vital that full and proper consideration is given to the building use, the height of the glass and the risk it presents.
Maintenance and Human loads
Working on roofs is dangerous, as such there are specific regulations that must be referred to when working at height. Any maintenance work that is to be carried out on a glazed roof must be carefully assessed. There may be occasion where workers must “walk” on the glazing, in these cases the use of spreader boards to transfer the loads being applied into the frame should be considered