An important development in interior design in recent years has been the increasing use of glass. Office partitions often use glass a primary feature, and walls can be built from floor to ceiling “Armour Plate” glass. This is glass that has been especially toughened.
Although expensive, this system does not have any vertical mullions. The glass panels sit in a channel top and bottom, and are joined together using a bead of clear silicone. Like all form of glazing, the glass can be clear or tinted.
Doors normally have to be fitted with top and bottom pivots, and cannot be side hung (hinged) because of the weight. Usually this means the installation of recessed floor springs to act as a door “closer”, to prevent accidental slamming.
Doors can be made to a standard height however, the panel above is secured to the panel either side with a “patch plate”, which is clamped in place and holds the top hinge.
One disadvantage to all glass partitions is that glazing manifestation is required (Building Regulations 1994, Document N) and can only be single glazed.
|Curved walls can be created from multiple panels.|
|Integration with Storagewall, showing creative manifestation.|
|Applied glazing film can create an “etched” appearance.|