Balustrade Glass Thickness – Wakefield Glass & Aluminium

Balustrade Glass Thickness

Frameless Balustrade - Acceptable glass thickness

 
 Building use / Occupancy
Horizontal Distributed load Min Glass Thickness
Inside a single family dwelling including stairs, light wells ect but excluding external balconies/roofs 0.36kN/m

13.5mm toughened/laminated

6 -1.5- 6mm.

Residential balconies/roofs, office/work areas or institution buildings not susceptible to overcrowding 0.74kN/m

17.5mm toughened/laminated

8 - 1.5 - 8mm.

Retail environments or areas susceptible to overcrowding where there is less than 3m width for people to congregate 1.5kN/m

21.5mm toughened/laminated

10 - 1.5 - 10mm

Shopping Malls, assembly areas or areas susceptible to overcrowding where there is over 3m width for people to congregate 3.0kN/m

31.5mm toughened/laminated

15 - 1.5 - 15mm.

Framed Balustrades - Acceptable glass thickness

 Building use / Occupancy Horizontal Distributed load Min Glass Thickness
Inside a single family dwelling including stairs, light wells ect but excluding external balconies/roofs 0.36kN/m 8mm
Residential balconies/roofs, office/work areas or institution buildings not susceptible to overcrowding 0.74kN/m 10mm
Retail environments or areas susceptible to overcrowding where there is less than 3m width for people to congregate 1.5kN/m 10mm
Shopping Malls, assembly areas or areas susceptible to overcrowding where there is over 3m width for people to congregate 3.0kn/m 10mm