Glass which has a higher level of tensile strength than usual does not need so much framing – if any – in order to be installed safely. This usually means that the glazing in question is a little thicker than normal glass. Nevertheless, this type of glass offers certain advantages for designers. So-called frameless glass can be fitted in a variety of ways so that less visual noise is created. Unlike framed glazing, frameless options allow the eye to move around freely without anything getting in the way. How is frameless glazing used by modern designers in Australia today?
Optimal Light Flow
Sections of frameless glazing are often specified by building designers in places where the maximum level of natural light is desirable. As such, you might find them being used for skylights and ordinary windows in places which do not see much of the sun. A typical example might be a building that has been built into the side of a hill, perhaps on a very steep site which blocks light. Because there is no frame, more of the space is available to allow more light to flow through.
Another typical example of glass without any form of a frame in a building is when it is used to make a balustrade. These days, a completely transparent balustrade is often preferred by architects who do not want to create a visual barrier but know that they need to design a physical one. Therefore, you will often see frameless glazing used in balustrades that prevent people from toppling from roof terraces or balconies, for example. Many of them are simply mounted in a vertical position, anchored to a secure fixing at the bottom of the glass.
Sections of frameless glass are also used to prevent parts of an exterior design from being too exposed to the elements. You might find it being used in an al fresco dining area of a chic restaurant, for example. If you want to prevent a wind from whipping through a seating area but you still want people to be able to see the view that is afforded to them, then a frameless glazing system does the job perfectly. This sort of installation is often found close to the coast and in other exposed areas.
In some situations, frameless glazing is used to provide a good view but to stop excessive noise whilst so doing. Like other physical barriers, glass can absorb excessive amounts of noise, perhaps from a nearby runway or busy road. In certain situations, frameless glass does a great job of blocking out unwanted sounds whilst still retaining the obvious property of being transparent.Share
28 November 2018
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