Achieve structure and multiple levels in the garden with glass walls and glass balustrades without interrupting views or interfering with the aesthetics of the planting. Glass garden balustrades are excellent for zoning and creating boundaries that blend harmoniously into the area of sunshine and greenery, light, and shade.
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Our Stainless steel post system can have an integrated handrail, surface fixed or faced fixed, posts are available also in custom made sizes, supply only or supply and fix.
Base shoe Frameless glass balustrades can be supplied in any custom sizes to meet your requirements. Our Dry glaze channels have adjustable packers so you can level the glass.
Spigots are a versatile solution. The Spigot allows any water to pass through under the glass, making it an ideal solution for balconies, fencing swimming pools, and raised patio areas.
We can take on full design packages to include structural calcs and full working drawings.
When you need to meet tight deadlines, we can help with our fast-track service.
We work with top UK manufactures, so you can expect the highest standards of quality, security and design.
Our 25+ years industry experience is your assurance of our capability and professionalism.
If you have any queries relating to glass balustrades, we would love to be of assistance. We offer free, no-obligation site surveys and advice to all prospective clients; we work in London and the Home Counties.
Please contact us via e-mail or the Call Back form below. If you’d rather phone – you can reach us on the below number to discuss all your glass Balustrade requirements.
020 8461 8966
Let us help you create your dream space using glass balustrades
Glass partitioning can be used to temporarily or permanently divide an office space into multiple areas or create a complete room within a room or add decorative division to an open plan area, it also helps reduce noise levels and provides some privacy within the working environment.
Glass room partitions are a cost effective way to divide/alter rooms requiring little to no structural changes therefore keeping the cost down to a minimum.
Glass partitioning creates a light and airy working environment; choose clear glass to create the illusion of open space. Use textured coloured or bevelled glass designs in your partitions if you want to create a focal point as well as increase privacy. They also help to reduce noise pollution and afford privacy within the workspace.
This type of partitioning is normally constructed as single glazed units. Double glazed glass partitioning has the advantage of better sound insulation; blinds can also be included between the sheets of glass if extra privacy is required.
Another benefit with glass partitioning is that you have the ability to apply decorative films with your company logo or emblem or indeed almost any design you request on them.
Glass partitions are not normally fire rated however, they can be made more fire resistant with special glass should this be required.
Doors within glass partitions are normally glass but can be solid if required, they can be fitted on patch hinges, floor mounts or sliding rails, within frames or frameless systems.
Glass partitioning is also available in various forms not just as straight flat glass panels. We can create bespoke curved or faceted screens to suit your design.
We have a number of systems available. Our most cost effective and popular, frameless single glazed system with a frameless door, is specified at 33dB sound attenuation. At this level you will hear muffled conversations. Our best double glazed system, fitted with acoustic glass is specified at 50dB sound attenuation.
We can provide a guide based on the test data on the glass type specified, but every building is different. The construction of a building and the furnishings within a room make a significant difference to the way sound behaves. If sound insulation is important to you then we have a number of ways to improve on the Standard system without increasing the cost beyond reason.
The first stage of fitting is to lay out and fix an Aluminium U channel around the perimeter of where the glass partition will be situated. The channel is fixed to the floor, walls and ceiling with flat headed screws. Once the U channel has been installed, the glass can either be lifted into the top channel and lowered into the botttom channel (lift and drop systems only) or the glass can be placed at an opening and slid along the U channel to the required position. Once the glass panels have been placed correctly with in the U channel, their level will be checked with a spirit level and packers may be used at the base of the glass to adjust and level them (these are not visible). All joints will then be filled with clear silicon to create the best visual finish, whilst also improving the strength and rigidity of the partition and signficiantly improves the sound proofing of the room.
The time depends very much on the nature of the system and your own timeframes which we try to meet wherever possible. We will give you a detailed schedule on receipt of your order and keep you updated regularly on progress.
Glass doors work on a pivot system rather than a conventional wall mounted hinge. Our frameless glass door systems consist of a floor mounted hydraulic hinge for glass doors which is fixed on a floor mounted plate. Please note with this system there is no need to make a hole in your floor as with some glass door systems. The floor spring controls the opening and closing motion of the door, and allows the door to be held open at 90 degrees both sides. Please note that it is very important to use a floor spring to control the opening and closing of glass door as without this the glass door could swing uncontrollably or slam shut causing damage or breakage to the glass door. Two metal patches are fixed to the glass door in each corner. The bottom metal patch allows the glass door to be slotted directly onto the floor mounting plate ; the top metal patch attaches directly to the door pivot point and is fixed into the U-channel or directly into the ceiling.
To comply with Building Regulation Document N and M it is required, by law, that a minimum of 2 rows of dots or squares are applied to full height glass partitions to denote that it is glass. Unless specifically requested to the contrary, we include the minimum manifestation requirement within your quotation.
You may also wish to use a bespoke film manifestation design. We would be pleased to quote for your specific requirement, think of a design, we can apply it!
If Manifestation is not ordered from us then we take no responsibility for any injury or claim arising, we have informed you of this requirement.
The increased use of glazing in buildings, together with building code requirements in the fire-rated glass sector have lead to the development of new types of fire resistant glasses and glass partitions. The trend for fire protection is definitely moving towards incorporating more glass in new ways leading to many new products available in addition to wired glass. Specially toughened glasses and clear laminated glasses have transformed the way architects think about fire protection. Modern technology permits the use of glass in the most aesthetically sensitive areas without compromising fire safety standards. Fire resistant glass is suitable for use in stairwells, computer rooms, evacuation routes in large office buildings, hospitals, shopping centres and other heat sensitive areas. The advantages include the restriction in the spread of flames, smoke and hot gases.
A GH Interior Glass, our glass partitions projects can include a wide range of fire resistant glass systems, classified by levels of integrity and insulation to contain the spread of flame, smoke and heat. From the latest silicone butt jointed technology, to the very highest performance timber and steel framed systems, offering from 30 mins to up to 2 hours (120 minutes) integrity and insulation. Integrity Fire protection relates to the amount of time the system has been proven and is required to maintain its integrity when it is faced with fire. Insulation Fire protection is the added measure where the partition also needs to insulate occupants of the building from the fire on the other side of the partition wall or glass screen.
GH Interior Glass offer a range of fire rated glass partition systems and fire screens to suit even the most stringent scenarios. For peace of mind, many glass partitioning systems don’t actually need to be structurally fire rated in accordance to UK building regulations. However, it is important to always check if in doubt. We are very experienced in the area of fire safety and can help take you through the process and then suggest suitable systems to ensure you are protected. We can provide systems with up to 120 minutes protection.
The classification of fire is split into two sections:
Fire Integrity – Ability of the glass partition to act as a barrier and stop the progress of the fire, smoke and toxic gases from one side of the partition to the other.
Fire Insulation – Ability of the glass partition to restrict the heat moving from one side of the wall to the other.
These classifications will be listed in terms of minutes for integrity and insulation, i.e. 30/30 would be 30 minutes integrity and 30 minutes insulation.
A Building Control Officer (BCO) has the ultimate say on the level required for an area, we can only help point you in the right direction. To give an indication, typical areas requiring some level of fire protection would be corridors and escape routes among others.
We use 4mm, 6mm or 10mm thick low iron, toughened glass with all edges polished. Only toughened glass is safe to be used behind a hob.
Yes. We only use toughened glass for our glass splashbacks, which is safe to be used behind any hob.
Glass Splashbacks can be curved or shaped to accommodate cooker hoods, etc. We can shape the splashback any size within 3000 x 1500mm. Most kitchen hob areas can be done in one piece.
Yes. Glass Splashbacks can be cut in many ways to allow for sockets, drill holes or shaping to a cooker hood. The accuracy of these is vital because we cut prior to toughening and once toughened no changes to the glass can be made.
Yes. We will always send you a proof of the image before we go to print to make sure you are 100% happy with it.
Your wall doesn’t have to be in perfect condition. If you have holes or anything similar on it then you can just pack it out with adhesive. If you’ve taken off tiles etc. and half the plaster board comes with it, it shouldn’t really matter as long as it’s hasn’t gone above the height of the splashback.
There is no extra charge for this service.
We offer a variety of free samples that you can expect in just five days after your order. Please be aware there is a shipping cost for any samples.
Yes we can when requested.
.74 kn loading is required for domestic, commercial can vary from 1.5kn up to 3kn.
Yes we can supply you with full support and installation instructions.
Yes externally you require grade 316, internally you can use grade 304
Domestic 900mm up the stairs from nosing of treads, 1000mm on landings commercial 1100mm minimal
Depending which type of glass is used it can take between 10 – 15 working days.
Yes you can choose any RAL colour to powder-coat your Ironmongery.
New ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines are available to UK employers to help them get their business back up and running and workplaces operating as safely as possible. There are 5 key points within the published guidelines, which have been implemented to set out steps to beat the virus to restart the economy, protect workers and restore people’s livelihoods. Although many people will continue to work from home for now, safety is at the forefront of everybody’s minds, with sneeze guards and glass protection screens being a favourable solution for a COVID-secure workplace.
There is no drilling, no holes and no mess. In the best interest of health and safety within close working office environments, we’ve developed the perfect solution for desk separation. The major benefits of protective office desk screens are:
– Anyone can put these screens together in minutes
– Both the desk and seating areas are covered
– Easy to clean
– Desks and floors don’t need to be drilled for holes so the glass screens can be simply removed and recycled.
Glass protection screens allow maximum light within a space while also offering a way to define areas and routes. The glass protection screens can be supplied in clear, frosted and even sign written versions with company logos and manifestations. Our new glass protection screens are designed to protect staff from airborne contaminants.
One of the most effective and perhaps quickest ways to protect workers from the risk of transmission from coughs and sneezes is to use glass protection screens. These glass screens are designed to reduce the risk of potential airborne germs between colleagues whilst still enabling visibility. These screens can be fitted on to any existing desktop screen with an adjustable screw locking clamp. The Safe Health care screen extension has proved to be extremely popular as it is easy to install and keep clean.
Employers are being advised to review the layout of their workplaces so that staff can work side-by-side or back-to-back (rather than face-to-face) and always at the current 1 metre plus distance from one another. Hot-desking and shared workspaces are to be avoided entirely too. Where any of these measures aren’t possible – or for extra precaution – anti-viral COVID glass protection screens are the recommended solution.
Government guidelines have outlined that the main objective is to maintain social distancing wherever possible, while people travel through the workplace and when at their workstations. When this is not possible mitigating actions include using glass protection screens, floor standing glass screens or glass barriers to increase protection from coughs and sneezes. Introducing glass protection screens to the workplace is a quick and effective way to protect your staff and (if applicable) the public from the risk of cross contamination.