A major change went into effect for the 2015 IBC. Glass railing applications may no longer use monolithic tempered glass as a glass balustrade or as infill. There are exceptions but they are limited to areas where there is no walking area below the glass railing. This was a reaction to several instances where monolithic […]
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While this is not yet in effect, the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) will include a code requirement for glass railing that is similar to the wording in the IBC. R308.4.4.1 Structural glass baluster panels. Guards with structural glass baluster panels shall be installed with an attached top rail or handrail. The top rail or […]
The glass may be set into the shoe with a wet or a dry glaze process. Click here to learn more about Wagner’s PanelGrip® dry-glaze The following wet glaze method is historically the most common in setting glass in base shoe molding. It requires a “wet” filler of either quick setting expansion cement or silicone. […]
So I’m sitting on the couch watching the World Series last night (Go Cubs!) and I see this during a commercial. I was taken aback. Do you see what I see? Probably not, unless, like me, you look at railing everywhere you go. Where’s the top rail on the glass railing at the top right? […]
Wagner, previously first-to-market with the industry’s pioneering dry glaze structural railing solution, is building upon the legacy of its already highly-efficient PanelGrip® system with the new streamlined design of PanelGrip 2. By offering enhanced durability and a lighter weight single aluminum base shoe moulding, the PanelGrip 2 design effectively reduces shipping, labor and inventory costs […]
Use plywood to create templates of your finished glass requirements. Cut the pieces to size and place holes as needed for brackets. Send the templates to your glass supplier so that they can prepare your glass to match your template.
The name self-cleaning can be misleading and therefore irrespective of how you treat the glass it will still actually require cleaning and maintenance. So, what is self-cleaning glass, and what types of self-cleaning glass are there? Well I would divide this area into two categories, two distinctively different approaches to the same problem 1) Glass […]
Embrace glass railings and thrive Why the time is now to seize the opportunity. With glass trending upward in architectural design and growing in demand in the North American market, it’s time to embrace glass railings and grow your business.
Solutions for simplified installation Evolution of glass railing system innovation saves time and money. For glass installers and metal fabricators alike, profitability on the job means getting in and out of the job as quickly as possible and getting the job done without any hiccups. Ensuring quality work is equally as important. Fortunately, railing system design […]
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