The term ‘structural glass’ is a wide-reaching product term used to describe where the glass is taking an element of the structural load. For example frameless glazing usually found in commercial settings, and becoming increasingly popular in domestic settings.
Green oak has also become a popular material choice for extensions and outbuildings. As the oak dries out it contracts and moves, putting the glazing under a large amount of pressure. This would cause glass breakages and disruption of the perimeter sealant in standard glazing.
For these types of applications we can supply structural silicone sealed units. These units consist of a thicker glass than standard glazing, and are sealed using a special silicone (as opposed to hot-melt butyl used for standard units). This silicone is not susceptible to UV rays or high temperatures making it ideal for these types of glazing.
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