The Importance Of Specification In Architectural Glazing, And How Accuracy Is Key To Compliance

London, Mar 27, 2019 ( – Creating a technically accurate, detailed, and up-to-date glass specification is a critical part of the construction build process. Architectural glazing specifications are complex with Architects, Contractors, and Clients aiming to achieve a balance of aesthetics, functionality, and performance.

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Factors like glass characteristics, the architectural metal hardware used in conjunction with the glass, load bearings, thermal properties, and other safety factors, need to be addressed.

Balustrade Components UK works closely with Architects, Contractors, Specifiers and other industry professionals, assisting to help them comply with Building Regulations. The company’s aim is to reduce the complexity and risk of integrating glass into design plans, with experienced in-house specialists providing technically sound and competent advice.

Glass specification

From concept to completion, Architects and Specifiers have to ensure a thorough and detailed approach to their glass specifications. This not only benefits their client, but also every stakeholder and supplier who will work on the project.

A successful architectural glazing specification should include:

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  • Ensuring the project’s overall function and design purpose meets stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Does the specification reflect and comply with the latest Building Standards?
  • Are the products used fit for the purpose intended? Taking into account the glass and architectural metal components.
  • Does it satisfy energy requirements where sustainability is a critical factor?
  • Is there a process is in place to ensure that any changes to the specification are properly communicated?


Architectural glazing specification guidance

Architectural glazing covers a wide remit of products and services, and as a result is affected by a wide range of Building Regulations. Focusing on glass balustrades and railings, the two main code of standards that apply are Approved Document K for the Protection from Falling, Collision and Impact; and BS 6180:2011 Barriers in and about Buildings.

Balustrade Components UK offers thorough and competent technical services throughout the entirety of the specification process. The company’s team of in-house specialists forge strong relationships with Architects, Specifiers and other professionals involved in a build project.

Their ‘can-do’ attitude ensures project compliance every time and often reduces workloads for their clients enabling them to concentrate on other work.

Expert glass balustrade hardware

Balustrade Components UK offers clients a selection of UK manufactured systems and fixings, including off-the-shelf products with short lead times and more bespoke machined options.

Their extensive range of structural glass fittings for elegant glass balustrading includes glass clamps, handrail brackets, standoff point fixings, glass brackets, washer buttons and fixing plates, fasteners, and accessories.

By using the quality glass railing hardware from Balustrade Components UK in build projects, Architects and Specifiers are able to dictate overall design, fixing techniques, load bearings and importantly ensure compliance with building regulations.

Balustrade Components UK also supplies The AMG Frameless Glass Balustrade System to the UK market. This advanced system creates beautifully elegant frameless glass railings that really maximizes the use of glass, and can be either side or base mounted.  It is tested to meet the strictest building code requirements throughout the UK and Europe, including UK Building Regulations BS 6180:2011, CSTB, ABP, NBN B 03-004 and NederlandsBouwbesluit 2012.

For your convenience, if you know which glass fixing products you require for your project you can buy directly from our webshop –

For further information on the range of hhigh-qualityglass balustrade fixings available, or if you require support with your build project, please contact our friendly, competent team on 01543, 624 780, email [email protected] or visit our website

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