Balustrades & Barriers

Glass can be used as part of a balustrade, or a free-standing barrier, in order to allow light to flow throughout the interior without compromising on safety. 

Where glass balustrades are installed in buildings, they should be designed to adequately protect people from falling, or from any other hazards. The design of a balustrade is determined by the intended use of the building, the potential risks to its users and occupants and the design of the supporting system.

The design of glass for balustrade applications can be complex, and BS 6180:2011 provides additional guidance on design. Saint-Gobain is able to support with specifications and calculations, and provide guidance to help determine suitable solutions for both free-standing barriers and balustrade infill panels.

Further information on the design of balustrades is available within the Technical Library.

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