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Glass Fencing Materials

Glass Fencing Materials

Obviously the main component of any glass fence is the glass. There are various regulations surrounding the type of glass that is used in glass fencing depending on the location and purpose of the fence. In the past laminated glass (similar to car windscreens) was commonly used as it was deemed safe from brakage and if one did occur the laminating restricting the brakes to cracks but still held together.

In 2006 new restrictions were placed on the way in which glass can be used in glass fencing meaning that by far the most widely used type of glass is toughened glass. It comes in various thicknesses depending on the type of glass fencing you require. The most common thicknesses are:

  • Framed Glass Fencing – 6mm or 8mm thickSemi-Framed Glass Fencing – 8mm or 10mm thickFrameless Glass Fencing – 12mm or 15mm thick

With nearly all types of glass fencing there is accompanying materials required. This will be in the way of either complete frames, partial frames, support posts, mounted spigots or brackets. The most popular 2 materials are:

Aluminum – a strong yet lightweight option it can be used to produce a range of glass fencing designs. Very economical and can be provided in a range of colours. Typicallly used for the framed and semiframeless glass fencing and balustrading

Stainless Steel – a high quality, strong option that is ideal for marine environments. Typically used as posts for semi-frameless glass fencing or the spigots for frameless glass fencing.