WHERE CAN FRAMELESS GLASS CURTAINS BE INSTALLED?
Glass Curtains can be installed anywhere where there are walls, a bottom and top surface. Glass Curtains have been used on balconies, patios, or within interiors as partitions, or part of store fronts, in many different countries.
We offer a variety of configurations, such as straight, angled or curved. Glass Curtains are also available at half height or full height (up to 3 metres).
Please remember balconies are meant to be semi-outdoor spaces. Glass Curtains are not a structural construction installation and therefore non-permanent. The tracks are surface mounted and panels installed into the tracks. The systems can be installed and removed at any time. You may need council approval, please ask us for further advice.
Use Glass Curtains to partition your indoor space into separate, distinct areas that are more private and specific to your needs. Many offices use them as partitioning, providing privacy for meetings.
Restaurants can benefit with a Glass Curtains installation thereby making an unusable outdoor winter area into a beautiful welcoming and functional space.
Glass Curtains can be customized in many ways to suit your needs and tastes. Feel free to visit our showroom to discuss what possibilities are available for your project. As standard we supply 10 or 12mm clear toughened glass. The glass is also available in various tints. The tint is not added to the glass, the glass itself is coloured. We also offer glass that provides thermal and anti-glare qualities.
Standard frames come in Pearl White. You can also choose from a wide variety of alternative powder coat colours to suit your specification at a small additional cost.
NOISE, WIND AND RAIN PROTECTION
Glass Curtains are safe and provide strong protection against the elements effectively cutting out noise, giving you a peaceful space to relax. Glass Curtains meet German DIN 1249 standards, as well as U.S. wind and water standards (DP 50), to withstand a wind load of 250km/hour whilst providing a water tightness of approximately 95%. The gaps between glass panels are only 2mm to 3mm – Translucent polycarbonate rain strips can also be affixed along the thin gap between the glass panels, to achieve even greater water tightness. The surface-mounted tracks are also sealed with silicon to keep out the rain.
Glass Curtains have been shown to reduce noise by at least 25dB.
Cleaning and maintenance
Apart from cleaning the glass and occasionally vacuuming the tracks, there is no special maintenance required. Only water and a clean cloth are required. Our patented Teflon Transport System eliminates the need for ball bearings, which can rust and jam, or rubber wheels that can degrade. Glass Curtains are maintenance-free. No oiling and no replacement of parts required.
The weight of the glass panels is divided equally and supported along the bottom track, thus avoiding wear and tear on the components and guaranteeing excellent functionality and durability.
HOW MUCH SPACE DOES IT TAKE WHEN GLASS CURTAINS ARE FULLY OPENED AND STACKED TO THE SIDE?
The wall frame containing the side lock handle is 85 mm and the space for each panel in a stacked position is 30 mm. For example, for a 10-panel system, when the system is fully open, the 10 stacked panels will take up only 300 mm.
BENEFITS OF FRAMELESS GLASS CURTAINS
Glass Curtains provide temporary protection from rain, wind, noise and dirt. Easily retract Glass Curtains when you want to let the outdoors in, or simply close it up when the weather is not suitable. Glass Curtains are fully retractable, so you always have the flexibility of reverting to your original layout. As the panels are clear and frameless, they are barely visible.
thickness of the glass panels?
Each glass panel is made of 10mm or 12 tempered glass. Glass Curtains are very sturdy and have been tested in the areas of impact performance, surface compression and fragmentation. In comparison to 8mm glass, the 2-4 mm difference in thickness makes a crucial difference to the sturdiness of the glass panels, especially with panels beyond 210cm in height.
Height and width of panels
The optimal panel height is 1200 mm to 2700 mm, and should not exceed 3000 mm. For projects that have a ceiling height of more than 3000 mm, we can also construct fixed glass panels, so Glass Curtains can be accommodated.
The optimal panel width is 500 mm to 750 mm, and should not exceed 900 mm. We don’t recommend making the panels too wide, to reduce intrusion into the room when the panels are stacked to the side.
IS IT A MUST TO HAVE THE BOTTOM TRACK?
Yes. The bottom track is essential as the weight of the glass panels sits on the bottom track. However, bottom tracks can be concealed. All you need is a groove in your flooring that’s 50mm deep and 45mm wide, which we can also organise. Glass Curtains sit on sturdy aluminium tracks. With the weight on the bottom, the glass panels glide easily and steadily.