|1||Domestic and Residential ?
Single family dwellings
Office and work areas
Light pedestrian traffic routes
|2||Domestic and Residential ?
Multi-occupancy, balconies and edges of roofs
Office and work areas ? areas not susceptible to over-crowding
Areas without obstacles for moving people and not susceptible to over-crowding, stairs, landings, corridors and balconies
|3||Areas where people might congregate ?
Areas having fixed seating within 530mm of the barrier
Areas with fixed seating ? restaurants and bars
Areas susceptible to overcrowding ? footways or footpaths less than 3mtrs wide adjacent to sunken areas
Retail areas ? All retail areas including banks, building societies and betting shops
|4||Areas Susceptible to over-crowding ?
Theatres, cinemas, shopping malls, assembly areas. Footways or pavements greater than 3mtrs wide adjacent to sunken areas
|Building Occupancy Class||Line Load in kN/m run applied 1100mm above finished floor level||UDL in kN/m?applied to the whole infill panel below the line load height||Concentrated load in kN applied to any part of the infill panel below the line load height|
We therefore advise that areas most associated with private individual purchases fall into Building occupancy class 1 & 2.
With a clear factor of safety, 10mm toughened glass will be more than acceptable providing the panel size is no greater than 1200mm between posts.
When our free standing glass system the following is advised.
|Building Occupancy Class||Thermally Toughened Safety Glass General||Base fixed onto concrete
|Base fixed onto steel
|With Handrail||With Handrail||With Handrail|
|1||12mm||15mm toughened||19mm toughened|
|2||15mm||19mm toughened||21.5mm rigid laminated, toughened heat soaked|