Structural Glass Canopy System

Product Description

This design style of overhead glazing generally employs spider fittings or engineered fittings that fix back to a primary structure. The engineered fittings require a drilled hole in specific engineered laminated toughened glass that suspends the glass locally at each fixing point. The glass panes are generally clear silicone butt jointed to provide the appearance of a monolithic sheet of glass. Due to potential exposure to high wind, seismic, snow and live loads etc, it is necessary for these types of systems to be specifically designed.

Performance / Testing

  • AS/NZS1170 (Structural Design Actions)
  • NZS4223 (Glazing in Buildings)
  • NZS/AS4284:2008 (Water / Air Pressure/ Air Leakage)

Maximum Spanning Ability

Glass size and primary structure support is your only limitation. We can source your specific glass requirements to meet your project needs.

Thermosash specifically engineers the best suite option for your project taking into consideration span, structural system, load imposed by glass thickness, wind & snow loading. The spanning ability will vary depending on the above.

Thermosash Suites are recognized as having the largest spanning systems on the market due to our specific engineering capability and the customised nature of the work we complete.

Warranty

The standard warranty is 5 years from the date of practical completion for these products. This covers workmanship and weather tightness, providing the subcontract includes fabrication, installation and glazing of all components.

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Key Features

  • Fixing mechanism can be proprietary or bespoke.
  • Almost any type of glass can be incorporated, including ceramic fritting to provide an element of solar shading corporate motif.

Specification

We recommend using Masterspec 4251TS Commercial Windows when specifying

or Masterspec 4614 Specialty Glazing when specifying this glass type.

Finishes

We recommend that all exposed exterior fixings such as spider fittings are stainless steel rated to 316.

Relevant Projects

East on Quay

East on Quay

Auckland

Multiplex

Royal Sun Alliance

Royal Sun Alliance

Auckland

PTW Architects

J.P Construction

Innovation 5a

Innovation 5a

Auckland

Warren & Mahoney

Hawkins

2017

AUT Business School

AUT Business School

Auckland

Jasmax

Fletcher Construction

2012

Deloitte-Auckland

Deloitte-Auckland

Auckland

Warren and Mahoney, Woods Bagot

Brookfield Multiplex

2010

ANZ (Triangle Building)

ANZ (Triangle Building)

Christchurch

Peddlethorp Architects

Leighs

2017