We provide overhead glazing surveys and offer a range of safety window films and glass containment systems for overhead glazing in the event of unexpected shattering or problems caused by spontaneous glass breakage or nickel sulfide inclusions.
Nickel sulfide inclusions and flaws in glazing can cause major disruption and potentially pose health and safety issues should a pane fracture or break. The risks associated with nickel sulfide inclusions in toughened glass mean that a panel could spontaneously break at any time without warning.
If this happens in overhead glazing, roof atria, roof-lights or curtain walling the consequences could be life threatening. Anti-fragmentation films combined with glass containments systems are a cost-effective way of providing enhanced safety in areas where overhead glazing is a concern.
Glass containment solutions for overhead and high risk glazing areas
Glass containment systems are advanced battening systems designed to maximise the effectiveness of filmed glass and frames, by preventing the filmed unit from leaving the frame should it break. An edge batten traps the filmed glass to the frame, reducing risks in highly vulnerable areas by containing the fragments within the frame safely and securely until it can be replaced.
These systems are commonly used in overhead toughened glass applications where strength and protection is paramount such as:
- Internal Office Partitions
- Curtain Wall Facades
- Shop fronts
- Glazed balconies / balustrades
Specialising in large complex installation projects
Solarshield specialise in large complex installation projects where access poses a challenge. We are experienced in dealing with the full range of access equipment which maybe required when working at high level such as scaffolding, mobile towers and powered access.
Once we understand the level of protection required for a project, the existing glass type, glazing configuration and specific installation needs have been determined following an on-site survey, we can advise which solution will be suitable to provide maximum performance.