1.) How do you attach or fix the glass partitioning in place?

 

 

The first stage of fitting is to lay out and fix a U channel all around the perimeter of where the glass partition will be situated. The U channel is made of aluminium and fixed to the floor, walls and ceiling with flat headed screws. Once the U channel is fixed in place the glass can either be lifted into the top channel and lowered into the botttom channel (lift and drop systems only) or positioned the glass at a door opening and slide it along the U channel to the required postion.


Once the glass panels are positioned correctly in the U channel, their level needs to be checked with a spirit level and packers can be used at the base of the glass to adjust and level them. A rubber gasket is then pushed into the U channel on either side of the glass to firmly fix the glass into the U channel so that is cannot move.


A 5mm gap should be left between each glass panel and this gap should then be filled with clear silicon. This joins the glass panels together, adds strength and rigidity to the wall and signficiantly improves the sound proofing of the room.

 

 

 

2.) How do the glass partitions join together?

 

A 5mm gap should be left between each glass panel and this gap should then be filled with clear silicon. This joins the glass panels together, adds strength and rigidity to the wall and signficiantly improves the sound proofing of the room.

 

 

3.) Can you use glass partitions in an office with a suspended ceiling?

 

Yes the glass partitions we have can be fitted to a suspended ceiling. The U channel should fixed directly to metal frame work of the suspended ceiling. The metal framework should then be reinforced above the ceiling tiles, using timber batterns fixed at 45 degree angels on either side oof where the glass partition meets the ceiling.

 

4.) How do the glass doors work?

 

The glass door is mounted on a floor spring. This is suspended and cased in a metal box which needs to be sunk 6-8cm into the floor. The floor spring is necessary to control the motion of the door opening and closing and to stop the glass door flapping around. The floor spring allows the door to be held open at 90 degress and controls the speed at which the door closes, this is adjustable. Two metal patches are fixed to he glass door in each corner. The bottom metal patch allows the glass door to be slotted directly onto the floor spring once its mounted in the floor, the top metal patch attaches directly to the door pivot point attached into the ceiling or U channel. 

 

5.) My ceiling height is more than 2400mm, can I still use your glass panels?

 

 

We use a lift and drop fitting system which requires the attachment of 38mm deep U channel on the ceiling and 25mm U channel on the floor, this adds 25mm-30mm to overall fitting height so for 2400mm glass you would need a gap of 2430mm floor to ceiling height. 

 

If the ceiling height does not quite fit our custom made panel sizes it is possible to use a painted wooden batten along the ceiling to fill the gap, you can use this solution to fill gaps upto about 4cm.


If your ceiling height is greater than 2470mm then we recommend using a peice of timber along the floor and siitting the glass directly onto this. The best option is to have the peice of timber cut to size at a timber merchant so that when fixed the floor the top of the timber to ceiling height is then 2430mm.


The alternative to  fixing a timber batttern to the floor or ceiling is to build a bulk head along the ceiling with some pillars.

   

6.) My ceiling height is less than 2400mm, can I still use your glass panels?

 


We stock 3 different sizes of standard panel:

2200mm x 900mm

2400mm x 900mm

2650mm x 900mm

 

Alternatively you can have your glass made to measure; maximum dimensions 3000mm x 1500mm.

 

 

 

 

7.) Can the glass partitions be cut down?

 

The glass is toughened which means it cannot be cut down or changed in anyway. However if our stock panels do not fit your requirement we can custom make glass panels to any shape or size. Visit custom cut glass pages for a quote.

 

 

8.) How do I work out how many glass panels I need?

 

To work out how many panels you require, measure the width of the gap where you want to build the glass partition in mm. Then divide this width by 905mm. The panels we sell are all 900mm wide, but we advise you to leave a 5mm gap bewteen each panel and fill this with silicon, hence the measurement to use to work out how many panels you need is 905mm. You should also allow an extra 5- 10mm where the glass partitions are to be joined to a wall using U channel.


Office Glass Partition ExampleGSS Glass Partition


9.) Watch an instructional video on installing Glass Partitions.



 


10.) Glass Fitting Instructions?


i) First measure the floor to ceiling height. If it's greater than the height of the glass by +30mm - fix a wooden batten to the ceiling to reduce the discrepency +30mm. Then fix the top (deep) U-channel to the ceiling.


ii) Using a plumb line or spirit level and a straight edge, mark out the line of the partition along the floor so that it is exactly below the line of the top U-channel. Then fix the bottom and side U channels, cutting into the skirting board where necessary.


iii) Fix the U-channel around the perimeter of the partition wall.


iv) Lift each piece of glass into the U-channel. The glass should be lifted vertically into the top (DEEP) channel. Then, when it's directly above the bottom Channel, gently lower the glass down so it is sitting in the channel. Using a spirit level and packers where necessary, level out each glass panel with a spirit level. And fix glass in place using a gasket – (SEE VIDEO vi.).


v) Labelled Pictures:

 

 

vi) Video:

 

 

 

 

 

11.) What is the weight of glass?

 

Answer: The way to calculate the weight of glass is 2.5kg per millimeter per square meter. For example (10mm thick glass 1M wide x 2M height).multiply 1 x 2M= 2 square meters multiplied by 10( for the 10mm thick glass)=20 multiply by 2.5 =the weight 50KG.


12.) How do I apply Silicone to my glass partitions?