When you look around cities such as London and New York, you find endless buildings that are constructed from glass. Glass is a popular design element for architects around the world, and there have been a lot of changes within this industry in recent years. To help you get a better idea of the type of projects we can undertake here at Clear Living Ltd, let’s take a look at what structural glass is and the engineering process that takes place to create this type of glass. 

What is Structural Glass Used For? 

When it comes to glass engineering options, there are many different choices for building projects nowadays. However, structural glass is a term that’s used to describe a variety of products that involve a frameless glass assembly. The glass will take some of the structural load, which is how structural glass designs such as those we see in cities are created. A structural glass wall is now a safe and effective option to use in any type of building, and glass floors are able to take the weight of multiple people at one time. Structural engineering is used to ensure glass installations are safe for withstanding weight and pressure. That’s why you always need to work with a team of professionals to ensure you are creating an effective yet attractive solution during a building project. 

Meeting Safety Standards When Working With Structural Glass 

Of course, for glass to be used as your primary building material, you’ll need to ensure that it meets all of the requirements for your country. Companies will ensure that their products meet the required standards and that they are fully tested during the process. We will ensure that any glass we install in your building is safe and secure for your family, while also offering an attractive solution for your home or business. Design engineers opt to use adhesive bonds sometimes to create a more undisturbed appearance, and there are strong sealant solutions that can assist with this process. 

Buildings made from structural glass must be created with safety and durability in mind. These buildings that we see in the world’s biggest cities are designed to stay in place for decades, so they need to be strong and sturdy to withstand the changing weather we are all experiencing. Whatever project you have in mind, structural glass will be the best option to bring this vision to life. Something that wasn’t possible a decade ago is likely to become a reality today, thanks to the advancements within the engineering processes in this industry. Now that you know more about this type of glass, let’s take a look at some of the common applications that we offer using structural glass. 

How Can Structural Glass Be Used Within Homes? 

We don’t all have the budget or space to create a modern building that’s designed entirely of glass. However, there are many ways in which you could add more glass to your home. There are so many benefits of glass in buildings, including connecting with nature and offering more natural sunlight. Firstly, you could create a glass room extension. These often bring homes to live in a whole new way and make even older properties look more modern and aesthetically pleasing. You’ll find that you have a new, light-filled room, where you can enjoy spending time with your friends and family throughout the year. Glass rooms are known for keeping their heat in, helping you to save on your heating bills, particularly in the summer months. 

Roof lights are another good option for adding natural light to any room. You don’t need a huge home to benefit from roof lights, and you’ll find it’s an attractive and modern solution for any home or apartment. You could add this to a space where you don’t have the room or budget for sliding glass doors. Bespoke skylights are something that more homeowners are considering. We’ll work with you to design your skylights from scratch to fit the size and shape of your room. They could be pyramid or lantern-shaped, but we will work with you to find something that is as unique as your home itself. 

Adding a glass structure to your home or business offers many benefits to your building and will help you to connect with the world around you. We encourage you to learn more about structural glazing and the safety and environmental benefits that it offers when used within buildings. Our team will be happy to discuss your needs for structural glass and how we can improve your building in the coming years. Contact us today for more information and to start discussing your next glazing project. We can create a bespoke design for you using structural glass, which will create a modern and light solution for your home. 

By Cathy