Dear Glass Detective,
What are the industry standard thicknesses for interior frameless tempered glass doors and partitions? We are using continuous head and sill channels for the partitions and patch fittings for the doors. The doors and walls vary in height; typically 8-feet, 9-feet and 10-feet. The doors are typically 36-inches, 42-inches and 48-inches wide.
Thank you for making contact with the Glass Detective with your questions regarding industry standards for glass selection in interior frameless glass partitions. You provided some sizes to work with and also stated that you intend to use tempered glass for the glass you will install. You further told us that you will be using sill and head channels and patch fittings for the doors in these partitions. The only information missing is what you intend to do at glass-to-glass butt joints, if any are present. Otherwise, you have covered the bases of your intentions and planning very well.
We at Glass.com in general, and the Glass Detective in particular, do not provide actual engineering information or to approve anyone else’s design work. However, we can comment, as a consumer information service, on glass applications and make certain generalizations. With this in mind, the following comments are being offered to you:
Concluding Remarks: We suggest you reach out to a reputable glass supplier and spend time with them familiarizing yourself with the capabilities and performance characteristics of tempered glass as well as laminated glass products for use in interior partitions. You may want to do this through, or with, a reputable glazing contractor in your area who can also assist you with framing hardware and budgeting as well. We at Glass.com feel that there is nothing more attractive and functional than glass partitions and doors in an interior office setting. Thank you again for reaching out to the Glass.com Glass Detective and we wish you well with your project.
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