Patent Glazing is not intended to withstand loads imposed by the structure to which it is attached. Our patent glazing systems are designed to resist the most adverse combination of loads likely to occur, such as dead load (self weight), wind, snow and where necessary, maintenance.
Consideration should be given to how readily the patent glazing will be accommodated by the structure, therefore, consultation with us at design stage is recommended for most contracts.
The dimensional and positional accuracy of the supporting structure is of prime importance. Patent glazing systems can overcome slight discrepancies in the structure of approximately 1.5mm per pane width, but tolerances above these can have an effect on the integrity of the system.