Safety glazing should be provided to any glass in a “critical area”. Glass panels less then 250mm wide can be fitted with laminated glass. Whereas, glass panels wider then 250mm have to be fitted with toughened glass.
Below is an overview of critical areas that require safety glazing:
Any glazed area within a window below 800mm from floor level
Any glazed area within a window that is 300mm or less from a door and up to 1500mm from floor level
Within any glazed door up to 1500mm from floor level
The red areas in illustration below show critical locations in terms of safety. Glazing areas numbered 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and
10 should be in accordance with the recommendations of BS 6262, Part 4.
Wondering what kind of glazing you need for your log cabin? Confused about window thickness, double or single glazing etc.? Don’t want to be sold something you don’t really need?
If you don’t want the wool pulled over your eyes, then rest easy. Here is a clear and concise guide to make sure you get what you need and more importantly, you don’t pay over the odds.
Here at MyCabin.ie, we like to give all the information you need so you can make an informed decision. You can use this information to shop around, to compare us with the rest of the market. If and when you are ready to go and want to do it right, come and talk to us.
Nobody likes being sold something they don’t need. Here at MyCabin.ie, we will be the first to tell you what you don’t need. If you don’t need it, we won’t sell it to you.
By law, all glazing below 800mm from floor level and within 300mm of a door and up to 1500mm from the floor, must be of toughened glass. Regardless of their position, ALL our windows and doors use toughened glass.
With an increase in suppliers of log cabins in Ireland, how do you know who is genuine and who is not? Well here is a handy way to spot those who are not;
Toughened glass must have a seal etched into a corner of the glass. If they say it’s toughened glass, check their display models. If the etched seal is not visible, it is not toughened glass and the supplier is just telling you what you want to hear, not what you need to know. At this stage, you should walk away.
At MyCabin.ie, our motto is ‘Quality Delivered’, talk to us today if you want the job done right.