Potter’s Aluminium Partitions Specifiers’ Manual contains some useful technical information relating to glass, with references to the glazing code and GANZ. It also provides some important design guidelines for glazed internal partitions.
An architect or designer should carefully consider the height, type and thickness of the glass in particular. Heights above 3.0m require a specific design and adequate edge cover (the glass edge inside the aluminium profile) is required to retain glass under load (refer 303.2, and tables 25 and 27 of NZS 4223: Part 1).
Generally speaking, using toughened glass in an internal glazed partition – as opposed to annealed or laminated glass – will usually allow for longer runs of glazed partitioning and require fewer mullions.
For more information on all glass types, please consult with our partners, Viridian, or the Glass Association of New Zealand (GANZ).
Potter’s aluminium suites can accommodate glass thicknesses between 6mm and 12.38mm (for laminated glass).
For more information on glass thickness and compliance with the New Zealand Building Code requirements, refer to the “Human Impact Safety Requirements NZS4223: Part 3:1999″ found on the GANZ website.