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Which Australian standard must glazing comply with?

Which Australian standard must glazing comply with?

AS1288-2006 now specifies that glass panels within 1000mm of floor level situated in schools and childcare facilities and within 1500mm for aged care, retirement villages and nursing homes must be Grade A Safety Glass.

What is the Australian standard for glass in buildings?

The minimum thickness of framed toughened glass is 4mm; the minimum thickness of partly framed and frameless toughened glass is 6mm.

How thick is standard window glass in Australia?

Most standard residential windows are fitted with clear float glass, in thickness ranging from 3-5mm. Doors are generally fitted with 4mm or 5mm clear toughened glass.

What is the Australian standard for windows?

What is AS 2047? AS 2047 is the mandatory minimum specification for windows and doors used in Australia it includes compliance to the Glass Standard AS 1288.

Do you need stormglass for hurricane resistant glazing?

*Notes: For hurricane-resistant glazing applications, StormGlass™ should be used as a component in a tested system. The actual glass thickness and the maximum size is determined by this system testing.

What kind of glass is used in Storm Shield?

Glass is a Thermal Resistant Cyclone Rated Glass, boasting the same ultra-high grade laminate with additional thermal advantages and flood resistance. Fully certified for use in Regions C and D in Australia and the Pacific Islands, StormShield

How to contact Oldcastle hurricane resistant stormglass?

Call toll-free, 866-653-2278. Send e-mail to Technical Support. These guidelines are to be used in addition to, and in conjunction with, the guidelines in the latest edition of the Glazing Manual published by the Glass Association of North America and Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope ® Glazing Instructions.

How big is a hurricane resistant stormglass OBE?

The speeds of windborne debris and the peak wind pressures in tornadoes can, in many cases, be much higher than those specified in ASTM E1996. FEMA document specifies a 15 lb. wood 2×4 fired at 100 mph. This has approximately 14 times the energy of the large missile used in Wind Zone 4 of ASTM E1996.