I am in the process of specifying windows and doors for my garage
conversion. Being a downstairs area, and as part of it will be an office,
security is important. Does Toughened K glass offer much benefit over
Standard K Glass? Or am I worrying unnecessarily - i.e. is smashing glass
the least likely method of entry anyway?
On Sun, 3 May 2009 11:55:12 +0100, a certain chimpanzee, "John
Toughened doesn't mean tougher. I would have thought toughened glass
would be easier to break in through, as it shatters into tiny pieces
rather than the shards of 'normal' glass that could cut an intruder.
For security, laminated glass is better, as it stays intact.
I think most if not all police forces have a 'secured by design'
office(r) who can give advice.
"If no one on the Internet wants a piece of this,
If security is your worry then I would suggest getting some steel bars made.
Fitting toughened glass is normally a requirement of the building
regulations on safety issues, AFAIAA, it must be fitted to a glass window or
door which is less than 900mm from finished floor level but do not proceed
until you have checked this in the regs which are available on the GOV site
on the internet .
Thanks Don - hmmm...steel bars would perhaps be overkill! :-)
I know there are requirements for toughened glass within certain proximities
to the floor, though I think it's a little less than 900mm. I shall check
the regulations. My architect supplied a copy, which were submitted
alongside the building regs app.
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