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BS 6262:1982

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Code of practice for glazing for buildings

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Language(s)

English

Published date

30-06-1982

Foreword
Cooperating organizations
Code of practice
1. Scope
2. References
3. Definitions
4. Design and performance
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Initial constraints
4.3 Glazing system
4.4 Natural lighting
4.5 Thermal considerations
4.6 Sound
4.7 Text deleted
4.8 Security
4.9 Fire
4.10 Durability
4.11 Wind loading
4.12 Maintenance (including reglazing after occupation)
5. Performance of glass and sealing materials
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Constraints
5.3 Descriptions of materials and systems
5.4 Natural lighting
5.5 Thermal considerations
5.6 Sound
5.7 Text deleted
5.8 Security
5.9 Fire
5.10 Durability
5.11 Strength of glass to withstand uniform loading
5.12 Cleaning and maintenance
6. Performance of plastics glazing sheet materials,
      frames and sealing materials
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Constraints
6.3 Description of materials
6.4 Natural lighting
6.5 Thermal considerations
6.6 Sound
6.7 Text deleted
6.8 Security
6.9 Fire
6.10 Durability
6.11 Strength to withstand uniform loading
6.12 Cleaning and maintenance
7. Dimensional recommendations for glazing with glass
7.1 Width of rebate or groove
7.2 Depth of rebate or groove
7.3 Nibs for H-type structural gaskets
7.4 Setting and location blocks
8. Dimensional recommendations for glazing with
      plastics glazing sheet materials
8.1 Width of rebate or groove
8.2 Depth of rebate or groove
8.3 Edge clearance
8.4 Edge cover
8.5 Nibs for H-type structural gaskets
8.6 Setting and location blocks
8.7 Distance pieces
9. Glazing and fixing techniques for glass
9.1 General
9.2 Rebate preparation
9.3 Glazing into rebates and grooves
9.4 Glazing over a nib with structural gaskets
9.5 Internal glazing
10. Glazing and fixing techniques for plastics
      glazing sheet materials
10.1 General
10.2 Rebate preparation
10.3 Glazing into rebates (without beads)
10.4 Glazing into rebates (with beads)
10.5 Sealants
10.6 Cutting of plastics glazing sheet materials
10.7 Fixing with bolts and screws to non-plastics
      materials
10.8 Fixing large panes
10.9 Fixing small panes
10.10 Internal glazing
11. Handling, storage and care on site
11.1 General
11.2 Safety of site
11.3 Storage and care of glass onsite
11.4 Handling and storage of plastics glazing sheet
      materials on site
12. Large openings with structural glass assemblies
12.1 Glazing of display windows using glass fins
12.2 Suspended glazing with annealed glass
12.3 Toughened glass suspended assemblies
13. Frameless doors and entrances
13.1 Toughened glass
13.2 Frameless plastics doors
14. Mirrors
14.1 Glass mirrors
14.2 Plastics mirrors
15. Information
15.1 Provision of information
15.2 The information stages
15.3 Specification of requirements
15.4 Building site conditions
15.5 Materials and processes
15.6 Building owner's manual
Tables
1. Ground roughness categories
2. Design wind pressures
3. Summary of availability of glass types & processes
4. Summary of usage of glazing materials for various
     glass types
5. Glazing materials
6. Typical solar radiant heat properties for glasses
7. Shading coefficients for a selection of 6 mm
     glasses with various arrangements of louvred blinds
8. Solar optical properties of glass and blinds
     materials considered in table 7
9. Thermal insulation properties of glass, excluding
     frame
10. Sound insulation of glass
10A. Single glass performance
10B. Double glass performance
11. Text deleted
12. Minimum rebate depths
12A. Putty fronting
12B. Bead glazing
13. Minimum edge cover for single glass up to and
     including 6 mm thickness
14. Minimum edge cover for single glass exceeding 6 mm
     thickness
15. Minimum rebate dimensions for flush-edged
     insulating glass units with putty fronting
16. Weight of glass for setting block assessment
17. Thermal transmittances (U-values) of single and
     double plastics glazing sheet materials
18. Mean sound reduction index: single glazing
19. Mean sound reduction index: double glazing, both
     panels same thickness
20. Minimum edge clearance for glass
21. Setting block materials and lengths
22. Summary of external glazing systems
23. Pane size reduction to allow for thermal expansion
Numerous figures

Recommendations for the design, installation and maintenance of vertically glazed glass and plastics glazing sheet materials for buildings. Does not apply to patent glazing, furniture and fittings, barriers and balustrades, greenhouses, bent, profiled and corrugated glass, glass blocks and lens lights, glass and plastics bullions and thermoformed and corrugated plastics sheeting.

This code of practice gives recommendations for the design, installation and maintenance of vertically glazed (see 3.40) glass and plastics glazing sheet materials for the external walls and interiors of buildings. The recommendations in this code do not apply to: patent glazing (see BS5516); glazing of furniture and fittings; glazing of barriers and balustrades (see BS6180); glazing of commercial greenhouses (see BS5502); glazing of domestic greenhouses; bent, profiled and corrugated glass; glass blocks; glass lens lights (precast and cast in situ); glass and plastics bullions; thermoformed plastics panels; corrugated plastics sheeting (reinforced and unreinforced). NOTE1 All dimensions given in this code for thickness are nominal. Tolerances on glass thicknesses should be in accordance with BS952‑1. NOTE2 It is not possible to state individual tolerances on all the installation dimensions contained in this code. These dimensions, which are based on considered good practice in the glazing industry and assume skilled workmanship, should be reasonably applied.

Committee
B/520
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 79/10691 DC and 88/10723 DC (02/2003)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
94
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Current
SupersededBy
Supersedes

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