Glass beams are used on various non-vertical structural glass items to give lateral structural support to the glass installation.
They are produced from various layers of toughened glass panels which are then laminated together to form an extremely robust and strong supporting arm. The depth and thickness of the glass beam is dependent on the load it will be supporting.
Due to the inherent strength of glass and the added durability from the glass laminates, the glass beam can be used to support all manner of glass items from glass roofs to walk on glass floors.
IQ always recommend that Glass Beams be specified as ‘Low Iron Glass’. This is due to the greening effect that occurs naturally in glass products which is much more pronounced on thicker glass items such as glass beams. Also the use of ‘Low Iron Glass’ will remove the ‘greening’ effect from the edges of the glass panels as well, creating a much clearer installation.