Vertical Glazing

You can choose from a range of polycarbonate products for use as vertical glazing.

These have been split into two areas: solid polycarbonate and multiwall polycarbonate products. If you want a clear view through your glazing you should look at the solid polycarbonate option. Where privacy is required choose the multiwall selection, unless you also need a level of anti-vandal protection, in which case you might prefer the dimpled solid polycarbonate sheet.

Multiwall Polycarbonate Vertical Glazing

Where the main objective of vertical glazing is to achieve light transmission into a building, and combine this with privacy, multiwall polycarbonate glazing is the ideal product.

In areas such as plant rooms, warehouses and sports halls, vertical glazing can help to provide high levels of light transmission whilst cutting down on expensive electrical lighting. Multiwall polycarbonate does this very well. The internal walls within the structure of the multiwall sheet also help to provide diffused light round the inside of the building, eliminating dark corners. It also ensures a level of privacy to those working inside.

We offer different ways of installing multiwall polycarbonate in vertical applications:

  • Use one of our structural glazing bar systems. We have a wide range of aluminium structural glazing bars that span different lengths between fixing points. These can be used very effectively when creating side screens for weather protection, such as those often fitted on to patio covers and canopies. Give us a ring and we'll be happy to help you choose the correct system for your particular application.
  • Fit one of our aluminium-framed panel systems that are made to measure in our factory (Multi-Link-Panel or Easiglaze)
  • Utilise our click-together Twinfix Lexan Thermoclick glazing panels.

Solid Polycarbonate Vertical Glazing

You can choose from either smooth surfaced glass-clear solid polycarbonate or a product with a dimpled surface.

Both of these can be installed in a number of different ways, depending upon your requirements.

When installing solid polycarbonate as safety or security vertical glazing you are usually recommended to seal it in place with a bead of silicone. However, unless you are an expert at this task, it can be very difficult to achieve a neat finish. An alternative to this is to fit your polycarbonate safety glazing using one of our gasketed aluminium Glaze-Guard bar systems.

Where you are installing polycarbonate as a side screen, for example at one end of a canopy to act as weather protection, you may prefer to use one of our structural glazing bar systems.

Help & Advice

If you have a project in mind or would like help or advice on any of our products or services, please either ring us on 01925 811311, email us at enquiries@twinfix.co.uk or get in touch via the enquiry form on our Contact Us page.

 

Related FAQs

1. How do you clean polycarbonate sheet?
Gently wash the sheet with a solution of mild soap and lukewarm water, using a soft, grit free cloth or sponge to loosen any dirt or grime. Rinse over with clean water to remove any residue. NEVER use a proprietary glass cleaner.
2. What is the life span of multiwall polycarbonate sheet?
The manufacturers of multiwall polycarbonate sheet offer a ten year written limited warranty on the product which covers discolouration, loss of light transmission and loss of impact strength due to weathering. That does not mean that after 10 years the sheet will fail, we have installations that have been in situ longer than 10 years with no obvious detrimental affect either in appearance or performance.
3. How much light does multiwall polycarbonate let through?
Taking 16mm triplewall polycarbonate as an example, clear sheet has a light transmission of 74%, opal has 62% and bronze has 30%
4. How does UV affect polycarbonate?
Solar radiation has a particularly harmful effect upon materials that are not protected. Many variants of multiwall polycarbonate have a unique proprietary UV-protected surface on one or both sides, giving excellent resistance to outdoor weathering. This unique protection ensures long-term optical quality under intensive UV exposure.