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Glass in sliding doors can be damaged or broken as a result of human impact. Unless glass panels have barrier strips fitted a closed glass sliding door can be mistaken as being open.
Annealed glass is very dangerous when broken and can cause serious injuries. As all new door installations are required to be glazed with “A” grade safety glass, we suggest existing glass sliding doors are glazed with annealed glass be upgraded to safety glass.
Laminated safety glass is the most popular type of safety glass used in doors particularly for replacement of broken glass. Unlike toughened glass that breaks into small modules (old style car windscreens) laminated glass normally stays intact when broken ensuring the safety and security of your premises.
Another benefit of laminated glass is that same day service can be provided because it is a finished product. It can be cut to size from our stocks of standard stock sizes. Toughened glass is made to size and unfortunately delivery can take several days.
When sliding glass doors are opened they slide behind an adjacent fixed glass panel therefore creating a clear entry and exit area. For this reason they are used extensively in domestic and commercial buildings. Safety glass must be used in new and replacement glazing of all doors.
Depending on the door size a range of safety glass thicknesses is available including 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 5.38mm, 6.38mm, 8.38mm and 10.38mm. Many door locks are available including types that can secure a door in a partly open position therefore allowing fresh air into a room.