System 8000 - Glass Joints
Traditionally fully glazed systems have used silicone for the glass jointing method. Silicone provides a clean aesthetic finish to glass joints but requires a clean site, to avoid dust settling during the 24 hour curing period. Post installation, to remove a glass pane, to maintain blinds or to relocate the system, any silicone needs to be cut away and time allowed to clean the glass edge.
C-Joint (Concealed Dry Glass Joint)
The innovative C-Joint is a near invisible dry joint that is sandwiched neatly between two profiled glass panels. As a solid extrusion it provides a consistent 1.5mm compression joint between glass modules, to create the appearance of butt-jointed glass, without the use of silicone. The C-Joint can also be used horizontally and vertically.
Saving time on site, it is installed progressively at the same time as the glass. The additional benefit over silicone is that the joints can be utilised with double glazed installations.
H-Joint (Dry Joint, Clear PET-G)
The crystal clear H-Joint is a low profile dry joint which can be used instead of traditional silicone.
The PET-G joint is recyclable and offers the lowest carbon footprint, in comparison to other plastics. For fire performance systems, up to 60/60 at 3m high, an opaque joint is utilised.
A number of different options are available for jointing 90° corners:
We would recommend that a silicone or taped joint is used where corner joints are less than or greater than 90°. For acute angles of less than 70° we would recommend that the glass edges are mitred.
To provide the system’s high standards, our own dedicated glass team install all glass for System 8000.
Once System 8000 aluminium head and base tracks are fitted on-site, a glass surveyor visits the project and ensures accurate measurements are taken for both glass and any integral blinds.
Standard glass (toughened / laminated) is installed within 5 working days. Fire glass / specialist glass can take up to 4 weeks, subject to specification.
The glass team are also able to offer a range of bespoke glass services, to meet project requirements.