Interior Glass Balustrade Installation in London
The London Science Museum is one of London’s major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually.
The museums’ collections comprise of both permenant and temporary exhibits, and so an important consideration that they have to take into account when designing each exhibit is how easy it is to change and adapt the space to house new collections.
The museum approached Pure Vista while looking for a barrier to protect an extremely valuable exhibit, an original prototype of the Brougham carriage. They required an interior glass balustrade in this London location, that was secure enough to prevent visitors from touching the exhibit without spoiling the viewing opportunities, in an easy to move and adapt system. Knowing that Pure Vista specialise in easy-to-adjust glass balustrade for both interior and exterior projects, they approached us for a solution.
Pure Vista proposed a POSIglaze solution for this project.
The force loading required for interior light-commercial balustrade is 1.50kN (according to UK building regulations) which can be achieved with POSIglaze using the right type of glass (19mm or 21.5mm laminate SentryGlas). The real benefit of POSIglaze is that it is the most adjustable balustrade system on the market, thanks to our patented screw-clamp technology. This meant that the museum could easily remove a panel of glass in order to move exhibits in and out of this space, without required any specialist tools or skills.