BS EN 1279-1 -Glass in building – Insulating glass units
Insulating glass units (IGUs) are a key component of any building insulation scheme. They are designed to reduce the heat loss through windows and doors, and are often used in commercial or institutional buildings. BS EN 1279-1 covers the requirements for IGUs, as well as testing methods and certifying bodies. If you are planning to installing IGUs in your building, then this standard is essential reading.
What is BS EN 1279-1 to 6 Glass in building – Insulating glass units?
Insulating glass units (IGU) are window and door assemblies designed to provide thermal insulation and acoustic insulation. IGUs are manufactured in a range of sizes and shapes, including rectangular, triangular, and lattice-type units. They are usually composed of multiple panes of glass that are sealed together with an adhesive or by thermal expansion and contraction.
IGUs should be used in locations where the ambient temperature exceeds the temperature allowed for use of the construction material. IGUs can be installed in exterior walls, roofing, floor/ceiling assemblies, windows, doors, skylights, and ventilation ducts. IGUs may also be used as part of wall assemblies that resist moisture penetration.
BS EN 1279-1: 2006 specifies the requirements for IGUs subjected to mechanical stress. BS EN 1279-2: 2006 describes the requirements for IGUs subjected to sound and thermal loads. BS EN 1279-3: 2007 covers the testing procedures for IGUs subjected to mechanical stress. BS EN 1279-4: 2009 covers the testing procedures for IGUs subjected to sound and thermal loads.
The main types of insulating glass units are: single pane; double pane; triple pane; quadruple
What are the requirements of BS EN 1279-1 -Glass in building – Insulating glass units
Insulating glass units (IGUs) are used in a variety of applications such as window and door frames, roofing, glazing and conservatories. IGUs can be made from a range of materials including glass, polycarbonate and fibreglass.
There are a number of requirements that must be met when using IGUs in buildings, including the installation of an approved thermal break and the use of approved insulation materials. BS EN 1279-1 sets out the specific requirements for these products.
IGUs must be installed in accordance with the relevant national or regional building codes and standards. They must also be installed in a manner that ensures they comply with other structural members, and they must not cause noise or vibration.
BS EN 1279-1 is a comprehensive standard that covers all aspects of IGU use in buildings. If you are planning to use IGUs in your building project, it is important to familiarize yourself with this standard.
What are the benefits of BS EN 1279-1 -Glass in building – Insulating glass units?
Glass in building insulation can provide many benefits such as reducing energy costs, improving occupant comfort, and protecting the building against weather damage.
There are a few things to consider when using glass in building insulation:
The type of glass you choose: There are two types of glass that are commonly used for building insulation – thermal break and insulating glass units (IGUs). Thermal break glass is designed to break when it reaches a particular temperature, while IGUs are designed to provide insulation.
The thickness of the glass: The thicker the glass, the less heat it will absorb. Thicker pieces of glass can also be cut into smaller pieces which makes them more affordable and easier to install.
The surface finish: Some surfaces, like textured finishes, can help to prevent condensation from forming on the glass. Other surfaces, like smooth finishes, can make the glass more difficult to clean.
Who needs BS EN 1279-1 -Glass in building – Insulating glass units?
Insulating glass units (IGU) are used in a variety of applications, including:
-Windows and doors
-Tubing and piping insulation
-Wall and roof insulation
BS EN 1279-1:2008 specifies the performance requirements for IGUs. It covers such topics as classification, materials, tests and inspections. If you need to know whether your IGU meets these requirements, or if you want to order a unit that does, you’ll need to check out BS EN 1279-1.
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