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Anybody knows anything about one-way-mirrors?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by kreutz, 10 Sep 2012.

  1. kreutz

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    Hi guys.

    We have a bunch of meeting rooms in our office building and one of our clients requested a one-way-mirror (along with a bunch of tech) to run research groups. It is quite a long contract so we might be going ahead. A research group is where they introduce a product to a bunch of people and then watch them through the one-way-mirror from the adjacent room. The type of room is called a 'viewing room' (lots of results on google).

    Anybody knows anything about glass requirements, etc. for such 'mirror'? From what I gather, it is basically about installing a sheet of glass and then putting a film on it? Surely it can't be simple window-glass due to health and safety?

    Any advice would be appreciated!
    kreutz
     
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    you may well want sound insulation so people in the viewing room can discuss the subjects.

    Follow normal Building Regs for internal / partition glazing.

    Depending on the situation these rooms are often used for child psychology observations - and children can throw things.
     
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    Camera and screen would be simpler to install and offer audio as well.
    You get bunches of flowers, not rooms or people. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, they want that as well. I think they have some association that sets out their requirements that they then pass on to us.

    I spoke to a builder today and he wants to know what grade of glass I should be using. I didn't even know that glass had grades! I suppose I need something that would pass health and safety, and at the same time would not let too much noise through.

    Cheers,
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