Green Oak Balcony with glass

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We are having a green oak balcony made for our barn. we want laminated glass panels used in the sides, attached with metal brackets, so there is a gap between wood and glass. Has anyone any experience of this? Our joiner is worried that with the wood movement the glass would break. He has suggested the glass inserted with no gap, but it doesn't look so good.
 
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If the glass is fixed with rigid brackets then shrinkage and movement in the timber will put the glass under stress.

A flexible bracket will avoid this.

Industrial or automotive anti vibration mounts (which are two fixing plates or stiuds linked by a firm but flexible rubber or similar material) may provide a solution.
 
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no idea what they are called, but dont they have like two cemi cirles (one either side of the glass) at various points around said glass holding the glass, so each can expand and contract but the glass stays secure

google is your friend :cool:

they do like i said

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i found them here

other supplies of glass thingy's are avialable

thanks is always nice
 
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use toughened glass and attach directly to the green oak. This is now standard practice in green oak construction. If you get the green oak construction right there will be no problem with toughened glass.

hope this helps
 

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