Curtain walling is a finish mounted on the external walls. This is used as a sun screen, for aesthetics and external sound acoustics. The glass curtain wall can be clear or tinted. The mounting is done using aluminum framing. The glass used should be able to withstand weather agents like heavy rains, wind, snow or even the sun. It is usually done on framed buildings. It can also be done on domestic buildings to stop the sun in the family rooms.

The glass curtain wall can also be used on long windows. This are the windows on the staircases or dinning rooms. This glass is mounted outside instead of using curtains or blinds inside the building. In homes, the frames for holding the curtain walls are erected at a spacing of minimum eight inches. The main window should have the opening parts sliding or top hung. The main windows should open at least six inches to allow the movement of fresh air.

The glass curtain walling fixing procedure starts by measuring the length and width of the area. Once the space is measured, the aluminum framing is cut and assembled before erection onto the wall. The glass is then cut and prefixed onto the framing. This ensures all the rubber linings are well placed before the final assembly. This also ensures that during heavy winds, the glass does not vibrate. The mounting brackets are then marked on the frame.

The brackets or fasteners for the glass framing are tende a vetro fixed to the walls and beams with bolts. The aluminum frame is then slid and clipped into the wall mounted brackets. The height should commence from the cill level of the window up to the top of the window. The glass sheets are then slid into the holding rubber on the alumni um frames. The rubber cover is then screwed back onto the frame. This is used for holding the glass firmly into place.

What Are Glass Curtains?

Glass Curtains are panels of glass can be that placed together to form an invisible barrier against wind and water, cold temperatures and a certain noise level, yet they impose no such restrictions on natural light flow or vision.

Suitable for external use to enclose balconies or other areas that have a base and a roof to which they can be fixed, fitting the clear glass frameless panels is an ideal way to extend the essence of summer. How lovely, for example, to relax on your balcony with a book, avoiding the bitter winds of March or October.

Also referred to as frameless room dividers, these partitions are constructed of toughened clear glass with no side frames for unrivalled unobstructed views.  

Before Glass Curtains were available, it was difficult to divide an area without restricting light or vision. Fabric curtains that harboured dust and wouldn't stay still in a draught or wooden dividers that blocked light but not draughts were the compromise, neither one delivering true visibility.

Unlike bi-folding door solutions, the glass panel system is not hinged together, therefore side frames are unnecessary for single-glazed internal installations. Rather than folding and sliding to the sides of an opening, the separate panels slide and turn individually.

There are many applications for this innovative new system of clear glass panelling. The 'Curtains' are suitable for a range of domestic and commercial applications from enclosures to dividers: restaurants, cafés, hotels, offices, conference meeting rooms, golf clubs, leisure centres, shopping arcades, large halls, open plan living, summer-houses, swimming pools and wet-room partitioning.

Popular in Mediterranean Europe for a number of years, Glass Curtain installations in the UK are rare but on the increase. Their future in the UK will be the production of thermally-compliant frameless double-glazed versions to replace tende a pacchetto traditional sliding patio doors.