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Code of practice for glazing for buildings - (Formerly CP 152)

Executive summary

Recommendations for the design, installation and maintenance of vertically glazed glass and plastics glazing sheet materials for the external walls and interiors of buildings.

Abstract

This British Standard provides recommendations for the design, installation and maintenance of vertically glazed glass and plastics glazing sheet materials for the external walls and interiors of buildings.

It covers recommendations for the performance of glass, plastics glazing sheet materials and sealing materials, dimensional recommendations for glazing, glazing and fixing techniques, handling, storage and care on site, large openings with structural glass assemblies, frameless doors and entrances and mirrors.

Recommenations and guidance are given on the following aspects of design and performance: natural lighting, thermal considerations, sound, security, fire, durability, wind loading and maintenance.

History and related standards


This British Standard was first published, as BS 973, in 1941 and revised under the same number in 1945. A second revision was published in 1960 as CP 152 and this was subsequently revised in 1966, 1972 and 1982.

This standard includes the following cross references:

BS 476, BS 476-4:1970, BS 476-6:1968, BS 476-7:1971, BS 476-8:1972, BS 544, BS 952, BS 952-1, BS 952-2, BS 2521 & BS 2523, BS 2571, BS 2750, BS 2782,

BS 2782:Method 102C:1970, BS 2782:Method 508A:1970, BS 4254, BS 4255,

BS 4255-1, BS 4255-2, BS 5051, BS 5051-1, BS 5051-2, BS 5357, BS 5358,

BS 5502, BS 5516, BS 5544, BS 6180, BS 6206, CP 3, CP 3:Chapter I,

CP 3:Chapter I-2, CP 3:Chapter III, CP 3:Chapter IV, CP 3:Chapter V,

CP 3:Chapter V-2, CP 153, CP 153-2, CP 153-3, CP 153-4, DD 67, DD 73.

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