Glass barrier requirements to be amended 1 June 2016

On 1 June 2016 the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment will amend the glass barrier requirements in the acceptable solution B1/AS1, to those requirements in NZS 4223.3:2016 Glazing in buildings - Part 3: Human impact safety requirements. The current glass barrier requirements in B1/AS1 will cease to have effect at the same time. The changes will mean that all new frameless glass barriers that comply with B1/AS1 will be required to have an interlinking rail, unless the barrier is laminated safety glass and has features to retain panes of glass in the event of breakage.

Prior to 1 June 2016, MBIE encourages anyone installing a frameless glass barrier to use the standard NZS 4223.3:2016 and incorporate an interlinking rail.

Buy NZS 4223.3.2016

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