When glass breaks without warning

Posted on - December 6, 2022

If you’ve ever experienced the phenomena known as Spontaneous Glass Breakage you’ll be well aware of the sudden, unexpected and dangerous consequences.

Ceiling, roof, atria and balustrade glass can suddenly and catastrophically fail – presenting a very real risk of harm to anyone below.

The glass used is toughened – so does not break into sharp shards – but the weight of what are usually large panes falling from a height onto people can cause injury and in extreme cases can be deadly.

The cause can be something called Nickel Sulphide Inclusion – where impurities within the glass present during the manufacturing process create stress points. These are almost impossible to identify without professional equipment and more common than you might think.

If your building has glass that you think might be at risk you have a duty of care to make sure it is safe, legal and compliant.

If you’ve already had a spontaneous glass break – then you should get the rest of your glazing checked.



Glazing Audit

We advise a Glazing Audit from Durable. We survey all your glass and submit a full report detailing exactly where the problems are and how to address them.

Safety Window Film is often the simple, efficient, and effective solution.

In the event of pane failing the safety film holds all the glass in place – safe and secure – until it can be replaced. 

The performance of these high-tech safety films is incredible. – and once applied professionally to your glass give you complete peace of mind.



Get a survey – today!

Don’t risk it – get a Durable Glazing Audit today.

0118 989 5201  |  mark@durable.co.uk


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