The Guide to Setting Blocks serves as a reminder of the importance of correct setting block use. An important part of the glazing of glass is the support of the pane and its relationship to the frame it sits within. The intent of this Guide is to reinforce and assist in the correct use of these very important components, which are critical to the longevity of the glazing. The Guide is divided into two parts:
- Part A describes the correct use and installation of Glazing Blocks and borrows much of its content from NZS4223.1:2008, simply because the Standard accurately reflects age old industry principles in the use of all types of glazing blocks.
- Part B covers the specification of the materials used in their manufacture and supersedes the “WANZ Specification 140307” referred to in NZS4223.1:2008, which also raises the importance of correct material selection.
The correct use of glazing blocks is a requirement of the Building Code, Clause B2 – Durability. Read the Guide here
Barrier Design Guide
The correct design of barriers and balustrades, especially glazed versions, is incredibly important from a safety perspective. The Window & Glass Association Barrier Design Guide presents an overview of the regulations and is based on the MBIE version published in 2012, but includes recent updates from NZS4223.3:2016 and NZBC Clause B1/AS1. Read the latest (pdf) version below: