Using glass to surround deck.
July 12, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We are considering using glass to surround our deck. The deck is about 9'-0" above grade.
Glass is available from old sliding patio doors at a local Habitat store. Do we face any problems
obtaining a building permit ?
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Yes. Check with permit office before buying used glass.
July 12, 2014 at 1:42pm   
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Sophie Wheeler
Needs to be impact resistant. Not gonna find that salvage unless you live in FL, and even that would be rare. It ain't cheap to do correctly.
July 12, 2014 at 1:46pm     
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Thanks to both of you for good advice. Impact resistant would be necessary I think.
I'll check with our building department at the town hall.
July 13, 2014 at 4:41am   
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JudyG Designs
You will not get a permit with those doors. You do need tempered glass. I just saw this on an open house tour. Gorgeous.
July 13, 2014 at 4:47am   
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Thanks JudyG. Perhaps we will have to get tempered glass, I'm not keen on aluminum or
wood pickets as I love the view of our garden.
July 13, 2014 at 4:55am   
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Design Workshop: The Disappearing Guardrail. This is an ideadbook on this site. Lots of good ideas.
July 13, 2014 at 8:14am   
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