New Glass Wall Systems Expand Possibilities for Building Exteriors & Interiors
Innovative systems require no special skills or experience to install exterior & interior glass walls quickly and on budget
Ease of Installation & Maintenance for Exterior & Interior Glass Walls
Whether working on a new project or a retrofit, architects and installers are often challenged by demanding site conditions and the mandate to complete projects as quickly as possible, without disrupting adjacent construction work or the building occupants. Often, special skills, extensive prior expertise, and time-consuming procedures are required when installing in-demand, elegant exterior and interior glass claddings.
Bendheim’s new decorative glass rainscreen systems deliver all the benefits of beautiful, customizable, durable glass claddings, in the unique combination with patented, quick-assembly methods. Bendheim’s new glazing systems, featuring innovative Längle compression glass fittings, boast the following core ease-of-use benefits:
- ease of initial installation that does not require liquid adhesives
- flexibility / adjustability to various field conditions, and
- ease of removing and replacing existing panels without having to deglaze surrounding panels, potentially as quickly as in <1 minute (see YouTube video demonstration)
The dependable, fully tested systems install faster than comparable products, resulting in significant cost savings.
The new Bendheim rainscreen systems for exterior applications have the ability to completely transform the whole building aesthetic through a wide range of elegant decorative glass options, while providing unparalleled ease of installation and maintenance.
The Bendheim glass panels are held in place by tested, dependable, mechanical Längle fittings. The unique, patented compression fittings provide increased strength and security. They require no cut-outs or holes in the glass, resulting in optimal wall strength.
Installation of any of the Bendheim Wall Systems glass rainscreens is relatively simple and does not require previous training or special expertise. The smartly engineered clips feature unique installer-friendly designs that adjust easily to field conditions. The fittings can be affixed to steel, aluminum, timber, or other substructures.
Classic Glass, Inc., one of the first installers to work with our new system on the 3001 Orchard Parkway Renovation in San Jose, CA, had only the best feedback about their experience: “It was our first time installing Längle rainscreens, but hopefully not the last. Everything went very smoothly, and the process was straightforward and surprisingly stress-free from start to finish, especially when you consider that tenants were in and out of the building while we were mounting the system. The Bendheim team was very responsive and a pleasure to work with. We are very proud of how the installation came out and of our part in this beautiful transformation.”
Bendheim Wall Systems’ new glazing systems can install sweeping interior glass walls that create a sense of depth and wonder, without the need for glues, tapes, or other adhesives.
Typical interior glass cladding applications require the combination of mechanical attachments and approved glass adhesives, resulting in time-consuming and potentially messy installations. In some cases, liquid adhesives used on etched and frosted glass panels may permanently stain and damage the decorative glass surfaces. With Bendheim’s innovative glazing clip systems, the use of adhesives, silicones, and mastics is not required.
Bendheim’s new glass cladding systems offer a variety of design options, including:
- flush / flat (Wall-F) or horizontally overlapping (Wall-LH) panels,
- vertical or horizontal orientation of the glass panels, and
- custom panel shapes and materials.
Logo plaques and graphics or electronic screens can also be incorporated into the wall with ease. With the ability to replace individual glass panels, sometimes in as little as 1 minute, Bendheim’s new glass cladding systems are also ideal for back-lit interior feature walls. Easy removal and reinstallation of individual glass panels without having to deglaze surrounding panels makes our systems uniquely equipped to handle such a challenge. They also eliminate the need for special access panels for light fixture maintenance. In fact, one of the first projects our team was tasked with was an interior glass wall cladding application featuring lighting behind the glass and providing future maintenance crews quick and hassle-free access behind the cladding.
Bendheim can provide an unsurpassed variety of decorative glass options for interior wall cladding applications, in combination with our tested, secure, easy-to-install Längle glass fittings. Available in a range of finishes and a virtually limitless color palette, the Längle compression fittings are also an expressive design element.
Our Wall-F (Flat System) and Wall-LH (“Light” Horizontally Overlapping System) are particularly effective for interior feature walls. Both fasteners can accommodate glass thickness from 1/4” (6 mm) to 5/16” (8 mm), perfect for most interior applications. The tested fittings can accommodate panels over 80” x 120” in size. The simplicity of the systems may allow for installation and maintenance by as few as one or two people.
Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City