Project Description and Requirements

Riverbank House is an office building in the heart of London and, as its name tells us, at the banks of River Thames. With its balconies this building really became an eye catcher. Mechanical fasteners at the glass balustrades would have transferred high punctual stress to the glass with thicker glass panels as the consequence. Therefore the glass balustrades had to be fixed to the floor with the lowest stress possible on the glass pane.

Sika solution

The bottom glass edges of the balustrades are embedded in the floor with self-leveling, high-strength fast-curing 2-part PU system Sika® Icosit® KC 340/7, resulting in uniform stress distribution and thus reduction of high punctual stress. In this outdoor application a bead of Sikasil® WS-605 S protects the PU against UV radiation.

Meanwhile SikaGlaze® GG-735 with slower curing speed has been developed, allowing very convenient application on site. In the curtain wall façade Sikasil® SG-500 was used as structural glazing adhesive and Sikasil® WS-605 S for weather sealing.

Sika Products

  • SikaGlaze® GG-735
  • Sika® Icosit® KC 340/7
  • Sikasil® WS-605 S
  • Sikasil® SG-500

Project Details

Project Name and Location: Riverbank House, London, United Kingdom
Architect: David Walker Architects
Facade: Josef Gartner GmbH
Project finish: 2011