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We offer all types of glazing in our products. We can offer a glass solution to fit your needs, whatever the specification may be.
All our doors come with safety toughened glass and where applicable laminated glass can be used to meet new security building regulations. We also offer bevelled and decorative glass to make your door exactly as you want it.
Our windows come with various options for glazing. Our standard option is double glazed to meet current building regulation U values. Traditional style windows can be putty glazed to stay in keeping with the properties aesthetics. Windows under 800mm from floor level are required to be safety toughened so please let us know the heights of window aperatures.
We offer a variety of glazing for stair balustrades.
Free standing glass – glass panels are inserted into a track on the floor so no newel posts or handrails are required. Quite an industrial look but getting more popular.
Newel only – glass is held in place with brackets attached to the sides of newel posts and basrail allowing for the omitting of handrails. This gives a modern look and requires the use of laminated glass
Full frame – glass is set in between the newels, handrail and baserail. The glass can be held with brackets attached to either the handrail and baserail or the newel posts, or the glass is sat in a groove in both the handrail and basrail. This gives a modern twist on the traditional looking balustrade and appears brighter than using spindles.
Putty & Heritage Glazing
We offer 2 types of putty glazing to complient your joinery. If single glazing is required then traditional linseed oil putty is used. If double glazed heritage units are specified then Heritage putty can be used. This gives the exact same look as traditional putty but will not cause the double glazed units to break down and fail.
Duplex & Georgian Style
If you require georgian bars in your joinery we offer 2 options. The traditional georgian bar sash where timber bars are made as part of the window sash and require individual glass units in each area. This is the more expensive option but is the traditional method. The new Duplex system gives the same look but uses a standard sash with one glass unit. The glass unit is divided using spacer bar and beading is then adhered to the glass internally and externally to give the look of individual paynes of glass. This is cheaper than the traditional method due to the labour and number of glass units involved.
To adhere to building regulations we supply all neccessary joinery with safety glass.
Tempered or toughened glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the interior into tension. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass (a.k.a. annealed glass) does. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury.
Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) or ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), between its two or more layers of glass. The interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces. This produces a characteristic “spider web” cracking pattern when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.
We now offer Uniblind Integral blinds in both Venetian and Pleated styles.
Being permanently sealed within the cavity of the double-glazed units makes our venetian integral blinds unrivalled in the control of light and shade, and the only viable option for light control in bi-folding and sliding doors. The integral blind system which is sealed between glass ensures that you have one of the safest blind systems available.
We offer a huge range of colours to suit any style along with 5 blind control types ranging from manually operated to fully automated solutions. Whether you are seeking a new fit out or wish to retro fit in existing frames we can supply the perfect integral blinds to suit your requirements.
The 5 control mechanisms are
C System – Manual cord operated system with the rotational, frontal, magnetic control for raising and tilting the blinds
SV System – Manual magnetic slider operated system to control all aspects of the blind.
W Swipe System – Solar / Battery operated system controlled by a unit attached to the glass or by remote control
MB Motorised System – Fully electric system operated by a control unit mounted to the wall.
We can offer both Float and Restoration glass to suit your project
Float glass is the modern standard for glass products. The glass is made perfectly flat and clear and can be laminated or toughened for safety
Restoration glass is made to look and feel like glass of old. Usually specified for older properties and sometimes a requirement for listed buildings.
Double & Triple Glazing
We offer a vast range of double and triple glazing products to suit your thermal, solar and noise insulation needs. Please see the links below for information.
Double and triple glazing energy efficiency can be increased by substituting dehydrated air with an inert gas, such as argon, xenon or krypton within the cavity of the unit. Argon, which has 34% lower thermal conductivity than air, is the most commonly used and will usually be adequate to meet building regulations. Although argon-filled units cost more than air-filled units, they can improve a double glazing window’s U value / energy rating by over 30%. Argon fillings should last the lifetime of a double glazing window and over a period of 25 years should not lose more than 5% volume.
Krypton and Xenon are even more energy efficient than Argon but are rarely used in units as they are connsiderably more expensive.
Warm edge spacer bars can also be used to further increase the thermal coefficient of the unit. This works by preventing heat loss through the perimeter of the unit.
Paul was excellent. I would not hesitate to get him back to do more work. In fact I am planning to. He was very knowledgeable and professional. The door that he made for us is beautiful and has helped to transform our house.James Brown
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