At Ashbourne Glass we stock four varieties of safety glass.
Laminated Safety Glass
Laminated safety glass is a safety glass that does not shatter when broken. If it breaks the plastic layer between the glass holds it together, making it very strong and very safe.
It is normally used for security reasons and on low level glass areas where children might be at risk providing extra peace of mind. It is used in shop fronts, balconies, stairs, roof glazing, door panels, shelving and more. Laminated Glass can also be used in the production of decorative glass.
- We stock laminated glass in two thicknesses, in 6.4mm and 11.5mm.
- Laminated Glass comes in clear and an obscure white colour called opal laminate.
Toughened Glass is glass that has gone through controlled thermal processes to increase its strength compared to normal glass. Toughened glass shatters into small fragments instead of sharp shards when broken making it safer and less likely to cause injury. As a result of its strength and safety toughened glass is used for door panels, front door panels, low glass panels and more.
Toughened glass must be cut to size before toughening and cannot be re-worked once toughened. Polishing the edges or drilling holes in the glass is carried out before the toughening process starts. If an attempt to cut down toughened glass were made the glass would shatter.
It is extremely important to have the correct measurements when ordering toughened glass. If you are not certain about the measurements you have taken getting a glazer like ourselves to help you is the best option as it will save you time and money, contact our team at Ashbourne Glass to organise a call out.
Toughened Glass comes in all sorts of thicknesses and types of glass. It takes up to a week for toughened glass to be processed as each piece is manufactured to order.
Georgian Wire Glass
Georgian Wire Polished Plate is a clear glass with thin square wires running through the centre and is fire rated for up to 30 minutes. The clear wired glass is slightly more expensive than the obscure version due to the polishing. This type of glass can be used in most frames including fire doors and screens.
When broken the wires hold the glass together which also makes this an excellent safety glass. Georgian Wire Polished & Cast 6M + 7M Pyroguard Is Manufactured In Two Primary Thicknesses 7M & 11M To Provide 30 Minute & 60 Minute Protection In The Event Of A Fire.
Georgian Wire Cast is the obscure version of Georgian Polished Plate. It also has a fire rate of 30 minutes. It is slightly cheaper than the clear version and is often used in back doors providing safety and security.
- Georgian Wire is 6mm in thickness.