At Ashbourne Glass, Windows & Doors, we stock four varieties of safety glass, each designed to provide enhanced safety and peace of mind.
Laminated Safety Glass
Laminated safety glass is a type of glass that remains intact when broken. The plastic layer sandwiched between the glass layers holds the fragments together, making it exceptionally strong and safe. It is commonly used for security purposes and in areas where there is a risk to children, providing an extra layer of protection. Laminated glass finds application in shop fronts, balconies, stairs, roof glazing, door panels, shelving, and more. We offer laminated glass in two thicknesses: 6.4mm and 11.5mm, available in clear or opal laminate (obscure white colour).
Toughened glass, also known as tempered glass, undergoes controlled thermal processes that enhance its strength compared to regular glass. When shattered, toughened glass breaks into small fragments rather than sharp shards, reducing the risk of injury. Due to its strength and safety features, toughened glass is commonly used for door panels, front door panels, low-level glass panels, and more. It’s important to note that toughened glass must be cut to size before the toughening process, as attempting to cut or alter toughened glass afterwards will cause it to shatter. At Ashbourne Glass, we provide toughened glass in various thicknesses and types, and each piece is manufactured to order.
Georgian Wire Glass
Georgian Wire Glass, also known as Georgian Wire Polished Plate, is a clear glass with thin square wires running through the centre. It is fire-rated for up to 30 minutes, making it suitable for use in fire doors and screens. When broken, the wires hold the glass together, providing an additional safety feature. The clear wired glass, slightly more expensive due to the polishing process, is commonly used in various frames, including fire doors. We also offer Georgian Wire Cast, which is the obscure version of Georgian Polished Plate and has a fire rating of 30 minutes. Georgian Wire glass has a thickness of 6mm.