At Express Glass Warehouse, we offer two main types of glass to our customers. These are clear toughened glass and low iron toughened glass.
Toughened glass can be up to five times stronger than normal float glass, making it the perfect solution for both indoor and outdoor use, also providing a clear barrier between one area and another if needed.
This type of safety glass is popular here at Express Glass Warehouse due to its strength and durability. If you are in need of a bespoke glass solution, then toughened glass cut to size could be your answer. Ideal for indoor and outdoor use, at a competitive price, this versatile type of glass is perfect for windows, doors, balustrades, shower screens, table tops, splashbacks and much more!
For both commercial and residential buildings, our bespoke toughened glass can be tailored to your every need. Here at Express Glass Warehouse, we offer a variety of toughened glass that can be printed, painted, obscured or tinted. Depending on your project requirements we can be sure to deliver what is needed with an express service every time.
Low E Hard / Soft Coat
The toughened glass manufacturers at Express Glass Warehouse are also happy to offer a selection of low e coatings. This is done to minimise the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light that passes through the glass without compromising the amount of actual light that enters your building. This can therefore keep your building energy-efficient whilst preventing the heat escaping through windows when it is colder outside. Low e glass has a special coating which is applied to one of the glass faces, which could be either hard or soft coat depending on the coating process used.
Low e glass is typically used in buildings to achieve the thermal efficiencies required by current UK Building regulations, as well as allowing them to stay warm in the winter months! This coating is created either by the pyrolytic method or chemical vapor deposition (CVD) which is also known as a “hard” coat. It can also be made through magnetically sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) which creates a “soft” coat.
If you would like more information on e coating can be applied to your glass, then be sure to get in touch with the custom tempered glass experts at Express Glass Warehouse today!
Clear Toughened Glass
This type of glass is a perfect, versatile multi-purpose option. It is a clear glass that has a slight green tint, also known as clear float toughened glass. Here at Express Glass Warehouse, we provide this kind of glass in a wide range of thickness, including 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 19mm.
The versatility of this clear float glass means that it is the perfect base glass that can be process into many types of glass. These include insulated glass, laminated glass, bespoke toughened glass, sandblasted glass and painted coloured glass.
Low Iron Toughened Glass
This type of glass is extra clear and may be preferred due to its attractive appearance and optical qualities. The low iron content of this toughened glass cut to size allows it to have a higher light transmittance and a reduced green tint inherent. As a result, this type of glass is the perfect solution when painting products such as a glass kitchen splashback.
This kind of custom toughened glass is made for both interior and outdoor use. Also available in 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 19mm thicknesses, giving you ample choice on deciding which kind of glass is perfect for your requirements.
Low iron glass has more than 91% of visible light transmittance so it will make displays look clear, so the appearance of whatever may be on the other side of the glass can be fully represented. Therefore we often see this kind of bespoke tempered glass on show at exhibitions and museums to keep a clear view of what’s inside without any risk of it being damaged.
The greenish tint that tempered glass cabinets usually carry is usually not visible with low iron toughened glass. It is also known for being much less likely to self-temper, with the reasons for this being that low ironed toughened glass has a more uniform composition with less impurities.
Particularly beneficial for thicker, laminated products affording a high level of transparency, the edges of the glass remain clear, unlike other class making it ideal for use in furniture.
Toughened glass cut to size is typically used for:
- Glass staircase
- Glass shelves
- Glass windows
- Table tops
- Desk tops
- Shower screens
- Kitchen splashback
- Balcony or canopy
- Glass roof
- Juliet balcony
- Glass Cough / Sneeze Guards
Express Glass Warehouse specialise in bespoke glass for any project big or small. If you would like to speak to someone about your requirements please give us a call 020 8500 1188, alternatively get a quote online and we will respond as soon as we can.