Float glass is ‘glass at its simplest form’, it is colourless, distortion free and the most basic glass on the market. It is ideal for splashbacks, glass doors, and green-house glass and display cabinets.
This glass is processed to create laminated, toughened and coated glass. We do not advise the use of float glass around the house for safety reasons. In the event of an accident we would always sell the form of glass that is fit for purpose. It can be found in glass doors, splashbacks and windows – but these all need to be processed to be used safely.
Our toughened glass experts at Bracknell Glazing are also able to supply high-quality toughened glass that is proven to be heat resistant and provide excellent UV protection. If you’re also looking for glass type that can provide excellent sound reduction, toughened glass is a fantastic option to consider. Toughened glass can be installed at various domestic and commercial properties and is well-known for being highly durable and less prone to breakage than standard glass. Typical uses for toughened glass include security glass mirrors, shower doors, shower screens, and kitchen splashbacks.
Toughened glass is produced through a thermal tempering process that gives the glass its robust properties. In the event of the glass shattering, it breaks into smaller square pieces rather than shards that can be extremely dangerous. As the glass is toughened, it is highly resistant to fractures, cracks and stress. This type of glass and endure high temperatures which makes it ideal for kitchens especially splashbacks. Toughened glass is ideal for worktops, shower screens, splashbacks, green-house glass, shower doors, wet rooms, doors, sliding doors, shelving and balustrades and Juliet balconies.
If you’re looking for a truly reliable type of glass that helps to increase safety and security standards, laminated glass will be right up there amongst the best options. This type of glass enhances safety; the interlay that binds the different glass layers holds the glass together under impact. This will stop the glass from shattering on impact and stop it from scattering. This type of glass is extremely durable and robust. This type of glass is ideal for commercial and residential application and offers high security glass solutions.
Laminated glass is proven to be a fantastic alternative to normal glass and offers a tough and robust structure that is hard to break down. Laminated glass is constructed of two piles of glass that are bonded together with interlayers to form a permanent bond. This type of glass is commonly requested for glass floors, skylights, display cabinets for valuables, and for many other purposes.
Tinted glass can be used to increase the level of privacy and manage the climate control of your property or the working environment. The glass can stop harmful UV rays from fading carpets or furniture, pictures and framed sporting memorabilia by reducing the amount of heat that enters a property through the glass. The tinted glass can also be used for decorative purposes around the home.
Tinted glass is ideal for shower screens, wet rooms, external windows, roof lights, skylights, roofing solutions and for wardrobes.
Obscured glass is patterned or frosted glass that blurs the images or prevents the glass from being seen through. It offers privacy and prevents light from coming in fully. Obscure glass is very practical in offering privacy around the home especially in bathrooms and toilets. It can also be used for internal and external glass doors.
There are many patterns and effects available in the market. Click here to find out some examples.
Bracknell Glazing are also able to supply first-class mirrored glass for domestic and commercial customers in local areas. Mirrored glass is where a metal coating is applied to one side of the glass and then sealed with a protective layer to create a mirror effect. The primary reason for using mirrored glass is the aesthetical looks that it provides around your home or your working environment. It is also very popular for interior design by creating the feeling of more space and light in restricted areas. Mirrored glass can be found around the home in framed mirrors, wall mirrors, wardrobes doors and display cabinets. It can also be found in restaurants, bars, shops, dance studios, performing arts and gyms.
Mirrored glass is often selected as the best type of glass to improve interior with properties but it’s also fantastic for creating the illusion of extra space and light in otherwise restricted areas. Mirrored glass is regularly installed by our team at Bracknell Glazing in bars, restaurants, shops, dance studios, and gyms.
Decorative and patterned glass
This is glass that is coloured, etched or patterned. It is ideal for commercial and residential applications as it provides a beautiful, stylish and elegant finish. The glass provides privacy and is ideal for windows, doors and screens. There is a variety of finishes in terms of colours and designs.
Coated glass is when two panes of glass have a spacer between them to help create insulation within the window or door unit. Surface coating is then applied to alter the appearance and offer additional advantages such as scratch resistance. The main benefit of coated glass is that it provides thermal insulation for your home or working environment. It is ideal for external windows and doors.
Back painted glass
We can use beautiful patterns where the glass is back painted in a large variety of colours. It is a great way to enhance the interior of your home or business premises. It is ideal for kitchen splash backs, washroom splashbacks and bathroom splashbacks. Using RAL colours, we can match the exact colour to provide a colour match and contrast to your property project.
Low E glass
Low E glass is when a thin metallic surface coating is applied to the glass. Low E glass is efficient in that it improves insulation around the property and working environment. It keeps areas warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It is commonly found in external doors and windows that have exposure to the sun.
Wire mesh glass
This is when wire mesh is added into the glass to provide safety and fire resistance. Wire mesh glass is available in float glass and in obscure glass. It is used in environments that require safety and fire resistance. The glass discourages draughts and prevents the rapid spread of fire. Wired glass is commonly found in commercial properties within doors and windows. It can also be found in schools, hospitals and health centres within the glass panels of fire exit doors.