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Mirroring Magic

Mirrors are part of your everyday life. We brush our teeth, shave, apply makeup, fix hair, …every day we use them as a part of our daily routine. Often, they are taken for granted instead of the marvel of modern manufacturing that they are. We make mirrors, but it’s really pretty amazing.

To care and clean a mirror with the tender love and care it deserves, you first need to know a little bit about how a mirror is put together in the first place. Mirrors are made by starting with an extraordinary piece of glass. Mirror-quality glass is a much higher quality of that used in windows. Some, like our “high-definition mirror” go a step further and are made with ultra-clear glass that uses Starfire glass – which is devoid of the greenish tint of most glass. Then, very delicate layers of metals are applied to the back of this high quality piece of glass.  –  including REAL silver and REAL copper – to give you a proper reflection from the front.

The delicate layers of a mirror

The metal layers are then protected with a special paint backing specially formulated not to harm these metal layers. The paint acts to protect the mirror while handling, fabricating, transporting and installing the mirror. Since the back is protected with paint, the edges of a mirror are where the metal layers become most vulnerable, so protecting them from moisture and chemical exposure is important to ensuring a mirror’s longevity.

Mirror Deserves The Tender Love And Care
Mirror Deserves The Tender Love And Care

3 Places Mirror Can Top

1) Bedside Table:

Adding to the light and airy feeling, mirrors make the space seem more relaxing and ethereal. In this room – which should be your sanctuary – adding a mirror table top makes perfect sense. It just begs for a beautiful book (or the one shown is another way to go), a lovely bloom, or a spa-scented candle, doesn’t it?

2) Console Table in Entry:

Entryways can be so dark due to the alcove nature, the lack of windows, and the dump of coats, papers and bookbags. (or is that just mine?) Adding more mirror to that space can help add to the light and open up the space visually. Added bonus, it’s so beautiful, you’ll want to keep it clutter-free.

3) Your Desktop:

Able to handle your cup of coffee and clean easily of fingerprints, a mirror desktop is both practical  and beautiful. It also seems to encourage me to keep it less piled with papers when the desktop itself is so lovely. So that’s always a mirror miracle.

Mirror Glamour & Practicality
Mirror Glamour & Practicality

Add A Touch Of Class to A Simple Bathroom With Beautiful Two Way Shower Doors

Beautiful shower door enclosures add a touch of class to a simple bathroom by anchoring the room and directing light. They not only serve functional and aesthetic purposes; they also increase the value of your home for resale purposes. No matter what your budget is, there is a wide variety of shower door glass available to fit your budget.

Two-way  shower doors are particularly suitable for those who have trouble stepping in and out of a shower. These shower doors move easily in and out of the shower area, and can easily be pulled backwards and forwards by grasping the handles. Using 2-way shower doors means that the water can be kept inside the shower area, while there is no problem with getting in and out of the shower yourself.

Beautiful Two Way Shower Door
Beautiful Two Way Shower Door

Advantages of two way  Shower Doors

  1. The biggest convenience that 2-way shower doors offer is that of saving space. These kinds of shower doors are popular in small apartments, and areas where there is not a lot of space for a traditional shower unit.
  2. 2-way shower doors can also be used as space-savers in holiday homes, where the space is very limited but people still enjoy a shower. The folding capacity of the door means that they can fit into the smallest bathroom without too much trouble, ensuring that they don’t hit any other bathroom accessories when being opened or closed.
  3. These kinds of shower doors can also be very useful to the disabled person, as the doors remain close at hand, and do not demand a lot of movement to open and close. Rather than the more common types of shower door, the fold in the middle means that the door handle can easily be grasped by someone standing by the shower. This is ideal for someone who can not stretch out, or move the body around a door closing from the inside. As they have a finite amount of movement, they can also be used safely to open and close, without the risk that they could be pushed too far, and leave openings in the shower threshold.
  4. For their size, 2-way shower doors are surprisingly economical. The benefits of installing folding doors, rather than unyielding doors, is that the former can be used in very tight spaces without having to rearrange bathrooms, while the latter requires a lot of bathroom remodeling in order to make the space necessary. The saving benefits of using a two-way door (rather than an solid one) are that you do not need to improve the whole of your bathroom to install a useful shower in a small bathroom. Many sellers now realize that buyers are attracted to these doors, and so they offer them at cheaper rates.

Bear Glass is the leading expert when it comes to design and installation of your shower doors. We offer a wide variety of shower doors to fit any budget. Whether you are looking for a standard framed shower door or a frameless custom enclosure, two way shower door the best combination of quality, price and service is available only from Bear Glass.

Shower doors are normally made of glass to help with passage of light and contribute to the openness of an otherwise small bathing space. Glass shower doors are available in different finishes. Almost all of frameless shower doors are custom made to fit the space.

A Better Choice In Mirror- High Definition Mirror

High-Def Mirror:

An important choice for where you need the truest white reflection“High-Definition Mirror” is what we call our low-iron mirror products. These mirrors offer brighter reflections, true colors, and sharper focus than ordinary mirrors.

High Def Mirror v. Ordinary Mirror –when  viewed from the edge

Ordinary mirrors are made with high-quality glass known as “mirror quality”. It features fewer imperfection and marks in the glass from the glass float supplier. However, it still has the greenish tint of ordinary glass. When reflections travel through that glass and return back to the human eye, they are affected by that greenish tint. Most of the people are so used to it that they don’t even realize, but the reflection we see in a mirror is slightly neutralized by a greenish cast, making the image more dull than reality.

However,  Our High-Definition Mirror provides mirror made with high-quality low-iron glass. We are one of the manufacturers and fabricator of this product in the United States, and we feel that with our years of expertise, we make it better than anyone in the continent.  Many people even don’t know that there is a higher-quality mirror available, they think a mirror is a mirror. But with Bear Glass  High-Definition Mirror there is a better choice in mirror available for those special, high-end projects where color and focus matters.

High-Quality Low-Iron Glass
High-Quality Low-Iron Glass

Features Of High-Definition Mirror are as follows:

  1. Brighter reflections
  2. Sharper focus
  3. Clearer images
  4. Better color
  5. Natural skin tones
  6. Whiter whites
High-Definition Mirror
High-Definition Mirror

So where to use  High-Definition Mirror?

High-Definition Mirror can be used wherever  color, skin tones, or clarity is important:

1. Hospitality:

Spas and Salons

2. Medical:

Dermatologists and Optometrists

3. Retail:

Bridal Shops, Jewellery Stores, Car Showrooms, and High End Retailers of all kinds

And of course, it’s important to use High-Definition Mirror anywhere the color of the surroundings and the inhabitants is important. For your next project, consider specifying Bear Glass High-Definition Mirror, because the reflection of your life should be an improved reality. With the ability to create the biggest, brightest mirror around.

Need to know more or see samples for yourself? Call Bear Glass, 718-832-3604 / 732-901-2626.

Put Safety First With Bear Glass Wire Glass

We often use the phrase “be careful” while handling glass materials for their tender behaviours. Once it is broken it will break into a thousand pieces of granular with sharp ends that can cause severe injuries. But relax; the wire glass has a number of metal wire that hold the glass from inside.

Wire glass is primarily made as fire resistant within thin wire mesh inlaid in the glass to prevent shattering and break out under pressure or when in high temperature.

It has a history of fire protection for more than 100 years.

Metal wires are often used in building projects to strengthen the whole infrastructure. Though it doesn’t happen same with the glass. The international building code has prohibited its use in hazardous places. So, Bear Glass has worked on it and made polished wire glass. Now a day it is common sight to use wire glass in hotels, schools, business organisations and many hazardous places. It’s an excellent way to partition the fire or heat. The wire inside prevents the falling out of the glass even if it is broken.

The fire rating of wire glass is 45 minutes in light sizes up to 9 square feet. Even it has undergone the fire hose stream or thermal shock test.

Moreover it is economically friendly comparing any other laminating glass.

Wire glass has a smart texture from inside that adds an extra beauty to the places where it has been used.

Why wire glass??

  1. Fire-proof safety:

Wired glass is suitable to be used as an efficient fire-proof material. Even wired glass is broken in the fire , the fragments will still connect with each other by the wire mesh, and not fall down, which prevent fire from spreading.

  1. Shock-resistant safety:

Even if the glass is broken, the tough interlayer wires prevents fragments from shattering.

  1. Translucent decoration:

Translucent and exquisite pattern outside, shining and regular mesh inside form its unique decorative property.

  1. Discoloration resistance:

It intercepts 99% or more of incoming ultraviolet rays, protecting furniture and furnishings near windows from discoloration caused by exposure to direct sunlight.

  1. Good sound insulation:

Reduce the transmission of sound from one room or area of a building to another or from the exterior to the interior of a building.

Where wire glass Can Be Used:

  1. External use of windows, doors, store fronts in offices, houses, shops etc.
  2. Interior glass screens, partitions, balustrades etc.
  3. Shop display windows, showcases, display shelves etc.
  4. Museums, prisons, government buildings
  5. Jewellery stores, banks, airports
  6. Furniture
  7. Bathroom etc.

At Bear Glass Our team is always available to give prompt replies and service. We ensure that you will receive the high quality glass you want at the most competitive prices. We can cut your order to size. Samples are available upon request. Contact us for your wire glass requirements.

Effortless Kitchen Backsplashes

Notice how the color plays on glass, giving it a saturation and depth that you won’t find in other materials? Bear Glass is perfect for that. A lot of our back-painted glass product goes into kitchen environments. They’re not all residential kitchens either, some are in hotels and institutional environments.

Kitchens   need to be effortless; effortless to maintain, effortless to enhance, effortless to use. Few surfacing materials are as effortless as Bear Glass back-painted glass.

Effortless Color

With the ability to custom color to any specification and matched with a color spectra photometer, the color can continue on to matching outlets .

Effortless Composition

With the ability to create backsplashes in expanses up to 144 inches, the lengths you can go to without seams is pretty vast. This allows clean up and maintenance to be a snap.

Effortless Effect

With the beautiful luminous qualities that only glass can provide, every installation looks beautiful and dazzling; so every one knows that even though the kitchen is only seen by them, they’re worth it.

Effortless Maintenance

Splashes and splatters are a cinch to clean up thanks to the carefree wipe-ability of back-painted glass. Whether it is there for your daily food prep or the much revered parties that a break room sees,  it will be the star performer of your organization.

So when considering a backsplash surfacing material in your next corporate kitchen design, look no further than Dreamwalls Color Glass back painted glass. It’ll be the ideal team player for your organization.

Other Applications of Backsplash Glass:

You can use Backsplash Glass in many places. Some of the uses are as follows.

  • Bathroom Wall
  • Counter Top
  • Cabinet Door
  • Table Top
  • Office Space
  • Living room wall

Backsplash Glass or back painted glass is also known as painted glass. Backsplash glass creates an appealing glass effect with translucent beauty which improves your interior. We stock the largest inventory of DreamWalls®backsplash glass in the country.

Types of Backsplash Glass You can use:

  • Backsplash Acid-Etched Glass
  • Backsplash Starphire® Ultra Clear Glass
  • Backsplash heat strengthen Glass
  • Backsplash ordinary glass

Bear Glass color glass is the perfect solution for  backsplash. Our back-painted glass is fully opaque, and time-tested for durability. It is also moisture proof, non-porous, and extremely hygienic. For the beauty of pure, saturated color on glass, …IN ANY COLOR, …it’s the ideal choice.

We Provide Following services too:

  1. Customer can choose designs
  2. Fabrications
  3. Finishing edgework
  4. Replacement glass
  5. Elegant and lavish appearance
  6. V-grooving

Contact us if you have a project – large or small – that would require the many benefits that our color glass provides. We work with wonderful installers and distributors all across the country and would be happy to help you make the connection for a beautiful backsplash in your world.

Serving all 50 States & International

  1. (AK) Alaska
  2. (AZ) Arizona
  3. (AR) Arkansas
  4. (CA) California
  5. (CO) Colorado
  6. (CT) Connecticut
  7. (DE) Delaware
  8. (DC) District of Columbia
  9. (FL) Florida
  10. (GA) Georgia
  11. (HI) Hawaii
  12. (IL) Illinois
  13. (IN) Indiana
  14. (IA) Iowa
  15. (KS) Kansas
  16. (KY) Kentucky
  17. (LA) Lousiana
  18. (ME) Maine
  19. (MD) Maryland
  20. (MA) Massachusetts
  21. (MI) Michigan
  22. (MN) Minnesota
  23. (MS) Mississippi
  24. (MO) Missouri
  25. (MT) Montana
  26. (NE) Nebraska
  27. (NV) Nevada
  28. (NH) New Hampshire
  29. (NJ) New Jersey
  30. (NM) New Mexico
  31. (NY) New York
  32. (NC) North Carolina
  33. (ND) North Dakota
  34. (OH) Ohio
  35. (OK) Oklahoma
  36. (OR) Oregon
  37. (RI) Rhode Island
  38. (SC) South Carolina
  39. (SD) South Dakota
  40. (TN) Tennessee
  41. (TX) Texas
  42. (UT) Utah
  43. (VT) Vermont
  44. (VA) Virginia
  45. (WA) Washington
  46. (WV) West Virginia
  47. (WI) Wisconsin
  48. (WY) Wyoming

Safe Transport of Glass And Mirror

Truck represent workforce on which all glass and glazing companies rely
Truck represent workforce on which all glass and glazing companies rely

Investments in appropriate transportation equipment and necessary personal protective gear, with the institution of maintenance and safety , pay off in the long term.  When transporting glass from the shop to the job site cutting corners can be costly. Glass breakage hits the bottom line, and accidents can cause injuries, time lost, and in the worst fatalities.

The first step to protecting employees and preventing breakage during transport is investing in professional glass transport racks. Despite a wide array of glass rack options on the market, Bear Glass  professional transport rack are the best.

Despite the growing trend among glass shop owners toward professional rack systems, in part because of the increasing sophistication of the glass systems they are being asked to install. Heavy shower doors, decorative glasses and other higher price point products require secure rack systems that better ensure safe transport. “We are seeing more and more shops that want to look more professional and be more professional. Bear Glass are using professional racks and trucks.

Minimize breakage by maintaining racks. Companies should work with the best rack and truck or van system for their requirements. Customers should also consider the load restrictions of the rack system as well as the vehicle itself, as overloading can be dangerous and harmful to vehicle performance. Overloading is one of the most common mistakes we see. “Bear Glass does not exceed  the weight range of the truck and stack the racks beyond the legal weight limit. We limit the loading space relative to the capacity of the vehicle. That is the way we are looking out for safety.”

Truck power is also important to consider in terms of load capacity. “Bear Glass want to make sure customers get as heavy duty  truck as possible

Bear Glass racks and van
Bear Glass racks and van

Our  Glass Truck ensure that the vehicle can handle the loads of the glass rack. Once customers purchase a glass or mirror, they need to ensure best practices for maintenance and safety.

Most common transportation and handling mistakes:

  • Overloading racks
  • Handling glass without personal protective equipment
  • Unbalanced loads
  • Using trucks without sufficient power
  • Neglecting rack maintenance
Bear Glass has A large fleet of truck
Bear Glass has A large fleet of truck

Whether big or small pieces we guarantee professional quality service, as well as quick delivery.

  1. We are willing to properly and securely package the glass.
  2. We have the proper equipment to package glass artwork, showcases, and aquariums.
  3. We have glass truck racks that can transport large mirror and glass pieces.
  4. We insure fast and timely delivery to your business, company, factory, apartment, or house.
  5. After delivery we are fully capable of installing and setting up the glass in requested location.
  6. We will move other people´s glass too.
glass racks and van racking by Bear Glass
glass racks and van racking by Bear Glass

Why Choose Us:

Timely Delivery
Prompt, reliable and cost-effective services tailored to suit client requirements, are the hallmarks of Bear Glass. A large fleet of trucks, a wide network, trained human resources at every station fuel the reliable, safe and timely delivery of glass. Led by its management team with over 20 years of combined experience in management and the glass delivery team; thousands of customers have appreciated our value pricing, timely delivery, quality installation, service and support. We insure fast and timely delivery to your business, company, factory, apartment, or house. After delivery we are fully capable of installing and setting up the glass in requested location.

Glass Racks
Our racks are built from only the lightest, strongest materials. Here at Bear Glass we have been providing glass racks and van racking solutions for 20years, that´s over two decades of experience, supplying to all levels of the glass, from multi-national blue chip companies to single one-man operators. “We often spend time replacing glass racks that have been in ruined. We are confident we have the safest, lightest and best value for money frame and glass frail on the market today.

Products we provide:

  • Wooden crates
  • Foam
  • Bubble wrap
  • Peanut Bubble
  • Glass racks
  • Glass trucks
  • Experienced man power

A Guide To Glass Entrance And Glass Systems

Glass walls and doors in offices offer better communication and collaboration, improved energy performance, more natural light, contemporary aesthetics and expansive views. The benefits have made glass wall office fronts an attractive solution for office interiors, and companies working in the commercial interiors industry must understand the capabilities and limitations of the various options available.

Surrounding by glass a push toward large, open spaces in the workplace, more people are working in
glass offices or conference rooms than ever before. Majority of  offices have an “open plan” or “open seating” design, with work surfaces separated by low or no walls. The remaining offices and conference rooms are often walled in glass, creating an optimal balance of private and collaborative spaces to fulfill multiple functions.

Board Glass Conference Room
Board Glass Conference Room

Design considerations

First, consider the following questions when designing with glass wall office systems:

  • What is the primary function of the space for the end user (office front, conference room, lobbies, etc.)?
  • What are the requirements for the project?
  • Are there any fire egress requirements to consider?
  • Are there any fire-rating requirements?
  • Is a Sound Transmittance Coefficient rating required?

The answers to these questions will affect the design and can add cost and lead time to a project if not incorporated into the plan from the beginning. By identifying and addressing each of these issues, and having a strong grasp on the different system types, a glazing contractor will be able to design and build functional, attractive and code compliant glass wall office systems every time.

open spaces in the workplace
open spaces in the workplace

Use of Glass at Office Front:

Office fronts can be either framed or frameless. Both can feature pivoting or sliding doors, and sidelites. The doors are commonly used in either a free swing or overhead closure application, and the use of a stop applied at the header is recommended to keep these doors from swinging into the walkway outside of the office. A floor or wall stop is also recommended to keep the swing doors from hitting adjacent walls.

Designers often work around the unfavourable appearance of doorstops by specifying sliding doors instead of pivoting doors. This solves two problems it prevents the door from swinging into a walkway, and it maximizes space utilization. A sliding door application can potentially save more of space, as compared to a pivoting door.

Glass Door a great way to change the looks of your  office
Glass Door a great way to change the looks of your office

If security is a concern, locking mechanisms may be required for glass doors. A locking ladder pull is the most commonly used, and can be applied in both pivoting and sliding applications.
Framed office fronts are available with many options in a range of configurations. The most common is a single door and a small sidelite. The door fits into framing that wraps around the sheetrock walls. This is a popular solution because the framing covers the rough opening and eliminates finishing, speeding up construction time for both the glazier and general contractor. Additionally, framed systems can accommodate fire-rated frames to provide heat barriers when required.

Most office doors are free swing, which means they do not have a closing mechanism. An all-glass door can also be used in the framed application. This door is also used in combination with butt-glazed glass in a framed opening, which creates long clear views in offices.

All of the door styles can be configured for sliding applications to save space and provide a more modern look.Bear glass is ready to take care of your glass Office front to help you increase your business.

We stock the largest selection of glass and mirror and our experts are always ready to serve your need. Bear Glass has been providing high-end office front doors  for years. Be one of our satisfied customer.

Choices are endless:

For the unique demand of your Glass Office front we present you nearly an endless list of different types of glass and fabrication options.

Factors Influencing Annealing Glass Breakages

Annealed Glass
Annealed Glass

Annealed glass is glass produced without internal stresses imparted by heat treatment, i.e., rapid cooling, or by toughening or heat strengthening. Glass becomes annealed if it is heated above a transition point then allowed to cool slowly, without being quenched. Glass is treated with heat in order to change its properties by the annealing process. Annealed glass is the most common glass used in windows and glass shelves. It is also known as a standard sheet of float glass.The glass, formerly annealed on shelves in a melting furnace. The shaped glass is annealed to relieve stresses caused by manipulation, then is slowly cooled.

Glass which has not been annealed is liable to crack or shatter when subjected to a relatively small temperature change or mechanical shock. Annealing glass is critical to its durability. If glass is not annealed, it will retain many of the thermal stresses caused by quenching and significantly decrease the overall strength of the glass.

Annealed glass breaks into large, jagged shards that can cause serious injury, thus considered a hazard in architectural applications.

Care should be taken when choosing locations to install annealed glass.

Factors Influencing Annealing Glass Breakages
Factors Influencing Annealing Glass Breakages

Factors that influence annealing glass breakages

Glass breaks when it is under stresses that it cannot withstand. Each type of glass has different breakage characteristics. In the case of annealing glass, when broken it splinters into sharp fragments, which represent a hazardous situation. Annealing glass may break for many different reasons. We will be focusing on the most common ones.

1. Thermal breakage

Generally, thermal stresses on glass occur as a result of exposure to sunlight and interior heating. When glass is exposed to high temperatures, it absorbs heat and expands. At the same time, its edges remain cooler, creating a differential between the two surface areas of the pane. These expansion differences cause stress and consequently thermal breakage.

2. Different loads

Glass is subjected to different types of environmental and human loads, which can cause the malfunctioning or breakage of glazed surfaces. Since each load has a specific impact on glass, and different calculation formulas, it is important to understand each of these phenomena in order to determine the appropriate glass thickness.

3. Poor glazing

Poor and improper glazing may also lead to glass failure and breakage. Correct handling and glazing of the glass is essential to avoid edge damage and minimize the risks of fractures due to thermal and mechanical stresses.

 

4. Impacts

Glass can break as a result of several types of impact, which can be categorized as accidental or deliberate . As normal annealed glass is relatively fragile in comparison to tempered glass, a strong impact almost always causes glass breakage.

Bear Glass assure you annealed glass without any manufacturing defect. So eliminating one of the cause of breakage and guarantee a longer life.

CALL OUR EXPERTS AT  718-832-3604 TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUIREMENTS.WHETHER IT’S PURCHASING NEW MACHINERY TO PROVIDE NEW SERVICES OR BRINGING IN DIFFERENT LINES OF GLASS, WE DO IT. WE STRIVE TO KEEP OUR CUSTOMERS SATISFIED, AND ARE ALWAYS LOOKING TO MAKE NEW ONES. WE ENJOY WORKING ONE ON ONE WITH PEOPLE IN THEIR PROJECTS.

A Guide To Glass Selection For Buildings

Due to technological improvements achieved in the last 30 years, glass has become an important building material. More and more building surfaces are covered with glass. Accordingly, a correct selection of glass type is crucial. The glass used in today’s window and facades does more things than many people perhaps realise. From prime concerns like safety, security, and environmental protection to convenient functions like self cleaning or practical qualities like scratch resistance or design aspects, the choices are many and varied.

Guide To Glass Selection
Guide To Glass Selection

Types of Glass Mainly Used In Buildings

  1. Flat Glass
  2. Safety Glass
  3. Coloured Glass
  4. Starfire Glass
  5. Glass Mirrors
  6. Acid Etched Glass
  7. Etched Glass
  8. Fire-rated Glass

 

Glass Selection
Glass Selection

When selecting the type of glass used for buildings a number of different characteristics should be evaluated. Here are some of the glass properties to consider:

Solar control
Solar energy can be pleasant and utilisable in many cases, but especially in buildings, it represents a major source of overheating and unpleasant glare. Solar control glass, usually either body-tinted (absorbing) or coated (reflecting), is used to reduce unwanted solar radiant light and heat energy transmitted through glass.

Audio insulation
The need to restrict sound arriving from the external environment means that glass should be able to shield and insulate the internal spaces of a building.  Type of glass used is the major factor influencing the passage of sound. The most common types of glass used are laminated and insulating glass. Laminated glass incorporates a special PVB interlayer, which absorbs some of the incident sound energy, reducing its passage. Better sound insulation can also be achieved with double-glazed glass .

Thermal insulation
The U value is a measure of the rate of heat loss of a building component. Lower U-Values are achieved by multiple glazing layers, gases and the use of low-e coatings.

Strength
Glass is subjected to different types of environmental and human loads, which can cause glazed surfaces to malfunction or break. Since each load has a specific impact on glass, with different calculation formulas, it is important to understand each of these phenomena in order to choose the appropriate glass.

Visual appearance
When we talk about visual appearance we have in mind the color of glass surface. Thanks to the latest manufacturing processes, glass can be made available in several colors. When we combine single sheets of glass, they typically change in overall color and appearance. Glass color appearance can be also conditioned by several environmental factors such as sunlight, reflected sky and clouds, etc.

Safety and security

To improve its resistance to impact and breakage, glass can be either toughened or laminated, depending on where and how it is being used.Toughened glass offers a distinct safety advantage, not only being less likely to break but also, when it does break, producing very small fragments that are relatively harmless.

Laminated glass can be made so strong that it is practically impossible to break, making it feasible to use glass wherever desired, even where high security requirements apply, including bullet-resistant applications. In the case of breakage, fragments adhere to the flexible “interlayer” between glass layers, reducing the chance of injuries.

Fire resistance

A range of fire-resistant glass types is available that offers increasing levels of protection. Fire-resistant glass must meet strict levels of integrity and insulation, or integrity. Fire-resistant glass must always be specified as part of a tested and approved glazing system and installed by specialists to be sure of reaching expected fire performance, if required.

Decorative

Glass can transform work spaces and work environments. A wide range of effects, patterns and colours allows interior designers endless possibilities in look and atmosphere. In offices and other professional settings, glass offers a fresh, light yet serious aesthetic and has the advantage of being a material that wears exceptionally well and is impervious to moisture and most cleaning products.

Why Choose Us?

There are loads of reasons to choose us for your glass need. We stock many different types of glass with a variety of thicknesses and sizes. We can custom cut your glass and mirror as per your specifications. We are a full service glass and mirror company. We do everything in glass and mirror.