Toughened glass is almost five times stronger than standard annealed glass. Unlike annealed glass, which can shatter into jagged shards when broken, toughened glass fractures into small, relatively harmless pieces. Made by heating standard glass to almost 700˚C then rapidly cooling it, toughened glass is deemed a safety glass suitable for use where mechanical strength, thermal stability or safe breakage are required. Toughened glass should comply with BS EN 12150.
Laminated glass is made by bonding two or more sheets of glass together with appropriate plastic layers in between. The interlayers are typically made from PolyVinylButyral (PVB), a strong and resilient plastic, which acts as an adhesive, keeping any broken fragments of glass in place if the glass is fractured. Thicker laminated glass types can also provide security and acoustic insulation benefits. Laminated glass should comply with BS EN 14449.
Glass in doors, panes beside doors and glass at low levels should be safety glass – either toughened or laminated. Where glass may be exposed to heat, such as a splashback behind a cooker hob, toughened glass is recommended. Mirrors can be backed with safety film to prevent serious injury if broken.
We can offer all colours from the RAL series and can match colours from branded paint companies such as Dulux, Farrow & Ball and Zoffany. Metallic versions of most colours are also available.
Yes, we supply only toughened glass splashbacks, including the latest toughened mirror glass.
Yes, we can manufacture thick laminated-toughened glass strong enough to walk on for both stairs and floors. We can also install this specialist glass if required.
Glass window sills are becoming a popular option in kitchens and bathrooms, where they can be made to match our coloured glass splashbacks, upstands and wet-walls.
Mirrors can be stuck to the wall with mirror adhesive or fixed with screws which come with chrome caps. Glint can supply mirror adhesive, mirror screws with chrome caps and also traditional mirror clips.
Whatever the outline of your wall, including walls which meet sloping ceilings, we can help you clad the whole wall or a large part of it in one piece of mirror (assuming it is possible to bring the mirror through your house!).
Yes, we can offer a measuring and templating service and installation of any of our glass products.
We accept card payments, both credit and debit, at no extra charge and can accept payment by bank transfer. For small value items we may accept cash or cheque.
Yes, commonly known as “hort” in the trade, i.e. horticultural glass, we can supply either standard panes at 610mm x 610mm (2ft x 2ft) or custom sizes if required.
Yes, our sister company GlasSeal is a leading manufacturer of double glazing units, in fact it was the first manufacturer in Ireland of hermetically sealed glass units, starting in 1973. Glint can supply a wide range of replacement glass units in sizes up to 4200mm x 2300mm!
Yes, many customers find artwork on stock images websites such as istockphoto.com, shutterstock.com or 123RF.com and supply high resolution pictures to us for digital printing onto glass.