What Is Safety Glass?
Safety glass is glass that is specially manufactured to provide extra security against breakage. It is often used for commercial properties and doorway glass. Sometimes it involves wire mesh as an added layer of protection. Safety glass is bonded in such a way that it will remain intact where normal glass would shatter and fall out. It is therefore usually much easier to clear up and less likely to cause injury. This is particularly useful for commercial environments where health and safety is concerned.
What Is Toughened Safety Glass?
Toughened safety glass, also known as tempered glass is a stronger alternative to normal glass. It is specially treated to give it extra strength and thermal resistance. When smashed, it will not collapse into shards, the way normal glass does. Thanks to tension and compression in the glass, it will remain compacted in granular chunks. Glass must be cut to size before it is tempered. Toughened safety glass cannot be cut after the treatment process.
What Is Laminated Safety Glass?
Laminated glass is another type of safety glass. It is made using two or more panes of glass, with a layer of vinyl in between. Unlike tempered glass, it can be cut to size after laminating. Laminated glass is commonly used in vehicle windshields due to its superior protection. Laminate glass also has sound reduction properties and can more effectively block UV light transmission.
Can Mirrors Be Cut To Size?
At Edinburgh Glass, we can manufacture beautiful bespoke mirrors, cut to any size needed. Our custom mirror cutting service is quick and efficient. We can even add polished or bevelled edges to our custom mirror designs. Whether it is a mirror for your bedroom, bathroom or a commercial mirror that is required, get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your requirements.
Can Patio Doors Be Repaired?
If your uPVC patio doors need fixing, trust Edinburgh Glass. We can repair damaged doors and replace misted patio door glass units. Contact a member of our team for patio door repairs in Edinburgh. For patio door installation, we offer a range of styles and designs to suit any property.
Can Composite Doors Be Made To Measure?
At Edinburgh Glass & Glazing, you can have a custom, made to measure composite door for your property. All our doors are made and installed to strict high standards. You can even design your ideal door, with our Door Designer tool. Choose from a range of sizes, finishes and styles to suit your taste. Our composite doors offer enhanced security, weather resistance, great thermal insulation and long-lasting quality. For composite doors in Edinburgh, choose Edinburgh Glass.
Do You Do Glazing For Commercial Buildings?
For over 30 years, we have been carrying out our commercial glazing operations throughout Edinburgh. We have worked for large clients such as Edinburgh Airport, Harvey Nichols and RBS, supplying commercial glass and glazing installation to a first class standard. We also offer repair and maintenance services for our commercial glazing clients. To find out more, or to get a free quote for commercial glazing in Edinburgh, contact us today.
Are UPVC Windows Fire Rated?
UPVC windows are better than wooden windows when it comes to fire safety ratings. Their flame retardant properties make them a good choice for window units. As windows are often used as escape routes during fires, using flame resistant uPVC windows is a safe choice. For uPVC windows in Edinburgh, get in touch.
Are UPVC Windows Secure?
At Edinburgh Glass & Glazing, our uPVC windows are extremely secure. Our windows come with advanced lock systems, designed to last. We can also carry out repairs to worn or damaged uPVC windows, ensuring their security is not compromised. Contact us to find out more.
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