- Consider The Type Of Glass
- Measure Multiple Times
- Use The Glass & Stainless Calculator
- Plan The Installation
- Ask For Help
How To Order Bespoke Glass Online
Consider The Type Of Glass
What is it that you are trying to achieve with you bespoke glass panels? The answer to this question will have a huge impact on the type of glass that you choose to use. Some options to consider are:
- Toughened glass
- Laminated glass
- Coloured glass
- Frosted glass
- Screen printed glass
- Privacy glass
- Curved glass
- Low iron glass
- Mirrored glass
All of these types of glass can be provided by Glass & Stainless.
Choose The Size Of Glass
When designing your bespoke glass panels, be aware that size matters. As a rule, the wider the panel of glass, the thicker it needs to be. At Glass & Stainless, the thinnest bespoke glass panel that we can provide is 5mm, the edges of which must be no longer than 2000mm. At least one edge must be below 1200mm long. At the other end of the scale, we can produce bespoke glass panels with a thickness of 19mm, almost 4 times greater. The length of this panel can be as much as 3200mm, with one edge under 1800mm long. For further information on the recommended thickness of bespoke glass panels, please view our comprehensive guide.
Measure More Than Once
When it comes to ordering bespoke glass online, it is vital that you are certain of your measurements. The unique heating and cooling process by which toughened glass is formed means that it cannot be cut later on. Toughened glass’ remarkable strength is the result of the tension between the internal layers of the glass, created by the differing rates of cooling. Attempt to cut the glass and that tension will be broken, causing the glass to shatter.
In most instances, your bespoke glass order will become non-refundable once it has been submitted and the manufacturing process has begun. We would always recommend that you check your measurements twice, if not three times for this reason.
Use The Glass & Stainless Calculator
Once you have established the required height and width of your bespoke glass panel, as well as chosen between the toughened or laminated options, you simply need to input that information into our free online calculator. This will then present you with an estimated cost for the glass.
Think About Installation
Depending on how you plan to use your glass bespoke panels, you may require assistance with installation. For more simple structures like shower screens or garden decking balustrades, it is not too difficult to follow a set of instructions and do it yourself. However, for something more complex like a glass floor or glass cantilevered staircase, we’d recommend getting a professional involved. Although our head office is in Cheshire, Glass & Stainless have a network of trusted specialists right across the UK who can assist you.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
We know that ordering bespoke glass online can seem like a daunting prospect, which is why we’re more than happy to answer any of your questions. In addition to installation, we can also assist with any surveying, design or specifying work.
Whatever your budget or specification, get in touch with Glass & Stainless today.