Glass is so much more than just a surface…
Super-strength toughened glass perfect for creating bespoke glass solutions. You’re only limited by your imagination…
If you would like more information on our toughened safety glass products, contact our team using our online contact form or give us a call on 01633 244 926.
We supply and install toughened safety glass products
Did you know you can get security glass that is the same thickness as standard glass but up to five times stronger? Toughened safety glass is the perfect material for keeping your home and property safe. At Aacme Glass our toughened safety glass meets the highest standards of safety when subject to accidental impact providing you with maximum safety throughout the home. Our team has 60 years of experience in the glazing industry and can provide you with the best quality service and products for your project.
For every project and application where you may require the benefits of standard glass panes but with the combined extra strength of toughened glass, our team of master craftsmen will be able to provide you with a comprehensive and tailored solution to suit your needs. From tabletops to shelving, protective furniture glass to balustrade glass, the possibilities available to you are endless.
WHAT IS TOUGHENED SAFETY GLASS?
Toughened safety glass is also known as tempered glass and is actually up to five times stronger than standard glass. To get this effect, glass is heated at extremely high temperatures and then cooled very quickly. This is the process that makes the glass more durable, heat resistant and shock absorbent than standard glass. The overall aim of this process is to improve the durability and thermal strength of the glass.
Using toughened safety glass will minimise the risk of breakages and will secure your home or business property better than standard glass. This type of glass can also minimize injury in the very unlikely case of breakage as the glass shatters into tiny granules instead of large shards.
At Aacme Glass, we are able to provide you with toughened safety glass which is specifically made to order with your exact requirements. If you would like more information on this process please visit our glass cut to size page or give us a call today on 01633 244926.
How much does toughened safety glass cost?
The price of toughened glass often depends on its application and the amount of glass needed. At Aacme Glass we provide comprehensive and competitive quotes for a wide range of toughened glass solutions. To get a quote today you can fill out the contact form on our website or call us direct on 01633 244926 and we can give you a quote over the phone.
Tempered glass is another term for toughened glass, or toughened safety glass. The toughening process is the same and people often refer to toughened glass as tempered glass and vice versa. With a similar physical appearance as your standard cut of glass, toughened safety glass is up to five times stronger and can withstand greater loads and offers a much higher impact solution around the home. Toughened glass has been regularly used by our customers for home applications including shelving, table tops, doors and balustrade panes for staircases. If you’re looking for a safety-first solution please get in touch with our master craftsmen today to discuss your project and we can have your toughened glass cut to any size or shape.
Unlike your standard cut of glass, toughened glass cannot be cut once it has been treated. All cuts of toughened safety glass are cut prior to the toughening process. So, if you’re looking to purchase toughened glass Cardiff, be sure to have the correct measurements in order, as the glass cannot be altered once it has been toughened.
Once the glass has been cut to size it is ready for ‘tempering’. The toughening process starts out by loading the sheets into a heated furnace using a bed of rollers. Once in the furnace, the glass heats up to extraordinary temperatures of 650ºC and turning the glass into a plastic-like state.
Once out of the furnace, the sheets of glass are rapidly cooled using high-pressure air pumps. This process induces high compression on the outer layers of glass but ensures the inner layers remain in tension. This creates a tough bond between the two and allows the glass to perform under greater stress and impact.
When it comes to toughened glass, choose Aacme Glass. Measuring and cutting to your exact requirements, our friendly team are always on hand to answer any questions. We also provide an efficient fitting and finishing service – all at unbelievably low prices.
ADVANTAGES OF USING TOUGHENED SAFETY GLASS
As toughened safety glass is five times stronger than normal glass it can be used as an easy and reliable alternative to traditional building materials. The benefit of this is that it will allow great versatility when it comes to design and is frequently used for windows, interior design and balustrading.
Toughened glass goes through a thermal process that strengthens the glass and makes it tougher, stronger and more hardwearing than other glass types, without compromising on its look. During the toughening process the colour, clarity, composition, light transmission and hardness of the glass do not change. Aacme Glass produces toughened glass that conforms to all of the requirements of BS 6206:1981 Class A and is at the highest level of safety.
PROTECTING YOUR HOME WITH TOUGHENED SAFETY GLASS
In the unlikely situation that the glass does break, it will break into many small pieces instead of large sharp shards. This makes the toughened safety glass the perfect solution for high impact applications such as worktops, tabletops, greenhouse glass, shower screens, splashbacks, balustrades and glass flooring.
WHY CHOOSE AACME GLASS FOR TOUGHENED GLASS IN NEWPORT?
Aacme Glass can offer you toughened safety standard glass in Newport in a range of shapes and sizes to suit your exact requirements. We use only the highest quality glass and you will receive nothing short of a professional service when working with our team. We are always on hand to provide you with expert service and any advice you may need.