Glass Types

Acoustilam 6.4mm glass is specially selected for increased acoustic support performance per £. Acoustilam is formed with an interlayer of highly-effective vibration-deadening PVB within the structure of the glass. Any airborne vibrations are removed by this vibration-absorbing layer which stretches across the whole of the glass, effectively increasing the sonic performance of your unit. The interlayer gives the glass a safety rating preventing damage from loose shards falling as the glass holds together when broken. However, care should be taken that the glass is not toughened and it is made from 2 sheets of annealed glass before it is cut and polished.

Acoustilam 8.2mm glass is specially selected for optimum acoustic performance for larger systems. Acoustilam is formed with an interlayer of highly-effective vibration-deadening PVB within the structure of the glass. Any airborne vibrations are removed by this vibration-absorbing layer which stretches across the whole of the glass, effectively increasing the sonic performance of your unit. The interlayer gives the glass a safety rating preventing damage from loose shards falling as the glass holds together when broken. However, care should be taken that the glass is not toughened and it is made from 2 sheets of annealed glass before it is cut and polished.

Antique Mirror is produced by many large scale producers and even made by artisan producers. The process remains the same, and the variance between batches its charm and its downfall in preventing seamless repeatability. Chemicals patinate clear, tinted (bronze or grey) or low iron annealed glass, before it is cleaned and then silvered to the chemical decorated side. As unique as the grain in wood batch to batch varies, and this is something that adds a sense of age to the most modern of settings.

Arctic Blue Safety Glass The glass is body tinted and the blue replace the green or grey tint. A little rare and not all thicknesses are always available. 10mm, however, is the thickest that is produced. It can be painted, sandblasted and is toughened with a finished performance the same as standard glass.

Back Painted Low Iron safety glass stock colour Using the clearest of glass, this is the material to use to get the brightest of whites and carry LED edge lighting the furthest. 

Bronze Tinted Safety Glass The glass is body tinted and the Bronze is simply as described. The edge of 6mm even is virtually black and through the face is a bronze tint. With darkness behind it, it becomes very reflective and most opaque. Commonly used as glass patio furniture tops. Thicknesses above 10mm are not produced as it becomes almost opaque. Although10mm is the thickest that is produced, this is perfectly good for most tabletops. It can be painted, sandblasted and is toughened with a finished performance the same as standard glass although uncommon as less is gained from doing so.


Clear Low Iron Safety Glass is designed to reduce the green tint naturally present in standard toughened glass. Low iron glass is perfect for colouring as the lack of green tint allows for a truer colour to be applied. Low Iron glass can be considered as being water white. A glass of water is clear, a swimming pool is blue and the ocean is black. The more of the low iron glass that you are looking through the darker it is. Backpainted glass, of course, uses only the thickness of the glass, not the entire edge.


Clear safety glass is a gentle green filter. Edges on thinner sheets of this glass in light areas and smaller panels barely have any green to them. This contrasts with the thickest single panel produced at 25mm which even on smaller panels in daylight has a virtually black edge. Thicker glass has a green tint to it, that is shown up when painted light colours. The thicker glass which has a prominent tint is often seen as a sign of quality where the thickness is shown.

Coloured Safety Glass Custom Colour  If the colour is dark or from the green spectrum, and the application permits, then standard clear safety glass may be used but with the consideration that the glass will add a tint.  The paint will be mixed to your colour and this is costed accordingly.

Coloured Safety Glass Stock Colour Saving the costs of having a paint colour mixed, then we may have enough paint in stock to get you the colour you need on the standard glass. Speak to us to see what we can offer from time to time. Larger square metre jobs often have the custom paint colour costs removed if volumes are there. 

Custom Colour Low Iron Safety Glass Paint is mixed to your colour, and low iron glass is used to achieve the most accurate colour rendition. However, although the best performance, it attracts the costs. 

Frosted Safety Glass has been through a toughening process and then we have frosted one or more faces of it to cover a face or masked to make a pattern or logo. Clear safety glass has a gentle peppermint colour as the light enters the face and the colour of the glass thickness is diffused through the surface. The brighter the light the paler the green. Low iron glass gives a whiter frosted colour. Thinner glasses are less dark in colour. It is not possible to put a thicker sandblast layer to the glass to make it more opaque. The more it is sandblasted - simply the thinner the glass becomes and the previous sandblast layer is removed. 

Grey Tinted (ANTISUN) Safety Glass is a body tinted glass, and the grey becomes almost black. The edge of 6mm even is virtually black and through the face is a grey tint. With darkness behind it, it becomes very reflective and most opaque. Commonly used as glass patio furniture tops. Thicknesses above 10mm are not produced as it becomes almost opaque. Although10mm is the thickest that is produced, this is perfectly good for most tabletops. It can be painted, sandblasted and is toughened with a finished performance the same as standard glass although uncommon as less is gained from doing so.


Mirror Is glass that has a layer of silver to the rear, with copper to protect the silver from tarnishing, and then painted to protect the copper. Check for safety back options as toughening would burn the backing from the glass. There are new glass types that are able to be toughened and they have a compromised visual performance with the chance of the glass not being flat after toughening. Low iron silvered is occasionally available for the best reflective performance. 

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