Wired glass supplied as Georgian wired cast in obscured and polished plate.
Wired glass is still used for safety and fire rated application, but alternatives, with the appearance of plain glass are available.
For safety and durability we supply toughened and laminated glass. Safety glass refers to glass with safety features that make it less likely to break, or less likely to pose a danger when broken. Common types are toughened glass (also known as tempered glass) and laminated glass. Wired glass and fire rated/fire check glass are also kinds of safety glass.
Toughened glass is processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. When broken toughened glass crumbles into small granular chunks of similar size and shape instead of splintering into random, jagged shards. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury. The glass has to be cut to size, and then processes to toughen it. Once toughened, it can not be re-cut or processed in any way.
Laminated glass is usually 2 layers of regular glass (although toughened glass may be used) with a plastic layer fused between. Laminated glass holds together when broken as the plastic interlayer (typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB)) holds the shards together."Please contact us with your enquiries - Telephone 020 8653 2200