Mirrors and other processed glass are used extensively in the recreational industry and for decorative home use. We can suggest styles, designs and special finishes or manufacture to your specification.
We supply and fit mirrors and products of all types in any location required. All our mirrors can be supplied with bevel and/or polished edges. Examples of our work are available on request. Previous projects have included hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, leisure clubs and hair salons.
For security purposes we also supply Observation mirror.
Our Italian sand blasting equipment enables us to provide unique products directly to you. Its computer controlled twin jet heads ensure that the finished product has uniform gradient across the whole surface.
We provide a large selection of designs for any purpose, including mirror cut-outs, door panels, signage, etc. Thousands of decorative designs are available from our extensive catalogues or we can provide bespoke designs from your scanned images for specific emblems or crests. Image sizes are available from 200mm x 200mm up to 3000mm x 3000mm.
- Flexibility - We can supply most requirements with the minimum of delays due to in house processing facilities
- Extensive Catalogue - Wide range of designs available for multiple repeat orders direct from our catalogues
- Bespoke Production - Unique creations can be catered for through our scanning system from your own designs
Take a look at a selection of designs from our extensive catalogue:
The Fusion collection of fused glass tiles opens up a whole new world of possibilities for decorative glass.
This innovative range consists of small pieces of coloured fused glass, which can be bonded to flat glass to create stunning decorative effects for applications such as door panels, glazed partitions and furniture.
The Fusion tiles look especially attractive when used in conjunction with Sandblast / Etched Glass or Brilliant Cutting. No lead is required to cover the edges. The range features just 10 glass colours for easy mixing and matching of tile styles in co-ordinating colourways. The tiles are manufactured from top quality "Spectrum" Fusing Compatible Glass to ensure consistency of colour, clarity and repeatability. Each tile is made from 3mm clear glass cut to shape, then the design is heat fused onto the top in coloured glass.
This simple and cost-effective Fusion system brings an exciting new look to glazing.
WHAT IS WINDOW FILM?
Windows films are transparent layers of high quality polyester. They can be metalised, laminated and coated using special adhesives, ultraviolet inhibitors and protective scratch resistant coatings. They can also be made as 'sputtered' films, which is the manufacturing process whereby metal particles such as gold, titanium, stainless steel, copper and aluminium are embedded into, rather than onto, the polyester film. Select concentrations of metal particles allow for varying degrees of colorant solar energy rejection capability.
Window films are mainly applied to the inside surface of smooth glass though some are suitable for external usage. They are available in clear, tinted, reflective and an array of decorative patterns.
The interactive relationship between an applied film and the existing glass in situ is important in achieving a client's requirement, without any detrimental effect on their existing glass or the applied films performance. Due to this, we recommend that our clients have their premises surveyed by us, prior to specifying all applications.
GENERAL BENEFITS OF WINDOW FILM
Windows films can reflect over 75% of the suns total solar energy and block out almost 100% of harmful and damaging ultraviolet. You can experience a variety of benefits after installation, depending on the choice of film.
SOLAR HEAT GAIN, GLARE & INSULATION
Heat and glare in the work place or at home can result in a poor working environment, unusable rooms or offices. This can cause low productivity and discomfort for personnel. Our range of solar control films can help to even out excessively high and low temperatures in most glazed buildings.
Solar control films can reflect solar energy and reduce glare, improving working and living conditions. They are ideal for reducing heat absorption in conservatories and glazed areas.
Low-e (low emissivity) films have an all year round benefit by reducing expensive heat loss through glass. This helps the environment and compliance towards the revised Document 'L' of the Building Regulations.
PROTECTION ON A ROLL
The primary function of our safety and security films is to help reduce the risk of damage and injury caused when glass breaks. These specially constructed window films are designed to help keep dangerous shards of glass in one place. Though safety and security films are similar to solar films, there are two basic differences between them. To increase strength and resistance from breakage and puncture, safety and security films are thicker and they are coated with stronger pressure sensitive adhesive, to provide elasticity or a shock absorbing property to retain glass shards.
SUPPLY AND FIX OR SUPPLY ONLY
We have a supply and fit service where we visit your property and apply the film to your existing windows. Alternatively, we will cut film to your own requirements and supply you with products that allow you to carry out the filming procedure yourself.
ADVANTAGES OF FILM APPLICATIONS
- Reduced interior heat gain / heat loss
- Reduced energy costs
- Improved occupant comfort
- Reduce glare
- Increased privacy / visual security
- Extended air condioning equipment life and capacity
- Increased fade protection
- Shatter protection from accidents, explosion and burglars
Splashbacks & Worktops
Transform your kitchen with beautiful contemporary glass splash backs and worktops in any colour taken from a vast RAL, PANTONE or DULUX chart selection.
Bedford Glassworks, manufacture, supply and fit a wide variety of back painted glass splashbacks which mainly use a RAL, PANTONE or DULUX colour range however clear glass and sandblasted glass is also available. These are usually found to enhance the look of a room whether it is in the kitchen, bathroom, shower or even a wet room.
These eye-catching back painted glass panels can be made in practically any colour with in the PANTONE, DULUX or RAL range and are made to suit the customer requirements for a more bespoke look to our home
The Low-iron/ Optiwhite glasses that are used specifically for this type of work are specially designed to allow the true colour of the paint to come through without distortion. This allows a nice crisper look which can also be enhanced even more by the addition of 'sparkle'. This can be applied in various levels of intensity. There are two choices of silver sparkle or a rainbow sparkle.
The splashbacks can be made to an accurate drawing or to a template (wood preferred). Within our supply and fit service we can measure up and even make the template for you to ensure piece of mind. Then return to put the pieces in place leaving you to carry on with your daily routine hassle free.
Below are a few details of just some of the things that can be achieved.
Wetrooms & Bathrooms
We supply and fit toughened frameless shower and wet room screens to your specification. There are a large range of fittings to secure the glass dependant on application. We can add sandblasting/etched designs for decoration or to provide privacy as required.
We can supply glass worktop with sink cut-outs and holes for taps or fittings, colour matched to your choice.
We also supply mirrors to your design/specification which can include heated sections to provide clarity in steamy areas.
We have worked extensively with various forms of balustrading over many years for applications such as staircase and landing, external balcony and decking areas.
Bespoke, toughened glass in 10mm to 19mm thicknesses can be cut and shaped to your requirements.
Polished edges and shaped bespoke pieces with cut outs and holes for fittings can all be done in-house. Your home can be transformed allowing maximum natural light to filter into your living space.
Site Glazing: Domestic & Commercial
Our experienced staff will assess and discuss your requirements for both domestic and commercial enquiries. No job is too small.
- Replacement of failed units
- Full fitting service available for all double glazed units
- Supply and fit of UPVC frames
- Supply and fit service for Solar control film and safety film
- Supply and fit service of bespoke mirrors
Some construction companies require fixing of glass to existing or new frames on site. Our experienced staff will assess and discuss your requirements before supplying quotations, with exact measurements and requirements taken before commencement of work. The products will be supplied by ourselves and installed by our experienced fitting teams. We have vast experience working on many varied projects including full housing estates, exclusive individual properties, regeneration and urban renewal projects, schools, hospitals and commercial properties.
Glass Processing Work
Our facilities at Leigh branch feature Bottero edging, bevelling and shaped bevelling machines alongside diamond drilling, sawing and polishing equipment. We are able to offer flat and arrissed edges on glass up to 25mm thick.
We can supply for any application, including:
- Table tops, glass shelves, sliding doors, glass worktops including sink cut-outs and fireplace surrounds in toughened glass
- Mirrors of all types and sizes can processed with a polished edge, fixing holes and safety backing
- Bathroom cabinet doors with brilliant cut grips
- Bevelled edges can be put on glass as small as 40mm x 40mm up to a maximum of 3000mm x 3000mm
- Bevelled edges up to 50mm wide and multi shaped bevelling and edging are available
Our Bottero CNC glass processing system uses 28 exchangeable tools which can provide a myriad of finishes, cuts and details. These include: Bevelling, Drawing, Writing, Routing, Boring, Brilliant Cutting, Polishing, Grinding.
We can process sheet glass up to 3000mm x 1500mm in size and in thickness from 4mm to 50mm.
This technology enables us to produce bespoke items of highly complex design, which have previously only been hand manufactured on an individual basis. We can replicate any design as many times as required to exact specification.
If you supply templates, they will be laser scanned for complete accuracy. We can also use your supplied CAD designs in various file formats to produce the finished work. These can be sent by either email or in disk form.
Failed or broken double glazed units can be replaced by our staff in either wood, aluminium or U-PVC frames. Our double glazed units carry a no-quibble five year guarantee when glazed to our specification. We manufacture both replacement units and units for new frames using up to date technology. Our trained staff produce units to the highest quality, to BS/EN 1279 standards.
We can provide you with:
- Energy efficient Pilkington K Glass
- Argon gas filled units to maintain energy efficiency
- Toughened or Laminated safety glass
- Diamond cut (V-groove) and sandblast designs
- Specialist units incorporating coloured glass, leaded designs or bevels
- Original leaded coloured designs can be encapsulated within new units
- Emergency replacement units manufactured within 4 hours (subject to availability)
After much research, we invested in Argon gas filling machinery to offer reduced U values on double glazed units and a quicker lead time on gas filled units. All manufactured on site in our purpose built premises.
Whether for the construction industry or domestic market, we can supply and fix frames to your requirements. Construction industry tenders can be calculated for complete houses from your drawings and submitted for your approval. Cavity closers are delivered to your site to be built in during construction. The frames are then fitted along with double glazed units by our trained staff from inside the property.
Domestic market replacement frames are measured by us and a no obligation quotation is provided. Samples of our products are available for your inspection at our premises.
Fire Resistant / Safety glass
We supply fire rated glass to your specifications in clear and wired varieties.
For stoves and ovens we can supply specialised ceramic glass. This is a special product manufactured to resist the constant high temperatures whilst in use and yet allow full visibility through the door.
We also supply Toughened and Laminated glass in various forms to suit many safety requirements. Any glass below 800mm from ground level is required by law to be safety glass.
We can supply any glazing accessories you may require, including:
- Putty in brown or natural
- Silicone in various colours and specifications
- Butyl putty and dry glazing tape for installing double glazed units
- Ultrabond mirror adhesive
- Intumescent paste for fireglass fixing
- American glass cleaner
- Fixing pins
Specific requirements can be met with the minimum of delay through our contacts with leading manufacturers. Our stock is available at both branches.
- Quality Products - Good stock rotation to maintain quality of products
- Extensive Range - Wide range of stock items suitable for all applications
Pilkingtons Patterned Glass
For privacy, pure style or to allow more light into internal rooms, Pilkington Texture Glass gives you a fantastic range of attractive options. The range offers no fewer than 18 different designs, from traditional to contemporary, no one offers a bigger choice of original designs.
The advantages of Pilkington Texture Glass are easy to see too: it allows maximum light in while maintaining your chosen level of privacy or obscuration, and also forms an attractive decorative feature itself. That’s why our texture glass is the most trusted in the market.
With a wide range of original designs and the Pilkington Oriel etched glass range offering even more possibilities – all with the quality you would expect from one of the most recognised glass brands – there really is no better decorative glass choice for your home.