We can bend glass for a wide range of applications from kitchen cabinet doors to large double glazed bay windows. Very often it is used by designers to form a feature or focal point in a home or business setting. So, it’s not just it’s practical use that we are highlighting here, we also hope to reveal its aesthetic value as an important part of modern décor and its use in bespoke applications anywhere from office hubs to art décor.
Curved laminated glass: to BS EN 14449
2 or more lites of glass laminated or bonded together, offering safety and security along with peace of mind. Used in doors, shop fronts, office partitioning etc. It has the advantage over toughened glass when it comes to sound insulation, absorbing the sound and reducing the decibel level. Also curved laminate does not have to have a regular radius, it can be eliptical or even hockeystick shape unlike toughened.
Curved toughened glass: to BS EN 12600
Toughened glass is used where there is a need for structural strength along with safety. Typical applications include glass balustrading, entrance doors and glass assemblies. It has a structural strength five times that of standard annealed glass making it ideal where the glass requires holes or mechanical fixing.
Curved annealed glass
Annealed glass is standard glass which has no safety rating. It can be used in cabinet doors or in windows above the regulation height of 800mm above floor level. It is also used in old period style conservatories where the glass may need to be cut to shape in situ
Range of glass which can be curved: