Glass and Glazing
We can supply the glass with your windows and doors. All our glass is supply only or factory fitted. We do not fit glass on site.
All glazing to be in accordance with GGF requirements.
Applied Georgian Bars
Your joinery can be manufactured to take single or double glazing depending on your requirements or regulations. Double glazing has improved over recent years which now includes low e soft coat
glass, Low Iron and slimlite double glazing for applications where glazing rebates are too small for standard double glazing. Gases including Argon and Krypton gases are added to increase the thermal
efficiency of the units.
All glazing rebates and beads must be painted before glazing. This includes the ends which are normally sealed with end grain sealer before painting. Use glazing packers to centralise the glass in the opening. When fixing glazing beads use a waterproof sealant on all mitres and end joints. Fill all pin holes and repaint. This will stop the ingress of water into the joints and stop problems with paint and glass.
When using silicone make sure it is compatible with double glazing units. We recommend Silfix U9. Failure to do this will result in damage to the unit and loss of glass guarantee. Glass failure is noticeable by black runs inside the units.
Glazing can be done by various methods.
1 Generally for single glazing putty would be used with the option of glazing beads if required.
2 Glazing applied bar double glazed windows and doors with black security tape, georgian bar tape and Silfix U9 Silicone.
WE DO NOT USE WHITE TAPE AS THIS WILL DISCOLOUR
3 Glazing double glazed windows and doors with black security tape and Silfix U9.
4 Glazing double glazed windows and doors with black or white Butyl tape and silicone.
5 Slimlite / Slimline units must be glazed to manufacturers recommendations. Bedded in with Hodgson Silfix u9 silicone. And faced putty with Hodgson Colourglaze or Repair Care MP - See PDF download
6 Glazing with just silicone in certain circumstances.
We hold a small stock of security glazing tape, georgian bar tape, butyl tape, silicone and packers. Subject to availability. Please order with your glass.
Click on photo for more infomation
Links to external companies Reddiseals & Marches Ironmongery.
Sashlite - Slimlite Glazing Info.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [123.9 KB]
Pilkington Decorative Glass 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]