Welcome to Integral Glass Solutions
Integral Glass Solutions Ltd is one of London’s leading independent glass
companies offering a range of toughened glass products and glazing
solutions to trade and domestic customers.
Our wide range of clients includes architects, interior designers, glass
companies, home owners and builders. We offer nationwide supply, design
management and Installation services.
As an independent glass supplier and processor, we always strive towards
the highest quality product, workmanship, finish, and customer care, using
the latest technology to provide outstanding quality at competitive rates.
Our goal is to provide a fast, efficient and
seamless method of supplying glass to
Please browse our website to see the
innovative and high range of quality
products we can offer you.
• Toughened Glass Bath Screens
• Glass Skylights
• Triple Glazed Units
• UV bonding
• Toughened Glass office partitions
• Toughened/Laminated Glass Staircase
• Pattern Glass
• Self-Cleaning Glass
• Bespoke Glass Furniture
• Toughened Glass Balustrades
• Kitchen Splashbacks
• Bathroom Splashbacks
• Shop Fronts
• Frameless Toughened Glass Balustrade
• Heat Strengthened Glass
• Toughened Glass Shower Screens
• Clear Glass
• Coated Glass
• Solar Controlled Glass
• Toughened/Laminated Walk On Glass
• Toughened Glass Juliet balconies
• Laminated Glass
• Coloured Laminating
• Acoustic Glass
• Fire Resistant Glass
• Double glazed units
• Toughened Glass
• PVC Frames
• Toughened Glass Doors
• Sandblasted Glass
• Coloured Glass
Annealed glass is the basic flat glass product that is the first result of the float process. It is common glass that tends to break
into large, jagged shards. It is used in some end products and often in double-glazed windows. It is also the starting material
used to produce more advanced products through further processing such as laminating and toughening.
Toughened glass or tempered glass is treated to be far more resistant to breakage than simple annealed glass and is up to five
times as strong as ordinary glass which means that it has to be hit much harder in order to break. Also when it does break it is
into lots of small pieces which are much less dangerous instead of splintering into large shards as plate glass, thus providing a
major safety advantage in all of its applications.
Toughened glass is made from annealed glass treated with a thermal tempering process. A sheet of annealed glass is heated to
above its "annealing point" of 600°C. Its surfaces are then rapidly cooled while the inner portion of the glass remains hotter. The
different cooling rates between the surface and the inside of the glass produces different physical properties, resulting in
compressive stresses in the surface balanced by tensile stresses in the body of the glass.
These counteracting stresses give toughened glass its increased strength. Toughened glass is physically and thermally stronger
than regular glass. Any cutting or grinding must be done prior to tempering. Cutting, grinding, and sharp impacts after tempering
will cause the glass to fracture.
Toughened glass has extremely broad applications in products because of its safety and strength. As a result it is used in a
number of demanding applications, including windows, glass shower doors, architectural glass, sliding glass doors, glass tables,
glass balconies, glass office partitions, kitchen glass splashbacks, glass balustrades, walk on glass and many other applications.
Laminated Glass, a type of safety glass, features a Polyvinyl-Butyral (PVB) interlayer bonded between two or more glass plies
using heat and pressure to form a single unit to provide protection against injury by glass due to it collapsing or through falling
through the glass. The glass plies may be of equal or unequal thickness.
Laminated glass is a durable, high-performance glazing product, designed to remain integral in the opening should glass damage
occur. Laminated glass will not shatter or collapse under normal bodily impact, it retains its integrity within the frame as the
interlayer keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken, and its high strength prevents the glass from breaking up into
large sharp pieces.
It is available in various forms for glazing applications and can be tinted or feature pigmented interlayers. This type of glass is
generally used when there is a possibility of human impact, where the glass could fall or for architectural applications. Typical
applications for toughened laminated glass include, skylight glazing, frameless glass balustrades, windows for sound proofing,
glass Juliet balconies, glass staircases and walk on glass.