What is the difference between a table top and a table cover?
We distinguish our core products with the following simple explanation: Table top – when the entire surface is glass, supported with a frame. Table cover – when the glass is placed upon an existing surface, such as a wooden table.
What thickness should I choose?
Thickness is determined by application, so for a table top 8mm and above is suitable. 4mm and 6mm are more suited to a table cover. 4mm is widely used for smaller table covers, less than 1000mm square, above this dimension 6mm is often advised. If unsure please feel free to contact us.
What glass type should I choose?
Clear toughened is essentially standard glass whilst Optiwhite has a low iron content, which means less of a green tinge. If you are looking to paint your table top or cover, we advise Optiwhite as any colour applied is far truer in appearance. All our glass is toughened unless you ask for float glass specifically.
Do you do coloured glass?
We do supply a variety of coloured and tinted glass, however by purchasing Optiwhite low iron glass and then painting yourself gives far greater creative freedom, and it’s easy to do.
What is the turn-around time?
Our average turn-around time for glass manufacture is between 4-8 working days from the order being processed, however unexpected things can happen with glass resulting in occasional delays. We suggest allowing up to 10 days if you require delivery, however 14 days can sometimes be required. There are rare occasions when longer may be needed, all glass is created from scratch in the UK. Shaped glass can take closer to three or four weeks for production.
What are my payment options?
You can pay via PayPal through our online glass calculator, via card over the phone or by BACS. If you require us to raise an invoice we can do.
Do you deliver to my area?
We deliver broadly across the south of England, however we can ship to anywhere in the UK. The following counties are what we consider the south of England on our calculator drop down; Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex, Hertfordshire and Gloucestershire. We can deliver to other areas, however please contact us for a definitive price, time scales vary also as a partner company may be required to deliver.
How is my glass delivered?
We transport our glass with our own trusted drivers and if we have to use a courier company we use those that we have a trusted relationship with to ensure your glass arrives as it should.
We deliver throughout the week from early in the morning to late in the evening. We try where possible to accommodate your needs when it comes to deliveries, regarding times and days, we will always give you advance warning regarding your delivery. The glass is delivered to the curb side, so it is essential if you are carrying the glass far to ensure there are enough people to assist. Please note if ordering online via the calculator, you must select the correct option, either delivery to the various areas, or to indicate your preferred collection location.
Can you tell me exactly when my glass will arrive?
Once the glass is ready from production, and once it has all been checked for defects etc, the glass is then scheduled for delivery. When a delivery date has been identified we will send an email to confirm our intent. On the day of delivery the driver will call in advance, normally a minimum of an hour, however there are numerous variables with driving and it could be less, depending on how close the proceeding drop is. The driver will need you to sign for and ensure you’re happy with the condition of the glass, this is why the glass isn’t wrapped or covered (unless back painted, for protection).
Can I collect my glass?
You can collect your glass free of charge from Chippenham, Walsall and Durham.
How should I care for my glass?
We’ve found CRL professional glass cleaner to work wonders with glass.
What options can I choose for the edges of my glass?
Glass edges are either polished or unpolished as two standard selections, essentially if you are going to see the edges have them polished, if the glass is to be recessed in any way have them unpolished. Please be aware that on occasion the legally required toughening stamp may appear on the face of the glass if unpolished.
What options can I choose for the corners of my glass?
Glass corners are typically 90 degrees as you’d expect. Some customers have commented that they were not expecting such a precise angle, so the options we offer are standard 90 degree corners, dubbed corners which is when the angle is blunted slightly by 2/3mm, and radius corners (see below). If you are following the line of your existing table exactly, it is a good idea to examine the corners to assess what corner finish is best for you. Please see here for more information.
Can I have radius corners on my glass?
Absolutely, we can do radius corners as standard between 3mm and 25mm in radius. If you require more than a 25mm radius please contact us.
What effects can I have on my glass? (sandblasting, acid etched, etc)
A vast selection of effects can be added to your glass, sandblasted for a frosted look is a firm customer favourite. If you have something bespoke in mind get in touch and we’ll happily discuss your requirements.
Can I add a design or company logo to my glass?
In the past we’ve added company logos etc to glass, this is normally done with a vinyl template and then the glass is sandblasted. Get in contact with any requirements you may have.
I have young children, what do you recommend?
Toughened glass is 5 times stronger than annealed glass, so is child proof in most cases, there are options to have table tops and table covers made in either clear laminate glass or toughened laminate glass, get in touch if you think you want more than toughened glass.