When a window is damaged, be it broken glass or the window frame, our professional local Heston glaziers are only a short distance away to fix the problem. We can also modernise your existing frames with more efficient window styles including double glazing, aluminum replacement windows and Low - E Glass.
For Heston shop front windows we would use laminate glass, which conforms to BS 6206. Large and/or thicker than normal panes will usually be a next day service, dependant on glass dimensions. Our Heston double-glazed units take approximately two to three days to order, and all our units come with a manufacturers guarantee.
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How is glass made?
Molten glass is formed by heating up a combination of silica and sodium carbonate, with added lime, magnesium oxide and aluminium oxide, to form soda-lime glass. This is then rolled down a bed of molten tin that has been subjected to a atmosphere of nitrogen and hydrogen to prevent oxidization of the tin.
This molten glass is then cooled and cut by machine using a diamond cutter, and then subjected to nitrogen gas at high pressure to give it a shiny finish. Glass created using this method is called float glass, which is name used for the normal glass used you find in glass installations today.