Express Ilkeston glaziers replace glass for a variety of reasons. we provide an emergency response service for broken glass repairs where we would board the windows for your security and then replace the glass usually within 48 hours in and around the Ilkeston area.
Glass in Ilkeston commercial properties that should be but doesnt meet safety requirements can be replaced with safety glass. All enquiries are welcome with free estimates and quotes by phoning our Ilkeston team.
Glass for use in Ilkeston domestic properties typically comes in two varieties; single or double-glazed, with a choice of either float/annealed or toughened glass. Single-glazed windows with float glass can normally be fitted on the same day. Our Ilkeston glaziers are able to replace glass from either the outside or the inside of properties, if the framework allows it. If required, we can source scaffolding and/or lifting vehicles for high glass installations.
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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.