ION Glass - Fitting glass around corbels
July 2020

Hand carved stone corbels, pillars and intricate brickwork add significantly to the beauty of heritage architecture. It’s important to ensure your contemporary structural glass installation fits closely to the original structure, avoiding ugly gaps and creating a streamlined juxtaposition between old and new.
Ion’s wholly accurate digital measuring techniques achieve flawless results every time.
• At St Michael’s Church in Lewes Ion created a frameless glass entrance lobby. The glass was accurately measured and fitted to accommodate not just the intricate carved stone corbels but also the subtle changes in level to the floors.
• The frameless glass balustrade at St Lawrence’s Church at Bourton on the Water is channel set for a sleek, minimal appearance. The glass closely follows the contours of the corbels for a smooth, contemporary finish.
• St Dionis Church in Parsons Green commissioned switchable glass panels to infill the arches of the narthex, providing a private meeting space. Precise measurements around the corbels and our technical expertise achieved unprecedented results in switchable glass.
It’s not just corbels that require accurate measurements and complex glass manufacture.
This beautiful barn conversion involves curved glass accurately measured and manufactured to fit around two curved staircases, accommodating the original oak beams. The result is a stunning testament to design and installation.
The expert team at Ion Glass will provide technical advice, measurements and drawings to ensure your glass fits perfectly every time – in heritage, ecclesiastical, residential or commercial buildings.