ION GLASS LTD

UNIT 16 MORE HOUSE FARM
DITCHLING ROAD
WIVELSFIELD
WEST SUSSEX RH17 7RE

Tel: 0345 658 9988
Fax: 01444 220455

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Suppliers of: Glass Balustrades, Curved Glass, Glass Flooring, Glass Cladding, Glass Splashbacks, Glass Cubicles, Glass Doors

ION GLASS provides architectural glass for a wide range of new build, refurbishment, heritage and contemporary projects across the UK. Ion Glass works in commercial, heritage and ecclesiastical buildings, leisure and educational properties and substantial residential projects. Functional and beautiful our bespoke structural glass solutions are precisely made and installed to meet even the most complex design briefs.  

Working closely with Architects, Designers and Builders we provide technical expertise and full support from concept through to precise survey, manufacture and installation, ensuring that each bespoke glass project meets all relevant criteria and standards.

Whether you need internal or external glass balustrades; glass shower screens; glass doors or internal glass screens; glass balconies, structural glass rooflights or structural glass windows, decorative glass wall finishes or a structural glass link between buildings, Ion Glass provides consistent, perfect results.

Curved glass or straight, choose crystal clear glass, sandblasted, laminated, tinted, coloured or any one of a myriad of bespoke glass finishes - including glass that incorporates your logo, artwork or individual design.

Ion will also supply all relevant hinges, brackets and fittings including the design and production of bespoke metalwork to provide functional and beautiful results.

Products - 

GLASS BALUSTRADES

Ion Glass bespoke glass balustrades are simply beautiful and functional, individually designed to meet a wide range of criteria and different situations.

GLASS DOORS

Glass doors, either wholly frameless or with minimal fixtures, provide a versatile and stylish result in a wide scope of commercial, heritage, leisure or residential situations, maintaining light and space and allowing visual access to welcome visitors or customers.

GLASS SCREENS & PARTITIONS

Ion Glass screens and glass partitions create functional spaces, room divisions or meeting rooms.

GLASS SHOWER ENCLOSURES & WETROOMS

Ion Glass frameless glass shower enclosures, bath screens, glass doors and glass partitions provide beautiful and functional results.

GLASS LINKWAYS

A structural glass linkway can provide the best possible link between two buildings and is particularly appropriate when linking an old building to a new extension.

GLASS STRUCTURES

Glass structures can be fixed to the side of an existing building, creating a stylish and contemporary glass extension that creates maximum light flow.

GLASS CANOPIES

A glass canopy makes a stylish, individual and practical statement over your entrance and can offer protection from the weather in communal areas.

GLASS ROOFLIGHTS

Increase the flow of light with a bespoke glass rooflight expertly manufactured and installed to meet individual requirements.

GLASS CUBICLES

ION bespoke glass cubicles are the perfect custom glass solutions for leisure centres, gyms and hotels, providing streamlined glass cubicle systems for each project.

GLASS FLOORING

Improve light flow around your commercial or residential property with a glass floor, opening up or creating additional spaces whilst maintaining maximum light penetration.

GLASS WALL CLADDING & PANELS

Coloured glass wall cladding provides a striking and easily maintained wall surface that is ideal in a wide range of commercial and residential interiors.

MEZZANINE FLOORS

A structural glass balustrade can be fitted to your mezzanine floor with a choice of fixing methods for optimum functionality and stylish appearance

CHURCHES & HERITAGE

Our structural glass works flawlessly in heritage and ecclesiastical environments

Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the Ion Glass website or via the BPi Download Library.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

ARCHITECTURAL Glazed Structures Glass Structures
BALCONIES Frameless Glass .
BALCONIES Glass .
BALCONIES Juliette .
BALCONIES Juliette Frameless Glass
BALCONIES Juliette Glass
BALCONIES Juliette Purpose Made
BALCONY Balustrade Systems .
BALCONY Balustrade Systems Frameless Glass Balustrades
BALCONY Balustrade Systems Glass Infill
BALCONY Guardrail Systems .See Also BALCONY: Balustrade Systems
BALUSTRADE Fittings .
BALUSTRADE Fittings Frameless Glass Balustrades
BALUSTRADE Fittings Glass
BALUSTRADE Fittings Glass Clamping Systems
BALUSTRADE Fittings Glass Clamping Systems Purpose Made Bespoke
BALUSTRADE Systems .
BALUSTRADES Curved Glass .
BALUSTRADES External/Exterior/Outdoor .
BALUSTRADES Glass External/Exterior/Outdoor .
BALUSTRADES Glass Frameless Glass .
BALUSTRADES Glass Infill .
BALUSTRADES Glass Infill Coloured/Tinted Glass
BALUSTRADES Glass Infill Custom Purpose Made Art Glass
BALUSTRADES Glass Infill Glass Toughened BS 6206 Class A
BALUSTRADES Structural Glass .
BATH SCREENS . .
BATH SCREENS Decorative Glass .
BATH SCREENS Decorative Glass Coloured
BATH SCREENS Decorative Glass Digitally Printed Designs
BATH SCREENS Easy Clean Coating Incorporated .
BATH SCREENS Folding .
BATH SCREENS Frameless .
BATH SCREENS Shower Guard .
BATH SCREENS Toughened Safety Glass BS EN 12150
CANOPIES Architectural .
CANOPIES Architectural Entrance
CANOPIES Architectural Glazed
CANOPIES Cantilevered .
CANOPIES Door Front Door
CANOPIES Door Glass
CANOPIES Glass .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Glass .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Glass Colour Matching Service
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Glass Coloured Heat Cured Backpainted Colours
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Glass Custom Purpose Made Art Glass
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Glass Custom Purpose Made Digitally Printed Designs
COOKER SPLASHBACKS Glass .
CUBICLES Glass .
CUBICLES Glass Coloured
CUBICLES Glass Digitally Printed Designs
CUBICLES Glass Frosted
CUBICLES Glass Opaque
CUBICLES Glass Rimless
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass Custom Purpose Made Art Glass
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass Frameless Hinged Doors
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass Frameless Pivot Doors
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass Purpose Made
DOORS DOMESTIC GLASS Custom Purpose Made Art Glass .
DOORS DOMESTIC GLASS Frameless Hinged Doors Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made
DOORS DOMESTIC GLASS Frameless Pivot Doors Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made
DOORS DOMESTIC GLASS Toughened BS 6206 Class A .
FABRICATIONS Glazed Structures Glass Structures
FLOORING Glass Flooring .
FLOORING Glass Flooring Coloured
FLOORING Glass Flooring Custom Designed Decorative Interlayers
FLOORING Glass Flooring Double Glazed Units
FLOORING Glass Flooring Easy Clean Coating Incorporated
FLOORING Glass Flooring Opaque
FLOORING Glass Flooring Sandblasted Glass
FLOORING Glass Flooring Transparent
GLASS Linkways .
JULIETTE BALCONIES See Also BALCONIES: Juliette .
PARTITIONS Glass .
PARTITIONS Glass Bespoke Digitally Printed Designs
PARTITIONS Glass Frameless Glass
PARTITIONS Glass Manifestation Obscured Frosted
PARTITIONS Glass Purpose Made Bespoke
ROOFLIGHTS Glass .
ROOFLIGHTS Glass Double Glazed .
ROOFLIGHTS Glass LED Lighting Incorporated .
ROOFLIGHTS Glass Obscure Finish Sandblasted Acid Etching
ROOFLIGHTS Glass Tinted .
ROOFLIGHTS Glass Walk On .
SCREENS Glass Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made Designs
SHOWER DOORS Folding .
SHOWER DOORS Purpose Made .
SHOWER DOORS Purpose Made Bespoke Made to Measure .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES . .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Alcove .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Aluminium Frame .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Bi-Folding Bifold (Folding/Sliding) Door .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES BS 6206:1981 .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Calcium Resistant Coatings .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Commercial .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Corner .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Decorative Glass .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Decorative Glass Coloured
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Decorative Glass Digitally Printed Designs
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Easy Clean Coating Incorporated .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Etched Safety Glass .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Frameless .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Frameless Door .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Frosted Glass .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Frosted Modesty Glass .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Hotel Bathroom .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES In-Line .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Infold Door .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Inslide Door .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Level Access Floor Level Showers
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Overbath .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Purpose Made Custom Made Bespoke .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Safety Glass .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Sliding Door .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Tinted Safety Glass .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Wetroom .
SHOWER ENCLOSURES Wetroom Frameless Glass Panels .
SHOWER SCREENS . .
SHOWER SCREENS Frameless .
SHOWER SCREENS Glass Custom Purpose Made Art Glass
SHOWER SCREENS Glass Easy Clean Coating Incorporated
SHOWER SCREENS Glass Shower Glass Panels
SHOWER SCREENS Overbath .
SHOWER SCREENS Purpose Made .
SHOWER SCREENS Wetroom .
SPLASHBACKS . .
SPLASHBACKS Glass .
SPLASHBACKS Glass Coloured Heat Cured Backpainted Colours
SPLASHBACKS Glass Custom Purpose Made Art Glass
SPLASHBACKS Glass Custom Purpose Made Digitally Printed Designs
SPLASHBACKS Glass Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made Designs
STAIR BALUSTRADING Frameless Glass .
STRUCTURAL Glazing .
STRUCTURAL Glazing Frameless
WALL PANELS INTERNAL Splashbacks .
WASHROOM FITTINGS Splashbacks Glass
ARCTIC Shower Screens
ARCTIC Bath Screens
ATLANTIC Glass Shower Screens
IONIAN Glass Shower Screens
PACIFIC Bath Screens
PACIFIC Shower Screens
PERMACLEAN Self Cleaning Glass Coatings

All Ion Glass screens are special

January 2019

All our glass screens are fully bespoke: each Ion Glass screen is designed to meet location specific criteria, including doors, acoustic glass and fire protection if required. We also make sure your screen meets heritage, structural or planning requirements.

We advise on the optimum fixing methods, providing whatever channels or brackets are required (custom building them in our own workshop if necessary) and supply them in whatever finish you prefer.
If you need some inspiration to get your screen off the drawing board, take a look at these different options

A draught free porch
The glass porch at St Leonard’s Church in Hythe is created from a full height and width glass screen fitted with external glass doors and supplied in anti-reflective glass to meet Heritage requirements. The head frame is designed with baffles and vents to deflect the strong on-shore winds.

Curved acoustic screens
These curved glass screens provide privacy and an acoustic barrier at the Dimbleby Cancer Care at Guy’s Hospital. Created from five curved glass panels the screens are designed to flow cohesively together with the end poles concealed behind bespoke wooden columns.

Create a meeting room
A number of private meeting rooms and spaces were created at St Mary’s at the Quay in Ipswich using glass screens fitted into the original arches of the church. The screens are fitted into bespoke steel mullions, individually manufactured by Ion, in keeping with the style of the project.

Fire-rated screen
Ion Glass installed a series of fire-rated glass screens and automatic fire-rated glass doors around the lift shafts at Hastings Library ensuring maximum protection in the event of an incident. The installation meets current regulations whilst retaining the original features of this listed building.

At Ion Glass our team will work with you to create accurate measurements, detailed drawings, ensure structural integrity and compliance before manufacturing and installing your screen to achieve the impressive results our clients expect.

Glass balustrade interfaces for a seamless result

January 2019

Some glass balustrades simply involve repeated panels of glass fixed into the correct position. Easy!

But when your requirements are less straightforward it’s important to commission a glass specialist who can achieve the best possible result in more sensitive environments, more complex situations or when the glass balustrade involves changes in direction, levels or curves.

Difficult interfaces in glass: Sometimes it’s the interface between straight and curved glass panels that makes all the difference, or a seamless result that transitions from channel set balustrading to bolt fixed panels or spans of glass balustrade that smoothly accommodate a change in levels.

In other projects, especially glass balustrades in heritage environments, it’s the interface between the glass panels and the origin fabric of the building that makes the installation more challenging.

An Ion Glass project in a barn conversion features a concrete spiral staircase leading to a mezzanine floor and a bridge spanning the interior of the building. The glass balustrade fits perfectly around the spiral, cut to accurately follow the line of each individual step.

The glass panels are bolt fixed to the stairs and the bridge, transitioning smoothly from curved to straight panels before interfacing flawlessly with the glass panels of the bridge.

In a recent installation in a renovated Martello Tower in Folkestone a mix of curved and straight glass panels forms a continuous sweep of frameless glass balustrade. Channel set glass fits tightly around the curve at the top of the staircase, seamlessly combining with the bolt fixed glass balustrade across the mezzanine floor. Despite the change in fixing mechanisms, the glass itself follows exactly the same visual line, maintaining a precise distance between each panel.

The balustrade also accommodates a change in levels with a single glass panel bolt fixed to the steps down to the lower level mezzanine, creating a smooth angle that is both easy on the eye and effective in use.

Glass balustrades in churches or other heritage buildings:
Glass balustrades offer an ideal solution in heritage environments, meeting contemporary functionality with minimal impact on the original architecture of the building. But it’s likely you’ll need to consider the interface of glass with hand-hewn stone or the position of ancient wooden beams. Our computerised measuring techniques will shape the glass to follow the irregularities in a stone wall, or ensure that the glass panels work perfectly with the original timbers.

At St Clement’s Church in Hastings for instance, the glass balustrade on a mezzanine floor had to fit around an existing wooden beam in the church. Accurate measurements and detailed preparation ensured that the cut out in the glass panel didn’t just fit accurately around the beam, it also sits in the centre of the panel, maintaining a precise and even spacing across all the panels throughout the installation.

The more recent barn conversion had a similar situation with the huge timber beams that crossed the roof space, interfacing with the concrete bridge. Accurate cut outs of the glass panels around the timber achieved a flawless and aesthetically pleasing result with bolt fixings to the metal stairway linking the mezzanine floor to the bridge.

Every project we undertake is unique. Our ability to achieve beautiful glass balustrades in complicated situations truly sets us apart. It’s the detail that makes the difference.

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