ION GLASS LTD
UNIT 16 MORE HOUSE FARM
WEST SUSSEX RH17 7RE
Tel: 0345 658 9988
Fax: 01444 220455
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.
Ion Glass bespoke glass balustrades are simply beautiful and functional, individually designed to meet a wide range of criteria and different situations.
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.
Ion Glass screens and glass partitions create functional spaces, room divisions or meeting rooms.
Ion Glass frameless glass shower enclosures, bath screens, glass doors and glass partitions provide beautiful and functional results.
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 can be fixed to the side of an existing building, creating a stylish and contemporary glass extension that creates maximum light flow.
A glass canopy makes a stylish, individual and practical statement over your entrance and can offer protection from the weather in communal areas.
Increase the flow of light with a bespoke glass rooflight expertly manufactured and installed to meet individual requirements.
ION bespoke glass cubicles are the perfect custom glass solutions for leisure centres, gyms and hotels, providing streamlined glass cubicle systems for each project.
Improve light flow around your commercial or residential property with a glass floor, opening up or creating additional spaces whilst maintaining maximum light penetration.
Coloured glass wall cladding provides a striking and easily maintained wall surface that is ideal in a wide range of commercial and residential interiors.
A structural glass balustrade can be fitted to your mezzanine floor with a choice of fixing methods for optimum functionality and stylish appearance
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.
1. Frameless Clamped Glass Balustrade
Published [24/04/18]File size [3636 KB]
2. Bolted Glass Balustrades
Published [18/09/18]File size [3012 KB]
3. Channel Set Glass Balustrades
Published [24/04/18]File size [3963 KB]
4. Juliette Balconies
Published [24/04/18]File size [3927 KB]
5. Post & Clamp Frameless Glass Balustrades
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6. External Glass Balustrades
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7. Frameless Glass Shower Screens
Published [24/04/18]File size [3969 KB]
8. Frameless Glass Bathscreens
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9. Bespoke Frameless Glass Doors
Published [25/04/17]File size [3029 KB]
a. Glass Flooring
Published [25/04/17]File size [758 KB]
b. Glass Canopies
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c. Glass Wall Cladding
Published [09/05/18]File size [1602 KB]
d. Structural Glass Rooflights
Published [25/04/17]File size [2467 KB]
e. Structural Glass Linkways
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f. Bespoke Glass Structures
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g. Glass in Spa & Leisure Environments
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h. Glass Screens and Partitions
Published [18/09/18]File size [2146 KB]
i. Bespoke Structural Glass
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All Ion Glass screens are special
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.
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
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.