Cost of toughened glass !!!

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by senditontome@gmail.com, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Went to my local glaziers in London last week to get a price for
    toughnened glass as follows:-

    2 sheets each 435mm x 435mm and 6mm thick. Ground edges for safety but
    no radiussed corners or any other extras.

    I was quoted aprice of £54 for the pair.

    I was horified. What would you expect?
     
    , Jul 24, 2008
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  2. Guest

    Er - that's about the price I would expect.
     
    , Jul 24, 2008
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  3. John Guest

    <> wrote in message
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    > Er - that's about the price I would expect.


    I believe the glass has to be cut and then sent away for the toughening
    process. The transport is a significant cost of course.
     
    John, Jul 24, 2008
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  4. Guest

    On Jul 24, 9:04 am, wrote:
    > Went to my local glaziers in London last week to get a price for
    > toughnened glass as follows:-
    >
    > 2 sheets each 435mm x 435mm and 6mm thick. Ground edges for safety but
    > no radiussed corners or any other extras.
    >
    > I was quoted aprice of £54 for the pair.
    >
    > I was horified. What would you expect?


    Maybe look at laminated, float with attached safety film, or even
    wired


    NT
     
    , Jul 24, 2008
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  5. Andy Dingley Guest

    On 24 Jul, 09:04, wrote:

    > I was horified. What would you expect?


    Laminated is sometimes cheaper, as it doesn't travel so much. Either
    way, shop around. Most "glaziers" these days only install ready-made
    sealed units and barely cut glass at all. If you're looking at the
    rarer products, then it pays to go somewhere that deals with them
    regularly - otherwise they're likely outsourcing the job anyway and
    taking another cut from it.

    Don't use wired, as it's weaker than plain glass and has really nasty
    edges when broken. Fire resistance is wired glass' only virtue and
    even that doesn't excuse it.
     
    Andy Dingley, Jul 24, 2008
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  6. Ziggur Guest

    John wrote:

    >
    > I believe the glass has to be cut and then sent away for the
    > toughening process. The transport is a significant cost of course.


    Not so. The retailer will simply order the required piece from this
    supplier



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    "S'ils te mordent, mords-les"
     
    Ziggur, Jul 25, 2008
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