GLASS

Kitchen Glass Worktops

Worktops > Glass
These worktops have won many awards including:
  • National Recycling Awards Winner 2008
  • The Design Awards Gold Award 2009
  • Grand Designs Green Technology Award Winner 2010
There also fully accredited by OnePlanetProducts. A joint initiative by WWF and Bioregional Quintain to assist architects and specifiers by providing a detailed assessment of environmentally-friendly products. 
Our Glass worktops is a new surface material with an ethical heart. The urban landscape is mined for raw materials to make our unique and dazzling worktops. Granite and other stone may appear to deliver the beauty of nature, but the earth will never recover from the devastation this industry leaves behind. While other manufacturers also claim to use recycled materials this tends to be on a "where possible" basis. These worktops are founded upon a desire to create high value products from recycled material, which would otherwise be used for landfill. We source and process all materials ourselves to ensure their quality and recycled status, and NEVER use alternatives.  
By changing the resin colour and glass mix we can create an infinite number of designs. We are also able to use your own waste glass in your surface so whether you own a bar or have a large collection of glass bottles just waiting for the right project drop us a line and we can discuss how we can make this a reality.
  1. Resin Colour: Changing the resin colour completely changes the look of the surface. We are able to use any colour on the RAL chart.
  2. Glass Colour: Availability is the only thing that limits the range of colours. Standard colours which are readily available are: clear, brown, green & blue.
  3. Toughened Glass: These surfaces are very popular and clearly show the depth of the surface.
  4. Logos and Designs: We are able to incorporate a company logo or other design within your surface.
  5. Mosaic: Whatever your requirements are we can create it.
Production of these beautiful worktops
1. Glass sourcing/collection: Glass is collected from Pubs/Restaurants, typically for coloured glass in the form of bottles in mint green, olive green, brown and blue, whereas for our clear and mirror glass comes in shattered or rejected sheets for the Glazing industry. Unleaded CRT screen glass and Cockle shells are bought from recycled sources.

2. Glass processing: Upon delivery, the glass bottles are washed, sterilised and de-labelled, shells are washed and sterilised and glass sheets are wiped clean of any paint or decorative labels. Once dry, these are crushed in large batches (>1000Kgs) and then sieved in our 4 standard aggregate sizes, one colour at a time to avoid contamination, and later stored in 890L quarantined batches.

3. Pouring: By the time an order comes through, size, shape and colour recipe has been agreed to and these details are forwarded to the factory. The mould fabricator then produces the recipient which the material is poured in. This includes a 3mm excess thickness that is later calibrated. In the meantime, the aggregate processor prepares the glass to the percentages specified in the recipe. Once both recipient and glass are prepared, the mould is treated with a release agent, resin and glass is poured in and placed in storage to cure overnight at room temperature.

4. Calibration: The cured piece is removed from its mould and brought to a bridge calibrator, where the slab is milled down to 1mm away from the finished thickness.

5. Polishing: Once calibrated, the slab is brought to the polishing station. The slab is lightly polished to reveal the first glass layer, so any holes can be filled and cured, before polishing the top surface through all the grades.

6. Edge polish and fabrication: The slab then goes to the fabricators station, where the edges are polished and any specified cut-outs or features are made. Finally, the finished worktop is then stored/packaged for delivery/fitting.

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