What is frameless glass?

Frameless glass systems, with their myriad applications and benefits, have transformed contemporary architectural practices. The integration of 10mm UK-manufactured toughened glass ensures that these systems, while aesthetically pleasing, do not compromise on safety or functionality. They promise a blend of transparency, elegance, and strength, making them ideal for merging beauty with practicality

What options are available for frameless glass doors?

A homeowner’s or office owner’s first impression often rests on the entrance. Frameless glass doors give any entryway a sophisticated, modern touch. Their transparent nature offers a welcoming feel, allowing visitors to glimpse the interiors even before stepping in. Structurally, the 10mm toughened glass ensures that these doors withstand regular use and external pressures, while the absence of frames means there’s no wear or rusting over time.

These frameless glass systems have all been designed with a minimalist decor in mind, with no unsightly frames to spoil the view, the doors blend seamlessly into the surroundings,

Frameless glass doors do not restrict light, in fact they allow light to be borrowed from other rooms and create a source of light as the reflective properties bounce light around. Etching holds onto the light and allows privacy without sacrificing light.

Frameless glass doors can be hinged or sliding, single or double, clear or obscure or decorated with a beautiful etched glass design.

Are frameless glass showers a good idea?

Bathrooms have evolved from mere functional spaces to ones reflecting luxury and taste. Frameless glass showers not only uplift the aesthetic quotient of the space but also bring about a sense of expansiveness. The glass’s thickness and quality ensure safety and sturdiness, with the added benefit of easy maintenance. Water stains, soap scum, and mildew that often plague framed setups can be easily cleaned off frameless surfaces.

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The clean lines of this glass shower in a contemporary shower room show how easy it is to keep clean. The pandemic has taught us that bacteria and virus’s can hide in frames if not protected. This beautiful and minimalist glass shower has been coated with an anti bacterial easy clean coating to remove this unhealthy risk.

I want to partition an area, can I use frameless glass partitions in my home?

Modern offices and homes lean towards open plans. However, there are moments when separation is essential without compromising on openness. Enter frameless glass partitions. These provide the necessary division without breaking the visual continuity of a space. The 10mm UK-manufactured toughened glass ensures sound insulation and robustness, ensuring that these partitions are not just decorative but also serve a practical purpose.

A large sliding glass door system partitioning a kitchen and living room.

How much are frameless glass partitions?

The system above is a sliding glass partition separating a kitchen from dining and living area. This system costs around £1800 exclusive of installation and is normally available within a few weeks.

Single doors start from around £600 for hinged or sliding and are normally made to order, turning your frameless glass partition of door into a piece of art is surprisingly cost-effective and there are some great bespoke options available

What is a frameless glass balcony?

Imagine standing on a balcony, absorbing panoramic views without any hindrance. Frameless glass balconies make this dream a reality. Structurally designed to bear weight and environmental stresses, the 10mm toughened glass provides a clear, unobstructed view while ensuring safety when laminated using a PVB interlayer to give strength.

Bottom channel systems like this one allow for a frameless glass balustrade or balcony to be fitted either internally or externally. The fully adjustable bottom fixing, allows panels to be aligned without the use of a top handrail.

What are the other benefits of frameless glass systems?

  • Unobstructed Views: The primary advantage, undoubtedly, is the uninterrupted view they offer. Whether it’s a serene landscape, a bustling cityscape, or merely the interiors of a home or office, frameless glass captures it all without any distractions.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Frameless systems exude a contemporary and minimalist appeal. They blend effortlessly with various architectural styles, enhancing the overall look and feeling of space.
  • Space Illusion: The transparent nature of glass creates an illusion of a larger space. Especially in areas with limited dimensions, frameless systems can give a feel of expansiveness.
  • Easy Maintenance: Without frames, there’s no concern about metal rusting or wood rotting. The smooth surface of the glass is easy to clean, ensuring longevity and a consistently fresh appearance.
  • Durability: The 10mm UK-manufactured toughened glass ensures that these systems are not just about looks. They promise sturdiness and resilience, be it against human movement, environmental factors, or daily wear and tear.
  • Increased Natural Light: Frameless systems allow a maximum influx of natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting and promoting energy efficiency.
  • Versatility: Given their neutral appearance, frameless glass systems can be incorporated into various interior themes and designs, offering a plethora of customization options.

In conclusion, frameless glass systems, with their myriad applications and benefits, have transformed contemporary architectural practices. The integration of 10mm UK-manufactured toughened glass ensures that these systems, while aesthetically pleasing, do not compromise on safety or functionality. They promise a blend of transparency, elegance, and strength, making them an ideal choice for merging beauty with practicality.

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Go Glass are specialists in frameless glass doors, frameless showers, frameless glass partitions and frameless balconies. As an independent glass design company, Go Glass has access to a range of fittings and fixings to help create the most perfect frameless glass system in your home or workplace.

They have been nominated for Glass Company of the Year at the 2023 Awards.

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