DB Dean Limited, South Point Industrial Estate, Close Marion, Cardiff. CF10 4LQ

Made of tough stuff! Using tempered glass.

Toughened glass, sometimes referred to as “tempered” or “safety glass” is very simply a stronger version of the standard glass that is used and its the only glass we use on any of our projects.

Toughened glass is generally used for preparing balcony doors, windows, facades, shower doors, bathroom doors, exhibition areas and displays etc.

Toughened, or tempered, glass is up to five times stronger than regular plate glass, can withstand surface compression of more than 10,000psi and is highly resistant to thermal breakage. But, of course, it isn't indestructible.

How is toughened glass made

HOW... processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass and is made to measure as it can't be drilled or shaped once processed.

When tempered glass is broken it shatters into thousands of tiny pebbles, practically eliminating the danger of human injury caused by sharp edges and flying shards of glass. The surface compression of heat-strengthened glass makes it approximately twice as strong as annealed glass.