Leicester Glass Co Ltd
Leicester Glass Company can trace its origins back to 1896. At this time, the original owner, Mr Hartopp opened a small picture framing business at a premises in Ventnor Street. Picture framers carry a stock of glass and soon people were coming to the shop to buy glass as much as to get their pictures framed and so it all began.
Mr Hartopps business traded on a small but secure basis for several years and he was later joined by his son, Sydney Leavesley Hartopp who carried on picture framing whilst his father turned all his attention to the ever-expanding trade in glass.
In 1988 Leicester Glass established itself as a producer of quality Insulating Glass Units. In 2001 this was formally confirmed when the British Standards Institute awarded us with a Kite-Mark license to BS 5713. We continue to manufacture quality units at competitive rates.
- General Specifications
- EN 1279 part 2
- Georgian Bars
- Argon Gas Filling
Leicester Glass has a long history of manufacturing, supplying and installing mirrors.
We carry large stocks of mirrors sheets in thickness 2, 3, 4 and 6mm. We continue to supply some stock to traders however the bulk of our mirrors are cut to client's requirements.
We have in-house processing facilities, which allow us to offer prompt service to clients requiring, polished or miter beveled edgework, drilling etc. Beveled edgework is also available and mirrors can have designs blasted onto their face.
A relatively new innovation is heated pads. These are electrically charged, specially designed pads that bond to the reverse side of client's mirrors. The heating effect prevents or helps remove condensation that may form on mirrors and are especially useful in bathrooms.
In stock, we carry a safety backing material which has been tested and achieved a pass of class B & C to BS 6206. This is an addition we offer to clients for mirrors that are to be located in areas with potentially high hazard ratings.
As well as supplying mirrors Leicester Glass offers a comprehensive fixing service. Clients considering our complete supply and fix service will, dependent on the circumstances, will be offered a free survey and quotation.
We also offer our clients a range of fixings which compliment our mirror sales.
Until 1995 we had the best showroom of framed mirrors in the country. However following two robberies the company's axis were changed and we made a reluctant decision to close this part of the business.
Leicester Glass supplies and supplies and installs aluminium secondary glazing, manufactured by Season Master Windows Limited.
Our secondarys can be specified in various styles to suit clients needs. We offer fixed and lift out panels, vertical and horizontal sliding systems and hinged options. Horizontal sliders can be two or more paneled. Vertical sliders can have balancing springs to control their fall, or be conventional 'latch locking'.
Secondary glazing is a particularly efficient means of insulating fenestration. Normally, there is a substantial air space between the primary glazing system and our secondary glazing system. This not only serves as an excellent barrier against heat loss but it also serves to significantly reduce noise through the window/door.
Our secondary frames have a white powder coat finish as a standard. We also offer brown paint finish and mill finished ali from stock. Many other finishes are available to order.
Our secondary glazing can incorporate obscure glass, safety glass and/or security glass as well as conventional float. Our standard system incorporates an 'odd-leg' outer frame style. A more robust 'equal-leg' system is also available.
In the late 1970's plastic extrusion technology allowed for the credible introduction of UPVC into the fenestration market. Since this time, Leicester Glass has supplied and supplied & installed UPVC windows, doors and conservatories.
Today we manufacture our own window and doors at Season Master, a company our family acquired in 1999. UPVC remains the preferred choice for many clients because it is a cost effective means of adding modern insulation to window and doors whilst remaining virtually maintenance free.
We manufacture using Shield extrusions, a 70mm section with 3mm wall profiles, from Synseal. When glazed with air filled double glazed units, incorporating one pane Pilkington K, the Shield Window System has achieved a u-value of 1.8. This is better than the minimum required under Document L of the building regulations in England. It is also equal to the tougher regulation required in Scotland which, it is rumoured, is due to be implemented in England & Wales on 1st April 2005.
We offer frames on a supply only basis, with or without double glazed units. Clients who prefer the complete 'supply and fix' service are offered a free, no obligation survey and quotation.
Leicester Glass offers both supply and install and supply only services on its Aluminium Shopfronts, in a wide range of finishes.
Our range of door sections are designed to withstand of heavy pedestrian traffic within retail or commercial walkways.
Sections are available to cover all glazing options including security beads, full weather stripping, rebated threshold and double wool pile.
Profiles are developed to facilitate curved on plan, faceted or even radius head features. Doors are available in manual or automatic mode including swing, fold, slide, slide/fold and bi- part operational.
Doors can be hung on concealed overhead closures with a floor pivot or on butt hinges or face fitter closures.
Hardware can include security locks, fire egress devices and a huge selection of handles including full height tubular pulls. Automatic entrances are also catered for.