Glass Cutting and Size Options


When you need glass cutting services, you need to choose the right type of glass for your needs. Not all types of glass are designed to be cut and some do not meet safety standards. For example, thick safety glass should never be cut as it can shatter into dangerous shards if it breaks. If you have now a budget to replace your window glass in your home them you can find a glass and mirror shop near me.


The thickness of your glass is measured in millimetres, which are abbreviated as mm.

This is a very important factor to consider when choosing a type of glazing, as it will determine the overall weight of your glass. In addition, it also affects the size and shape options available to you. Thickness is measured by both the front and back surfaces of a sheet:

  • Front – 1/2 pick-up (1/2 inch) or 3/4 pick-up (3/4 inch)
  • Back – 1/4″, 5/16″, 1/2″ or 3/4″ pick-up


Glass is available in a variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses. Glass is measured in millimetres (mm) and can be cut to any shape.

Standard sizes range from 6mm to 100mm, with thicknesses between 4mm and 20mm. Larger panes are also available on request.

Safety Glass

Safety glass is a type of safety glazing that meets the requirements for resistance to shattering and penetration when broken. It is used in vehicle windshields and windows, certain types of construction glass, elevator doors and walls, tableware, etc.

Safety glass is manufactured with a layer of plastic film laminated between two layers of heat-strengthened or tempered glass. The combination of these three materials makes the overall structure stronger than either type of glass alone, providing increased resistance to breakage from impact and sharp objects as well as reducing injury caused by such breakages. Because it provides more protection than regular window panes (which are often made with just one layer), these types are sometimes referred to as “safety” windows or doors or even “bulletproof.”

Resistant Glass

Resistant glass is a type of glass that is designed to withstand high levels of stress and pressure. It is used in the construction industry and in the automotive industry. Resistant glass has a very low coefficient of expansion, which means it does not crack under thermal shock like other types of glass might. The improved strength properties are due to an additional layer of molten metal between two layers of tempered glass, or an additional layer at each side.

Type of Edge Required

While you can use most glass shapes with the same edge, some require more specialized cuts. In these cases, it’s best to consult with an expert before making your purchase.

The following are commonly used edges and their primary uses:

  • Beveled – This is a 45° angle cut on one or both sides of your glass piece. It can also be called chamfered, which means you’re cutting off excess material from the corners of a square piece of glass. Beveled edges are typically seen on tables and shower doors; however, they can be added to any size or shape of window or door pane in order to create a distinctive look for your home or business. Some people prefer bullnosed edges for table-top applications because they provide more protection against breakage than straight sides do; however, if you choose to go with this style then we recommend using tempered glass instead since tempered models don’t chip easily when scratched during normal use (this isn’t true if you’re using laminated panes).

Glass can be cut to different sizes, shapes and thicknesses.

When it comes to glass cutting, the options are almost endless. Glass can be cut to any size, shape and thickness. The type of glass you choose will have an impact on the time required for cutting and the cost of your project.

  • Size: Most standard sizes are available as well as custom sizes if you need something larger or smaller than what’s standard.
  • Shape: You can specify different shapes for your glass cut pieces, including full squares or rectangles (known as “stock” pieces), triangles and circles. Just let us know how big a piece you’d like and we’ll get it done!
  • Thickness: We can also provide thicker or thinner sheets in some cases by using different types of raw materials with varying properties (i.e., float vs tempered).


If you’re looking for a glass supplier in the UK, look no further. We have all the information you need on choosing the right type of glass for your project and how to order it. You can visit our website at or call us on 0800 0892 9093 where we will be happy to help with any enquiries that may arise from reading this blog post!