Celebrating 10 Years of IGU Production

The newly formed Cornwall Glass Manufacturing (CGM), part of the Cornwall Group, took a moment to celebrate ten years of IGU production in Devon and Cornwall. The heavy rain didn’t dampen spirits and the resourceful Plymouth team served up burgers and sausages for all colleagues. Glass processors, drivers, sales team, office staff, apprentices and company [...]

2019-07-25T10:08:11+00:00

Acoustic Glass combats road and air traffic noise pollution

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) after air pollution, traffic noise is the single largest environmental problem facing Europe, causing more than 60,000 premature deaths each year. This is something recognised on this side of the channel with a series of major new government initiatives launched in the last year to address the worst [...]

2019-03-20T15:10:43+00:00

Heritage IGUs are about low sightlines but do they come with a potential cost in performance? 

Heritage IGUs are about low sightlines but come at a potential cost in performance. There are a number of drivers currently converging which make the energy efficiency of older and period properties, including their windows, increasingly important. The only exemptions from the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which came into force in April 2018, are [...]

2019-03-20T13:22:44+00:00

Wine By The Glass

When our Exeter branch was approached with a photograph of a glass wine rack and asked “Can you make something like this for us?” their answer was of course. “We’ll have ago” Several months, lots of head scratching and hard graft later these beautiful, bespoke wine racks are occupying pride of place in our clients [...]

2018-09-04T12:13:20+00:00

EVA Laminate

EVA laminates are taking ground from PVB but if you’re installing architectural glass, which route should you go? It’s a numbers game. In the last three-years volumes of laminate glass production has increased according to analysts by anywhere between 16 and 24%. That’s substantial growth in anyone’s book. It’s also something which could accelerate further [...]

2018-08-02T16:05:08+00:00

Brighton Grand Hotel

Cornwall Glass has worked as a key supply Partner to David Salisbury Commercial, in the replacement of windows and doors in Brighton’s landmark, Grand Hotel. There is no more iconic image of the English seaside than the Grand Hotel, Brighton. The centrepiece of it’s promenade, the Grand Hotel was celebrated in Quadrophenia, the 1979 re-telling [...]

2018-05-23T12:11:47+00:00

Turning Art Into Architecture

Proto Studios has completed a high-profile commission for Toronto Transit Commission, drawing on specialist IGU expertise from Cornwall Glass.  Glass has been synonymous with art since its very beginning. And it continues to be used to define a new generation of buildings today, creating exciting public spaces, which combine both form and function. This is [...]

2018-04-26T13:54:56+00:00

Cornwall Glass Heads “Up Country”

Mark Mitchell, Director of Cornwall Glass discusses the Group’s most recent acquisition, LW Architectural Glass and what it offers existing and new customers. Our acquisition of LW Architectural Glass this spring is exciting for lots of different reasons. Acquisitions are always interesting and it’s important for us strategically, to have a presence just outside London. [...]

2018-04-26T14:01:38+00:00

£5million investment for Westcountry Glass

A £5 million investment and 30 new jobs to be created with one big move to Plymouth for the local family run glazing manufacturer, Westcountry Glass. Westcountry Glass, which is part of the Cornwall Glass Group, is making their largest investment in its 37 years of trading of £5million. The sealed unit manufacturer, currently located [...]

2018-04-26T14:06:46+00:00