Laminated Glass

laminated glass on London building

What is Laminated Glass?

Laminated glass is constructed from two or more panels of glass, sandwiching an interlayer which bonds the glass together.

If the glass breaks, the main purpose of the plastic interlayer is to keep the broken glass in place, holding the glass fragments together.

Typically, laminated safety glass is made from annealed glass, which has not been heat-treated to increase its strength.

Standard laminated glass is therefore just as susceptible to breakage as annealed glass and also has a slightly lower light transmission than ordinary glass of the same thickness.

Laminated Safety Glass

To overcome the strength issue of laminated glass, Kite Glass uses toughened flat glass as an alternative to annealed glass.

The result is a glass product that:

  • has the strength of toughened glass (approximately five times that of annealed).
  • is thermally safe.
  • will resist high temperatures without breakage.

Kite Glass toughened laminated glass provides extraordinary levels of strength and performance under stress or impact.

Capable of withstanding extreme pressure loads when correctly installed, our glass solutions are fully approved for the use in full height barriers, infill panels, barriers and structural balustrades.

Kite Glass will offer advice on the choice of interlayers, to allow architects and specifiers options for the reduction of sound and ultra-violet light transmission and tinted interlayers.

Kite Glass can supply and install laminated windows for the following:

Kite Glass’ range of case studies showcase our experience and give some examples of our glass in action.

laminated glass


Big Data Institute (BDI), Oxford

The Big Data Institute (BDI) is a state of the art building at Oxford University’s Old Road Campus. Set to open in 2017 the research centre will look into the causes and consequences, prevention and treatment of disease. Once complete, the BDI will accommodate 522…

UBS Broadgate, London

5 Broadgate is an architecturally innovative 12 storey ‘ground scraper’ with four trading floors that cover 67,000 square metres and is one of the world’s greenest building with 65% lower carbon emissions that the previous two buildings on the site. Housing the new headquarters for…

Project Sapphire, Granta Park, Cambridge

Granta Park is a partnership between TWI and BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. offering a purpose-built Science Park covering 120 acres. TWI underwent a 25,000 square metre expansion programme costing £35M. The redevelopment of the TWI site has created a number of new buildings. The Granta…

We have a consultative approach and are happy to provide advice and information on all our glass products.