Glass Boxes

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Glass boxes are normally ordered by exterior measurement. We would slightly adjust the dimensions of each side to account for the thickness of the glass, so when assembled the box would match your specifications. They would be supplied in a wooden crate as sheets in a ‘flat-pack’. Once glued together, they are freestanding structures and do not require any frames or support. You can see examples of Glass boxes above; the first two a floor standing glass box with another glass box on top, and the third a small six-sided 9″ x 6″ x 4″ box.

Boxes should only ever be assembled in-place on-set, as once fixed together likelihood of breakage is infinitely higher as an glued box, than as a crated flat-pack. The process to assemble glass boxes is as follows;

Breakaway sheet glass is priced per square foot, plus any setup & crating charges. Each piece is poured to size and cannot be adjusted once made, so its best to make absolutely sure of your sizes before you confirm an order. The sheet glass thickness ranges from 4mm for the smallest upto 7mm for the largest sheets, but this is completely dictated by the size of a given sheet, and the thickness of the glass doesn’t correspond to its strength. Please note that as a thermoplastic material, sheet glass can contract by <1% from it's original poured size depending on your ambient working temperature.

The largest size single sheet of glass we usually make is (200cm x 100cm) or (6ft x 3½ft), meaning the biggest possible boxes we can produce are as follows;

All glass boxes are produced on an order by order basis. Manufacturing times depend on the size of an order, but rarely take more than one week from it being confirmed & paid for to being ready to collect, although very large orders can sometimes take longer.

We can ship our sheet glass (and variants) worldwide via road or air freight, but as a general rule sheet glass orders within England, Wales & Scotland are collected from us via direct collection arranged by the purchaser. Collected orders are packed into wooden crates to allow for transportation, but still need to be kept upright at all times.

Glass orders to be shipped internationally are further packed in a second sprung wooden crate, much like our patented ‘Boingy Box’ packing system, with a base pallet to keep the crate upright and allow easy transportation. This reduces the risk of breakages as much as is possible. Generally, shipping via air freight takes a day or so, but would be as far as the destination airport only. Road freight usually takes longer, but would be to your door. Please contact us if you require a shipping quote.