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Frequently Asked Questions

At O'Neill Glass we are here to answer all your questions glass related. Here are some of the most frequent questions asked about us, our products and services.

When do I need a template?
What type of glass is suitable for a table top?
How should I put up my mirror?
What is laminated glass?
Have Double glazed units have a standard thickness?
Can toughened glass be cut down?
When do I need toughened glass?
What is the difference between toughened
glass and ordinary glass?
Do O'Neill Glass supply frames, doors and pvc products?

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Q. Do O'Neill Glass supply frames, doors and pvc products?
No, we manufacture glass products only.

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Q. What is the difference between toughened glass and ordinary glass?
Toughened Glass looks just like ordinary glass but it breaks differently to ordinary glass. Toughened glass shatters while ordinary glass breaks into large pieces.It is mainly used for safety purposes.

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Q. When do I need toughened glass?
Toughened glass has to be used by law in a front door and back door panels. Toughened glass also has to be used on glass panels which will be low to the ground, stair glass, floor glass, glass splash backs and in some circumstances tabletops and shelving.

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Q. Can toughened glass be cut down?
No, toughened glass cannot be cut down. If an attempt is made on cutting toughened glass it will shatter.

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Q. Have Double glazed units have a standard thickness?
No, double glazed units do not have a standard thickness, the thickness varies as per the cavity of the frame. Thicknesses vary from 14mm to 28mm.

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Q. What is laminated glass?
Laminated Glass looks just like ordinary glass but it is a type of safety glass which has two pieces of 4mm glass with a strip of plastic down the middle which binds the glass together. Once laminated glass breaks it won’t fall apart, the glass just cracks and stays together. Laminated Glass can be used in some circumstances instead of toughened glass. Laminated glass can be cut down. O’Neill Glass supplies Laminate Glass in 6.4mm clear, 11.5mm clear and 6.4mm opal (white).

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Q. How should I put up my mirror?
Mirrors can be fixed to the wall with mirror clips, special mirror adhesive called mirror mastic, or a low modulus silicone. Refrain from using ordinary silicone, it is extremely acidic and will burn the backing off your mirror. O’Neill Glass has a stock of mirror mastic adhesive we recommend using.

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Q. What type of glass is suitable for a table top?
6mm polished glass is suitable for table tops. In some cases we will recommend toughened 6mm glass depending on how the glass is supported. The weight of the glass is sufficient to hold itself to the table.

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Q. When do I need a template?
A template is needed when there is a curve or shape. Example; if the corners of your table top are a certain shape or your internal doors are curved. When taking a template of your internal doors, make sure you take a template behind the slips and that each panel has the same curve and measurement.

 

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Bevelled Glass

Image of a Bevelled Glass sample located at O'Neill Glass Showroom in Portlaoise

Classic, yet modern bevelled glass adds a simple elegance to your home.

Bevelled Glass is a single pane of glass with a bevelled edge. The term bevelled refers to the angled cut made onto the edge of the glass.

Read more information about bevelled glass.

Brill Cut Design Glass

Image of a Brill Cut Design located in O'Neill Glass Showroom, Portlaoise.

Crystal cut glass or Brilliant cut is a polished groove cut into the glass to make a design. Crystal Cut patterns come in a wide range and can be made with three different glass types each with varied texture and obscurity.

Read more information about our brill cut design glass.

 

Mirrors

mirrors

At O'Neill Glass we manufacture our own mirrors so you can have a personal touch. You can have any mirror any size. We stock mirrors in 4mm in thickness to 6mm in thickness.

Read more information about the type of mirrors we have.