Our Services 

The Glazing Doctor Glaziers Swansea

Broken or smashed window panes are an unfortunate eventuality and pose the additional issue of compromised security. To avoid any undue stress or problems this may cause, we offer a fast, professional and high quality re-glaze service which we are very proud of. After arrival the window is measured to determine the accurate dimensions and specification of the glass and will install a British Standard quality replacement to those dimensions. It is our aim to fit single glazed glass

panes the same day but certain types of glass (e.g. patterned door panels or double glazed units) would require ordering and correspondence from our suppliers and a fit date would later be arranged. Variations in size, specification and height would not be a problem; we will determine a cost and find a solution to ensure a top-quality replacement. The norm is to fit glass externally in the majority of cases and our glaziers employ various forms of equipment to ensure that higher-level windows will not have a compromised quality in the form of ladders; scaffolding, scissor lifts or cherry pickers.

Replacement frames work under the same principles as glass replacement. We repair and replace any frames in the property and can also replace the complete windows and doors if that is your preference. After gaining the specifications we organise for immediate repairs or arrange for replacements depending on what is more optimal or preferred. In regards to replacement we order the items in question from our suppliers and then fit them when ready. Our professional and skilled glaziers will re-attend with the ready replacement and ensure a job well done in its fitting.

Outside of window replacement we also replace mirrors and table-tops. Cutting the glass to the desired shape, our glaziers carefully record the specifications and if need be create templates so the glass replacement is faithful to any intricacies your original piece of glass possessed or which you would like the new one to possess. To avoid any injury, our glaziers will also smooth down any edges of the glass which won’t be safe within a frame and can also bevel the sides of any mirrored glass for you. Just advise us of your preferred design, shape or style for your glass and we shall arrange accordingly for you.

Most newly-fitted modern windows will have a low emissivity quality as a pre-requisite. This is known as low-e or K-glass and has a special insulation which deflects most solar heat and UV light on the outside and keeping warmth inside the house whilst letting sunlight in unhindered. This allows for a temperate house in the summer and an insulated house in the winter and we can supply and fit these high quality types of glass for you at any size or thickness. Alternatively for double glazed units we can fill them with argon gas which is six times denser than normal air. The insulation inside the panes causes heat to be kept in during the summer and out in the winter.

Is the door too small for you to get items through and you need to pursue other methods? We can offer a solution through the removal and later refitting of a suitably sized pane for you. The glass is carefully removed from the frame and it is refit into the frame when you have no further use for it.

If your panel were to break after hours or in a situation where glass replacement would not be immediately possible we are still in a position to mitigate any security risks through the application of boards to the property. Plywood boards cut to sufficient measurement are applied to the relevant panes and can be secured to the windows for temporary or permanent purposes as per your own personal preference.

Your pane may have had special decoration prior to its expiration (e.g. lead strips or Georgian bars attached.) These specifications can be replicated for the new panes and fitted as required to the new glass. For the decra-lead we apply the lead to the glass, carefully checking it is consistent with adjacent windows and applying with force to confirm it attaches. The layout and extent of the lead would be entirely to your preference, we can apply it to one side of the glass or both, we can apply the lead in square or diamond etc. It’s really up to you. Georgian bars are subject to the same procedure as the lead, we can fit them as per your preference either to the outside of the glass or to the inside of the glass whilst being ordered if it’s a double glazed unit.

Certain old-fashion windows can constitute a synthesis of lead and glass; the glass being integrated into solid pieces of lead. These are known as lead-light windows. We have numerous specialists who are proficient in the repair or replacement of these windows. The nature of the remedial work is dependent on the location of the damaged components and the extent of the damage. Minor, localised lead damage could be repairable and an isolated broken pane can be replaced like normal glass but extensive damage (e.g. lead and two broken panes) could warrant a complete replacement. Our specialists will order a replacement and skilfully fit it when it’s completed. To prevent any security risks in the meantime if you prefer we can board up the window or a temporarily re-glaze it with a modern pane.

Some windows or items in your property may not contain glass but instead contains a form of plastic or polycarbonate known as Perspex. We aim to fit the replacement the same day with flexibility on colour and level of obscurity of the plastic as well as its thickness where possible. The Perspex is measured and a replacement is cut accordingly.

Do you have a problem with a sash window? Our glazing and framework repairs encompass a large number of sash windows issues. Sash windows out of alignment can be adjusted, and broken sash cords can be replaced.

If the prospect of glass with special attributes e.g. obscured from the outside, reflective of solar light, tinted etc. is appealing then we can provide special film which is carefully applied to existing or new glass. With the aid of our trusted suppliers, we procure the requested film and attach it to the glass.

All of our work is insurance approved and we provide free written estimates and quotes for any glazing work you need carrying out. Our staff will advise you of the relevant costs and arrange a date or time with yourself for when you would like us to attend. As we have long believed in providing the best an emergency response call out can be arranged with ourselves for most of our work where we aim for a 30-90* minute response time to attend to your glazing repair.