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Products available in any size, shape or finish for both commercial and residential projects.

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Guaranteed high-quality products and services certified with BSI.

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All products manufactured and designed on-site in the South East of England.

Toughened Glass

Toughened and/or tempered glass are types of safety glass with increased strength both physically and thermally. Processed in our state of the art toughening plant and heated up to 680 degrees depending on the thickness the toughening will create ‘balanced internal stresses’ which would mean that if broken the glass would crumble into small, less harmful pieces as opposed to dangerous large shards. Such properties mean that toughened glass is suitable for use in Shower Doors, Conservatories, Table Tops, Balustrades etc…

The toughening process begins with a piece of float or annealed glass placed on a roller table at the beginning of the toughening plant, this is where the BSI Kite Mark Stamp is put onto the glass. The rollers will take the glass first through the furnace which heats the glass to above its annealing point and then moved onto the quench where it is rapidly cooled. Once both processes are complete the glass will be toughened… But bear in mind that any cutting, drilling or processing must be completed prior to the toughening process otherwise the glass will shatter.

The finished product will be 5 times stronger than float glass of the same thickness and will therefore have a greater resistance to thermal shock and stresses.

Toughening Ltd

Express Toughening is one of the leading glass tougheners, processors, laminators and painters in the South East of England. For all that you need in glass we can supply. Whether it be for a Toughened Glass Balustrade, SplashbackShower Screen, Partition or Shelves our dedicated team will able to advise and assist you with the process. With the ability to deliver glass nationwide for one-off projects or daily deliveries we have the capabilities to supply a premium service. Our products include; Toughened GlassLaminated Glass, Painted Glass and Fire Rated Glass. We also supply Glass fittings for Shower Screens, Partitions and Balustrades.

Express Toughening toughen circa 3750 pieces of glass per day ranging from 4mm upto 19mm and from clear to obscure in our state of the art toughening plant.  Toughened glass is produced by heating regular float glass after it has been cut to size and edged. Depending on the thickness of glass we heat the plant up to 680 degrees creating balanced internal stresses. The toughened glass if broken would crumble into small, less harmful pieces as opposed to dangerous shards. Such properties make the toughened glass suitable for use in Shower Doors, Conservatories, Table Tops, Balustrades etc…

We have two state of the art CNC (computer numerical cutting) machines that enable us to produce and polish bespoke pieces in bespoke shapes and sizes that wouldn’t be possible using traditional glass cutting and polishing methods. Whether it be a circle, oval or specialist template you require us to match we can produce this for you.

We have two glass polishing machines for that perfect straight line finish, any glass can be given a highly bright polished edge. We also have two drilling machines for any holes you require in glass.

We have a paint booth for painting glass for splashbacks, cladding, breakfast bars etc… We can match any Dulux, RAL, Pantone or British Standard colours. We can use low iron glass from 4mm – 19mm for extra clarity of colour. We can make socket cut outs and notches for any intricate shaping you require.

Our latest addition for all your bespoke decorative glasses is our laminating Kiln; whether it be a crackle tabletop or a toughened laminate balustrade we can manufacture these in-house. Crackle Glass is made by laminating 3 pieces together and then shattering the middle piece thus leaving the cracked ice effect sandwiched inside the other two pieces of glass. The interlayer we use is Bridgestone EVA (ethylene & vinyl acetate copolymer) this is fully waterproof and can therefore be used in outdoor applications such as glass flooring, balconies and balustrades.

Express Toughening; a one-stop shop for all your glass requirements.

  • Toughened Glass Balustrades
  • Toughened Glass Painted Splashbacks
  • Toughened Glass Partitions
  • Toughened Glass Shower Screens / Doors
  • Toughened Glass Shelves
  • Toughened Glass Table Tops
  • Fire Rated Glass
  • Laminated Glass
  • Crackle Glass
  • Toughened Laminate Glass

Customer Testimonials

Superb customer service from the Express Toughening team – when I made a mistake on my order online, they dealt with the issue quickly organising partial refund immediately. My order arrived quickly and their courier messaged me before delivery to check I was in. Quality product at the best price I found online.

Andrew Cooke
United Kingdom

A massive Thankyou to Helen from Express Toughening for being so patient, co-operative and helpful with my orders. She resolved a re-make without any fuss and in an extremely timely manner. If you want glass – go to Express Toughening and ask for Helen!

Kiron Kular
United Kingdom

Extremely easy company to deal with, glass ordered weeks ago and asked for a specific delivery date due to glass testing and no one being onsite. Delivered on time and when asked for other types glass stated they couldn’t help but recommended an equally helpful company!!

wouldn’t hesitate to use again.


Andy Beviere
United Kingdom

I’ve used Express Toughening twice now and have been very impressed with the glass they have supplied and also the helpfulness of the staff. The first job was a couple of years ago when they supplied me with a 6mm satin frosted toughened glass door for our shower room. From my measurements they supplied a fabulous door which had the hinge and lock holes cut out and also took into account the out of square measurement of the door frame. It fitted a treat and is stunning to look at.

More recently (late last year) they supplied me with painted toughened glass splash backs (7 items altogether in 6mm glass with the biggest being 2.1 metres long), all cut to my sizes and with numerous switch and socket cut-outs. My local glass supplier said they could not cut out the close together sockets and switches, but Express did and got it spot on!

As with the glass door, the splash backs were delivered to me by Expresses’ own transport and without any problems and quality issues.

After the scary bit of fitting them all the result is faultless and stunning. Thanks go to Alex who helped me with the ordering process and technical aspects of glass splash backs.

Brian White
United Kingdom

Online purchase

4mm toughened glass for greenhouse.

Although slightly dubious about ordering from a company I’ve never heard of and not local (300mile away) I’m so glad I took the plunge.

A great customer service from Helen and the team from start to finish, clearly there was nothing for me to worry about.

Their website is easy to use and made ordering online a doddle and for those shapes, they don’t have on their website a quick email and rough diagram sorted any issues there.

All glass arrived on time well packed and with no breakages.

It’s a company I wouldn’t hesitate to use again and I’d definitely recommend it to others who need quality glass cut to size.

David Convery
United Kingdom

Excellent product.
Exactly what it says on the tin.
Brilliant, friendly service from Helen.
Definitely recommended.
(And we’re on the Scottish border)

Tony Fields
United Kingdom

Fantastic service, fantastic prices and fantastic products – I could not recommend Express Toughening highly enough – I got an immediate response to my request for a quotation, and Helen was so helpful in answering my questions. Order placement was easy and everything arrived exactly on time and as promised. I won’t look anywhere else for my next order – great prices (way cheaper than other quotes) and great service!

Thank you!

Tony Owen
United Kingdom

We have been using Express toughening for a number of years, mainly for glass screens and Toughened Glass for balustrade. The company are always reliable, deliveries always on time and friendly helpful service.

Sam Richardson
United Kingdom
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