Why you should switch to glass frameless balustrades or handrails

Glass balustrades or handrails are more than just a safety feature, they are the stylish, durable and robust safety alternative that can turn any commercial or domestic space from mediocre to show-stopping.
Used on landings, staircases, balconies, mezzanine floors, high walkways and patios, there are a multitude of ways to incorporate glass balustrades or handrails into your interiors, so what is stopping you?

Here are the top five reasons why you should switch to glass balustrades or handrails today.

1. Enhances Style of Building glass

Used correctly, glass balustrades or handrails can enhance the style of your building to achieve an unforgettable ‘wow’ factor. Glass.com.ng allows you to create a personalised modern space with a mix of decorative glass combined with different railing options, producing a structure unique to you. Using glass for your balustrades allows you to enhance the views of both your outdoor and indoor space whilst allowing natural and ambient light to reach all areas in your building.

2. Safety

To ensure extra security, the glass material used for glass balustrades is thick, toughened safety glass which is difficult to break and does not shatter, permitting the balustrades to withstand just about any conditions. To add extra security to your space, you can also fix extra railings to the balustrades, both on the interior and exterior as required.

3. Easily Maintained
Few materials clean as easily as glass – with a simple wipe with a cloth, any traces of smudges or grime can be removed. The flat and glossy surface of laminated glass also allows glass balustrades to remain dust free for long periods of time. Dents and scratches are also issues most building materials are vulnerable to, but as glass is abrasion-resistant, it can much more easily withstand surface wear and tear, therefore making it the ideal balustrade material.

4. Eco-Friendly
Glass is 100% recyclable and one of few materials that does not degrade during the recycling process, allowing it to be recycled multiple times without any loss of quality. Choosing glass balustrades not only offers visual appeal but can boost your company’s environmental impact.

5. Cost-Effective
Versatility and strength makes glass one of the best structural items to use. Glass can be moulded into several different shapes, and unlike materials such as wood, glass will not discolour, rot or deform, making it an overall longer-lasting product. Glass balustrades are a good investment for your building as glass will look as good as new for years to come.

As a leading Nigeria’s commercial supplier, Glass.com.ng have the skills and knowledge in-house to be able to provide you with exactly the right materials for your project. So, if you would like to find out further about glass balustrades and how you can install them safely, please do get in touch. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your ideas with you and work out the best route forward for your particular project.

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Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today

Everyone knows the trouble with DIY, The process can take days or even weeks, alter the performance of the product, and possibly cause long-term damage to your home as well as yourself. Why not have our team of experienced installers fit your glass.

Once your product is ready and inspected for accuracy, a glass.com.ng representative will contact you to set a convenient installation date. We can install your glass any time of the year.

What to expect during installation

With glass.com.ng, our services are 1st Class, it’s more than just the product that delivers energy efficiency. Professional installation will ensure maximum performance. All of our installers adhere to the following installation quality guidelines:

Timing: Our installation teams will arrive on time.
Risk Assessment: Our installers will perform an initial risk assessment and methodology of the projects requirements.
Cooperation: Cooperate with you to determine the best starting point for the project.
Professionalism: Installers will place a canvas drop cloth around all work areas.
Specification: Install our glass and glazing products according to stringent factory specifications.
Site Clean-up: Carefully remove all debris from your home or premises and safely dispose of it.
Clean all work areas thoroughly.
Customer feedback: Upon completion seek your opinion to make sure you are completely happy with the product and the quality of the finish.

Glass can be dangerous if not handled correctly; if you are in doubt seek expert advice and assistance.

With glass.com.ng you get it right the first time.

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Remodeling Your Bathroom

Remodeling your Bathroom Will Increase Your Home’s Value as well as to fix existing problems, – Frameless shower glass doors at glass.com.ng will get it done.
The worth of your home is determined by quite a few things, your kitchen and bathroom being two of the biggest determining factors. It’s often been said that the most important rooms of the home are the kitchen and the bathroom. If your home has been remodeled in one of two or both of these areas, you definitely should look forward to having a much more profitable sale when selling your home.

Whether you have a simple room or a master en suite, functionality should be at the heart of your bathroom remodel. At glass.com.ng, our frameless Shower Doors will help you achieve the clean look that will make your home look that much more valuable. Perception is everything. Something as simple as changing your regular shower doors that have been installed since the beginning of the time your home was built into frameless neo angle shower doors which will make all the difference in the world to whoever is viewing your home.

One of the major and primary reasons that bathroom remodeling is on the increase is the value it adds to your home.

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Know the right glass for your shower cubicle

The benefits and advantages of shower cubicle or shower doors are beyond the outward appearance or beauty. They contribute awesomely to the overall look and feel of the bathroom as they also have effect on the function.

Shower cubicle at glass.com.ng can come framed or frameless, either which gives a finished look to your bathroom. In today’s innovative world, there are various choices than ever before at glass.com.ng to consider before selecting the right shower cubicle in relations to sizes, colours, glass options and details to match any style and décor.

The types of glass door that can be used for different shower enclosures vary, but whichever glass type you choose for your shower cubicle, you can expect the same high quality when you buy from glass.com.ng anywhere within Lagos or Nigeria.

Before considering having a shower cubicle you might also have to consider some factors such as budget, maintenance preferences and future plans.

Here are other key points to consider before choosing the type of glass for your shower cubicle:

  • Thickness: 8mm or 10mm tempered glass is highly durable, long-lasting, safe and also easy to clean making either a perfect choice.
  • Safety: Toughened safety glass is always a good choice for a wet room or shower enclosure.
  • Weight: It’s worth remembering that thicker glass will need more support due to the extra weight.
  • Design: Depending on the shape, the larger the glass or the more curved it is, the less thickness can be achieved due to design.
  • Cost: If cost is a concern, or you do not like the look of thicker glass, then 4mm or 6mm glass are great alternatives for the shower glass.
  • Edge protection: glass which does not have a protective framing can get chipped and broken. A shower enclosure with strong aluminium framing will support the glass in the shower doors and keep it well protected.

At glass.com.ng we ensure products are at the highest quality, so you can be sure that whatever glass you choose for your shower enclosure will meet the highest possible safety standards and quality.

Visit our social media handles as well as images link for various types of shower enclosure that you can choose from depending on your tastes and the size of the space that you have. When considering shower enclosures it’s also important to take the type of glass you want to choose into account. At glass.com.ng we don’t sell flimsy or unsafe products so you’ll only find glass designed to be durable and long lasting. Once you’ve decided where your shower enclosure will go tile the inside walls in preparation for your shower being fitted.


If you are in doubt over your shower cubicle or you have some technical issues, do not hesitate to contact us at glass.com.ng because we are here to serve you better.

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Why Tempered Glass is 5x Stronger

Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass (a.k.a. annealed glass) creates. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury. You can read more about tempered/toughened glass online our previous post on http://glass.com.ng/clear-toughenedtempered-glass/.

After tempering, the stress pattern developed by the glass is high, and the mechanical strength of tempered glass is four to five times higher than that of annealed glass.

When tempered glass is broken, all the stored energy is released at once and the glass breaks into small pieces.

Characteristics of Tempered/Toughened glass:

These characteristics explain why tempered/Toughened glass is 5x stronger and most preferred option which is largely available to buy online in Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Mechanical Strength of Tempered Glass = 5x Mechanical strength of Annealed Glass
  • Tempered/Toughened glass is four to five times stronger than annealed glass of the same size and thickness against impact.
  • Tempered glass has higher thermal strength, and it can withstand high temperature changes up to 250°C.
  • Tempered/Toughened glass is considered as safety glass. It is difficult to break and even in the event of a breakage, disintegrates into small relatively harmless globules.
  • Tempering does not alter the basic characteristics of glass such as light transmission and solar radiant heat properties of normal glass.
  • The glass surface after heat treatment has the same resistance to surface damage as annealed glass.
  • Tempered/Toughened glass cannot be cut or altered.
  • Strength & Safety Considerations
    • Four to five times stronger than annealed glass
    • Two to three times stronger than heat strengthened glass
    • Fragments into small, relatively harmless pieces, reducing the likelihood of injury.

Need for Tempered/Toughened Glass especially in Lagos, Nigeria:

There is an increasing need for the use of tempered/toughened glass in Lagos, Nigeria especially in specific areas of the building such as shower cubicle, front door and table tops. Glass.com.ng has provided the best means to buy tempered/toughened glass online

Tempering increases tensile strength, thermal shock resistance, and safety of normal glass. It also increases its heat withstanding capacity. Because of these properties, tempered glass is preferred in applications where strength, safety and thermal resistance are important considerations.

You can order for your tempered/toughened glass of any dimension and thickness online in Lagos and any other places within Nigeria by clicking on this link provided http://glass.com.ng/order-online/ and get it delivered to you.

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Mirror Glass

Mirror glass is wonderful in helping a room look bigger or providing more light, or creating more appeal to the decor. For instance using a large mirror glass in a small room creates the illusion of depth, giving the room a much roomier feel.

Mirror glass is a great way of making a room feel bigger and lit up. Glass.com.ng stocks all types of available mirror glass in sheets of 3200mm x 2200mm in Lagos state, Port-Harcourt, Abuja and other states with Nigeria, giving us the ability to provide mirror glass for almost any application for users also to buy glass online.

  • Available in Silver (Standard Mirror), Bronze Tint, Grey (Smoked) Tint and Antique Silver
  • Smooth Polished Edges
  • Available with Beveled Edge Work or Standard Polishing
  • All Required Fittings can be supplied
  • Maximum Dimensions – 2240mm x 3200mm
  • Machined Cutouts and Notches to allow for Hinges, Handles, etc
  • 4mm and 6mm Thicknesses
  • Toughened Mirror not Available

Glass.com.ng offers options such as Shaped & Linear Edge Polishing, Beveling, Safety Backing, Sandblasting & Drilling and much more.

Our Mirror glass can be screwed into place or fitted by means of adhesive.

These features make our mirror glass ideal for areas such as Gym Walls / Exercise Areas, Bathrooms, Living Areas and general wall cladding.

Online Ordering Available

Order for your mirror glass online for sizes up to 3200mm x 1100mm from our Online Shop, and get your mirror glass delivered to your door.

Order Mirror Samples

We stock each type of Standard and Tinted Mirror, to order Samples please see our Mirror Samples page.

Our Mirrors are Safe for your Home

All of our glass Mirrors are made to the highest quality and fitted with care and precision.

We can install these in any area of the home such as Kitchens, Living Rooms and Bathrooms.

Available Edge Finishes

We can offer two different edge finishes on our mirrors :

Flat and Arriss – This profile features a polished edge with two small 45 degree chamfers, one to the top surface and one to the underside.

Bevel Glass Mirror- The face surface of the glass is ground way and polished to various widths and thickness at the edge.  Unless the thickness at the edge is specified, it will be to our normal setting.

For 3 mm thick glass up to 15 mm
For 4 mm thick glass up to 20 mm
For 5 mm plus thick glass up to 25 mm

Beveled mirror glass is possible between 3 and 45 degrees and can be done on both sides of the mirror glass. Minimum work piece dimensions is 35 x 35 mm. Facet on curved pieces possible max 17mm, on square pieces up to 25mm.

Engraved / Sandblasted Mirrors

If you have a design you would like on your mirror glass, or you want to buy mirror glass online in Nigeria, within Lagos state, Port-Harcourt, Abuja and other states in Nigeria, we are equipped to help. Simply contact us and provide a diagram / CAD Drawing / Template of the design you require.


We can drill our mirror glass to allow for screws or provide Mirror Adhesive enabling you to install your mirror glass with no visible fixings. For all drilled Mirrors we do recommend safety backing to ensure large shards cannot fall from the wall if broken.

Require a Quote or have a Question?

If you know what you need and require a quotation, fill out our Quotation Form

If there is anything you would like to know regarding this product, please fill out our Enquiry Form or Contact Us

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Glass buildings are increasingly becoming the heart of modern architecture with some of the beautiful structures in the world. Each glass structure is unique and display some functional work of art. These glass structures are part of what inspires Glass.com.ng to create the perfect glass product for installation.
Quite a few glass buildings have taken birth over the years, displaying breathtaking beauty and outstanding innovation. Here is a list of Top 10 amazing glass buildings in the world.

1. National Grand Theatre:

The National Grand Theater of China is located in Beijing, China, close to Tiananmen Square. NGT of China is completely made  of glass and titanium and surrounded by an artificial lake to resemble a dome like shape. The structure stands in a man-made island and hosts an opera house, concert hall, shopping district and more.
This truly is an architectural masterpiece!

2.  Dancing House, Prague:


The curved glass building is supposed to represent famous dancers, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, dancing. A stark contrast to the more historical, traditional architecture in Prague.

3. Farnsworth House, Chicago


Known by many as the ‘famous glass house in the woods’, the extensive use of clear glass makes this house appear almost transparent.

4. Louvre Pyramid, Paris


Probably one of the most famous and well recognised glass buildings worldwide is the Louvre Pyramid that stands in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The pyramid stands tall at 70 feet and consists of 673 glass sections from tip to base.

5. Basque Health Department HQ, Bilbao, Spain


Made of glass and steel with a polyhedral glass facade that allows light into the interior to make it a transparent, luminous space that appears almost surreal.

6. La Estancia Glass Chapel, Mexico


Whilst not the largest or the grandest glass building, this beautiful open glass chapel is set in the peaceful gardens of Cuernavacova and is an extremely popular place for weddings. What makes this chapel clever is that the four facades are wrapped with Uprofiled glass, each spaced 10cm apart, to ventilate the small space without a requirement for air conditioning.

7. The Glass Home by Carlo Santambrogio, Milan, Italy


You definitely wouldn’t want to throw stones near this house as this cubed concept home, designed with a blue hue, features glass walls, ceilings, stairways and doors. The home makes small spaces appear larger because even the furniture is made out of glass.

8. The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision


Wrapped in a skin of colourful glass panels, this is one seriously eye-catching building.

9. Selgas Cano Architecture Office, Spain


This glass capsule set in the middle of a quiet Spanish forest is definitely a bit different from the usual office building. A clear curved wall of glass means the walls and ceiling of the office are completely open to the nature that surrounds it.

10. The Gherkin, London


And, finally, one that’s a little closer to home is London’s striking skyscraper, The Gherkin. The skin of the building is double glazed and the space between the glazing is ventilated to help control temperature and ventilation. Surprisingly, most of the panes of glass are flat and the only curved glass is the ‘lens’ at the top.


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Glass Fact: History of Glass (Part 2)

Glass is an inorganic material usually clear or translucent with different colors. It is hard, brittle, and stands up to the effects of winds, rain o sun.

Glass has been used for various kinds of utensils, mirrors, windows and more. It is thought to have been first created around 3000 BC, during the bronze age. Egyptian glass beads date back to about 2500 BC.
During the Ptolemiac period, artisans created “ mosaic glass” in which slides of colored glass were used to create decorative in patters.

In the 1st century BC, the glassmakers in Syria invented glassblowing and in the same period, in Venice, the first clear glass called cristallo was invented and then heavily exported. In 1625, glassmaker, George Ravenscroft invented lead crystal glass adding lead oxide to Venetian glass.
It was until 1902, that Irving W Colburn patented the sheet glass drawing machine, making the mass production of glass for windows possible.

In 1904, a patented for a “glass-shaping machine” was granted to Michael Owen. The immense production of bottles, jars, and others containers owes its inception to this invention.

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Toughened Frameless Glass for Staircase in Nigeria.

With a full house refurbishment in progress we were asked to complete the project with both internal and external frameless glass for various areas of the house.

This particular client was keen to have as little ‘framework as possible’ to allow for light to travel throughout the property.

The staircase the glass was fitted to was over 4 floors and would travel the distance from basement to the upper floor areas.


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Frameless Glass – Best for Shop Front Doors.

As with the local restaurant pictured in a nice area in Lagos, we are able to create a first impression reasonably easily.

Giving your retail or restaurant premises a secure yet completely see through frameless tempered glass door/ wall so to speak has much more benefits than that of a traditional automatic door system.

  • Free Lighting
  • Free advertising
  • Completely secure
  • Cost effective
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Easy to rebrand
  • Great Looking
  • Quick installation times

We live and operate in a very tightly held local historical city ( Lagos State, Nigeria) and as a very peculiar market in Sub Sahara Africa, yet glass is one of the less subjective issues that we deal with when it comes to conservation and planning.

In Nigeria you will find many buildings are now starting to use glass to clad the buildings that were once stone or brick. I credit local/ national vehicle garages who have somewhat been a leader in glass entrances/ buildings.. Don’t believe me? Just drive down to your local Car dealer showroom on Adetokunboh Ademola Str V-Island or similar.

For the very reasons we have listed, you can see the attraction of glass.

There are several types of hinge systems that can be used, with either self closing or swing free,  huge selection of other hardware including door handles ( the fish handles in the picture are custom made and designed by us)

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