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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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.

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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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What is “beveled” glass?

The term “beveled glass” refers to the process of cutting the edges of glass to a specific angle and size in order to produce a certain look. This process leaves the glass thinner around the edges and thicker in the center. This is normally used in places where the glass is a focal point in the room.

The bevel around the glass can range in size from 6mm to 8mm. There is an additional cost involved in beveling the glass, but the increase in cost is normally not significant enough to be the determining factor. At NFO Glass we offer the best machine-cut and bevel all types of glass.

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Float Glass – Green tinted Glass

Green tinted glass is a transparent float glass produced by adding an oxide of metals into raw materials in the float glass process, the most technologically advanced method in the world. Being manufactured by this process, green tinted glass can effectively absorb the heat while offering a green aesthetic appearance. Used for many everyday purposes, float glass can be identified by looking at the edge to discern if there is a green tint

Green float glass is prized for its high light transmission, optical clarity and ability to be fabricated to meet customer needs for performance and aesthetics.

Click below to Learn more about the performance, characteristics, available thickness and measurements.

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Another safety glass – Laminated Glass

Laminated glass is a type of safety glass. It has two or more sheets of glass placed together with one or more layers of PVB (polyvinyl butyral, a type of plastic) between them to make it less likely to break, or less likely to pose a threat when broken.

Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered and also for architectural applications.

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Laminated Glass

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Decorative Glass Mirrors

Late_19th_Century_Venetian_Cut_as033a506bMirrors can be used in a wide variety of ways to brighten a room design. They are perfect for creating a sense of deep and dimension in a small room space.

Interiors can be made to look quite stunning with clever placement of decorative mirrors. These mirrors are available in wide range of shapes, sizes and colors and they can be placed in bathrooms, bedrooms, entrances, living rooms and dining rooms. Depending of the type of your existing décor you can choose between types of wooden and metallic frames that suit your furniture.

Need help to find decorative bathrooms mirrors? NFO Glass will provide for you a wide variety of mirror types and styles for your bathrooms. Various shapes are available that allows you select the very shape from round or oval mirrors to large decorative mirrors.

Decorative mirrors can brighten up dull corners and passageways and entrance the décor of any room. NFO Glass has experience to make the difference.

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Choosing the right shower glass door design

Are you planning on changing your shower glass doors, or are you about to get one for your new apartment. Buying a shower glass door has become more than important because it is now considered as an investment in something you will have in the house for a lifetime. Choosing one will mean you are ready to spend the rest of your life with it. What do you have to consider before getting one? Shower glass doors are available in many shapes and sizes, as well as finishes to beautify available space.

Using the right shower glass door will mean that you have maximum control over water staying in the shower and doesn’t spill out on the floor.

Choosing your shower glass door depends greatly on so many factors such as will include your style, budget, functionality and available space. We will take a great dive into a couple of some popular shower glass door designs.

Frameless Shower Doors:

Just as the name implies a glass door with the usual aluminium frame installed by the sides. It maximizes the use of glass and minimizes the use of metal (they eliminate the need for metal framing entirely). Frameless shower doors are largely preferred because they are made of aluminium or composite framing materials. A frameless shower glass door has a functionality of making the entire bathroom feel larger and more open. Above all, frameless shower glass door add more elegant, class and style to the look of the bathroom. Frameless doors can be built to exact specifications and measurements for a custom shower space for both stand-alone showers and as frameless bathtub screens.

Sliding Shower Doors:

Sliding shower doors referred to as bypass doors  are installed on the shower pan and comprises of two to three panels of glass that both slide from right to left allowing access to the showering area from either side.  Sliding shower door is highly recommended for just enough space for a standard shower. They require very minimal space for use and widely known for their calm and simple appearance. There are varieties of styles of sliding shower doors, such as semi-frameless and barn door.

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Lacobel or Spandrel glass


Lacobel Glass also known as Lacquered Glass or Spandrel Glass, is made by the top quality clear float or ultra-clear float glass. This type of glass is made through a process of depositing a highly durable and resistant lacquer onto the flat and smooth surface of the glass, then by carefully baking into the furnace which is constant temperature, permanently bonding the lacquer onto the glass.

Features and Advantages:

1) High Quality Float Glass (Raw Glass).
2) Two Layers -Water-resistance paints on the back of Clear Float Glass or Ultra Clear Glass.
3) The Protective Paint on the back, help to keep the color. This enables it last for longer time.
4) Smooth and very easy to clean.
5) Ideal for use in High Humidity rooms, such as ,Kitchens and Bathrooms etc.


This type of glass can be used but not limited to the following: Wardrobe door, Cupboard Door, Furniture board, cabinet doors and more


Available Color:

Super White (Ultra Clear), White, Black, Red, Blue, Brown, Silver, Grey.

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