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Clients Testimonials

  • Received and look good, artists are happy.

    [In relation to Exhibition at the South Bank Centre]

    Chris McCabe, Southbank Centre
  • Thank you so much for doing a great job at short notice. The Frames look great and the private view went well.

    Best wishes and thanks again.

    Susan Johankanecht, Artist Exhibiting at the Poetry Library in the South Bank Centre, March 2012
  • I am the Interpretation Manager for ‘Victoria Reveal’. Thank you for mounting the photos so beautifully and for your patience with all our problems.

    [In relation for March 2012 reopening of Kensington Palace]

    Alexandra Gaffikin AMA Kensington Palace
  • The Frames look lovely, thank you.

    Katharine Meymell, Artist Exhibiting at the Poetry Library Exhibition on the South Bank, March 2012

Picture Framing Glass

At our Queens Park workshop, Float glass, UV filtered glass and low-reflection glass are all types of glazing that we can use for your frame. Each have different qualities and prices and to give you an idea of the characteristics we have provided a summary of the different types of glass that can be used for your picture frame.

Float Glass

  • This is the glass that we use for the majority of our picture framing. It is 2 mm thick and is the glass most commonly used in the picture framing industry.
  • It allows 90% light transmission.
  • It is suitable for most types of picture framing that is displayed in most environments.

Low Reflection Glass

  • This is the ideal glass for minimising reflection and glare .
  • Also blocks out some UV light although not to conservation grade.
  • Low reflection glass has an almost 90% light transmission. This gives a clear and bright image with minimum reflection.
  • This type of glass is suitable if you plan to display your picture frame in where it may be subject to bright and direct light source(s).

UV Filtered Glass

  • When UV filtered glass is needed we use TruVue Conservation Clear 2.5mm Glass.
  • The UV protection is achieved with a microscopic coating of  silica-based UV blocking agents that are cured onto the surface of the glass.
  • The coating absorbs 98% of the damaging UV energy that exists just beyond the violet end of the visible spectrum.
  • Over time UV rays can take a toll on framed pictures, causing colours to fade and paper to become brittle.
  • If your artwork is of high sentimental and/or monetary value and you would like to ensure the highest level of protection, then UV filtered glass is the most appropriate choice.