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Etched Door Glass

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by jono_h, 2 Aug 2015.

  1. jono_h

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    My mum has a half glazed door with an etched panel which has a fairly inticate pattern.
    She wants to treat herself to a new door, but would like to have a similar piece of glass.

    A local company has quoted for a new door, on the basis that their supplier can "match any glass for £100". Having been sent a photo the supplier now says it is too complicated, and have come up with a new definition of matching any glass.

    It seems that if we can get a template made it should be fairly easy to get the glass etched, but I have no idea how to go about this. Some kind of vinyl transfer company?
    We could get the door supplied without glass and then go to somewhere like Leadbitter, but they want £600+ to match the design and supply the glass.

    Has anyone got any ideas, so that I can keep my Mum happy?!
     
  2. crank39

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    You mentioned a vinyl transfer company, was your idea to make a negative of the design in vinyl to apply to the glass and acid etch yourself?
     
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    Why don't you just get the vinyl graphics company to cut your design out of etched vinyl, it be quicker and cheaper than acid etching, if you ask nicely they'll probably even apply it for you bubble and crease free
     
  4. ronniecabers

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    have you a photo of the glass, our company can etch glass as we manufacture decorative glass, if you have a photo I can get our chap to price it for you....
     
  5. jono_h

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    Ronnie - thanks for the offer. Picture attached. Ultimately I'm going to need a double glazed unit to fit - dimensions so far unknown.

    Crank - If I can get a transfer sorted, then I've got the option of having the glass blasted, or spray frosting it myself, or just applying etched vinyl. The problem is finding someone to do it. My (admittedly limited) google searches so far have turned up US companies.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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    Looks like a PVC door. Is it already a double glazed unit? Maybe they could make the new door to fit the old glass? Or make a triple glazed unit with the old glass in the middle?
     
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    Jono ... best our chap said we could do was £500 due to the complexity of the design ...just complex and time consuming to draw up ready for a mask....sorry bud!

    I'd be tempted to see if you can get a door to fit the glass as Gazman suggests , but bear in mind you will still need a sealed unit with Low e glass and argon to conform to regs...but the origibnal pane should be able to be used...
     
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