Tips & Advice

 Q Which thickness of glass do I need?
 A Unfortunately we are unable to provide specific advice on the shielding requirement for your individual project. However, as a guideline only, we can offer the following information. This is a guide only and you are obliged to employ the services of an RPA (Radiation Protection Advisor) to advise you on your actual shielding requirements.

 Q How will my glass be packaged?
 A Smaller stock sizes will be packed in either a plywood or cardboard box with polystyrene inner packaging. Larger panes will be packed vertically in a chipboard crate (‘A’ frame).

 Q How will my glass be delivered?
 A  Smaller stock panes will be delivered by 48hr courier; usually in a LWB van. Larger panes will either be delivered by LWB van or curtain sided vehicle, depending on the distance. A tail lift delivery my be available if requested in advance. Unloading is the responsibility of the purchaser.

 Q Can lead glass be supplied Toughened or Laminated to comply with certain requirements of the Building Regulations?
 A  Lead glass cannot currently be supplied toughened or laminated. An additional sheet of safety glass must be used in these instances.

 Q Can Lead glass be supplied Fire Resisting (FR)?
 A No. An additional pane of the appropriate fire resisting glass will need to be used.

 Q How do I clean lead glass?
 A Lead glass is very soft and special attention needs to be taken when cleaning. Avoid: detergents, normal glass cleaners and water Use: Envirotect glass cleaner, isopropyl alcohol, Methylated spirits The glass should be cleaned using a clean cotton cloth or duster or soft tissue. Do not allow the cleaning agent to dry on the glass – wipe over until dry.

 Q How should I handle my lead glass?
 A Lead glass is quite soft compared to normal ‘annealed’ glass and can mark or scratch very easily. If possible, use soft cotton gloves when handling because the acid from fingers can leave very feint marks on the glass.