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The Basics of DIY Glass (Cutting Plans)

The Basics of DIY Glass (Cutting Plans)


What must be considered?

Firstly hinges will come with a manufacturer's template. This will need to be added to your plan to allow the specific cut for your hinge to be applied. The best way to go forward is to let the manufacturer know the central point of your Glass Hinges in relation to the top and bottom of your panel on your plan. For the wall to glass Hinges an allowance of 8 mm should be made. If you are using Glass to Glass Hinges then please reduce the panel by 4mm.

U Channels

For the glass U channels we would recommend reducing the glass by 5 mm. This has historically worked well for us as the 5 mm is taken back up by the channel.

Opening Space

If the Glass Panel is fitted tightly into a space then we would always recommend for a Glass Door to take another 5mm off of the width so that it doesn't snag when using the hinges. This historically has always served us well and allowed for a good fit when applying the components to the glass.

Shower Door Knobs or Shower Door Handles

If you are using a shower door knob or a shower door handle then there will be two holes so you must submit the distance between the holes and the diameters as per the product specifications. For a handle we would recommend putting the central point between the door handle at 1000 mm from the bottom.

If applying a handle then again this would typically range between 950mm and 1000mm although there is no hard and fast rule that must be applied, this is just a natural position for must people.

Shower Seals

The only other thing to take into consideration for the cutting plan are shower seals. Typically the width will be fine if you reduce as above and apply the shower seals.

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