Technical Information & Advice

Utilise glass throughout your home to create a stylish and contemporary feel. Not only a perfect surface for kitchens, bathrooms, and other wet areas but also a decorative design solution for the modern living and work space. Glass offers an exquisite, practical and hygienic finish for your home.

Royston Glass splash backs are fabricated in house using Low Iron glass. 6mm Low Iron glass is used as standard and enables us to achieve a true colour clarity by removing the hint of green which can occasionally be visible in standard float glass used by others in the industry.

Our Glass

We use 6mm toughened Low Iron glass as standard for our Splashbacks, although up to 19mm is available for worktops and other installations. Using state of the art machinery we are able to provide shaping to accommodate electric sockets, cooker points and shaped cooker hoods. Area coverage is available in excess of 3 metres.

  • 6mm toughened glass to British Standard
  • Polished Edges
  • Heat resistant
  • Shaping and cut out facility
  • Adhesive or drill hole fixing option
  • Limitless colour options
  • Colour Match Service
  • Hygienic and easy to clean
  • In house manufacture with speedy delivery
  • Myriad of design options

Colour Options

We manufacture to your own specification in virtually any colour imaginable. Not only can you choose from any RAL, NCS or British Standard paint colour but we are also pleased to offer a full colour match service enabling our customers to achieve a complete bespoke design, providing colour matches to the majority of high street paint brands. Should you come back to us later for additional pieces, we mix our own paints on site and keep full paint batch records to ensure a complete colour match.

Splashback Finishes

Royston Glass Splashbacks are available in two finishes, Classic Gloss and Contemporary Matt.. Either finish is available in our full colour spectrum providing an endless array of design options for your project.

Glass Specification

Royston Glass Splashbacks are available in maximum dimensions up to 3000mm x 1500mm. We are able to produce Splashbacks in excess of these dimensions but such orders are subject to oversize additional charges and extended manufacture lead times.

All our Splashbacks are manufactured in 6mm thick glass as standard; however 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 19mm thick glass is also available on request. If you would like a quotation for a Splashback in an alternative thickness, please contact us today and we will be happy to provide a quotation for you.

Glass Processing

Using our state-of-the-art glass CNC machine Royston Glass is able to offer a market leading glass processing service. We are able to shape your glass, insert cut outs to accommodate power sockets, notches for those awkward corners and drill holes for extractor fixings. All to ensure a bespoke quality fit. Please see our 'Measuring Advice' for advise and further details.

Safety Features

All our glass is toughened to British Standard (BS 6206-EN12150) with polished edges for your safety as standard. (Please note it is not possible to toughen glass less than 300mm in height or width).

Ensuring Splashbacks are toughened is a key consideration for customers especially where glass is in close proximity to a heat source such as kitchen hob. Beware of competitors keeping prices artificially low by using a safety film on glass rather than toughening. By applying this film they may claim the glass is safety glass but it will not be heat resistant. For more technical advice please contact our sales office.

Guarantee

Royston Glass will use reasonable endeavours to repair or replace free of charge, any coating which is found to be delaminating or discolouring within a period of five (5) years from the delivery date. This guarantee is subject to full payment for all products, charges, fees and reasonable notice by the customer of such fault to Royston Glass. The customer must maintain and clean the product (s) in a proper manner. This guarantee excludes wilful damage and normal wear and tear. An installation undertaken by Royston Glass is valid for twelve (12) months from the installation date. The guarantee only applies to the customer noted on the order form and is not transferable. This does not affect any Statutory Rights.

 

For detailed information on our products, materials and purchase & return policies please read our Terms & Conditions.

For further advice please feel free to contact our sales team.

The process of measuring for your glass Splashback can be daunting if you've never attempted it before. But don't worry, we'll talk you through every step below. You won't believe how easy it is.

Measuring a Rectangular Splashback

All we need from you to manufacture a standard rectangular Splashback (Available to Purchase in our Online Shop) are the height and width.

Ordinarily, such a Splashback is for use behind a hob. The width required is therefore usually the width of the hob, and the height is usually the height between the work surface/upstand that runs across the back of the hob to the extractor above. If you don't have an extractor, then the height is entirely for aesthetic value and as such can vary to your taste.

Rectangular Splashback

We recommend that you take down the width & height measurements, then take away 3mm from both to ensure sufficient space for comfortable fitting if the Splashback is being fitted between wall cupboards and under an extractor. This 3mm perimeter is sealed in the final stage of installation, so will not be overtly visible.

If your Splashback is effectively free standing, and isn't restricted by wall cupboards or and extractor above, then the height and width do not require this 3mm deduction.

All that's left for you to do is order your Royston Glass Splashback in our Online Shop!

Measuring Socket Cut-outs

Trust us, it’s really simple.

First of all, we recommend that you draw out the splashback you require, and mark on it (using small rectangles) roughly where you have your sockets. Mark them with an S for Single Sockets, and a D for Double Sockets.

Then, all you need to do is measure the distance between the nearest edge of the glass (Left or Right Edges) to the centre of the socket; then, measure from the bottom of the Splashback to the centre of the socket.

In effect, you are providing us with a point, describing where the centre of the socket is positioned. Using this, our CNC technicians apply the standard measurements we use in house for single and double socket back-boxes to position your cut-out.

Due to the nature of glass, it is not possible to create a socket cut-out with 90° corners. They instead come with 6mm radius corners. For more information on Radius corners, please see our ‘FAQ’ section, or contact our technical team on 01226700027.

Rectangular Splashback

The diagram shown demonstrates this measuring technique; but if you would like some more advice, please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 01226700027.

Unfortunately, you cannot currently purchase Splashbacks with socket cut-outs on our online shop. However, if you would like a quotation for such a Splashback, please do not hesitate to contact us (attaching the drawing of your Splashback) and we will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

Measuring an Inverted T-Shape Splashback

Measuring an inverted T-Shape, the most common shape after a basic rectangle, is really not as difficult as it looks.

First, as with a rectangle, you need to measure the overall width and height of the Splashback. This information tells us how much glass overall we will need to make the Splashback. 3mm should be deducted from these.

Next, we need to know the height of the left wing of the inverted T-shape - usually, this height is the distance between the work surface and wall cupboards above. We recommend that 3mm is deducted from this height to allow for comfortable fitting.Rectangular Splashback

The width of the left wing of the T-shape is the next measurement we need. Generally, this measurement is from the left end of the wall cupboards (to the left of the hob), to where the Splashback goes up to the extractor hood. Here we recommend 3mm is added to accommodate the Radius corner that will be present.

It's not possible to produce 90° internal corners in glass; instead, a rounded corner with a radius of 6mm (min) is produced. These rounded corners are referred to as radius corners.

Now we've taken care of the left side of the T-Shape, we next need to measure the width of the glass that sits behind your hob. Often, this measurement is the gap over the hob between the wall cupboards on either side of an extractor hood. Here, 6mm should be deducted to allow for the radius corners and for comfortable fitting.

The right wing of the inverted T-shape is measured in the same manner as the left, with its width requiring the addition of 3mm, and its height requiring the deduction on 3mm to accommodate the left radius corner.

You might be concerned about the adjustments to the widths and heights being too large, but rest assured that once the Splashback is sealed around its perimeter in the final stage of installation, the gaps will not be overtly visible. Remember, the perimeter of space around the glass these adjustments make is necessary for comfortable fitting of the Splashback.

The diagram shown demonstrates this measuring technique; but if you would like some more advice, please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 01226700027.

Unfortunately, you cannot currently purchase inverted T-shape Splashbacks on our online shop. However, if you would like a quotation for such a Splashback, please do not hesitate to contact us (attaching the drawing of your Splashback) and we will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

Measuring an L-Shaped Splashback

It sounds more complicated than it is, honestly.

Again, the place to start is the overall width and height of the Splashback. 3mm should be deducted from these to allow comfortable installation.

Rectangular SplashbackThe width of the top section of the L-shape is next - 3mm should be deducted from this measurement.

Finally, the height of the right wing of the L-shape should be measured. As with the overall height of the Splashback, 3mm should again be deducted. The adjustments to the heights and widths of various parts of the Splashback will allow for sufficient tolerance for fitting, and will also mean the radius corner will be accounted for.

You'll notice from our diagram that we haven't asked you for the dimensions of the other two sides of the L-shape. Don't worry, it's not a mistake - we are able to infer these dimensions in house during programming and as such do not need their measurements.

You might be concerned about the adjustments to the widths and heights being too large, but rest assured that once the Splashback is sealed around its perimeter in the final stage of installation, the gaps will not be overtly visible. Remember, the perimeter of space around the glass these adjustments make is necessary for comfortable fitting of the Splashback.

The diagram shown demonstrates this measuring technique; but if you would like some more advice, please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 01226700027.

Unfortunately, you cannot currently purchase L-shape Splashbacks on our online shop. However, if you would like a quotation for such a Splashback, please do not hesitate to contact us (attaching the drawing of your Splashback) and we will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

Measuring a U-Shaped Splashback

We keep saying it, but it really is pretty straight forward.

Rectangular SplashbackAt the risk of repeating ourselves, the first measurements we require for an L-shape Splashback are the overall width and height. 3mm should be deducted from both these measurements to ensure a sufficient perimeter is accommodated around the glass to make installation as easy as possible.

Next, we'll need the width of the left upright of the U-shape. Again, 3mm should be deducted here.

The width of the gap between the two uprights of the U-shape is the next dimension we'll need - here, 6mm should be added to accommodate the internal radius corners in this cut-out.

The dimension we need next is the height of the horizontal section of the U-shape that bridges the two vertical sections. (Please note that the minimum height of this section, to allow for manufacture of a U-shape Splashback in a single piece, is 300mm. Any less than this, and the Splashback cannot be toughened - in this case, the two vertical sections and the bridging section of the U-shape should be split into 3 separate pieces). If the height is sufficient, please deduct 3mm from it.

Almost there - we just need the width of the right upright of the U-shape (take off 3mm here, again), and the overall height of the glass on the right hand side. Deduct 3mm from the overall height as before.

You might be concerned about the adjustments to the widths and heights being too large, but rest assured that once the Splashback is sealed around its perimeter in the final stage of installation, the gaps will not be overtly visible. Remember, the perimeter of space around the glass these adjustments make is necessary for comfortable fitting of the Splashback.

The diagram shown demonstrates this measuring technique; but if you would like some more advice, please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 01226700027.

Unfortunately, you cannot currently purchase U-shape Splashbacks on our online shop. However, if you would like a quotation for such a Splashback, please do not hesitate to contact us (attaching the drawing of your Splashback) and we will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

 

For detailed information on our products, materials and purchase & return policies please read our Terms & Conditions.

For further advice please feel free to contact our sales team.

Installing your own Splashback can be daunting if you have never done it before. So here is our advice for the safe installation of our Splashbacks.

Glass Handling

Remember, unfitted glass is fragile. Do not place on hard surfaces prior to fitting. Special care should be taken with the corners of the product as impact can cause the product to shatter. Royston Splashbacks conform to BS 6206 EN1981 (Flat Glass for use in buildings).

Remember glass cannot be cut following the toughening process therefore any plug sockets etc must be requested at the initial ordering stage.

We recommend that glass is handled with care and in particular eye protection and suitable gloves should be worn. Drilling and cutting should not be undertaken.

What You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Sealant gun
  • Silicone sealant (only use low modular, neutral cure Silicone (BS EN ISO 11600))

To Install a Royston Glass Splashback...

  • Ensure fixing surface is flat, non-porous, dry and dust free
  • If the surface to which the product is applied is uneven with variations in excess of 5mm, these variations should be packed with silicone prior to fitting
  • Only neutral cure Silicone adhesive (complying to BS EN ISO 11600) should be used for installation. Failure to use the correct adhesive may degrade the finish of the glass installation and cause paint to discolor over time. We offer our recommended adhesive for purchase in our online store.
  • Hold up the Splashback, painted surface facing the wall/surface it is to be fixed on, against area it needs to be fitted to check fit
  • Use spacers to ensure a space of at least 2mm is left between the product and all surfaces
  • Take away the Splashback, ensuring all corners are kept away from hard surfaces, then apply the Silicone adhesive the perimeter of the painted side of the glass, 10mm in from each edge.
  • Place the bottom edge of the Splashback on spacers, then push flush back against the fitting surface. Apply firm pressure over the whole surface area
  • Seal the edges of the Splashback with a bead of silicone sealant

Please click here to view an electronic version of the fitting instructions we send out with our DIY Splashbacks.

Aftercare

Do not use the product until the silicone has cured (follow the manufacturers instructions) Do not use abrasive cleaners. For best results use hot water with mild soap detergent.

 

For detailed information on our products, materials and purchase & return policies please read our Terms & Conditions.

For further advice please feel free to contact our sales team.

Our Glass Splashbacks are manufactured in 2 different finishes: Classic Gloss, and Matt.

The Classic Gloss Finish utilizes the high shine, reflective qualities of the glass the Splashback is made from. Because our Splashbacks are back painted, these qualities are present on the front surface of your Splashback, giving a Gloss Finish.

Our Matt Finish Splashbacks however have undergone an additional process during manufacture, meaning the front surface of the Splashback no longer has the reflective shine of the classic finish, but has instead a Matt finish. This finish means Splashbacks manufactured using this glass are more subtle than their gloss cousins, introducing colour to a room without the same bang, but with no less impact.

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