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Curved Shop Fronts Repair

In simple terms, curved glass is glass that has been shaped through one of two specific bending methods:

Two-dimensional (2D) bending:

Here, the glass is curved along a single direction, resulting in a cylindrical form.

Three-dimensional (3D) bending:

With this technique, the glass is bent in several directions, creating more complex shapes like domes. Curved glass adds a distinctive and eye-catching design feature to architectural projects, turning ordinary spaces into breathtaking works of art.

Two-dimensional (2D) bending is the most popular, easy, and budget-friendly way to create curved glass. This approach involves shaping a flat piece of glass in one direction with the help of CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery.

In contrast, three-dimensional (3D) bending involves manipulating the original flat glass by stretching it in multiple directions, compressing it, or doing a mix of both. This process requires a custom-made steel tool to achieve the intended final shape of the glass. Consequently, 3D glass bending is a more labour-intensive and time-consuming process.

Using curved glass in architectural design opens up a world of possibilities such as using it in facades, balustrades, spiral staircases, elevator shafts, revolving doors, or skylights. Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to exploring these design opportunities.


Curved Glass is a specialist field and requires experience and a high quality to attention; Swift Glazing have been installing and repairing curved glass for our clients for over 30 years.

Generally found commercially in Shopfronts, Display Cabinets, Food Displays, wall panelling, glass facade systems, revolving doors, railing panels and office partitions. Domestically you will find it in windows, doors, stair cases, shower screens, splashbacks, balustrades, cabinets and many other features around the home.

Curved glass is made using a special toughening technique right here in London giving you a high quality finish and the peace of mind of a strong toughened glass. Our glass is made to order so we can supply it in small and large areas and have the option to custom order specific curved glass size and thickness.

If you own a shop with food display cabinets having a cracked glass cabinet poses a very big health and safety concern as well as also taking away from the ability to display your products or goods to your customers. Don’t leave that curved food display cracked, or if it’s looking a little old let us replace it for you.

Do you have a round staircase at home, let the experts in curved glass bring out the features of this stair case and beautifully present your stair case with a curved glass railing.


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