With a glass well cover, you can make a standout feature of one of the unique characteristics of your home. A fully illuminated well with a glass cover creates an unbeatable view. Showcasing your well for all to see.
We have taken your safety into account with the upmost consideration while developing the glass and frames we use. One of the only glass structural engineers in the country was consulted to ensure that the necessary calculations were done on the glass we supply. The glass we use is all toughened to British Standard, again ensuring that it is suitable for use in a well top.
Many of our competitors will recommend 25.4mm glass for both walk on and raised well tops. After completing our calculations, it was found that only the 33mm glass is suitable for both uses. The 25.4mm glass well cover is only suitable for use in raised well tops.
A border can be applied to your glass to cover the framework of the well cover and any underlying brickwork. We can match the colour of the glass border and also of our frames to the colour scheme of your home or business. These can both be done in a colour of your choice. You can also have a logo or text applied to the glass. The name of your home or business can be applied to give the cover a personalised touch.
Reducing The Risk Of Condensation
One of the main things to consider when fitting a well top is the risk of condensation forming on the well. Unlike many of our competitors, our glass comes with a Ritec ClearShield® coating as standard. This non-stick coating helps to keep the glass clean and free of water build up. It is also resistant to bacteria, preventing the build up of mould and fungi.
It is recommended that ventilated air bricks or air vents are fitted into the brickwork. On an internal well, we’d advise that a minimum of two bricks are fitted into the top of the well. External wells need to be better ventilated as they’re naturally exposed to more moisture. For an external well you should opt for a minimum of four air bricks.
Any lighting used should be LED, in order to reduce heat generated from bulbs. Using LED lighting will again reduce the risk of heat causing condensation to be created within the well.
Our “Secureview” well frames are all bespoke made to suit your project. As standard, your frame is manufactured to a colour of your choice. The glass has a coloured border that is made to match the colour of your frame. You can also have your business name or the name of your home printed onto the glass.
A “Secureview” well frame we supplied for Richard in Bedford.
The frame was colourmatched to the surrounding brickwork.
Measuring and Fitting
Please measure the diameter (distance across) of the inside of your well opening at a number of points. For example: north to south, east to west, north east to south west and north west to south west. It’s very rare that the well will be perfectly round and the measurements are likely to vary.
What you are looking for is the maximum diameter (span) of the well.
If you measured:
-North to south: 810mm
-East to west: 1010mm
-North east to south west: 880mm
-North west to south east: 923mm.
What we require is the minimum measurement, in this case 810mm and the maximum measurement (1010mm in this example).
If you are having a frame made for your glass from another supplier, please provide us with the maximum internal diameter of your frame.
If a new floor is being fitted, install the new well glass and frame first. Once this is in place, you can then bring the floor up to the edge of the frame and grout it in place.
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