Oxfordshire Glass Ltd are the UK's leading supplier and installer of glass well covers and 'walk-on’ glass floors, with over 600 completed installations. We provide friendly, expert advice and a full "supply and fit" service from Cornwall to Scotland . In May 2017, we installed 16 'walk-on' light well covers as part of the restoration of The Piece Hall, a Grade 1 listed building in Halifax Yorkshire built in 1779.
We have supplied well- covers in export packaging for customers in the Channel Islands ; in September 2017 we air-freighted a 'walk-on' glass well cover for a new restaurant in a historic building in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA. This can be seen in the top row of photographs below .
Whether flush with the internal floor, external patio paving or with raised brickwork, the photographs show how attractive glass well covers are and how glass floors let extra light into a room below.
Domestic wells average between 3' to 4 ' in diameter, although we can manufacture any size. Each cover is secure within a steel frame, shot-blasted, zinc primed and powder coated to the RAL colour of your choice. Frames can also be made in stainless steel at extra cost.
Our glass covers are made to exceed the distributed and concentrated load requirements of BS/EN standards, and are supplied with a 50 mm sand-blasted (light grey) border around the perimeter of the top surface. The under-surface is coated with Ritec 'Clearshield' which minimises the ability of water droplets to adhere to it. The cover can be lifted out whenever access to the well is needed.
Condensation can affect external covers more than internal ones, and we recommend the installation of air vents on either side of the well brickwork to further minimise the risk of condensation. Any internal well lighting should be ‘LED’ -type fixed onto the internal brickwork and connected to the nearest mains supply.
Please contact us to request a copy of our Guidance Notes "How to Make a Feature of your Well' and note that cost estimates provided by telephone or email are subject to final measurement on site.
Lastly, if you email us, please include your contact telephone number. It makes it far easier for us to help you.