Well Glass Covers - We cover the whole UK
The modern alternative to the traditional well top is to have lights installed into the well and then a glass well cover over the top. This is great for showing off and looks stunning.
Designing glass well covers is specialist so they will not crack or break under a designated load. It is usually 3 layers of 10mm laminated glass or 2 layers of 12.5mm glass which is then laminated together to create a near indestructible piece of glass.
Waterdriller glass covers and steel rings are of the highest quality, made from 6mm steel.
Condensation on well glass
Shown below is a site in Norwich before and after Waterdrillers work. The customer had previously ordered the glass from an online seller but required the waterdriller experience and expertise for correct installation.
To reduce condensation to a minimal level, we recommend for internal wells a minimum of 15000mm² (two air bricks) but up to 30000mm² (four air bricks) where possible.
For external wells natural ventilation is NOT sufficient. For external wells with a glass cover the Waterdriller Zero condensation extraction system is required.
The extraction system is silent and completely eliminates condensation. The fan unit is contained in a separate manhole or within the well. The fan only costs around £35 per year to run if operating 24/7.
Glass well cover - further detail
Waterdriller.co.uk are a leading firm in the UK offering a complete supply and installation service for glass well covers and refurbishments. We are 3rd generation water engineers and our guidelines are based on years of experience and installations.
We are yet to find a well that is a perfect circle due to its hand-built nature. To provide a quotation we require the maximum diameter between internal faces. We ask customers to measure N to S, E to W etc.
Our glass well covers are supplied with our bespoke steel ring. Our steel rings our manufactured by a local family run steel company insuring high quality and accuracy. The Steel ring will be laser cut to the required size from 5mm sheet steel.
Laminated glass well cover has a 50mm sand-blasted border around the perimeter
of the top surface. This covers the ring and fixings underneath . Each domestic cover has a distributed
load rating of 1.5 Kn/m² to comply with BS6399. Covers with higher ratings are
available for commercial spaces.
Before we install a glass cover our engineers place small translucent bump stops on the ring base. Should the glass ever need to be removed, it can be lifted using triple suction pads