Saligo Design offers a range of hand-crafted antique mirror glass styles to suit a wide variety of applications. If you have a particular requirement not met by any of our styles, please contact us and we'll see if we can source or develop an appropriate style for you.
We usually recommend the use of 6mm glass for most applications, though 4mm can be used for projects requiring smaller panels. Thicker glass can also be used. We generally use standard float glass, but it is possible to use clear low-iron glass.
All our mirrors are made to order, and we start by cutting a sheet of glass to size. Cut-outs for sockets, holes for light fixings or curves can all be accommodated. Edges are usually polished or bevelled to specification and different colours of glass are available such as Bronze.
A traditional process of chemical silvering is used to coat one side of the glass with a reflective surface. To antique the panel, acid is applied to the reflective surface and then washed off before being sealed with paint.
To meet health and safety requirements, mirrors are safety-backed or toughened depending on the application. Toughening is slightly more expensive, but it does provide greater protection from breakage, and is a requirement when positioned next to a heat source like an Aga or hob.
Mirrors can be fixed directly and permanently to the wall with mirror adhesive or we can supply mirrors with pre-drilled holes for screw-fixing. We also provide hand-crafted chrome barrel fixings which we particularly recommend for our Designs.
Delivery & Installation
We offer a supply-only solution with delivery across the UK, and we can provide survey and installation services in the London area.
Our lead time for supply is 2-6 weeks depending on the style of antiquing and the volume of the order.
Retail prices start from £370 per metre square plus VAT.
Samples measuring 100mm square are available on request. We operate a policy of two free samples per trade enquiry, with all further requests requiring a deposit of £10 per sample refundable on their safe return. Larger samples can also be provided.
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