Did you know that British double-glazing installers will generally have eight different types of glass they can order from the manufacturer for your windows?

They’re all different but how do you know which one is right for you?

In this article, we’ll look at decoration glass to help you make up your mind whether it’s the best choice for your new windows.



Decoration glass is a type of glass which has had extra and attractive design elements built into it. It really gives you as a homeowner the chance to add personality, elegance, and individuality to your double-glazing as there are thousands of different styles to choose from, as well as the opportunity to get your own bespoke decoration glass created.


What are the most important things to know about decoration glass?

It’s all about choosing the right look and style for you. Favourite designs and decorations among UK homeowners having double-glazing installed include:

• fused glass (where different colour glasses are melted together)
• bevelled glass (angled pieces of glass offset by metal framing)
• stained glass (with the type of effect you get in many churches)
• etched glass (where a design is etched onto glass – often found in bathrooms and areas where privacy is needed).

Decoration glass can look truly fantastic and with the wide range of window transparencies, textures, backgrounds, opacities, and crafting techniques, it is certain to make your double-glazing installation that little bit more personal.


How much does decoration glass cost?

It depends on the complexity of the design you want and how time-consuming it is to incorporate into the manufacture of your windows.


Does the decoration come at the cost of any other features associated with double glazing?

No – not at all. And we know that’s a big worry for some homeowners. They want their installation to look amazing but not at the cost of safety, security, fire-resistance, UV-resistance, and more.

All the important and standard features of double-glazing remain even with the addition of decoration to your installation.


Where can I see the types of decoration on offer?

Your installer will have a wide selection of decoration glass you can choose from.

In addition, there are plenty of independent retailers online. You can log onto their websites and choose just the style you want. When you’ve made your choice, inform your installer who will then factor it into your quote.