Making A Splash In The Glass Room Divider Market

Glass is being utilised more and more in the home. Splashbacks and shower enclosures are the obvious reference but glass screen room dividers are now growing in demand, says one glass processor.

SafeGuard’s glass processing and IGU manufacturing capacity was expanded in 2021 with a second site in Peterborough and further development is in place backed by a £4.5 million investment in the business by Foresight Group in early 2022.


 “Although open-plan living has been the ultimate goal for many home improvement projects in recent years, we are seeing a huge uptake in the installation of glazed screens and partitions to separate living spaces without sacrificing any natural light.”

– Nick Welsh 

Managing director, SafeGuard Glass and Glazing.


Making a splash

According to Welsh, partitions aren’t the only growth area in internal glass. He says printed bathroom and kitchen splashbacks, which have been around for ages, are also seeing a boom as more homeowners look to upgrade their living spaces. “Glass splashbacks are the perfect alternative to tiles,” he says, “And homeowners love the level of personalisation that can be achieved with printed options.”



“Generally, we are seeing processed glass being used in more and more areas of the home as people are transforming traditional properties into modern living spaces. The increasing popularity of installing wide-span bi-folding or sliding doors on first-floor levels is also driving demand for glass balustrades.”


Portfolio additions

Welsh adds: “Bespoke processed glass products are an easy add-on product for installers and fabricators and with the variety of configurations and decorative processed glass finishes that we have available, they offer a great upsell opportunity.”

Picture: SafeGuard Glass and Glazing products in a contemporary bathroom.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
26th July 2022


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