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Clayton Glass

Over the past decade, Clayton Glass has grown into one of the largest independent glass manufacturers in the UK. The business is privately owned and has a number of discreet operations, each with its own specialism. The combined group boasts turnover of £40 million, across 300,000 sq feet of manufacturing space, and a workforce of over 400 people.

Clayton Glass itself operates with 3 tempering furnaces and 8 glass cutting centre which give a machine capacity of in excess of 40,000 items a week.  In house capabilities include decorative glass, heat strengthened tempering, screen printed glass, polished & drilled glass, laminating, curved laminating, fire glass among other operations. Our distribution network reaches the whole of the UK on a regular basis, with a fleet of over 20 vehicles ranging from 38 tonne articulated wagons to sprinter vans, we are perfectly placed to meet our customers needs. We’ve also been listed as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

We have also pioneered the next generation in conservatory glass through innovation in the SMARTGLASS® brand, which now provides the definitive market-leading levels of performance with Ultra 86 and SMARTGLASS® Dynamic, a revolutionary thermochromic glass. SMARTGLASS®W is the sector’s first dedicated range of glass for conservatory doors and windows, is further evidence of an innovative culture.

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Based in the North East of England operating out of 100,000 sq ft of manufacturing space. Clayton Glass serve the fenestration and glazing industry with insulating glass units. Employing over 160 people, the business manufactures more than 20,000 items a week, utilising four automated and five specialist manual IG lines.

SMARTGLASSTM  has grown strongly over the last 10 years to become the UK’s leading premium conservatory roof brand. SMARTGLASSTM is glass made in its own dedicated sites in County Durham, and under license in the North West. With sales now in excess of £8 million, this top end conservatory roof brand is distributed across the UK to some of the biggest names in the conservatory market.

Northern Express Glass is the leading IGU manufacturer in the North West of England. Operating from Fleetwood, near Blackpool, the business manufacturers 10,000 sealed units a week, servicing its North West customer base. Having recently invested in over £1million pounds of state of the manufacturing equipment and 30,000 sq feet factory extension – NEG’s capabilities are unrivalled in the region.

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Find out more about The Clayton Glass Difference.

Key contacts

We’re a people driven business and wholly independent and owner managed. From the directors down, we’re all accessible in what we believe is a unique culture at Clayton Glass. Whatever your query we’re here to help.

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Business Awards

We’re a multi award-winning company, not only in the glazing industry but we’ve been listed in the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. We’ve also won IGU Manufacturer of the Year in 2015, 2016 and are a finalist in 2017.

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Our Approach

As an owner-managed business, we make decisions quickly and in the interests of the customer, nor are we distracted with other business units. We have a long history of success, investment and outstanding service.

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