High-Quality UV-Blocking Glass Supplier

UV-blocking glass technology from Ipswich Glass provides superior protection against harmful ultraviolet rays, ensuring your interiors are safe from sun damage and fading. Our glass effectively blocks UV rays, making them perfect for residential and commercial applications.

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Features and Benefits of UV-Blocking Glass  

Our UV-blocking glass offers up to 99% UV protection, significantly reducing the risk of fading in furnishings and artworks. As a UV-blocking glass supplier, Ipswich Glass ensures that our products contribute to energy efficiency by reducing solar heat gain and lowering cooling costs.

Here are the detailed points explaining the features and benefits of UV-blocking glass offered by Ipswich Glass:

Up to 99% UV Protection:

  • Ipswich Glass's UV-blocking glass is engineered to filter out up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays.

  • This high level of UV protection helps prevent the harmful effects of sun exposure, which can lead to the deterioration of fabrics, artwork, and furniture.

Reduces Fading of Furnishings and Artworks:

  • By blocking the majority of UV radiation, this glass significantly reduces the fading and degradation of various materials commonly used in furnishings and artworks.

  • Protects the colour integrity and material strength of items exposed to natural light, prolonging their aesthetic appeal and structural life span.

Enhances Energy Efficiency:

  • UV-blocking glass minimises solar heat gain, which is the increase in temperature caused by the sun shining through windows.

  • By reducing this heat gain, the glass helps maintain more relaxed indoor environments during warm weather, reducing the need for air conditioning.

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Lowers Cooling Costs:

  • Reducing solar heat gain leads to decreased reliance on air conditioning systems, which can significantly lower energy bills.

  • This makes UV-blocking glass an environmentally friendly choice and cost-effective for energy savings.

Contribution to Sustainable Living:

  • UV-blocking glass supports sustainable building practices by enhancing buildings' energy efficiency.

  • It contributes to the overall reduction of the carbon footprint of homes and businesses by decreasing energy consumption related to temperature control.

Types of UV-Blocking Glass  

Ipswich Glass provides two primary types of UV-blocking glass, each designed to meet specific aesthetic and functional needs:

Clear UV-Blocking Glass:

  • Preservation of Natural View: This type of glass is virtually invisible, maintaining the clarity and transparency of traditional glass while offering protective benefits. It allows for an unobstructed view of the outdoors, making it ideal for applications where visual clarity is paramount.

  • UV Protection: Despite its clear appearance, this glass effectively blocks up to 99% of UV rays. This protection helps prevent the sun's harmful rays from damaging or fading interior furnishings, such as fabrics, wall coverings, and artwork.

  • Applications: Clear UV-blocking glass is suitable for residential and commercial buildings where maintaining the natural appearance of windows is important. It's perfect for living rooms, showrooms, and any space where the preservation of accurate colour perception is necessary.

Tinted UV-Blocking Glass:

  • Enhanced Privacy and Aesthetic: Tinted UV-blocking glass provides an added layer of privacy due to its darker appearance. It can also improve the external look of a building, offering a sleek, modern aesthetic.

  • Reduces Heat and Glare: Beyond UV protection, the tinted glass also reduces solar heat gain and glare inside the building. This can improve comfort levels and reduce the load on air conditioning systems, leading to energy savings.

  • Suitable for Various Installations: Particularly useful for areas requiring additional privacy or where sun exposure is significant, tinted UV-blocking glass is ideal for doors, windows, and partition walls. It's commonly used in office buildings, private homes, and conference rooms.


Both types of UV-blocking glass from Ipswich Glass offer durable solutions to protect against UV rays while catering to different design and functional needs. Whether you're looking to preserve the natural view through your windows or need an option that provides privacy and heat reduction, Ipswich Glass has the technology to suit your requirements.
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Applications of UV-Blocking Glass  

UV-blocking glass from Ipswich Glass serves various applications across various sectors, ensuring functionality and durability. Here's a detailed look at each application:

Residential Applications:

  • Enhanced Comfort and Protection: UV-blocking glass significantly improves home comfort levels by blocking harmful UV rays that can cause heat build-up and discomfort. This type of glass helps maintain a cooler and more stable indoor climate.

  • Preservation of Interior Decor: The UV-blocking properties help prevent the fading and deterioration of furniture, curtains, paintings, and other valuable interior decor items. By protecting these items from UV damage, homeowners can maintain their investments' aesthetic value and longevity.

  • Versatility in Use: Suitable for installation in various residential areas, including windows, conservatories, skylights, and patio doors. Each installation helps capitalise on natural light while protecting against UV exposure.

Commercial Applications:

  • Protection for Products and Interiors: In retail settings, UV-blocking glass prevents merchandise, especially clothing, artwork, and furniture, from fading due to sunlight exposure. This ensures that products remain in pristine condition over time.

  • Energy Savings and Comfort: Office environments benefit from reduced glare and heat, enhancing employee comfort and reducing the need for artificial cooling. This improves the work environment and helps save on energy costs associated with heating and air conditioning.

  • Architectural Flexibility: UV-blocking glass can be integrated into the design of commercial buildings for a modern look that offers functional benefits. It's ideal for facade glazing, entryways, and window panels, balancing aesthetic appeal and environmental control.

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Specialised Applications:

  • Preservation in Sensitive Environments: Museums, galleries, and archives use UV-blocking glass to protect valuable artefacts, documents, and artworks from UV damage. This glass helps preserve the integrity and appearance of often light-sensitive items.

  • Enhanced Display Quality: With UV-blocking glass, museums and galleries can ensure that exhibits are viewed in actual colour without the risk of light-induced damage. This is crucial for maintaining the authenticity and historical significance of displayed items.

  • Controlled Lighting: In spaces where control over light exposure is crucial, such as in photographic studios or laboratories, UV-blocking glass provides an essential layer of protection and control, ensuring that the processes within these spaces are not compromised by UV radiation.


Each of these applications highlights the importance of UV-blocking glass in protecting against UV rays while fulfilling specific functional needs across different environments. Whether for residential comfort, commercial durability, or specialised preservation, Ipswich Glass offers solutions that integrate seamlessly with client requirements, ensuring both protection and performance.

Why Choose Our UV-Blocking Glass?  

Choose Ipswich Glass for UV-Blocking Glass because of our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. Our products meet stringent industry standards, and we offer testimonials and case studies demonstrating the effectiveness of our UV-blocking glass.

Working with Specialist Providers  

At Ipswich Glass, we pride ourselves on being more than just a manufacturer; we are a specialist provider of high-quality glass products. As a leading UV-blocking glass supplier, we ensure that each piece of glass from our facilities meets the highest UV protection and quality standards.

Contact Ipswich Glass  

Contact Ipswich Glass today for bespoke UV-blocking glass solutions that protect and enhance your space. Our team is ready to provide expert advice and premium glass products tailored to your specifications. Contact us to learn more about our UV-blocking glass and how we can assist you with your next project. Contact Ipswich Glass for a custom quote on UV-Blocking Glass. We are ready to meet your needs with precision-cut solutions for windows, doors, or special projects.

Ipswich Glass: Comprehensive Glass Solutions for Every Need

Ipswich Glass is proud to present an extensive array of glass products that skillfully integrate elegance with functionality. Our offerings include energy-efficient options such as single glazed glass, double glazed glass, and triple glazed glass, enhanced with state-of-the-art technologies like Switchable Privacy Glass and Low E Glass for improved insulation. Our range also showcases artistic creations such as Sunburst Georgian Grille Glass, Decorative Leaded Glass, and finely crafted Bevelled Glass Panels, complemented by the vibrant aesthetics of Stained Glass. We cater to specialised requirements with products like Fire Rated Glass, Acoustic Glass, Wired Glass, UV-Blocking Glass, and Mirrored Glass. Our portfolio is further enriched with Sandblasted glass, Coloured glass, Crackle glass, and Textured Glass. Additionally, we offer bespoke services like custom Glass Shelves, Self Cleaning Glass, Solar Control Glass, Georgian Bar Glass, bespoke Lead Design Glass, and precision-cut Mirrors, ensuring tailored solutions for diverse glass needs.

FAQs About UV-Blocking Glass   

What is UV-blocking glass?  

UV-blocking glass is specially treated glass designed to reduce the transmission of ultraviolet (UV) rays through the glass. At Ipswich Glass, our UV-blocking glass filters up to 99% of harmful UV rays, helping to protect furnishings, artworks, and interiors from fading and UV damage.

How effective is UV-blocking glass at blocking UV rays?  

Our UV-blocking glass is highly effective, blocking up to 99% of UV rays. This level of protection is crucial for areas exposed to direct sunlight, ensuring that your valuables and interiors are safeguarded against the potential harm of prolonged UV exposure.

Is UV-blocking glass expensive?  

The cost of UV-blocking glass can vary depending on your project's size and specific requirements. However, Ipswich Glass strives to offer competitive pricing, ensuring you receive a high-quality product representing excellent value for money.

How durable is UV-blocking glass?  

UV-blocking glass is manufactured to high standards and is as durable as standard glass products but with the added benefit of UV protection. It is resistant to wear and tear under normal conditions, making it a long-lasting investment for your home or business.

What maintenance does UV-blocking glass require?  

UV-blocking glass requires the same level of maintenance as any regular glass, which includes routine cleaning with non-abrasive cleaners. No special maintenance is needed, making it a practical choice for residential and commercial properties.

Is the installation process for UV-blocking glass different from regular glass?  

The installation process for UV-blocking glass is similar to that of standard glass. Ipswich Glass offers professional installation services to ensure your UV-blocking glass is fitted correctly for optimal performance and durability.

Where can I use UV-blocking glass?  

UV-blocking glass can be used in various applications, including windows, doors, and skylights in residential and commercial buildings. It is also ideal for use in areas with significant sun exposure, such as conservatories and sun rooms.

Can UV-blocking glass be cut to size?  

Yes, at Ipswich Glass, we can cut UV-blocking glass to the size that meets the specific dimensions of your project. This ensures a perfect fit and maintains the integrity of the UV-blocking properties.