UMG – Unique Metal and Glass, established in 1999
with experience going back many more years, are one of UK`s leading providers of
exquisite entrance canopies and architectural glazing.
If you want to add that touch of elegance or flare to your building, whether
it’s a small canopy for your house, or a one million pound project, UMG’s
aim is to work closely with our clients and deliver a professional service from
start to finish.
In addition to entrance canopies we also supply; balustrades and staircases,
Fire Resistant Glass, automated glazed entrances, walkways/linkways, Heat
Resistant Glass and shelters.
Materials we use in our designs include glass, polycarbonate, structural steel
and stainless steel.
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All projects are completed ‘in house` by our highly skilled team of designers
using the latest 3D software. We can offer conceptual images and layout
drawings; we also offer a structural calculation facility.
The company can offer to take responsibility for an individual element or
alternatively offer full project management and control over the associated
works and trades of the project.
At UMG we appreciate that the nature of our work is highly visible and
therefore the end result must have the right visual impact. We also appreciate
that clients will expect to receive a service tailored to meet their particular
demands and objectives.
Centrally located in Chesterfield and close to the M1 motorway, we are able to
give a first class service to the whole of the UK.
With over 250 completed projects, some taking a few days, others taking many
months, we have selected four varied installations that we hope you find
1. Entrance canopy and balconies at Dalefield Road
One of our recent projects was part of a retirement village at, Normanton,
Wakefield. The building is a three storey ’Super Home’ and the largest
residential building in Normanton. The client was SYHA (South Yorkshire Housing
Association). They were very keen to get the right balanced look for the
entrance to the building. Working with the architect, UMG designed and
fabricated the feature entrance, plus first and second floor curved balconies.
The canopy and curved balconies are an integrated structure designed so as not
to place excessive loads onto the timber building frame.
The canopy is fitted with polycarbonate panels that are curved to match the roof
section above. The balconies are fitted with 10mm clear toughened safety glass
with galvanised Durbar plate balcony decks. (Related
2. Box canopies for Ascot Racecourse
Our brief was to replace canvas roll-out canopies over the private boxes looking
out over the racecourse, with modern looking durable canopies. Working in close
liaison with the main contractor Altus Andrews, a design was accepted for the
six canopies. To support the canopies we had the problem of not being able to
mount off the local wall, we overcame this by designing a system for the
structural steel work to run along the roofs and cantilever out over the boxes.
The canopy was enhanced by using etched patterned toughened and laminated glass.
With the design and manufacture completed, installation started on site. We were
aware of the limits of access, but, having fully researched and completing a
comprehensive Method Statement, our professional installation team ensured that
the canopies were completed on time, for the 2009 Royal Ascot. The new canopies
were received with many compliments right up to the highest levels. (Ascot
Entrance image to the right).
3. Canopy and staircase at Redditch
The instruction was to completely overhaul the entrance and lobby areas by
providing a new façade, entrance canopy and replace the ageing stair balustrade
within the lobby area itself, with polished stainless steel balustrading,
finished with glass infill panels. UMG were given full control over the project
from initial conception to final installation and presentation, receiving much
acclaim from the client.
4. Heat Resistant Glass & Fire
Passive glazed smoke curtain /
screen form a permanent barrier to control the spread of smoke and fire. Bespoke
design toughened fire resistant glass and heat resistant glass, with a glazing
system to provide a permanent barrier. Controls the movement of fire and hot
smoke within buildings by forming a fixed, transparent high temperature barrier,
suitable for installation in new or existing buildings where control is a
A canopy provides an attractive structure that provides shelter or shade to a
building. Usually placed outside entrance doors, a canopy protects people
entering the building, keeps the weather away from the doors and allows natural
light into the area. Clear, toughened, sometimes laminated glass is the natural
choice, although now modern plastics including polycarbonate are becoming
increasingly popular. Structural steelwork, usually hollow section for its
pleasing looks, forms the support for the canopy glazing. The steel is either
powder coated or finished with a durable wet paint finish.
Walkways and linkways similar to the description of canopies form covered
shelter between buildings, or from one doorway to another. They are usually
cantilevered from the building, having the necessary guttering to remove the
Modern balustrading and staircases, now usually in glass and stainless steel
either for a new build, or refurbishment can transform the look of a building.
Glass balustrades are a must for customers seeking a sleek, timeless design.
Here at UMG we pride ourselves on designing using the latest British
Standards, ensuring each installation conforms to ensure no problems ensue with
Managing Director, Mike Dyer or any of the experienced design team, will be
happy to discuss your requirements either by phone or, if you wish, on your
Pease visit our website
www.metal-glass.com for further information and more photographs of some of
our many projects. If you wish to contact us with your requirements our email
address is email@example.com.