UMG (Unique Metal and Glass) Co Ltd

First Stage House
Brimington Road North
S41 9BE

  • Bespoke glass canopies and architectural glazing
  • Professional service from start to finish.
  • Balustrades, staircases, structural glazing & more
  • Bespoke glass canopies and architectural glazing
  • Professional service from start to finish.
  • Balustrades, staircases, structural glazing & more
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UMG (Unique Metal and Glass) Co Ltd

Bespoke Glass Canopies

UMG - Unique Metal and Glass, established in 1999 with experience going back many more years, are one of UKs 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.

Bespoke Glass Canopies & Entrances

They say “first impressions count”, this has never been more fitting than when we talk about the entrance to a building, so it’s important to get it just right.

As well as functional it has to look stylish, fit in with its surroundings and present the organisation or business exactly how you want it to. UMG have been providing a wide range of traditional and contemporary glass canopies and glass entrances for over twenty years and in that time has gained a wealth of experience about what works and what doesn’t.

We work closely with our clients and architects by helping and advising throughout the whole process from design and manufacture to final installation so why not head over to our website and browse through our gallery of past projects.

Balustrades & Staircases

Balustrades and staircases are one of the few installations that actually come into contact with the human hand so during the design process designers and architects always have to take into account how tactile they are.

Once again UMG have had many years of experience in the design and manufacture of Balustrades and Staircases.

We have been involved in balustrade and staircase projects for many years some of which have really tested our skills. This is why we always work closely with our clients or design team to help achieve a design that will provide the best possible results, not just in appearance but also within budget.

Frameless Glazing & Glass

With the demands for frameless glass installations increasing year after year UMG has been involved in some extremely demanding projects in the construction industry. During this time we have learnt exactly what can be achieved and what can't.

The visual benefits frameless glass has to offer are many not just for its unbroken facade and clean lines but its ability to provide a light and airy feeling within an internal space.

So whether you're looking for a simple glazed partition installation or for a visually stunning frameless glazed lift enclosure UMG will provide a solution for your exact requirements.

Details, Features & Connections

When it comes to making the most of details, features and connections UMG has had many years in the design and installation of glass and metal structures.

The connection between these two elements plays an extremely important role in the overall installation. In the past we have come across many projects where we have had to design and manufacture bespoke fittings to secure the glazing in place, so you can rest assured we have the confidence to turn a difficult project into a successful one.

Previous Projects

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 interesting.

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 image below)

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).

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.

Heat Resistant Glass & Fire Resistant Glass

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 requirement.


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 site.

Pease visit our website 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 protected]

Products and Services

Opening Hours

Monday -   08:30 to 17:00
Tuesday -   08:30 to 17:00
Wednesday -   08:30 to 17:00
Thursday -   08:30 to 17:00
Friday -   08:30 to 17:00
Saturday -   Closed
Sunday -   Closed

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