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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 protected]