Welcome to Glass Profiled Solutions Limited

Exclusively Supplying The Pilkington Profilit Glazing System In The UK

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Our people are the leading professionals in the design, supply and installation of the Pilkington Profilit Profiled Glazing System.

We have unparalleled experience in the education, commercial, residential, leisure and transport sectors. Contact us for our technical manuals and NBS Specification assistance.

We provide an individualised service to our customers -  our Directors are at your disposal to help you achieve your vision, at your budget, using the various glass specifications available.

From an individual quotation tailored to your specific needs - to an informal chat to discuss your options for your project - we are here to help play our part in helping you achieve your vision.

Let us keep you fully apprised of new available patterns, glass types and low iron  finishes, u-value and g-value improvements in the development pipeline.

Contact us to allow us to explain the varied glass specification choices open to you commensurate with your budget. We can provide programme assistance and of course either an outline budget or if you're ready a fully detailed competitive value for money proposal for your project.

About Us

Design Expertise

Our people are the leading designers for Pilkington Profilit Glass in the United Kingdom with over 2000 successfully completed projects carried out over some 20 years.

Supply and Installation

We exclusively supply Pilkington Profilit and our professional installation teams have experience of installing our product in major cities throughout the United Kingdom.

Aftercare Services

Working with our customers and their Architects from initial concept to a fully functioning maintained system, we provide a fully warranted Pilkington Profilit System to meet your individual needs.

The pilkington profilit glass range

Features and Benefits

The Pilkington Profilit™ U-profile glass system combines versatility with exceptional performance to produce a unique and outstanding glazing product. A simple yet effective concept of self-supporting glass channels fitted into an extruded metal perimeter frame that enables the creation of many innovative and exciting architectural designs.

  • Few components and a practical design process.
  • Rapid and easy installation, maintenance and replacement.
  • Available in single or double glazed installations.
  • Available in two different glass profiles: Normal Profile (NP) system for standard glazing applications.   Special Profile (SP) system where the system must withstand high lateral loads.
  • Highly flexible and versatile system – can be installed internally or externally, vertically or horizontally and with varying levels of light transmission.
  • Outstanding thermal and sound insulation properties.
  • Variety of glass finishes.
  • Satisfies legislative requirements whilst still creating a design-led installation.
  • Inherently strong system which is capable of withstanding extremely high wind loads or large spans up to 7m in height.
  • Reduction in visible framework: clean, uninterrupted lines giving a striking appearance.
  • Options in colour, texture, installation formats and light diffusion levels.
  • Ideal for large glass façades, offering maximum levels of natural light into the building.  
  • Perfect for partitioning within the home or workplace allowing excellent light transmission, whilst maintaining privacy.
  • Generating lighter and brighter interiors with the illusion of more space.

Glass types

We have over twenty years experience in the design, supply, installation and aftercare using the extensive variety of glass types set out herein. We are confident that utilising such experience we will be able to assist you in achieving your design vision. Please contact our technical services team to discuss your requirements.

pilkington profilit low iron glass products

Cast Wired Sandblasted

Pilkington Profilit K26/60/7

Sandblasted finish combines the benefit of excellent translucency with a degree of privacy.

Cast Unwired Sandblasted

Pilkington Profilit OW

The same benefits as our wired glass product but can also be heat soaked and toughened to increase safe breakage performance if required.

Cast Unwired

Pilkington Profilit OW

Where privacy is not an issue this glass type can also be heat soaked and toughened for increased safe breakage performance

Cast Wave Unwired

Pilkington Profilit OW

Our wave glass product provides an interesting three dimensionall property to the channel glass.

Due to the use of raw materials with low iron oxide content during glass production  our Low Iron U-profiled glass has a white or colour neutral appearance and, like the standard range, is available in various finishes including cast, clear and sandblasted. Low iron U-profiled glass has excellent light transmission properties up to 90%.  

To achieve these properties Pilkington has dedicated one of its many custom built state of the art furnace facilities for the exclusive production of  Low Iron Profilit glass.  investment has been undertaken to ensure the highest quality of white low iron U-profiled glass is achieved whilst ensuring existing production capacity for standard glass types are maintained. 

Pilkington profilit standard glass products

Cast Wired

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

The original Profilit product with 8 number longitudinal wires for increased strength 

Cast Unwired

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

Without wires can be heat soaked and toughened where circumstances may require an increase in safe breakage performance.

Clear Wired

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

Offering  maximum transparency and light transmission

Clear Unwired

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

Without wires can be heat soaked and toughened where circumstances may require an increase in safe breakage performance.

Cast 16 Wired

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

Special production cast glass with 16 number longitudinal wires

Cast Wave Unwired

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

The Profilit wave glass product provides an interesting three dimensional property to our channel glass.

Cast Unwired Sandblasted

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

Cast unwired glass with the benefit of additional privacy and the flexibility to heat soak and toughen as required for increased safe breakage if required.

Clear Unwired Sandblasted

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

Clear unwired glass with the benefit of additional privacy and again with the flexibility to heat soak and toughen.

Amethyst Wired

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

Amethyst coating on wired glass

Amethyst Unwired

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7 Amethyst

Amethyst coating on unwired glass


Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7 Macro

Macro surface finish


Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7 Slimline

Slimline surface finish

Cast Unwired Plus

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7

For greater insulation value

Cast Unwired Antisol

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7 Antisol

Unwired glass with a special surface finish

Coloured Finish

Pilkington Profilit K25/60/7 Coloured

The application of either a enamel frit or a paint application to achieve a coloured effect.

These photographs are reproduced with kind permission of Pilkington. They must not be copied or reproduced further without express permission

We intend these photographs to be a visual aid to assist in glass specification choices to meet your preferences. We would recommend that prior to any final decision glass samples be obtained from us.

We also recommend that prior to final specification choice you liaise with our technical services team to ensure that our technical design experience can assist you in all aspects of your choices.

pilkington profilit toughened glass

Benefits and Features of Toughened Profilit Glass

All Pilkington Profilit toughened glass is heat soaked prior to the toughening process being undertaken to a maximum length of 7.5m. This allows the Profilit glass to increase its strength and safe breakage performance in order to meet our clients demanding requirements.

  • Toughened glass is up to 5 times stronger than ordinary glass of the same thickness
  • Such glass has greater resistance to sudden changes in the temperatures
  • It also allows much greater resistance to impact
  • It has better deflection properties
  • Greater tolerance of repetitive load variations than ordinary glass before fracture occurs
  • It is less likely to break under force
  • If breakage does occurs, the glass shatters into many hundreds of tiny pellets which are unlikely to cause any harm
  • Toughened glass is able to be manufactured in various tints or patterns.


  • Low level glazing
  • Shop fronts
  • Staircases
  • Areas of glass under thermal stress

For further information on the benefits of Pilkington Profilt Toughened Glass and on possible applications, please contact our technical department..

pilkington profilit BRISE SOLEIL systems

Ventilated Brise Soliel

At Glass Profiled Solutions our experienced designers can custom design the perfect brise soleil or ventilation solution for your project

Staggered Brise Soleil

Consisting of louvred panels, fin formations or staggered glass assembly our tailored systems are perfect for deflecting direct sunlight, reducing solar gain and preventing glare

Car Park Brise Soleil

Available in a huge range of finishes, including our coloured Profilt range, our brise soleil and ventilation systems provide an attractive and functional solution to meet your design vision.

Aesthetic Brise Soleil

Superior design meets superior functionality in a low maintenance aesthetically pleasing and cost effecient design solution.

Our Pilkington Profilit Brise Soliel Systems have been installed throughout the United Kingdom. Please contact us for further details and project examples

Board of Directors

Alisdhair McIndoe

Alisdhair McIndoe

Commercial Director


0044(0) 7578 601170

Bill McBride

Bill McBride

Managing Director


0044(0) 7818 002578

Robert Winning

Robert Winning

Operations Director


0044(0) 7986 009808

Pilkington Profilit UK Technical Manual 2018

Detailed Design and Specification information

The foremost source of design and specification from the UK Mainland's only exclusive specialist Pilkington Profilit installer.

2018 Edition 1

Contact us for your pdf copy of our 42 page guide to U-profile glazing

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Glass Profiled Solutions Limited

169 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2LB

Registered In Scotland Number 580684


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