Award Plastics are stockists and distributors of MagnetGlaze, which is a cost effective detachable Magnetic Glazing system that can be easily installed with a few simple tools.
Like all of our Easyfix Secondary Glazing systems, MagnetGlaze can cut fuel costs by reducing heat loss and eliminating draughts, as well as insulating against noise. Click through for details of all the DIY Glazing systems we offer.
We recommend using 3mm Acrylic sheet with the standard (12mm wide) MagnetGlaze or 4.5mm can be used for larger windows if extra rigidity is required.
There is a larger strip for those big windows or sliding door that will hold much thicker sheet, it is MagnetGlaze Extreme. It is double the width (25mm) to hold large panels in place.
We offer a full cut to size service to provide you with all your acrylic panels. For Double Glazing we only use high quality acrylic sheet with a 30 year guarantee.
MagnetGlaze is available to buy per metre, or as 30m bulk packs.
Because MagnetGlaze uses self-adhesive tape, it is best to clean and degrease the window surround before use, with, for example, Easyfix Surface Preparation Wipes. 2 sachets of the Wipes are included with each 5m MagnetGlaze kit, and they can be bought in packs of 10 for use with the bulk 30m packs.
The simple MagnetGlaze kit comprises two self-adhesive flexible strips which are each 12mm wide. The metallic strip is applied around the window frame using double sided tape; it is white faced, presenting a neat appearance if the glazed panel is not in position. The magnetic glazing strip, also self-adhesive, is placed on the Plastic Glazing Sheet - we do NOT recommend using glass with the basic kit.
For large windows, such as 1200mm x 1200mm or bigger, use the MagnetGlaze Extreme system. Always fit MagnetGlaze panels to the internal window frame.
Although the appearance of MagnetGlaze is quite unobtrusive, it is possible to smarten it and hide any slight defects on the cut edge of the glazing sheet, by adding MagnetGlaze Finishing Trim.
This self-adhesive white flat strip has rounded edges and can easily be mitred for excellent cosmetic results.
MagnetGlaze Finishing Trim can be mitred, to smartens the overall appearance and cover the sheet edge and magnetic strip underneath.
Magnetglaze Sash is an add-on kit to Magnetglaze itself, designed to work with Sash windows or any other window where 2 or more thermally sealed windows are an advantage. The specially designed flexible jointing strip allows 3mm Acrylic panels to be quickly and easily removed, clipped or "parked" on each other for convenience and then quickly replaced when required. Please note that on very wide windows, it can be a little awkward to replace the pane within the jointing strip because of the pane flexing. Note also that draughty outer windows will cause the panes to move when it is windy outside - for these reasons it is best to use 4.5mm panels and the Heavy Duty kit below for large or draughty windows.
This system is ideal for accessing one part of a Sash window for ventilation, then insulating it at night, for example, against heat loss and noise intrusion. Each kit contains sufficient for many windows. Magnetglaze Sash is simple and cost effective, allowing unobtrusive secondary glazing of period and attractive sash windows. It can also be retrofitted, with care, to existing Magnetglaze.
a 10m coil of white flexible jointing strip
a 10m roll of thin clear self-adhesive tape
15m of extra steel tape
12 each turn buttons and screws to support panels if required
The Heavy Duty Sash kits are designed to use 4.5mm Acrylic glazing sheet, providing a more stable and rigid joint to make large windows easier to handle, and to counteract the effects of draughts on old sash windows. The rigid H Section joint has been specially designed to permanently grip the static pane, providing an easy to fit but still thermally sealed joint for the removable pane.
In addition to MagnetGlaze, the Heavy Duty kits can be used with MagnetGlaze Pro. The clips contained in the the kits will accommodate either system, to anchor or reinforce one or both panels.