Our History

Glass Polishers and Glass Restoration Experts

Chicago Glass (UK) Ltd and their sister company, Glas.Weld Systems, have been in the glass restoration business within the UK for over 25 years.

Chicago Glass commenced trading in 2002, employing and developing its glass restoration skills into the construction and glazing industry as well as working for the major bus and train manufacturers, and maintenance companies.

Over this time, we have come across most types of damage to glass and are pleased to offer our customers an alternative solution to replacing the damaged glass

Chicago developed a glass polishing system for taking scratches out of glass without distortion.  Our distortion free polishing has been tested and approved by Scientifics, BSI and SGS.  We are members of the Glass & Glazing Federation, Constructionline, Chas, Achilles, Safe Contractor and Builders Profile. In addition we are committed to CSCS, with all our technicians holding cards.

Chicago can also rebuild damaged glass that has been cracked or chipped, restore damage that has been created by weld and grinder splatter and can polish out etched graffiti in glass caused by vandals using glasscutters or spark plugs.

We are also very proud to have been at the forefront in finding a cost effective solution for restoring glass in buildings, trains and buses that have been blighted by etched graffiti and, then protecting the surfaces against further damage.  Developing a totally unique process under the title of Graffiti Gone which was the subject of a patent application in June 2003.  This patent has now been extended to cover Europe and USA.  The patent application number for Graffiti Gone process is 042534693.

Chicago Glass have used their Graffiti Gone process on more than 4000 buses in London for operators such as Metroline, East London Bus Group, First, Arriva and East Thames Buses.

Chicago Glass currently employs a large team of technicians to provide national coverage, who are supported by a management team at our Head Office in Rochester, Kent.

Our Sister Company Glas.Weld was established in 1989 and specialises in the automotive and transport industries and have over 100 technicians throughout the UK repairing and restoring windscreens.  It numbers amongst its clients almost every major fleet operator of buses, trucks and vans and is probably the largest company in its field.

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