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Structural glass wall cost guide
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Checkatrade

Structural glass walls have become increasingly popular over the years, mainly thanks to sleek, modern property designs and architectural trends. In this guide, we look at the average structural glass wall cost in the UK.

Structural glass is used to optimise light in a space, whilst creating a clear division of segments of a room or area of a building. We’ll be looking at the cost of exterior glass walls, internal glass walls, and the price of having glass office walls.

ItemRange - LowRange - HighAverage cost
Glass extension£14,500£72,000£43,000
Inline wall partition without door--£815
Wall with door and side panels--£1,575
Two-sided corner room with door--£1,720
Three-sided room with door--£1,800
Glass door£900--
Structural Engineer (per hour)£90£125£110
Building regulations submission £100£125-
Building regulations inspection£200£400£300

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What is structural glass?

Before we look at the cost of structural glass walls, it’s useful to talk about what we mean when we refer to ‘structural glass’. It’s a term widely used to describe glass that has been strengthened with a special glazing that will allow it to bear a structural load.

Structural glass is most commonly used for glass flooring, stair balustrades, interior walls and, in some occasions, exterior walls.

How much does a structural glass wall cost?

The cost of a structural glass wall will depend largely on the scale of the wall, and where it will be located. Prices can range massively, but as a guide, you can expect to pay about £900 to £1,200 per m2 for exterior structural glass walls.

If you’re looking for the cost of sourcing toughened glass, check out our toughened glass price list.

Factors affecting the cost of structural glass walls

When planning your budget for structural glass walls, there are some key factors that will affect the price you pay. These include:

  • Size of the wall
  • Thickness of glass
  • Number of support points
  • Weight of the load to bear
  • Location of wall (interior or exterior)
  • The complexity of the design
  • Any prep work needed
  • Where you live

To get a more accurate understanding of the costs of structural glass walls for your project, we recommend speaking to your local structural glass specialist. They’ll be able to provide you with detailed quotes, options and specific prices for your glass walls.

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cost of exterior glass walls

Exterior glass wall costs

If you’re planning to create exterior walls using structural glass, a full glass extension can cost in the region of £14,500 to £72,000. To find out more, check out our glass extension cost guide.

Internal glass wall cost

The average price of an internal glass all using structural glass for a single inline wall partition with no door is around £815. If you are looking to add a glass door to the wall, the cost of the internal glass wall with door is about £1,575.

Glass office walls price

Creating offices within a building using glass walls is very popular, mainly because of the ability to allow in a lot of light to interior office spaces. The average glass office walls price is in the region of £1,720 for a two-sided corner room with a door (using two existing walls of the building).

If you’re looking to create a three-sided room with a door the average price for glass office walls is £1,800. Glass doors themselves can range upwards from £900 per door.

internal glass wall costBenefits of a structural glass wall

Building or extending a home with structural glass hasn’t become popular for no reason, there are a number of benefits for you and your home…

  • Create a view to enjoy your beautiful surroundings
  • Flood your home with natural light
  • Enjoy the outdoors from indoors in any weather
  • Add the feeling of space to your home
  • Add significant value to your home
  • Create a striking, modern style for your property

Other structural glass wall costs

As well as the price of the structural glass walls themselves, there are some other costs you might need to consider. Before adding a glass structure to your home, you need to ensure that you adhere to current building regulations. To do so you’ll need to submit the plans for your glass extension or new glass building.

You’ll need technical drawings to submit, and hiring a structural engineer to put together the application for you will cost around £90 to £125 per hour. Submitting your plans to the local planning office will cost £100 to £125. And the inspection of the building once complete can cost around £200 to £400.

Useful structural glass wall checklist

  • Speak to your local structural glass specialists for their professional advice and quotes for accurate prices in your area.
  • If building an extension or new home, consult with an architect or structural engineer to prepare your submission for approval of building regulations.
  • Shop around for fair and competitive structural glass wall costs.
  • Always hire a tradesperson with relevant experience and ask to see examples of their previous work.
  • When hiring tradespeople, check out the ratings and reviews from previous customers.

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Material prices in the UK are higher than normal

All costs on our guides may be impacted due to the current material shortages in the UK. See how it may affect your project.

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