Patterned Glass

Our decorative glass is very versatile; it allows total freedom of design and can be customised to fulfill any requirements. Various technologies can be used to create the finished products.  We can also influence the transparency of the glass surface, as well as its light transmittance.

Transparent or translucent, for decoration but also privacy

Our range of decorative products comprises transparent or translucent glass such as screen printed glass, laminated glass with tinted or white translucent inter-layer, sandblasted or acid etched glass, textured glass, or fully opaque products such as back painted glass.


Pilkington Texture (Patterned) Glass offers privacy and style throughout the home.

Privacy Levels

  • Five levels of privacy are available, graded from 1 (least obscuration) to 5 (greatest obscuration).
  • There are 12 original patterns in the main range and 6 in the replacement range.
  • Toughened or laminated versions are available for safety and/or security.
  • All are suitable for double glazing.
  • The range is widely available from your local glass merchant or glazier.


Patterns2Uni-Stip     Uni-GladeUni-Autn     Uni-Cots


For privacy, pure style or to allow more light into internal rooms, decorative glass gives you a whole range of attractive options. In fact, Pilkington gives you no fewer than 18 different patterned glass designs – from classic to contemporary, no-one offers a bigger choice.

The advantages of Pilkington Texture Glass are easy to see. It allows maximum light in while maintaining your chosen level of privacy or obscuration, and also forms an attractive decorative feature itself. That’s why our texture glass is the most trusted in the market. With a wide range of original designs and the Pilkington Oriel etched glass range offering even more possibilities – all with the quality you would expect from one of the most recognised glass brands – there really is no better decorative glass choice for your home.

Pilkington Texture Glass Warwick™


This design is unique among our patterns because it is produced using a different manufacturing method. All the others are formed from an embossed roller that takes the design to the edge of the glass in a uniform way. Pilkington Texture Glass Warwick™ is a random pattern that is added along the central portion of the pane and this has implications when cutting the glass down into finished sizes.

It is possible with that, if a pane is small enough, it could be cut with no evidence of the pattern at all. It is therefore important when cutting and optimising this glass that the appearance of the finished pane is considered so that the design is central to the pane and, where there are several panes to be glazed adjacent to each other, that the degree of design on each pane is similar.

None of the Pilkington patterns are designed to have an orientation (an up side) but care needs to be taken with adjacent panes that the pattern direction is maintained. There is a linear nature to Pilkington Texture Glass Warwick™ and so householders should be aware that there could be aesthetic implications when choosing this design. Also, for the glass supplier the result may be that this pattern is less accommodating when cutting and may result in a greater proportion of selvage from the original glass plate.

Consideration should also be given when glazing Pilkington Texture Glass Warwick™ since due to its manufacturing process and the random nature of its ‘pattern’, a coarse and uneven surface finish may occur.  We recommend its suitability for a specific application should be assessed prior to purchase.  In particular, the location of the patterned surface should be such that the incidence of human touch is minimised.

The Oriel Collection

The Oriel Collection by Pilkington is our premium range of etched, patterned glass for decorative glazing has been updated with new designs, from classic to contemporary, the designs provide a distinctive style with privacy for the home.  Please see our brochures below.

Oriel Collection




Our etched patterned glass is perfect for the growing range of uPVC windows and doors that are specifically designed to closely replicate the original features and appearance of timber windows and doors.

We can further assist in adding to the traditional look and authenticity of an otherwise modern, high performance unit by fitting it with our Victorian patterned glass.


The following traditional etched glass patterns are available from us:

Amber Gothic 

Bright Star

Double Fleur

Blue Gothic

Clear Gothic


Fleur De Lys




All patterns are also available in a fully opaque version suitable for locations where complete privacy is required. This involves laminating a plain etch sheet to each of the patterned glass panes. This glass can be supplied as double-glazed units.




       Decorative Glass Brochure                       Oriel Collection Brochure 

      Textured Glass Brochure             Oriel Collection Brochure