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Manufacturing and quality

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We manufacture and process all our mirror made2measure items in house at our 70,000 square foot facility in the Lincolnshire coastal town of Mablethorpe. Established in 1987 as a company ethos we are totally transparent and provide all our manufacturing certifications online to view here /important-documents-and-certification/ and alongside this we provide information all the key manufacturing tolerances in a condensed and easy to understand manual here /quality-control-documents/

Throughout the site you will see LEARN MORE which should answer any questions or concerns you may have.

All our mirrors conform to EN1036-1 and EN1036-2 and are produced in factories with ISO 9001 certification. All safety backed mirrors conform to BS EN 12600 class B2B for frontal impact.

If "we" cannot make it "we" don't sell it!

- Five mirror and glass polishing lines

- Two mirror and glass cutting tables

- Two mirror and glass CNC processing stations

- One mirror bevelling line

- Large flat-bed digital printer

- Full spray booth

- Large inhouse framing department

- Largest online range of tinted and antiques mirrors in the UK

If you want it done right first time - get it made2measure!

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Safe delivery checklist

IMPORTANT DELIVERY INFORMATION - PLEASE READ

We deliver 90% of our glass orders on our own purpose-built glass racked vans giving us great control in ensuring your products arrive safely.

However please note –

WE DO NOT PACKAGE THE MAJORITY OF OUR GLASS ITEMS OTHER THAN TO APPLY A THINK PROTECTIVE FILM to both help us reduce our carbon footprint and just as importantly allow customers the opportunity to check the condition of the goods during the delivery process itself.

ALL OUR VAN DELIVERIES ARE ONE DRIVER DROPS SO YOU MUST ENSURE SOMEONE IS THERE WHO IS FIT AND ABLE AND RESPONSIBLE TO BOTH CHECK THE PRODUCT ON ARRIVAL AND HELP UNLOAD FROM THE VAN. We will supply PPE of wrist guards and gloves when you handle the mirrors or glass if we are delivering, and you may want to consider wearing steel toe capped boots.

WE WILL NOT NAVIGATE ANY STAIRS as this is outside our insurance policy and can only deliver to the nearest safe location inside your entrance point.

Step 1 – Check your access points and possible delivery issues in advance

On occasion customers have purchased a very large bespoke panel and not considered either the weight or size of the glass and whether they can get the panel either up the stairs or into the room itself that the glass wants to be installed in. Before you purchase check and consider where and how the glass will be moved into the room it is being installed in.  

Also consider where does the delivery van park and if your road is limited access at certain times of the day and whether you have advised us of this in advance? Have you also considered whether it is safe to move the glass or does there need to be consideration of other business activity or the public? 

Finally consider the safest and easiest route to take the panels to the proposed storage location and ensure it is clear in advance as the drivers may refuse to enter a property if there are trip hazards or an area deemed dangerous to safely walk through. 

If your order is large enough and warrants delivery on a pallet or A frame and you have selected this delivery option, have you planned where the glass will be stored before installation as once the A frame is positioned it cannot be moved again without a pump truck? Also consider the surface you will be placing the A frame or pallet onto when it arrives - if it is gravel for example the A frame cannot be moved other than the tail lift drop off point as a pump truck will not work on gravel. A-frames are delivered on tail lifts with 18MT rigid trucks – is there an access issue? Failure to advise this will result in additional costs.

Step 2 – Consider your storage arrangements in advance

DO NOT STORE THE GLASS FLAT ON THE FLOOR.

You need to consider storage of the glass prior to fitting them to ensure they do not become damaged. This is very important as glass should be properly stored safely to both avoid potential damage to the product itself or injury to others. We recommend you install your glass as soon as possible. You must consider if there is any health and safety risks associated with the storage of the glass prior to installation and take the appropriate measures. 

Glass panels are best stored on the edge of the glass, and we recommend you use a suitable floor covering to protect your panel while stored such as carpet or thick cardboard. Do not place glass onto solid floors like concrete as they will certainly chip/ break in such instances. The best solution is to lean the panels against the wall, but this can damage the wall leaving a line mark so again place some protection between the first panel and your wall to avoid this.

Common sense is required but it is best to have this planned prior to arrival of the order to ensure the best decisions are made. 

Step 3 – Managing tradesmen

Do not book tradesman the same day as the glass panels are due to arrive. Glass is fragile and even though every effort on our part is made to deliver your products without damage a few orders inevitably can be affected.

We appreciate it is in your interests to install your panels as soon as possible but we must make clear we will not accept liability for costs of tradesman associated with your installation and hence strongly recommend you take receipt of your glass before having your tradesman in for installation so you can ensure the order has arrived safely.

You are notified well in advance of your delivery date so you can plan your tradesman efficiently and in advance for the following day after your delivery.

 

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Product Lead Times

Please note if ordering multiple product items your order lead time is determined by the longest individual product lead time of your order selection.

For all our mirror departments the cut off time each week for new orders is 4pm Tuesday

For the purposes of clarity in the lead times below the following week starting Monday to Friday is classified delivery week 1, the week after is classified delivery week 2 and so on.

All orders for all items in the gym mirror and mirror section will be delivered during delivery week 1 EXCEPT -

Mirror feature walls – Delivery week 2

LED bathroom mirrors – Delivery week 2

Hollywood mirrors – Delivery week 2

Sandblast and printed mirrors – Delivery week 2

Toughened mirrors – Delivery week 2

Handmade antique mirror styles Foxed Mist, Barcelona, Stainforth, Florence -Delivery week 2

TV mirrors / two way / dichroic mirrors – Delivery week 2

Aluminium framed horse arena mirrors – Delivery week 3 or 4

Commercial mirror orders – dependent on volumes the lead time may be extended by up to 5 additional working days.

Generally, your products are manufactured with 2-3 working days except those listed on extended lead times above. For those selecting customer collect the office will email you as soon as the goods are ready.

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Order and delivery process

STEP 1 - EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ORDER

When you place your order, you will receive a confirmation of your order immediately via email to the address you uploaded. If you do not receive this, please check your spam folder, or call us as it is likely you accidentally entered an incorrect email, and this means all our correspondence will not reach you unless we are called to check and change this for you. A copy of this order is also placed in your online account section. 

STEP 2 - EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT PRODUCTION HAS CHECKED YOUR ORDER AND ACCEPTED THIS INTO PRODUCTION

Our production team will review your order and check any drawings etc and when they accept your order, you will receive an acknowledgement confirming your order is accepted by us and has now been put into production. Should there be any queries they will email you first and then attempt to call you.

This confirmation should be received within a maximum of 4 hours of placing an order during working hours. If you have not received this confirmation, please call us on 01507 472600 option 2 as there may be a problem with the order and we have been trying to contact you. 

This email confirmation will confirm your delivery week and courier 

If the courier is FRAGILISTICS we will also confirm the days of the week they service your postcode area. Please note FRAGILISTICS are inflexible on delivery dates so if your area is only serviced on a Monday/ Tuesday they can only deliver on these days.

STEP 3 - DELIVERY CONFIRMATIONS

Our cut off for orders each week is 4pm Tuesday.

If your courier is made2measure we will confirm your delivery date and time Tuesday late pm for the following week via email. You will also receive an email on the day your mirrors are loaded onto our vans as an extra confirmation your order is on track and you are provided with a tracking option so you can see where the van is during the course of the day online.

If the courier is FRAGILISTICS you will have already been informed which days they service your area. We deliver to Fragilistics on Thursday and Friday so you will receive a confirmation from us when this leaves us, confirming your order has now been shipped to Fragilistics. Fragilistics will deliver on one of the days indicated previously in your production confirmed email. FRAGILISTICS will confirm the final day and approximate time generally 24-48 hours in advance. You will also receive an email on the day your mirrors are loaded onto their vans as an extra confirmation your order is on track, and you will be provided with a tracking option so you can see where the van is during the day by checking online.

If the courier is TUFFNELS or DX we will confirm the date these products are collected and also provide a tracking number via email to you. Please understand we cannot provide further information once the goods are collected other than that which is provided online using the tracking number. Sadly, most courier services are understaffed in their customer service departments right now. Please note we cannot chase orders for you if shipped with TUFFNELS or DX until after 8 working days of leaving our factory.  

If the courier is one of our pallet networks partners such as KIMES or EAST TRANS you will receive confirmation when your order has been collected and has left us. These deliveries take place with a tail lift and an 18MT vehicle. All deliveries are booked so that once the goods reach your local depot, they will contact you by phone to book your delivery time directly. Please ensure there is access and you have considered where it is safe to unload and store the delivery. Please note delivery takes 2-3 days but for more far afield destinations such as Cornwall or North Scotland can take 5-6 working days.

 

 

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Delivery charges / areas serviced

MOST OF UK MAINLAND – SEE RESTRICTED SERVICE AREAS LATER

Made2measure cover most of the UK mainland with our own vans and drivers for most of our products.

If made2measure are the courier our standard fixed delivery charge for fragile or oversize items is £29.99 - £39.99 for the first 100kgs dependent on post code. After 100kgs a charge for kg is levied and again this depends on your location.

Samples and extras that can be sent with couriers other than made2measure are charged £19.99 delivery regardless of quantity.

We can also deliver nationwide if your products can be palletised via the pallet network. If your purchase can be sent via this option, it will show as a delivery option when you checkout. We use either a flat pallet or A frame to move your cargo safely. The price for these delivery options if available are displayed in the checkout section and again dependent on your postcode. As you buy more items, and the weight increases it becomes more cost effective to use a pallet or A frame and you will see the standard delivery price exceed these options to such an extent you may see these as a discount negative price as opposed only cheaper than standard delivery. You can of course select these options even if the delivery charge is higher than a loose delivery if you had a specific reason to do so. Please be aware pallet delivery will be on an 18MT rigid truck with a tail lift – please ensure you have access for such vehicles as if we have a failed delivery and must put on a smaller vehicle all associated costs will need to be covered before we attempt delivery again.

Max size for a pallet delivery is 1100mm x 1100mm

Max size for an A frame delivery is 1500mm x 1190mm

AREAS WE CANNOT COVER OR WITH LIMITED SERVICE

We cannot service Northern Ireland or overseas with any of our mirror products unless specific special arrangements can be made. As such unless your order is over £2000 in value, we cannot offer this service. If your order meets this monetary value requirement is met, please contact sales@made2measure.co.uk with full details of what you are looking to purchase and method of collection. Please note for overseas shipments we can make special packaging arrangements, but all goods are sold EXW and would include any replacements for any reason. Any insurance and liability for the shipment becomes that of the customer and then we can see if mutually agreeable terms can be met.

The following postcode areas in mainland UK have no service unless paying for a dedicated van or using the pallet network with a pallet or A frame service -

Isle of Mann / Canvey Island / Isle of Wight / IV / KW 

LIMITED SERVICE LEVELS - COURIER FRAGILISTICS

The following postcode areas have limited service unless paying for a dedicated van or using the pallet network with a pallet or A frame service -

TR / PL / TQ / EX / TA / SA / LD / SY / LL / CA / DG / PA / PH / DD / AB / NR

Please note some areas of PA / PH / DD / AB are not serviced at all - when you put your postcode into the checkout you will see if you are affected. We are always trying to extend our coverage so this can change regularly.

These postcodes are serviced by our fragile goods courier specialists FRAGILISTICS but with a limited service of only five items per order. Delivery into these areas is charged at £79.99 regardless of quantity. If you have a very large order, you could consider paying for a dedicated van delivery of £550 + VAT and if wishing to pursue this please contact the office on 01507 472600 option 2.

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Express Delivery Options

Express delivery is very difficult to quote fairly and so much is dependent on our current order levels, the current planned routes and weight availability, the delivery options available which are determined by size and type of product, the size of the order and finally the product selection itself. As such you may enquire about the options for any product you are interested in as the key consideration here is we want to help if we can but below are indicative "express manufacturing" times for the key products that we offer this service.

CUT TO SIZE SILVER / TINTED / ANTIQUE MIRRORS* - 24hrs 

*(Barcelona, Foxed Mist, Florence and Stainforth are hand made antique mirror styles and take 5 days to manufacture)

TOUGHENED GLASS WITH NO ADDITIONAL FINISHES – 48 hrs

TOUGHENED MIRRORS - 72hrs

STANDARD FRAMED PRODUCTS INCLUDING STOCK- 24hrs

PAINTED/ PRINTED TOUGHENED GLASS - 96hrs

EXPRESS CHARGE OPTIONS -

Every order requesting express service will be charged at £50 + VAT express manufacturing charge to cover extra paperwork, possibility of overtime and additional checks to push this order through our systems.

If you are collecting the goods from our factory, no additional charges will be levied but you must have the labour to load the vehicle without help unless of course we are forklifting a collection into your vehicle.

For organising an express delivery option one of the following 4 charges for delivery will be applied and agreed when you talk to us -

CHARGE 1 - £35 + VAT 

If we can place the order into an existing route and made2measure is the courier and there is space for the additional weight on the vehicle this charge will be applied.

CHARGE 2 - £75 - £180 + VAT* (dependent on area and not including A frame option)

If we can place the order safely onto a flat pallet with base dimensions 1100mm x 1100mm and you can take delivery with a tail lift and 18MT rigid vehicle we can send this through the pallet network on a next day service. The delivery cost for this can vary dependent on location from £75 - £180 per pallet.

Another option is to use a pallet A frame which has the same delivery charge, but you would need to buy the A frame for an additional £95 + VAT as well as the delivery charge. The A frame is suitable to take 1MT in weight and a max sheet size of 1500x1200.

Even though this is booked as a next day service we would suggest you allow for 2 days in your planning. The latest lead time on this could be 5 or 6 working days. Please note for more isolated areas like Cornwall, South Wales and North Scotland the pallet network cannot offer a next day service but an "express" service which is normally 3-4 days as opposed 5-6 days. 

CHARGE 3 - £200 + VAT 

This would be applicable for a made2measure delivery that could not be placed into an existing route planner, but we have other orders we can push through quickly at the same time to make the route viable.

CHARGE 4 - £400 + VAT

This involves booking a dedicated vehicle and driver for the day and is only available if made2measure are the courier and is in an area we cover.

CHARGE 5 - £550 + VAT 

This is a dedicated vehicle and is available for very large orders outside of the areas we normally service and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

4mm stock size gym mirrors

Manufacturing and quality
Safe delivery checklist
Product Lead Times
Order and delivery process
Delivery charges / areas serviced
Express Delivery Options
4mm gym mirror dimensions
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4mm gym mirror dimensions
PLEASE NOTE MANUFACTURING TOLERANCES ARE +1mm - 3mm FOR ALL MIRROR PRODUCTS INCLUDING STOCK SIZES
 
ALL THESE ITEMS CAN BE HUNG PORTRAIT OR LANDSCAPE IN ORIENTATION
 
WE ONLY SUPPLY 4MM THICKNESS IN SQUARES OR RECTANGLES - IF YOU WANT TO HAVE SHAPES PLEASE SELECT 6MM /silver-glass-gym-mirror-custom/
 
IF YOU NEED CUT OUTS IN YOUR STOCK SIZE GYM MIRROR PLEASE SELECT 6MM /silver-6mm-glass-gym-mirrors-made-to-measure/
 
THICKNESS GUIDANCE -
 
Mirror glass comes in three gauges or thickness - 4mm and 5mm/6mm.
 
There is no legislation governing the gauge to use when hanging your mirrors on a wall. We offer guidance below but ultimately it is your choice
 
4MM APPLICATION GUIDANCE -
 
Domestic use in an area where there it is not a high footfall of traffic.
 
Useful in areas where weight is a consideration - eg wardrobe doors / sliding doors to reduce weight on hinges. Some new build homes come with very thin and weak stud walls so 4mm can offer a better solution in such instances. Also mirror furniture is often clad in 4mm to keep weight down.
 
Mirrors held in a rebate either framed or in furniture cabinets are often 4mm.
 
4mm is often selected for contract works within student accommodations but generally 6mm is used in communal areas.
 
As a simple but not exhaustive guide 4mm is generally used as a domestic home/ living area solution, where weight is a factor or as glazing in a frame or rebate. This does not mean 5/6mm cannot be used in these applications as well.
 
BEWARE - 4mm can flex if bonding to a wall that is not flat and hence distort. Make sure your wall is flat if bonding 4mm mirror and if in doubt buy 5/6mm as this does not flex.
 
ALL OUR STOCK GYM MIRRORS ARE SOLD WITH A FLAT POLISHED EDGE AS STANDARD
 
 
4mm mirror extras
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4mm mirror extras
Below is for guidance. If you require more details relating to the products shown please go to /gym-mirror-extras/
 
LOW MODULUS NEUTRAL CURE SILICON -
 
If using mirrors or glass in wet conditions or areas where aggressive cleaning products are used such as bathrooms or kitchens, you should place a thin protective seal around the product to create a waterproof membrane to protect the edges of the mirror from those products that could cause harm over time. The sealant must be low modulus neutral cure to avoid potential damage to the mirror itself.
 
The protective seal does not need to be a thick bead, a few mm is sufficient, and the product we sell is clear. There are alternatives in the market that offer the same specifications but are in a range of colors. The key is to ensure it clearly states on the tube LOW MODULUS NEUTRAL CURE.
 
Generally we recommend our highest specification mirrors for such applications as bathrooms and kitchen wet areas and this is 6mm low iron copper free lead free mirror. With the removal of these metals the chances of oxidisation and rust over time is greatly reduced.
 
MIRROR ADHESIVE - Solution can be used in 4mm/ 5mm / 6mm WITH NO SAFETY BACKING
 
If buying your adhesive elsewhere please ensure that it states MIRROR ADHESIVE on the product you are using. It is vital you check this as people have purchased aggressive adhesives such as "No more nails" in error and this actually eats away the mirror and protective paint backing.
 
IF IT DOES NOT STATE MIRROR ADHESIVE ON THE PRODUCT DO NOT USE IT REGARDLESS OF THE ADVICE YOU ARE BEING GIVEN!
 
If fitting with adhesive, the glue acts as a safety film if applied to the entire back surface of the mirror and if the mirror were to break, the pieces will stay stuck to the wall. Please be advised that if using adhesive, it is very strong and you will not be able to remove the mirror if required without breaking it and then scraping it off the wall. YOU MUST BOND YOUR MIRRORS TO A NON POROUS SURFACE E.G. MDF IS POROUS SO WOULD NEED TO BE EITHER PAINTED OR PRIMED FIRST BEFORE ATTEMPTING YOUR MIRROR INSTALLATION.
 
It is probably the strongest selection, so good for schools or areas with young children.
 
Each mirror glue tube we supply is enough to hang 33kg safely - the weights of all our products are displayed during the ordering process.
 
Visit our how to guide section for access to a downloadable PDF on how to hang with adhesive.
 
PROS
- Very easy to install
- Very strong and safe solution
- Cost effective
 
CONS
- Mirrors cannot be moved in the future
- Difficult to replace broken panels as it is difficult to scrape broken mirrors off a wall safely and cleanly without closing the area off and there is a small chance you could damage a mirror positioned next to it.
 
 
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