UrbnRok Production Step 1: Glass sourcing / collection
Step 1

Glass sourcing / collection

Glass is collected from Pubs/Restaurants, typically for coloured glass in the form of bottles in mint green, olive green, brown and blue, whereas for our clear and mirror glass comes in shattered or rejected sheets for the Glazing industry. Unleaded CRT screen glass and Cockle shells are bought from recycled sources.

UrbnRok Production Step 2: Glass processing
Step 2

Glass processing

Upon delivery, the glass bottles are washed, sterilised and de-labelled, shells are washed and sterilised and glass sheets are wiped clean of any paint or decorative labels. Once dry, these are crushed in large batches (>1000Kgs) and then sieved in our 4 standard aggregate sizes, one colour at a time to avoid contamination, and later stored in 890L quarantined batches.

UrbnRok Production Step 3: Pouring
Step 3

Pouring

By the time an order comes through, size, shape and colour recipe has been agreed to and these details are forwarded to the factory. The mould fabricator then produces the recipient which the material is poured in. This includes a 3mm excess thickness that is later calibrated. In the meantime, the aggregate processor prepares the glass to the percentages specified in the recipe. Once both recipient and glass are prepared, the mould is treated with a release agent, resin and glass is poured in and placed in storage to cure overnight at room temperature.

UrbnRok Production Step 4: Calibration
Step 4

Calibration

The cured piece is removed from its mould and brought to a bridge calibrator, where the slab is milled down to 1mm away from the finished thickness.

UrbnRok Production Step 5: Polishing
Step 5

Polishing

Once calibrated, the slab is brought to the polishing station. The slab is lightly polished to reveal the first glass layer, so any holes can be filled and cured, before polishing the top surface through all the grades.

UrbnRok Production Step 6: Edge polishing and fabrication
Step 6

Edge polish and fabrication

The slab then goes to the fabricators’ station, where the edges are polished and any specified cut-outs or features are made. Finally, the finished worktop is then stored/packaged for delivery/fitting.

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