The idea of fitting obscure glass in places like bathroom windows might seem simple, but in fact there’s a huge amount of choice!

In this article we’ll take a look at one of the more heavy-duty options: Cotswold glass.

Rated at an impressive level 5 in terms of privacy (one above the popular stippolyte glass) it provides near-total protection from prying eyes, making it an excellent choice for certain rooms in both the homes and in commercial properties.

With a pattern not dissimilar to the bark of a tree in terms of design, this thick toughened glass provides ample light without any detail of what’s happening on the other side of the window or door.

Manufactured and trademarked by renowned glass-makers Pilkington, choosing this type of obscure glass for your home also provides a high level of security, a guarantee of quality and excellent customer service.

Benefits of Cotswold Glass

Of course, the main benefit of this compared to clear glass is the high level of privacy it provides.

However, Cotswold can also be a style choice, creating a unique effect both inside and outside of the house.

The decent thickness of this glass also means it is more resistant to damage from knocks.

Disadvantages of Cotswold Glass

The high-level of privacy it affords can also be its downfall; compared to lighter types of obscured glass, Cotswold really does block a lot out.

If you’re looking for a more delicate way to stop people looking in, there may well be better choices such as Flemish or Minster glass.

Product Features: Cotswold Glass

Whilst this type of glass is usually seen in classic clear, it is also possible to have customised colour glass installed in this style.

Whilst it usually comes in a standard 4m thickness, there’s a choice between annealed and toughened versions.

For more design information or a more detailed product description, contact your local window supplier, or speak directly to Pilkington Glass.

If you’re looking for other options, check out our round up of the different types of glass.

Matt James
Matt James

Hi, Matt here! I started out almost 20 years ago as a teenager working in the family business fitting doors, windows and conservatories. I now run this website to share the best tips and advice for anyone looking to get a good deal on double glazing.