McCoy’s Glass Wholesalers is the largest independent distributor of BUILDING GLASS products in Africa. McCoy’s currently supplies the most comprehensive range of building glass products currently available in AFRICA which are stocked and distributed from one of our 15 warehouses located across Southern Africa.

Over the past 24 years, McCoy’s has built up an extensive customer and supplier network across the Globe. McCoy’s Glass sources the best glass products from leading glass manufacturers around the world. Our aim is to source, stock and supply Building glass products which are best suited for use in Africa. Over the past 2 decades we have built a reputation as the preferred stockist and supplier for several Global glass companies including Pilkington, Guardian, XYG, St Gobain, AGC and PFG Building Glass. Suitable building glass products are produced locally or imported from around the world. Since our inception in 1997 McCoy’s has become the largest buyer and distributor of building glass on the African continent.

McCoy’s proudly sources the best Glass available at globally competitive prices in order to support its network of customers,situated mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa. McCoy’s has the ability to supply single stock sheets as well as sheets in cases or full packs. McCoy's also supplies bulk 30 ton loads or full container loads. McCoy’s also specializes in cut to size and processed glass as well as Toughened glass, double glazed units and Bullet Resistant Glass.
Our product range includes a wide range of clear float, tinted float, patterned glass, laminated glass, mirror, Low E Glass, Low Iron Glass, reflective glass and a vast range of high performance glass. We stock in excess of 1500 various glass products in various sheet sizes and thicknesses. This is clearly the widest and most comprehensive range of Global Glass Products available on the African continent. We have also developed leading products in collaboration with Global manufactures, like our Ground Breaking Energy Saving Glass which we pioneered and developed with Pilkington  These Products are kept in stock and delivered with our own fleet of custom made vehicles. Our passion is to be the best at what we do.

Our customers in the industry include Glass distributors and wholesalers, glass processors, Window manufacturers, Glaziers, furniture manufacturers, Aluminium contractors, hardware stores and Glass installers. The vast majority of companies in Southern Africa who use building glass deal with McCoy’s, the Glass Partner of choice, mostly due to availability of our wide product range, competitive price and benchmark service. We also share true ‘Entrepreneurial’ heritage and culture which is the same as many of our customers. “Big enough to compete, small enough to care”… this philosophy runs in our blood.

McCoy’s remains fully independent and privately owned.
True Leaders in Glass – from humble beginnings, McCoy’s has grown to now set the standard for the South African Glass Industry in many ways. From being the first company to sell Glass Online, to being the founders of the Glass Expo Africa, McCoy’s has naturally become the Glass Partner of choice for many in the glass industry. Other proud innovations were the first publication of the popular glass Industry newsletter called GLASS NEWS ONLINE, as well as the first Industry handbook in South Africa called the GLASS GUIDE. McCoy’s is also the largest independent producer of SABS Mclam PVB laminated safety glass in Africa. The MStore is the latest innovation by McCoy’s which is an online platform servicing the glass and fenestration Industry. We are also proud of our social responsibility initiative Glass4Kids, which is a program to supply safety glass to schools.


Our passion is to make a difference in the world using Glass…. We love glass!
We look forward to supporting YOU and the glass industry for many years to come.

LEADERS IN GLASS
Steve McCoy

McCoy's has a very Selective and Exclusive McLam® Range

McLam® Energy Saving Glass (ESG)

The Glass of the future which saves you energy and money. Introducing McLam® ESG, yet another innovative product from McCoy's, Leaders in Glass. Lower your heating and cooling costs - without ruining your view

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McLam® Sound Stop Acoustic Glass

McLam® Sound stop acoustic glass™ is a sound reducing glass and a breakthrough in glass advancement, allowing you the highest level of environmental comfort.

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McLam® All Seasons Glass® (ASG)

Introducing the most energy efficient window glass made in South Africa. 4 Seasons of comfort Performs like reflective glass but it’s clear

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McLam® Arctic Snow PLUS™ (ASP)

Laminated safety glass which transmits a high percentage of visible diffused light with no through-vision.

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McLam® REFLECTIVE PLUS™ (MRP)

A new world class alternative Solar control reflective laminated safety glass providing optimum heat reduction and providing you with a "one way" vision. Also available in Low E

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McLam® EXTRA CLEAR GLASS™ (ECG)

McLam® EXTRA CLEAR GLASS™ (ECG) is a very clear glass like you've never seen it before. Even the clearest glass has a tint of green reducing light transmission. But not anymore with our newest product in the McCoy's range known is Extra white, low iron float glass that is practically colourless.

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McFloat Clear

McFloat glass is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal, typically tin This method gives the sheet uniform thickness and very flat surfaces.

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McFloat Serene Green

Serene Green is the product name for a range of green tinted basic float glass

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McFloat Grey

Grey tinted float is primarily designed to reduce solar heat gain, UV and glare inside a building.

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McFloat Bronze

Bronze tinted float is primarily designed to reduce solar heat gain, UV and glare inside a building.

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McLam® Clear Laminated Safety Glass

A tough, resilient glass which makes an excellent safety glazing material. Offers protection from forced entry and reduces risk of personal injury if broken.

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McLam® Tinted Laminated Safety Glass

A tough, resilient glass which makes an excellent safety glazing material that has a tint of your choice assisting with light transmission. Offers protection from forced entry and reduces risk of personal injury if broken.

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McLam® Sound Stop Acoustic Laminated Safety Glass

For superior sound insulation performance, McCoy's Glass has it's own exclusive product range for this purpose with a vast range of laminated glass combinations that incorporate acoustic clear and tinted PVB interlayers along with a Low E component should this be required.

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McLam® Performance Laminate Safety Glass

High performance glass. The phrase high performance glass is a broad description that can encompass any added benefit the glass provides, other than a general, practical component. High performance glass is most commonly applied to glass that provides (additional) energy efficiency, Solar Control and Thermal enhancements

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Bullet Resistant Glass

Bullet-resistant glass is usually constructed using a strong but transparent material such as polycarbonate thermoplastic or by using layers of laminated glass. The desired result is a material with an appearance and light-transmitting behavior of standard glass but offers varying degrees of protection from small arms fire.

No glass is BULLET PROOF, in fact it is anything but bulletproof. 

Bullet-resistant glass is also sometimes referred to as bullet proof glass. Technically speaking, bulletproof glass would be glass that is capable of stopping most manner of bullets fired at it. Such glass cannot currently be made in any usable thickness (if at all), so what is loosely called bulletproof glass is, within the industry, referred to as bullet-resistant glass.

Bullet-resistant glass constructed of laminated glass layers is built from glass sheets bonded together with polyvinyl butyral or polyurethane. This type of bullet-resistant glass has been in regular use on combat vehicles since World War II; it is typically about 100–120 mm (3.9–4.7 in) thick and is usually extremely heavy.

Composite glass constructions feature a combination of polycarbonate, acrylic, PET, and enhanced performing PVB Interlayers. No spall and increased ballistic/anti vandal properties ensure superior performance consistently.

Typical Applications

  • Security Doors
  • Banks
  • Safe Rooms
  • Prisons
  • Embassies
  • High Security Buildings
  • Guard Houses

Features and Benefits

  • Improved ballistic performance
  • Enhanced safety and security
  • Acoustic Insulation


Insulated Glass Units (Double Sealed)

Sealed Insulated Glass Units (SIG’s) are manufactured from two or more panes of glass held apart by a spacer, trapping dehydrated air between the glass panes.

Their primary function is to improve the thermal insulating properties of a glazing product, as well as contribute to safety, security and acoustics.

McCoy's Glass manufactures Double Sealed SIG units.

The appearance and performance of SIG Units can be modified by incorporating different glass types and thicknesses, altering the width of the spacer bar.

Double-glazing 

The airtight construction of double glazed windows creates thermal insulation. This reduces the flow of incoming and outgoing heat. Less energy is used to heat up or cool down your home, resulting in lower energy bills. In the process of double-glazing a window is formed from two panes of glass, with the space in between filled with dehydrated air or a gas, making them ideal insulation agents. Having double glazed windows will help keep the heat out in summer, and keep in the warmth in during winter, cutting down on the number of times your heating or cooling system has to switch on and off.

Apart from excellent energy savings, double-glazing offers a host of other benefits:

Double Glazing can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from your heating and cooling significantly, and reduces your carbon footprint.

Double glazing could seem a bit costly at first but will end up saving you a lot of money by reducing the money you would spend on heating or cooling your home. These aesthetically beautiful windows will also instantly enhance the value of your home.

The benefits and functions of SIG Units include:

  • Improved sound reduction
  • Improved security
  • Improved resistance to wind-loads
  • Improved thermal insulation
  • Improved solar energy control
  • Minimized condensation

Handling & Storage

  • Stack on edge in a vertical position at 90° to its base support, with cushioning between floor & edges
  • Do not stack more than 6 deep without intermediate support for each stack
  • Store in a dry environment away from direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to dampness may lead to product breakdown
  • Do not cover with plastic as condensation may damage edge seals
  • Never store or transport horizontally
  • Carefully remove all labels after glazing
  • Do not damage edges in any way before or during installation. Even minor local shelling may increase the risk of glass breakage
  • Never attempt to grind or nip the edges as this can damage the seals & lead to glass breakage
  • Damaged SIGU’s must not be glazed
  • Protect SIGU’s during construction. Guard against contact with wet cement or other alkaline solutions released during rain from concrete or masonry as this can cause staining
  • Protect from hard foreign objects, metals, abrasives, welding & grinding splatter, sandblasting, caustic plaster materials & excessive temperatures
  • If glazing in higher or lower altitudes than where SIGU’s are produced consult McCoy’s Glass prior to manufacture as pressure equalisation tubes may be required

Frames

  • Frames beads & fixings must be adequate to support & restrain SIGU’s, with stand windloading, SIGU weight & building movement
  • Ensure that all framing members are plumb & square
  • Width of the frame rebate must be sufficient to accommodate the SIGU thickness, plus face clearance, plus bead
  • Never force SIGU into frames
  • Ensure glazing rebates & drainage weep holes are free from debris & obstructions
  • Glazing surfaces must be free from moisture, oil, dirt, grease & any other contaminant material
  • Screws, bolts or other obstructions must not protrude into the glazing channel

Clearances

  • SIGU’s must have adequate edge clearance for the full thickness of the unit
  • Setting blocks must allow drainage to pass weep holes
  • Any point loading must be avoided
  • Edge clearance should be not less than 10mm & face clearance not less than 5mm in accordance with SANS 10137:2011
  • In bead glazed applications, edge cover should be a minimum of 12mm

Sealing/Drainage

  • To ensure good performance at all times, all external junctions of glass & frame must be effectively sealed against penetration of weather
  • SIGU’s to be installed so that retention of water in the frame is prevented in the proximity of the edge, as prolonged contact with moisture at the seal of the unit may lead to seal failure
  • Ensure rebates are well drained with minimum of 2 weep holes per sill, each 7mm x 3mm at maximum 500mm centres
  • Timber or concrete rebates where in contact with glazing compounds must be completely sealed with an appropriate sealer

Setting Blocks

  • SIGU’s must be centrally located in the frame with the bottom edge resting on at least 2 full width setting blocks
  • Setting blocks must be at least the full width plus 3mm greater than the SIGU thickness
  • When pushed hard against the back of the rebate, they must fully support the bottom edge of the SIGU across its full width i.e. supporting both inner & outer panels
  • Use minimum 3mm thick for domestic & 6mm for commercial applications non-absorbent, resilient neoprene, santoprene, pre cured silicone (in the case of silicone flush glazing) 50 – 90 Shore A durometer hardness
  • Length shall not be less than 30mm per square metre of glass area
  • Composition must be compatible with the SIGU edge seal
  • With the exception of pivot sashes setting blocks must be placed ¼ of the frame length in from each corner (quarter points) or 150mm from corners, whichever dimension is greater
  • For pivot sashes setting blocks must be placed over the pivot point
  • Location should be in accordance with SANS 10137:2011
  • Edge blocks 50 – 90 Shore A durometer hardness must be used opposite each other on all 4 faces on each side of the SIGU to maintain clearance ad prevent movement under wind pressure. Length shall not be less than 25mm
  • Do not attempt to force the edge blocks as this will result in fracture

Thermal Stress

  • Always glaze reflective or tinted glass to the outside of a building
  • The use of tinted or reflective glass leads to increased absorption of solar radiant heat. This results in higher thermal stress, which may lead to fracture. Where significant risk exists toughened glass may be required
  • No plastic film, sign or label or other opaque material or similar device should be applied to any large area on the surface of the glass. These may absorb heat, setting up thermal stress which may lead to cracking

McCoy’s Stocks, cuts and processes the widest range of mirror available in Africa.

McCoy's is currently the only supplier that can do shape bevelling and polishing on a CNC machine.

Edges can be bevelled, stepped and polished to alleviate sharp corners and enhance aesthetics. We can do any shape mirror on our state of the art Lisec CNC machine

Features

  • We supply locally made mirror supplied by PFG and we also supply Copper Free double coated backed mirror that is imported
  • We have range of Silver (3mm, 4mm and 5mm), Bronze and Grey mirror (4mm, 6mm) in a range of sizes that can be provided on request
  • Creating the illusion of space

Suggested Application

  • Décor
  • Bathrooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Lounges
  • Offices
  • Retail

Tips on how to install a mirror - McCoy's Glass Useful guide to the installation of McMirrors.pdf

More information on Locally supply mirrors - PFG-Mirror-Storage-Handling-and-Installation-Guide-28Aug20.pdf

Patterned glass is available in several clear patterns and 3 different amber patterns. 

It obscures the view, allowing for privacy without the loss of natural light, is both decorative and functional. Certain obscure glass can be toughened if safety glass. 

Some obscures can be laminated to provide an obscure look and decrotive look but at the same time offering the safety component.

Please view our offerings in thickness and available sizes - Click here


For clear view on a few options please see below,

Wintervue (Artic) - High Obscurity

Oceanvue (Pacific) - Medium Obscurity

Slendervue (Narrow Reed) - High Obscurity

Contact us for more options or samples - Click here

NSG Group -Pilkington Glass by McCoy's Glass

McCoy's Glass imports a wide range of products from the NSG Group - Pilkington from their plants from all over the world.

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AGC Glass by McCoy's Glass

McCoy's Glass imports directly from AGC Europe. McCoy's Glass imports several performance glass, tinted floats and many other product from the AGC group that contributes to our wide offering to our customer.

Saint Gobain by McCoy's Glass

McCoy's Glass imports from Saint Gobain. McCoy's Glass imports several performance glass, tinted floats and many other product from the Saint Gobain group that contributes to our wide offering to our customer.

Guardian Glass by McCoy's Glass

McCoy's Glass imports from Guardian Glass. McCoy's Glass imports several performance glass product from the Guardian Glass that contributes to our wide offering to our customer.

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McCoy’s Glass Wholesalers is the largest independent distributor of BUILDING GLASS products in Africa. McCoy’s currently supplies the most comprehensive range of building glass products currently available in AFRICA which are stocked and distributed from one of our 15 warehouses located across South


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