Every year, bus operators have to spend huge sums on repairing shattered bus shelters - completely unnecessarily. Taxpayers’ money that could be used for innovation, security and the greater good. Hammerglass has developed a new generation of bus shelters in a stylish design that can withstand heavy blows. And we mean heavy blows! This is how we win the battle against the saboteurs. Expensive, you say? Not at all, we reply. The cost of replacing ordinary, tempered glass with Hammerglass pays for itself after ONE single replacement.
Vandal-proof solutions for new and older bus shelters
Vandal-proof bus shelters
We proudly present the Hammerglass Bus Shelter!
The Hammerglass Bus Shelter stands firm and blends into its surroundings, it keeps the passenger visible and protected from wind and rain - and anyone who feels like trying to break the glass will soon give up. Because it is more or less impossible.
The bus shelter is modular in design and can be adjusted in size according to requirements - it can actually be any length. The bus shelter is delivered as a kit and can also be delivered with its own concrete plinth. The most important difference is that a Hammerglass Bus Shelter has break proof panels of Hammerglass and will therefore eliminate repair costs for glass breakage and replacements. The whole shelter is designed to last a long time and to reduce maintenance costs.Download brochure
Design and installation
- Modular system - Unlimited length
- Hammerglass is 300 times stronger than glass - No glass breakage
- Half the weight of glass - No unnecessarily heavy lifting
- The panels can not be kicked out - The Hammerglass panels remains where they are!
- Hammerglass unique nano-treated surface is very easy to clean - When it comes to graffiti, marker tags or other soiling, most known detergents can be used to clean up
- Hammerglass does not burn - Unlike acrylic/plexiglass, the panels are self-extinguishing
- Supplied with or without concrete plinth
How much does all this cost?
Hammerglass costs slightly more than ordinary glass, but in return it does not need to be replaced as a result of glass breakage or graffiti. From a cost perspective over the bus shelter’s life cycle, Hammerglass is a highly advantageous investment.
In case of scratches
Is Hammerglass susceptible to scratches? Both ordinary glass and Hammerglass can be scratched, but despite its hard coating, Hammerglass is a softer basic material than glass. To further reduce the effects of scratching, we have designed the bus shelter as a multi-segment system, which means that you only need to replace smaller panel parts and not the entire side wall. We also offer cross-patterned panels that effectively conceal any scratches.
- Modular system – Replace only the damaged panel
- Pre-printed pattern hides scratches
Replacement panels for damaged bus shelters
It is perfectly possible to retain existing bus shelters and ask us to install Hammerglass replacement panels. Hammerglass panels are flexible and can be appropriately shaped to fit into curved profiles, for example in roof constructions.
Replacing broken glass is most expensive. The use of Hammerglass in problem areas will make broken glass a thing of the past, and minimize the maintenance costs. That is the first step towards healthier economic viability and a sustainable solution for the common good. And that is precisely the point.
"We save more than 10.000 EUR a month"
In a pilot project in Stockholm, about 20 bus shelters were fitted with unbreakable Hammerglass.
"We have chosen the bus shelters that were most affected by vandalism and which needed the glass replacing every two weeks. Since the installation of Hammerglass panels, we have not had to replace any glass at all! We expect to have saved more than 10.000 EUR a month on these 20 bus stops alone - unimaginable figures really."
Nobina will now continue to replace glass with Hammerglass panels in their bus shelters:
"It is much nicer for the staff to wipe off graffiti than to walk around in broken glass with heavy panels. In addition to the working environment and finances, there is a third factor that is at least as important, namely that our customers can wait for the bus in a clean, undamaged bus shelter. We are definitely very satisfied and would like to invite other transport companies to come and see us for themselves." (Andreas Mehlqvist, Nobina)
Bring Hammerglass into your discussions!
Our designers can help with drawings and suggestions for functional solutions. We will be happy to erect demonstration panels at a heavily discounted price for trial installation of Hammerglass wherever it may be needed.
Decorate with a variety of prints and colours
Sometimes standard glass is not enough, you simply want "that little extra". With HammerART, Hammerglass panels can be provided with specially developed prints, offering limitless scope for customised design.
For bus shelters, we particularly recommend screen printing. Hammerglass panels can, for example, be provided with municipal coats of arms, or close-fitted patterns in different colours. It is also possible to digitally print photographs and artistic motifs, but this places slightly higher demands on fixtures and encapsulation of the print.
With larger series of panels there is the possibility of producing colour-impregnated Hammerglass.