How to Make a Stove Glass Template

Step-by-Step Visual Guide

Stove glass can be broken for a number of reasons. A common reason is by tightening the screws too tight on your glass. When the fire gets hot, the metal door expands, but the glass doesn’t and therefore it cracks, or as seen below, a log has not been placed far enough back into the wood-burner, and this has broken the glass. If your glass is an unusual shape or is shaped, we can create a new piece of glass to your exact shape and measurements using a template.

If you have the broken glass:


Piece the glass together

Start by carefully piecing together the broken glass to its original shape on a white piece of paper or card.


Draw around the glass

Making sure you hold the glass tightly together, using a thin pen carefully draw around the edges.


Remove the glass from the template

When you have drawn around the glass, carefully remove it.


Label your template & send

Write your name, full address, postcode and telephone number inside the template before posting it to us for a quotation. Once we have received the template, we will ring you with a price. If you are happy to proceed, we will take your order and payment at the same time.

If you do not have the glass:


Measure & create a template

Use a tape measure to measure the inside of your stove door aperture and use these measurements to cut out a cardboard template to fit the glass aperture of your door.


Adjust & order

Offer the cardboard template up to the glass aperture, trimming and adjusting as necessary, making sure there is a 2 millimetre gap between the template and the glass aperture

Finally measure the template and input the sizes into our website under Glass Cut to Size on our Home Page, to get a price. This calculator only applies to rectangular or square glass. If your glass is shaped, please post the template to us, remembering to add your contact details to the template. We will contact you with a quotation.

Need expert help?

There is a lot more to replacing your stove glass and rope seals than first appears, why not let our experienced engineers take the strain in our workshop? Please get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation quotation – the ADS team is always here to help.