Glazing Leaks – Why Your Windows “Weep,” And What You Can Do About It

Let’s face it – leaks are never a good thing. From tents to roofs, bicycle tyres to windows, and everything in between; if it’s leaking, it’s a problem. Glazing leaks are particularly annoying because let’s be honest, most houses have a lot of windows! So the potential for leaks is high. But the news is not always bad. Some leaking windows have simple, easy-to-remedy causes that require nothing more than a little silicone sealant to rectify. Of course, some problems [...]

Why Choosing The Right Aluminium Supplier Makes All The Difference

These days, our first instinct when we want to know anything is to look it up online. And of course, that’s always a good place to start. In some cases, it’s also a great place to finish, if you’ve found all the answers you need. Occasionally, however, you need to dig a little deeper to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for. Searching for aluminium suppliers is a case in point. With so many suppliers out there, [...]

Glass Fittings – Keeping Up Your Good Work

Glass is the material of the millennium. We prefer it for food and beverage storage, and we love to include it in our homes and offices. When it comes to building design, it’s not hard to see why glass is so popular with architects, designers and homeowners alike. It’s aesthetically pleasing and can be moulded into just about any size, style and shape. It’s ideal for walls, windows, doors and partitions, as well as balustrades and shower enclosures. When [...]

Floor Springs – For When You Need Closure

There are so many options available when it comes to choosing door closers that it can leave you feeling, well, completely floored! So, with all this choice, why would you decide to use floor springs instead of a standard door closer? They are after all, a little more expensive, and they require a little more expertise on installation. They are, of course, also very worth it! Benefits Of Floor Springs Floor springs are the perfect choice for glass doors as they are [...]

When One Door Closes….Let’s Hope You Have A Door Closer!

We all know the old adage, “When one door closes, another one opens,” and the witty, somewhat tongue-in-cheek alternative: “When one door closes, another one slams in your face!” Well, not if you have a door closer installed! In fact, it’s a mystery why every door in every building doesn’t have one! A door closer is an incredibly useful piece of engineering. We’re probably all familiar with them from hospital and hotel visits, and they’re an essential component of emergency [...]

See The Light With Aluminium-Framed Curtain Walls

Ever since aluminium became available for non-military use after the end of World War II, this incredibly versatile material has found numerous applications throughout the construction industry. It is used extensively for doors, exterior cladding, suspended ceilings, roofing, wall panels and partitions. It is also the material of choice for many glazed structures, such as window frames and curtain walling systems. What Is Aluminium-Framed Curtain Walling? You may know curtains as something we use to cover a glass window at night. [...]

Cut Cleaning Time In Half With Enduroshield

Glass is pretty much flavour of the month right now. We love using glass bottles and storage containers over plastic ones. We love the wonderfully sustainable nature of glass, and its almost endless recyclability. And we love that its origins lie in two of our most ancient elements – fire and earth (well, sand, to be strictly correct). What we don’t love, however, is cleaning the darn stuff. Particularly windows. We love windows, of course, but they are no [...]

Aluminium Windows – The Anatomy Of A Window

Windows are things we tend to automatically look through, but have you ever really taken the time to look at one? Probably not. A window is, after all, just a simple bit of equipment, right? Glass, a frame and some sort of opening mechanism. What’s really so fascinating about them that warrants a closer look? Well, pretty much everything, actually! There is a lot more to aluminium windows than you might think. And a lot more science behind whether [...]

Why We Love Glass Facades In Retail (And You Should, Too!)

There are a number of excellent reasons why large, successful retailers choose wide expanses of glass to adorn the front of their store; the most important of which is increasing the visibility of their products. Indeed, the design and positioning of these products within window displays have become more of a science than an art and is testimony to the importance of visual merchandising. Glass facades are ubiquitous in retail spaces and are enjoying more and varied uses as the [...]

Silhouette Glass Fitting Systems – Transparently Beautiful Design Solutions

What do you think of when you see the following words: sleek, honest, modern, timeless, durable, and corporate? It won’t surprise you to know that these are a collection of terms used to describe Silhouette glass fitting systems from GHI. Can a humble sheet of glass live up to these rather grand descriptions? We think so, and we’d love to show you how. Glass Fitting Systems in Architectural Design Outside of its durability and energy efficiency, glass offers architects an incredible medium [...]