Building Or Renovating? Choosing The Right Architectural Glass Solutions Is The Secret To Success

Glass is a hugely popular material for architects, designers and clients when building or renovating. Not just for structural use, such as for facades, stairwells and windows, but also for balustrades, shower doors and more. There are many reasons why glass is so popular, and here are just a few: Light And Beauty Glass absorbs, transmits or refracts light. Its translucency and transparency make it an extraordinarily beautiful material to use. Glass transmits up to 80% of available light in both [...]

Renovating Or Building – Do You Know What Hardware Suppliers Your Contractors Choose?

Ask anyone who’s ever built or renovated their home, and they’ll all say the same thing: It was stressful! These kinds of projects frequently go over time and over budget, and very often the homeowner feels completely out of control of the entire situation. As the person ultimately paying for everything, you should have the final say not only on what products you want, but also on what suppliers you would like to provide those products. In this way, you [...]

Step Into The Light – Solutions For Dark Spaces In Your Home

If you’ve ever turned up your face to the sun and stood there smiling, eyes closed, basking in the pleasure of the warmth and light, you’ll understand why natural light is so important to us as human beings. Sunlight makes us feel good – it stimulates our appetite and improves digestion and circulation, it boosts our immune system and white blood cell count, and it increases serotonin and endorphins. There’s definitely a reason why people who live in far northern [...]

Aluminium Sections – The Future Of Smart Building

For shop fronts, windows, doors and much more, aluminium is one of the most popular construction materials available. In fact, you’d probably be hard pushed not to find extruded aluminium sections in most buildings today. You only have to look at some of the benefits of this amazing alloy to understand just why it’s so popular: Recyclable Aluminium is not only abundant, but it’s also 100 percent recyclable. This means when you use it for your building project, you lower your [...]

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. [...]