Wrap Your Wine Cellar in a Seamless Glass Facade

Custom wine cellars are fast becoming one of the hottest trends of the 20s. No, we’re not referring to a dark little room hidden beneath the outside shed with the perfect temperature, but which smells like dust and mould.  Rather, we’re looking at the inspiring move towards a sleek and contemporary wine cellar with a frameless glass facade which exudes light and luxury. Whether you’re building a new home, or you’ve got some renovations planned, stop for a moment and consider...

The Importance of a Good Locking System in Securing Your Home

No doubt, you spend a fair sum of money on security; in South Africa, it’s just something we do. From gates and fencing to burglar bars and alarms, it tends to add up, doesn’t it? However, there are some excellent ways of securing your home without shelling out on a state-of-the-art security system or a 24-hour guard, and many of these simple solutions come down to a good locking system. The Role of a Great Locking System Let’s work through the various...

Architectural Aspects to Help With Improving Your Property Valuation

The property market came to a grinding halt in the abysmal first quarter of 2020, but with the slow lifting of lockdown regulations, we are starting to see some movement as the beast awakens. Many homeowners who were considering selling their home can now gratefully pick up the reins.  While the market may be a little sluggish for a few more months, many are interested in how to improve their property valuation. We obviously want to maximise the return on...

The Types of Glass Available for Building and Renovations and Their Uses

How many of you have wandered into a Starbucks and asked for a coffee, only to be met with the blank stares of Millennial baristas? We simply don’t order ‘coffee’ any more without answering the barrage of questions: Short, tall, vente, skinny, chai, vanilla, soy, coconut, flat, oat milk, honey…?  In much the same way, if you are involved in home or office renovations, then you won’t simply ask for glass. Understanding the types of glass available will assist us...

Draft-Proof Windows and Doors For the Cosiest Winter Home

April is arguably one of the best months of the year in South Africa. Warm sunny days give way to fresh, cool evenings, and there are a bunch of holidays for us to enjoy a little time off to boot. Chances are, we’re not thinking about how to draft-proof our windows and doors in preparation for the icy fingers of winter.  But those chilly days will come along with equally frosty nights and preparing now just makes sense.  What can we...

Why Every Office Needs Interior Glass Partitions

Interior glass partitions modernize workspaces in surprisingly beneficial ways. Think of what a difference large office windows played when they were first introduced into high-rise buildings. That was step one in the ‘let’s think out the box’ for office spaces. Clients and employees alike benefit from the ‘big picture’ views they facilitate. Now add glass partitions for the interior spaces and you’ll have modernized and created a whole new set of circumstances that benefit your business. For one thing, glass...

10 Things to do in the Bathroom During Load-shedding

Load-shedding happens whether we like it or not. We can either choose to moan or we can proactively set about doing something we neglect while we wait. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in any home and paying it regular attention benefits everyone. Here are our top ten tips on making the best use of load-shedding for a beautiful bathroom. Load-shedding Tasks   Put Shaving Cream on the Mirrors Get the kids in on this one!  Small bathrooms may only have...

How Frameless Glass Has Changed The Way We Build

Committed to being the ‘wind beneath the wings’ for the frameless glass industry, are those who make it all possible with the matching architectural hardware. Staying at the forefront these days takes a company with its eye on quality, efficient service, and competitive pricing. That is a big ask but GHI Architectural Solutions for one, are confident they are ready and waiting for the way of the future. The 2018 UN World Urbanization Prospects Report expects that by 2050, an...

Silhouette Balustrades and Pool Surrounds Offer Safety In Style

If you haven’t heard of Silhouette balustrades for pool areas yet, then this article will be of interest. There’s something about a clear blue body of water that soothes the human spirit. All too often, the best such an effect is left to feature TV programs or on magazine covers that show stunning pool areas with rim-flow views to the ocean. Ours at home, are fenced in - as well they should be, or behind garden walls. There’s not even...

See-through, Sleek & Slim Silhouette Solutions – Frameless Glass Balustrades

Iconic city structures, head offices, gyms and discerning homeowners are fitting high-end frameless glass balustrades wherever possible. Gone for good are dark passages and dingy stairwells. Stringent safety standards have seen further applications for balconies, landings, pools, staircases, showers, wall-and-door systems to name a few. GHI Architectural Solutions boast an incredible product range in the way of the Silhouette frameless glass systems. All the Magic of Glass in the Best Places Due to upholding excellence in safety standards, larger sections of...

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