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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When it comes to affordability, thermal performance and design flexibility, nothing beats aluminium windows. They are also good-looking, durable and low maintenance. Unlike other materials, aluminium won’t crack, split, swell or warp. It also extremely strong – three times stronger, in fact, than PVC, and over four times stronger than wood. With all these advantages, you might be wondering why all windows aren’t aluminium windows. If you’re not wondering that, you are no doubt someone who’s concerned about rust [...]