Gaz's Glazing Blog

  • Answering a Few Questions About Residential Stained Glass

    21 August 2018

    One good way to add style to your home's interior and exterior is to install stained glass! Stained glass windows add colour and eye-catching appeal to a house both inside and outside and can reflect coloured light in the home for a very unique look. While it's not unusual for churches and other such buildings to have stained glass windows, you might note some questions many homeowners have about these pieces so you know if stained glass is the right choice for your house.

  • Do You Need to Childproof Windows Close to Your Pool?

    3 July 2018

    If you're building a new swimming pool, you'll have to jump though a lot of hoops to make sure that your pool meets safety regulations. A lot of these rules are there to protect kids from having accidents in and around pools so, as a parent, you'll understand the logic of making sure that your pool and its surroundings are as childproofed as possible. What you may not realise is that pool safety isn't just about putting fencing, barriers and gates around the pool itself.

  • Choosing the Right Window Glass for Your Residential Home

    24 August 2017

    When having a new home built, or if you need replacement windows for your current home, you might take the time to consider the type of glass you want to use in order to add some style and even some insulation to the windows themselves. New windows give you the opportunity to upgrade to a glass that looks and functions better for the space, but you need to exercise some caution when choosing to ensure any glass window repairs can easily be undertaken.

  • Could Your Shower Screen Spontaneously Shatter?

    11 July 2017

    Like any room in your home, accidents can happen in your bathroom. There is something chilling about the idea of shower screens that can spontaneously shatter, seemingly with no obvious cause. There have been instances when such an event has happened, and while most shower screens are made of tempered (heat treated) glass, designed to break up into larger sections as opposed to small sharp fragments, these pieces of tempered glass can still cause injuries.

  • Creating a Zero Waste Bathroom with These Renovations

    27 June 2017

    An upcoming trend in the green lifestyle movement is to go with a zero waste lifestyle. This lifestyle means focusing on reducing the amount of waste you bring into the home and throw into the trash. For example, you may decide to make your own toothpaste instead of purchasing toothpaste and bringing in a plastic tube that can't be recycled and must become waste. As part of your new found zero waste lifestyle, you may want to create a bathroom environment that helps you maintain that lifestyle.

  • How to Choose the Right Glass for Your Commercial Building

    23 June 2017

    The glass you choose for your commercial building's windows and glass doors is very important; potential customers need to easily see through that glass, while you also want to ensure that the glass itself is not letting in too much hot sunlight. You also want glass that isn't easy for intruders and thieves to break so that they can gain access to your facility. With all those requirements in mind, note a few tips for choosing the right commercial glass for your building.

  • Why Your Window is Always Foggy and How to Resolve the Issue

    16 June 2017

    Have you noticed that your double glazed window appears foggy and remains so, even after your most vigorous cleaning efforts?  If that describes your problem here's what is going on and more importantly, what you can do about it. What Causes the "Fog"? The fog is the result of condensation forming between the glass panels. This occurs because the surface temperature of the window glass is so much colder than the room temperature.

  • Answering Some Simple But Important Questions About Glass Splashbacks

    15 June 2017

    Glass splashbacks are a great choice for any home, as they're very durable and work with a wide variety of decors without clashing or competing with the colours and materials of a home's cabinetry, benchtops and flooring. Glass splashbacks can make an otherwise dark kitchen seem brighter, as they reflect whatever light source there is in the space rather than absorbing it. If you're thinking of glass splashbacks for your kitchen, note a few simple but important questions you might have about the material and its installation, so you know what to discuss with a contractor and know if this is the right choice for your home:

  • Some tips for decorating with bathroom mirrors

    14 June 2017

    Bathroom mirrors are pretty straightforward. They hang over the sink, you stare blearily at them in the early morning, and they're handy for shaving or not getting lipstick on your teeth. What more is there? In fact, there's a lot you can do with your bathroom mirror to make your bathroom look a little brighter, warmer and more spacious. Here are a few tips on decorating with mirrors.  Use natural light