It is fair to say that being a glazier probably causes a few confused looks when you tell some one what trade you are in but being a glazier means you have to have a wide range of knowledge and expertise.
So glaziers are tradies that deal with all aspects of glass supply, repair and installation.
With specially designed architectural designed homes on the rise it has created a greater use of glass to create the dream of the owners.
This in turn has made the glazing trade evolve and all glaziers new and old have had adapt as its no longer good enough to just be doing “hack outs” which is the term for “hacking” out broken glass and replacing with new glass.
Glaziers now specialise in all different types of glass applications which is why making sure customers need to make sure they are getting a reputable and knowledge company when replacing there glass or installing a new shower in their home.
For the older generation if you think of your family home now compared to when you were younger, we had smaller windows which were generally double hung windows. Internally would mostly just be a cabinet mirror in the bathroom and that’s about it.
Now glass makes up almost 30% of our external cladding including big picture windows, glass sliding doors and glass balustrading.
Internally we have kitchen splash backs, huge mirrors in our bathrooms and internal glass doors throughout.
So really the question is not “What do Glaziers do?” but should be “What do I want my Glazier to do?”.
Glass Splashbacks – can come in almost any colour you can think of. And with advances in technology and design you can even get glass splashbacks with imbedded graphic designs.
Glass Balustrades – for pool surrounds, decking and stairwells can add a clean and spacious feel to an area.
Showerscreens repair & new installations– there are so many choices when it comes to shower screens including framed, semi-frameless and frameless. We can also service and repair your existing shower screen.
Glass Tabletops & Shelving – glass tabletops can be used to protect timber or marble surfaces or can be the table top itself. Tabletops that not fully supported should be Grade A toughened safety glass. Glass used to protect a surface may only be in ordinary float glass.
Glass Replacement – repair of broken windows and glass in doors.
Mirrors – Mirrors are often features in bathroom to bring in light and add bring a contemporary feel.
Pet Door Installations – we all love our pets and by adding a pet door to your glass window or door we can provide easy access in and out of the house.
External Cladding – often includes high rise glazing and requires a whole unique skill set.
Commercial shopfronts and Commercial Fit outs – think retail shops and all the glass required to fit it out. This could include curved glass, shelving, mirrors and internal partitions.
Install new aluminium doors and window Glazing – This is glazing new frames -timber, aluminum or steel.
Architectural Glazing Features – such as slumped glass and lead lighting as well as specialised coloured glass and often involves aluminium fabrication.
Double Glazing – or Insulated Glazing Units which are so prevalent now that it’s almost standard in all new homes being built in Queensland.
Supply & install new security screens to doors windows – Install extra security around the home by getting fly screens or security screens to your windows and doors around the home.
Window Tinting – Reduce the amount of heat coming into the home by tinting your windows.