Glass Types

Tinted Glass

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About Tinted Glass

Tinted glass is made by including colouring additives to normal clear glass during the manufacturing process. The majority of tinting is done with shades of bronze, grey, blue or green. These tones of glass significantly reduce glare and heat gain from the sun.

Supertoned glass, also known as supertinted, uses a heavier pigmentation to provide even greater solar heat control.

With the sunlight absorbing properties in tinted glass its ideally suited to warmer climates when ideal window orientation is not achievable. The coloured tint within glass absorbs a greater proportion of solar heat in comparison to clear glass.

Toned glass is particularly useful for reducing the sun’s impact on unshaded windows that you wish to keep unobstructed by other shading devices.

Tinted glass will reduce the amount of sunlight entering the home year-round.

With its sunlight absorbing properties, the use of tinted glass in north facing windows and doors is not recommended if you want to harness the winter sun to warm your home.

In colder areas, sunlight entering the home in winter is free heating that reduces costs, thus tinted glass would not be suited.


  • Reduction in heat and glare
  • Minimises furniture fading
  • Reduces cooling costs
  • Minimal exterior reflectance
  • Increases privacy during the daylight


  • Reduced outlook visibility
  • Visible light will decrease in thicker glass
  • Tinted glass will not look the same at night, lit rooms will be visible from the outside

Safety glass is a product that is designed to cause minimal injury when it breaks, compared to regular annealed glass. The two most commonly used safety glass products are laminated glass and toughened/tempered glass. Both products have very different and distinct features that provide various levels of safety and security.

Yes, however, the entire panel of glass will usually need to be replaced. We recommend replacing these panels with toughened glass as the hole required for the pet door makes the glass weak. Toughened glass alleviates this issue.

Laminated glass is two pieces of glass laminated together with an interlayer. When it breaks, it cracks but holds together, like a windscreen. Toughened glass is just one panel, but has undergone a process to make it 4-5 times stronger than normal glass. When it breaks, it shatters into thousands of small pieces the size of a fingernail.

Sometimes toughened glass will shatter instantaneously, without an apparent reason. This is often due to a small flaw within the glass itself from manufacture. If the flaw is present, the glass failure could happen at any time.

In the case of a glass emergency, we will attend the same day and can usually complete the repair on the first visit.

We can offer a range of different options to reduce outside noise entering your home. There are specific glass products available now that are designed for noise reduction that will significantly reduce noise without the need to completely replace the windows

We can offer a range of different options to reduce heat entering the home. We offer tinting services, but can also provide options for a high performance glass product specifically designed to reduce the heat entering the home.

Yes, we are an industry leader in the areas of accreditation, qualified tradespeople and safety. We are a founding member of the Australian Glass & Window Association national accreditation program and are active in the glass, glazing & window industry member forums and training programs.

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