Glass

What is safety glass?

glass by AAGAs its name suggests, safety glass is a lot safer than any other forms of glass. Safety glass is toughened glass that is less likely to fragment and splinter when broken.

What is safety glass?

Safety glass comes in two main forms in Australia.

Laminated safety glass which is made from two sheets of glass bonded together with an interlayer. The interlayer helps to prevent the glass disintegrating when broken.

Toughen safety glass which is made by heat treating the glass to make it 5 times stronger than normal glass. This process is also tempered glass. Toughen glass which still break but it is stronger than normal glass and will break into small pieces rather than shatter into splinters.

Why use safety glass?

  1. Safety – Breakage resistant
  2. Comply with Australian Standards
  3. Great range

Breakage resistant

Safety glass offers safety for your family as it minimises the risk of injuries when the glass is broken, giving you a peace of mind knowing you and your loved ones are safe. The high strength and unique design of laminated glass prevents it from shattering into large shards when broken.

Safety glass is less likely to break than normal glass.

Comply with Australian Standards

You need to install safety glass when using glass in many areas of your home like high traffic areas and bathrooms. Please ask Aspired Aluminium & Glass or refer to AS1288Glass in Buildings.

Great range

Safety glass comes in a variety of high quality products that can suit your needs and budget.

Safety glass is used in doors, windows, showerscreens, vanities, balustrades wardrobe doors most areas where you would use glass.

Safety glass

Accidents happen but you can reduce the risks of accidents or even death by using safety glass for your home.

At Aspired Aluminium & Glass, we provide you excellent glass solutions to fit your lifestyle. We love helping you and your family. Contact us for tradesmen who really care on 9791 5500 to discuss all your glass and aluminium needs. Ring us now for a free quote.

Make your bathroom beautiful with frosted glass

Mermaid Screen by Aspired Aluminium and GlassGlass is a great addition to any home – especially in bathrooms. However, you might be concerned about how much privacy it affords you as they are clear, transparent, and sometimes using windows means no privacy at all.

Go for frosted glass

Value your privacy so much? You can use frosted glass. What is a frosted glass? A frosted glass is a type of glass that doesn’t allow you to see through but still lets in plenty of light. The glass is made opaque through certain processes such as:

  • Applying frosted window films
  • Sand blasting or acid etching

The glass can be uniformly frosted or you can have a design during the frosting process in order to create a unique design that will surely make your frosted glass beautiful.

Frosted glass is perfect for your bathroom

Your bathroom is naturally an area with water so using curtains or blinds to cover your clear glass is always the best option. Your best bet is to use frosted glass.

Why use frosted glass in the bathroom:

  • It makes your bathroom light and open
  • Keeps your privacy

Make your bathroom light and open

Fully Frame Showerscreen by Aspired Aluminium & GlassWe all spend lots of time in our bathrooms off and on throughout the day, whether you are taking a bath, doing your hair or makeup, washing your hands etc. Frosted glass allows light to enter making your bathroom brighter and more open, saving you having to turn the light on.

Keep your privacy

You can have your windows as large as you like without fear that your neighbours will be getting a free show!

You can frost certain parts of your window to create beautiful designs – it’s up to you. Anyone who will use the bathroom while you are showering will not see anything they shouldn’t

Frosted glass is perfect for shower screens too. Use frosted glass in order to keep the water in without any loss of light. Make your bathroom beautiful with frosted glass.

For your glass needs – whether frosted or not, contact Aspired Aluminium& Glass. We have different kinds of glasses to suit your every requirement. Give us a call now and get your free quote.

3 places you may not have considered using glass in your home!

Modern Glass SplashbackYou see glasses anywhere. Glass is used in both commercial and residential buildings for a range of different purposes. In homes, glasses have become an important architectural element, as well as allowing ventilation, light and privacy.

Glasses can be used in a variety of applications which includes:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Kitchen splashbacks
  • Shower screens
  • Mirrors

How you use glass is only limited by your imagination. Glass is an essential component to the success of your project, whether it’s a new project that needs professional help or a DIY project at home.

Uses of glass

Can you believe there are even more uses for glass in your home? Here are a few areas you may not have considered that glass can not only be used but create a spectacular effect:

  • Balustrades
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Benches and tabletops

Balustrades

Balustrades can be made from timber or concrete, but they can also be made from glass. Glass balustrades are ideal for balconies, pool fence or other application where fences are required. Glass balustrades can give you a protective barrier while giving you uninterrupted views and allow the light to shine through.

If you want to secure your privacy or just want to add a personalized touch to your decor, no problem! There is a range of coloured and patterned glasses that you can choose from for your balustrades.

Bathroom vanities

If you want the best bathroom experience, use only the best! Glass bathroom vanities can be functional while giving you a clean and contemporary, perfect for a minimalist look. Glass vanities come in clear glass right through to coloured and patterned glasses or a combination of both.

Benches and tabletops

More and more Aussies are using glass benches and tabletops for their homes. They offer a sleek, modern look to your home and can be teamed with many other materials to make your ideal style. Use a matching splash back and bench top in your kitchen as the feature and build your décor around it for an amazing effect.

As you can see glass for your home is so versatile, whether you need it for functionality or as a perfect feature statement.

Looking for glass for your home? Contact Aspired Aluminium & Glass. Glass for your home is so much more than just windows and mirror; which of course we can help you with too.

Ring Aspired Aluminium & Glass on 9791 5500 now to discuss your needs and be amazed with how glass can brighten up your home.

Choosing the best type of glass for your windows

double glazing windowsWindows can make or break a home’s thermal performance. If you use the wrong type of glass for your windows, you’ll end up with a big problem. Why because your windows can cause your home to overheating in summer and winter you will get a lot of heat loss. This doesn’t just cause you so much discomfort but can also double your energy bills!

The right glass for your window

Before you end up paying expensive bills and experience a lot of inconvenience, choose the right glass for your windows. This will allow you to have your windows perform at their optimum efficiency all year round.

Double glazing option

Do you have large single panes of glass in your home? Replacing them will make your home much more efficient.Double glazed windows means you can have your cake and eat it too, you won’t have to compromise on having your lovely view.

Double glazing means that each window compromises of two panels of glass which is separated by a spacer. Double glazed windows prevent heat transfer, helping to keep the hot air out in summer and the warm air in for winter. Double glazed windows are very good especially when you live in an area where there is a large temperature range of hot and or cold – such as the Australia where the weather can be extremely harsh.

Bi Fold Windows by Aspired Aluminium & Glass

Other window options

Windows come in different shapes and sizes which makes them perfect for removing hot air from your home in summer and allowing some airflow in winter without letting in the bitterly cold wind. When planning the position of your home and windows think about where the sun travels during summer and where the prevailing breezes come from. The correct positioning and the right windows in your home can make a huge difference to the temperature inside your home and your comfort level.

Windows for your needs

For more information about window efficiency and double glazed windows, contact Aspired Aluminium & Glass. We can discuss all your window needs and the options available plus we can even do the window installation for you, call us now on 9791 5500.

Be home comfortable in your home all year round and save money too.

Aspired Aluminium & Glass, tradesmen who really care!

 

What is the right glass for your home?

windowsHaving the right glass does make a difference, and with so many types available on the market today, which one should you choose? When it comes to finding the correct glass, there are two sets of factors you should consider – the basic factors and the secondary factors. Secondary factors are usually dependent on the basic factors.

What are the basic factors?

The basic factors include the climate, location and the orientation of your windows. Let’s talk about them one by one.

Climate

When choosing glass for your home, always consider the area where you live. For cold winter you need to think about choosing a glass that offers better insulation. While ordinary glass is good, it allows heat loss during cold weather. To have better insulation you can consider choosing:

  • Low emissivity (Low E ) glass
  • Double glazed windows
  • Or heavy drapes

These types of glasses are better at improving your home insulation. Living in a warmer climate,you can choose tinted glass, it is better at absorbing and reflecting the heat, keeping your home cool during those hot summer days.

glass windowLocation

The place where you live also plays an important factor. If you live in a noisy neighbourhood, near a major road or work shift you might want to think about choosing a noise reducing glass.

Orientation

You need to consider the location and orientation of your windows. How much sunlight does your window receive? For example, a north facing sunrooms could capture sunlight without exposing you to the harmful afternoon heat. The type of glass you use should match the position of your windows to get the most out of it. For a window that gets most of the sunshine, use Low E coated glass. It can make your room appear slightly darker and keep out most of the sunlight.

The importance of finding the right glass for Australian homes

If you think that your home is fine with ordinary windows, perhaps you should double check. Ordinary glass has a higher chance of heat and cold leakage problems. Also, don’t forget that choosing the right glass could provide you with a comfortable indoor environment and at the same time, give you maximum natural light levels all year round.

When looking for the perfect glass, contact Aspired Aluminium & Glass. We have a diverse range of glass to suit your house. Ring us today on 9791 5500 and we’ll help you find the right window solution for your home.

How to care for your glass windows?

Security ScreenBeing cold, the last thing you think of is your house getting hot by the sun. Then when the weather is lovely, the least of your concerns are your windows. Before long it will be summer and so hot. You want to enjoy the lovely weather outside but did you know that windows can greatly contribute the heat inside your home?

That’s right! Because windows are a potential source of major heat gain, especially if they are old and are left unattended. It would be a great idea if you considered some care for your windows. Who knows, apart from protecting your windows, you can save money too!

Caring for your windows

When summer time comes around, time for some window lovin’ care. When was the last time you checked your windows for possible repair? Did you just recently have them cleaned? If not, here’s what you should do:

  • Wash your windows
  • Check the windows
  • Stop any airflow
  • Include finishing touches

If your windows are extremely old, replacing them sooner, rather than later is a good solution. However, if replacement is not a choice right now – due to a tight budget, minor damages can be repaired.

Don’t overlook window treatments – it can be curtains or a blind, whatever will suit your taste. Just make sure to choose light colours to have that airy and fresh ambiance inside.

clean windowsHow to care for your glass windows?

In addition to saving money on heating costs, caring for your windows will ensure they will keep your family comfortable for many years to come! Leave the heat outside where it should be, care for your windows and be comfortable inside – even on a hot summer day!

Do your windows need some updating? Do they need to be replaced? Contact Aspired Aluminium & Glass for your needs. We offer windows of any types as well as doors, mirrors and splashbacks. We also do window installations. Ring us now and organise your obligation free measure and quote.

The benefits of laminated glass

window glassYou’ve probably heard a lot of good things about laminated glass. Perhaps you’re considering using it for your home. Windows, doors and shower screens are just a few ideas where you can utilise laminated glass.Well, you can’t go wrong with your options but first, let’s discuss what laminated glass is.

What is laminated glass?

Laminated glass is made up of two pieces of glass with an interlayer of polyvinyl butyral or PVB in between the pieces. PVB is a type of pliable plastic and when all the layers are stuck together, it creates a sheet of glass that is break resistant – thus, it is called laminated glass. A laminated glass can be broken but is better at absorbing the shock than other types of glass. In the event that a laminated glass breaks, the PVB holds the glass fragment in one place so it doesn’t shatter.

The benefits of laminated glass

Laminated glass becomes the choice of many homeowners because of these reasons:

  • Safer than regular glass. Traditional glass can break easily which can be dangerous for those near the glass fragments. PVB in a laminated glass allows the pieces to stick together even if it is cracked.
  • Provides a high level of security. Laminated glasses are hard to break. It will deter possible intruders.
  • Extremely durable. They last longer since they don’t break easily. Laminated glass can withstand rocks and other debris when making contact.
  • Excellent sound barrier. Outdoor noise will not penetrate through a laminated glass. It can provide a quieter interior for your home.
  • Law – in some situations safety glass (laminated glass is a form of safety glass) must be used in Australian Homes. See our Do I have to use safety glass in my home? Article for more details

The benefits of laminated glass

Want to have laminated glass in your home? Contact Aspired Aluminium & Glass for all your glass needs. We are your qualified tradesmen that provide you with quality glass. Ring us today for a free quote.

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Do I have to use safety glass in my home?

glass doorThere are many types of glass that you can use for your windows and doors at home. One of the best types is a safety glass. This type of glass is designed to withstand harsh impacts and isn’t damaged easily. Many people install safety glass because of the protection it provides.

What is safety glass?

Ordinary window glass is a good option – until it breaks and shatters into shards, which can cause serious and fatal injuries. It is brittle and can be easily shattered, even by something that has low impact.  This is why the use of safety glass is recommended especially if you want to ensure safety in your home.  The principal feature of a safety glass is its remarkable performance under impact. It can absorb the energy of the impact resisting penetration in the process. Although the glass may eventually break, it doesn’t shatter into pieces, making it much less dangerous.

Invest in a safety glass

If you want to make sure your glass windows will not pose any risk to your family, choose safety glass. With its anti breaking properties, you can protect your family should there be any situation that causes the glass to be shattered. There are also several benefits you can get from using safety glass which include:

  • UV control
  • Sound reduction
  • Security
  • Durability
  • Design versatility
  • Ease of installation
  • Legal requirement.

No doubt, safety glass is perfect for your home.

Do I have to use safety glass in my home?

Yes, absolutely! For areas of your home that are prone to have accidents, you must fit safely to comply with Australian Standard. Does your glass comply, ask Aspired Aluminium & Glass.

Safety glass in your home can make a massive difference. Safety glass will make your home safety and help to decrease serious glass injuries.

Install safety glass, whether it’s in a new home or you want to replace ordinary glass, contact Aspired Aluminium & Glass. We have a wide range of glass products, including safety glasses. We also offer installation services. Ring us today for a free quote.

 

4 types of window glass that you should know about

glass by AAGAre you thinking about buying or are looking to replace your home’s window glass? When it comes to choosing a one, there are a variety of options. There are many types of window glass, each with different purposes and characteristics. In order to get the most of your glass windows, it’s important that you know what to look for.

Types of window glasses

Knowing the different types of window glasses can give you an idea of when, how and where they are usually used. As a result, you can choose a window glass that will best suit your home and your personal needs. Here are 4 types of window glasses you should know about:

  1. Insulated windows
  2. Heat absorbing tinted glass
  3. Low Emissivity (Low E) Glass
  4. Impact resistant glass

Insulated windows

When it comes to energy efficiency, insulated windows are your best choice. They will keep your home cooler during those hot and humid days plus giving you the opposite effect in winter keeping youwarm and toasty during the chilly days. They are designed to have low emittance coating that provide proper insulation against cold and heat. Insulated windows also help reduce noise.

Heat absorbing tinted glass

This type of glass uses a type of glaze that reacts to heat. When heat is absorbed, it changes its colour. Your windows will absorb heat rather than reflecting it inside your home, making them perfect for keeping your house cool even during the hot summer months.

Low Emissivity (Low E) Glass

This type of glass has a special coating that filters the sun’s heat while still allowing the right amount of sunshine to enter into your home. It can reflect infrared heat from the sun in warmer months and reflect back infrared heat during the cold season.

Impact resistant glass

This type of glass is a popular choice for exterior windows as they are designed to withstand harsh outside conditions such as storms and may even a survive a high impact caused by falling debris. Impact resistant glass is stronger and remains intact even when shattered which makes them safe to use in houses for door, windows and shower screens.

4 types of window glass that you should know about

Need new windows or to replace your window glass? Contact Aspired Aluminium & Glass for all your needs. We can match whatever glass you currently have and install it for you promptly.Plus, we can give you expert advice if you are undecided as to what to choose. Ring Aspired Aluminium & Glass today for a free quote on 9791 5500.

 

Where to look for custom glass in Bunbury?

glass by AspiredLooking for the best place to buy custom glass products? Aspired Aluminium & Glass is your reputable glass company in Bunbury.

Reasons to buy custom made glass from Aspired Aluminium & Glass:

  1. Large range
  2. Reasonable price
  3. Australian made for local conditions

Large range

Enjoy the perks of buying custom made glass from Aspired Aluminium & Glass. We offer a wide variety of glass options to fit your exact design requirements for all your glass solutions.  You can choose the type of glass you require and even the colour. We can match any colour using our vast palette of colours, patterns and style.

Reasonable price

Glass cost depends on its quality, size, purpose and type. Aspired Aluminium & Glass offers affordable high quality glass products. We sell low energy glass that has great insulation properties and produces less solar radiation, perfect to reduce energy bills all year round.

glass shelving by AAGAustralian made for local conditions

No need to look overseas to get the best glass products to outlast you and the next generation. We are members of the Australian Window Association, so rest assured you will get the best results for your home. We provide you with a professional service and do repairs, if necessary. All our glass products are designed in accordance with the strict Australian Standards to provide you with a cosy indoor climate all year round.

We have a huge range of glass that can provide you with warmth in winter and cool air in summer. Our products are made with durability and security in mind, so worry no more about needing to replace your glass products.

Where to look for custom glass in Bunbury?

Aspired Aluminum & Glass of course.

For enquiries, call us on 9791 5500 and tell us what you need. We are qualified professional tradespeople who really care about your glass solution needs. Feel free to drop into our showroom at 12 Denning Road, Bunbury to see our current displays. Ring us today for a free quote!