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Patch a broken window

Patch a broken window

If you’ve ever broken a window after 5pm on a weekday or perhaps on the weekend during a game of backyard cricket, you’ll know that glass repair companies charge a pretty penny outside of business hours.  Now, you might have insurance, but who wants to lose their no claim bonus for a little window repair? […]

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How to handle glass safely

Handling glass has become a lot safer over the years. If you take your time, plan your job and use the correct safety gear you will be fine to do most standard jobs by yourself and handle glass safely. Choosing the right glass Using the right glass for the right job is the most important […]

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How to install a mirror safely

There are lots of different ways to install mirrors, in this post I’m going to focus on glue-back application, which like it sounds, is where glue is applied to the back of a mirror to hold it to the wall. Choosing the right silicone Always use a neutral cure silicone when gluing mirrors. Acidic cure […]

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Choosing the right glass

To do the job right – the first time, and to keep your family and friends safe, it’s important to choose the right glass. You’ll need to get the right thickness and, for certain jobs, the right coating. I’ll provide more detail in future posts, but these tips will give you an idea of the […]

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Choosing the right mirror

All kinds of things have been used to make mirrors throughout history, from pools of water to polished stones, copper and brass, to the most widely used today – mirrored glass. Mirrored glass is made by taking flat glass and coating one side with a reflective coating, which is mostly made from silver, it’s usually […]

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What is glass?

If you look up Wikipedia it will tell you that glass is “an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material”, usually made from 75 per cent silica, but what is glass?  Thankfully you don’t need to understand it’s chemical structure to work with it, but you may find a bit of advice along the way helpful, which is […]

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Fix a putty window

Fixing broken glass in your own widows is so easy it amazes me that more people don’t do it themselves. There are a couple of rules you need to follow with any window and as long as you follow these simple rules it’s easy as pie, and given the price some companies charge to fix […]

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repair an aluminium window or door

If you live in a house in Australia, there’s a good chance you have at least one aluminium sliding window and one day, whether it’s your son hitting a cricket ball through it or the cat knocking over the hat stand into it, one of those windows is going to break. This post is about […]

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DIY Glass Splashback

Below is a blog post about measuring and installing a glass splashback, if your after a quote or any questions click the quotes link below!  Painted glass splash backs have really taken off during my time in the industry. When I first started out I looked forward to fitting them, mainly because they looked so […]

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Cut a hole in glass

This is for all you jewel thieves out there, although after you read it you’ll understand why it’s not the best way to steal that magnificent pink diamond. Cutting a round hole follows all the same steps as cutting a circle, up until the releasing step, I have included illustrations below, as this can be […]