AN INTRODUCTION TO GLAZING
Glass is a wonder product used extensively in many industries today without even a thought to how it is made and its many uses and applications. Glass has developed from merely glazing windows or repairing broken panes to becoming a very practical and safe product as well as considerably improving the aesthetics of a building. Glass is now used in skylights, balustrades, glass doors, shop fronts, glass bricks and squash courts to mention but a few.
To many, glass has often been perceived as a dangerous product,and if it is used or handled incorrectly, it can very well be. However, the large range of glass products available today include toughened glass and bullet proof glass used for safety purposes in areas that require visibility and safety such as banks, oven doors, fire walls, ballustrades and roofs. The amazing properties of glass lend it to many applications. It can withstand heat and cold, pressure, extensive wear and tear and is waterproof. It is also available in a wide variety of colours and finishes.
- What is Glass?
- How is Glass Made?
- Making Flat Glass
- Basic Types of Glass Used in The Building Industry