Window and Glass Door Maintenance & Parts

Glass Now’s factory is located on the gold coast and is a one stop shop for all your glass requirements. We supply and cut most types of glass on site and we also have a range of glass fixings, rollers and maintenance products. Rollers, spare parts and installation are available for aluminium windows, glass doors, shower screens, shelves and mirrors.
 
If your sliding glass door is not sliding you may need to replace the rollers. Call 1800 686 693 and schedule a visit from our mobile glazing team. Our qualified team of glazier all have police checks and are available if and when required. Contact Glass Now for your window and door maintenance requirements and window and door hardware supply and installation.
 
Glass Now supply, install and maintain only quality of products for recognised suppliers for our both commercial and domestic customers. A dedicated team providing a quality service even in an emergency, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
Glass Now will also deal with your insurance company or body corporate in the event that your not required to pay for the work.
 
Glass Now also supply, fit and maintain commercial aluminium doors. We service all brands of glass sliding doors, including hinged doors, pivot doors, multi-stacking doors, bi-Fold and Auto Doors throughout Northern NSW and SE Qld.
 

Brisbane Glazing

Servicing all of Brisbane Suburbs, including Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Redlands Bay, Logan and the northern suburbs.

Why should you choose Brisbane’s number one Glazing team – Glass Now!!

1) We provide the lowest possible prices.

2) We operate 24hr 7 days per week

3) We adhere to the Australian Standards. As such we are AGGA members and trained and in AS 1288-2006. This is your assurance that we are a reputable supplier, certified and qualified as Brisbane’s Best Glazing service. Glass that we supply is always fit for purpose and from a reliable source. We always ensure that all documentation is verified and that the glass installed is fully compliant with the 1288 standard.

Servicing Brisbane glazing requirements requires providing advice on thermal performance, high risk access, wind loads, interior and exterior glazing, etc.

Our Brisbane glaziers all live locally and drive custom design work utes. This means our helpful and friendly glazing team is never far away, when you need us most. We supply Brisbane glass and our professional team install Brisbane glass.

 

Brisbane Window Glass Repair

Brisbane Glass Repair

Author; Simon Vaughan Marketing consultant

GlassNow glaziers have completed police checks.

Australia: National Police Check

Glass Now glaziers work in all sorts of locations across SE Queensland and Northern NSW. We supply our services to all domestic home environments and a wide variety of commercial businesses such as schools, hospitals, public housing, aged care, etc. This puts our glazing team in regular contact with vulnerable and young people.

Recently some of our clients have asked us for police checks to be completed as part of their compliance obligations. These requests are a reflection on the increasing demands of compliance obligations for most small business within Australia. Glass Now was happy to comply with the requests of our customers and all staff has now completed the required process.

Our glazing team is in contact with a wide range of domestic and commercial environments. As such the range of people is as diverse, with young and old, sick and healthy and everything in between. Our glaziers completed the national police check because we are serious about providing the highest levels of service and professionalism. We take our business seriously as such we also take our customer expectations the same way. Having completed the police checks gives Glass Now confidence that we are on a path of continuous improvement.

Gold Coast and Brisbane Glazing

Author; Simon Vaughan

Duties of a glazier

Glaziers work hard, glass comes in large heavy sheets. These sheets arrive in our factory on trucks and we manually store them so we have stock. So the trade of a “Glazier” basically requires the lifting, cutting and installing of glass to fit into aluminium/wood frames for domestic, commercial and automotive industries. Lifting requires PPE and technique, Cutting and installing both require the glazier to have specific tools and practiced technique. Like all trades glazing can be dangerous. The industry uses a hierarchy of controls when handling Glass to ensure safe handling.

Glass Now glaziers only service flat buildings glass, we do not supply curved glass for windscreens in the auto industry.

New commercial glazing work requires architectural plans to be read and interpreted. Drawings, specifications and the standard (AS1288-2006 AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS GLASS IN BUILDING) will determine the materials required for the intended work. The location of the glass, frames and process required for the installation of the glass will determine an estimated price. If the estimate is accepted, we order the glass and related fixing material. Once materials are available we measure the opening, cut and fabricate aluminium to fit the opening. Mark and cut glass to size weather proof with rubbers and secure with jams.

Most of the commercial glazing work we do is for shop fronts or entry doors. Glass door entry system for shops are many and varied. We have a wide range of suppliers and can supply and fit parts for all types of door systems used with Australia. We provide commercial glazing Brisbane and Gold Coast suburbs.

In a residential or domestic glazing situation, you have called us. We typically provide an estimate over the phone. Once you accept this price we schedule the next available glazier that suits your availability. Once onsite we typically repair glass, mirrors, windows, doors, table tops, shelves, balustrades, etc.

We supply glass gold coast from our factory outlet at Nerang. If you are looking for cheap glass supply on the gold coast, come to us.

glass now mobile glazing

glass now mobile glazing

 

Author; Simon Vaughan Digital Blitz

 

New Trendy Obscured Glass Styles

Obscured glass is used to create privacy and is most commonly found in the bathroom. Privacy may also be required on balconies, kitchens or where you wish to stop others looking in. We are currently stocking an exciting range of 14 new obscured styles, that will create a modern or designer look. Perfect for a bathroom renovation, balcony makeover or kitchen splashbacks. These new styles will help you to create a sense of style and luxury.
These new patterns do have some advantages over the traditional sandblasted designer techniques. It is much faster and cheaper to choose a pattern than getting a custom project sandblasted to your individual design requirements. These designs allow you to create decorative glass options such as pattern splashbacks and pattern mirrors.
 
Glass Now provides a wide range of glazing solutions for the residential or commercial building owner. Our core business is 24hr 7-day emergency glass repair service. We also provide a range of glazing solutions and products for the home renovator, builders, shop fitters, etc.
We have recently acquired a range of designer glass styles that are refreshingly new and very trendy. If you are looking for the WOW factor, read on!
Below are three samples of the exciting new range of modern and trendy glass patterns. The range is referred to as “opti” being a low-iron glazing product. Normal float glass tends to have a slight green tint. Low iron gives the glass a clearer appearance. So drop into our showroom in Nerang to look at the complete range.
obscured glass

floral glass pattern

 

designer obscured glass

designer obscured glass

Trendy glass pattern

Trendy glass pattern

Obscured Glass

Patterns are typically supplied in 6mm and 10mm toughened glass. Call us to discuss as we maybe able to customise the order for other glass sizes and laminated glass options if required.

Author; Simon Vaughan Digital Blitz

Impacts of Glazing on Passive Cooling your home

Passive heating comes from only one source the sun or solar radiation. Passive cooling comes from many sources; air movement, outside breeze, evaporation, earth coupling and reflection radiation.

The Gold Coast and Brisbane are considered a warm or temperate climate which then requires both the heating and cooling design requirements for your residential or business dwellings.

For example at my home in Burleigh Heads, we do not have air conditioning, from November to May we rely on the sea breeze or fans, to cool the house. This is passive cooling using free or low energy input solutions to cool your home.

The glazing design within a building will significantly impact the heating and cooling requirements. Apparently close to 40% of a buildings heat energy can be lost via the glass. More importantly, it is also reported that up to 85% of heat in a building will be gained via the glass. When renovating or building a new dwelling, window design will have a direct impact on the dwellings thermal performance (your comfort) and ongoing energy costs. Poorly designed glazing works as a passive heat load, not something you want.

In SE Queensland, it is important then to get the passive cooling of your building right and minimise the passive heat load.

Using cross ventilation, shade, films or tinting on window glazing can all help to prevent solar radiation or passive heat load. Additional structural passive cooling options may include lighter colours to reflect heat, thicker insulation and frame styles.

There is a huge range of glass windows styles and these will affect the impact on passive cooling.

For example window opening angles impact on how much cross ventilation can be achieved. The best windows for cross ventilation are louvres, hinged or pivoting windows as they open to at least 90°. Less effective window types for passive cooling are awning, hopper or casement windows, as these have short winders, providing smaller openings and less cross ventilation.

Consider installing new louvre gallery’s to allow breezes to pass through the building. Use of obscured glass will also help to maintain privacy and security. For passive cooling consider louvre placement, above doors or in internal walls to improve cross ventilation.

Glazing has the ability to make your home more liveable for more information – http://www.yourhome.gov.au/introduction/welcome-your-home.

Simon Vaughan Marketing Consultant

Free glass repair – do you qualify?

Let’s see how this might work for you.

Body Corporate businesses work on behalf of building owners and are traditionally bought and sold like any other business. Body Corporate Managers (BCM) are then engaged in a partnership with the owners and a Strata Management firm who provide administrative and secretarial services. The BCM provides a service, they should help with the day to day management of the physical property and its residents.

The BCM may even live in the building alongside the residents. On the Gold Coast and in Brisbane this is common practice and the BCM can even act as the leasing agent for the building. As a resident within a Body Corporate Structure, you will deal with the body corporate manager or a real estate agent, sometimes both.

Physical property is usually defined as the common areas such as halls, pools, gardens and typically all the exterior of the building, such as the roof, windows and doors. If you are an owner, renting or even on a short stay in a holiday unit you are responsible for the damage inside the unit. Break a mirror in the bathroom, you are going to have to pay for it.

The BCM acting on behalf of the owners is usually responsible for doing or organising the repair and maintenance of common property at the building. So here we go – do you qualify for free glass repair on the Gold Coast and Brisbane Australia. Well, Do YOU!!

First – you need to be a tenant in a building that has a body corporate structure?
Second – the glass repair (typically a glass door or a window) must be on the external wall or outside of the dwelling?

If you answer “YES” to both of the questions you should qualify and your body corporate should be picking up the bill, not you =
Happy Days and FREE GLASS REPAIR

Glass Now provides glass and aluminium repairs 24-hour, 7 days a week. Our Mobile glazing service provides maintenance and repair of all window and door frames within all Tweed, Gold Coast, Logan, Moreton Bay, Redlands Bay and Brisbane Suburbs

 

Simon Vaughan Marketing Consultant

Commercial Glazing – Doors, Shop Fronts and High End Architectural

Brisbane and Gold Coast based Glass Now continue to deliver both new and replacement glazing solutions for commercial offices and shops. We have a dedicated team that specialise in providing the right solution at the right price. Shop front installations need to look good and provide the professional appearance you are looking for. High end frameless glass installations can be used to create clean lines, glass roofs and internal glass partitions to provide natural lighting.

Shop and office entrances needs to be well designed and we supply a complete range of commercial door options. If you are considering retro refitting doors to improve access, improve the design or as a replacement we supply and fit all leading brands of pivot doors, bi folding doors, stacker doors and automatic doors.

Adding mirrors to shops and bars is a great way to create the illusion of more space and glass counters and glass showcases provide a transparent and hygienic barrier to separate your products from your clients.

Does your store design needs improvement? The range of possibilities within high end architectural glass options is large so give Glass Now a call today and we can discuss your exact requirements.

Simon Vaughan Marketing Consultant

Why are bathroom windows more expensive to repair?

This is because bathroom windows are a combination of toughened and obscured Glass.

The benefits of obscure glass is that it allows light to enter the room and also preserves the privacy of the people within the room. Most of the obscure glass we sell at GlassNow is used within bathrooms, toilets or near entry doors. Obscured glass is sometimes referred to as frosted glass and there is a large range of styles available, common types include Arctic, Cathedral, Satinlite and Spotswood. In some situations our customers need us to match a broken window to the existing style of glass used within the building.

In most situations when installing toughened glass we need to make two trips to your location. This is because toughened glass is not able to be cut and will explode into small peddles or relatively harmless fragments.

The first trip is to measure the exact size and the second trip is to supply and install. Usually this whole process takes approximately 5 working days, as the glass has to be sent back to the factory to undergo additional heat treatment. The good news is that toughened glass is approximately 4 to 5 times stronger than float glass of equal thickness, making it safer choice.

Bathrooms are considered to be an area of the building that has a higher risk of accidents occurring. The most obvious reason being that these areas get wet and hence the increased possibility of a slip or a fall. Being a bathroom there is also a good possibility that you will be naked and let’s face it slipping on wet tiles is bad enough. Luckily the possibility of cutting yourself at the same time is greatly reduced due to Australian standard AS1288-2006 specifying the use of toughen glass within bathrooms and toilets.

Author Simon Vaughan

Glass Replacement

Most of what we do at GlassNow involves replacing broken glass within a building, a like for like replacement of a flat glass panel in a window or door. Sometimes a like for like replacement is harder to do as the glass standards may have changed or the original materials used are no longer available due to age of the building. Do not worry!! This is a very rare situation and we are always able to provide you with a solution as we take the business of glass replacement seriously and our customers can expect GlassNow to provide quality workmanship from a professional glazing business.

How do we assess what type of glass can be used in your situation is determined by the size and location of the glass and how the relevant Australian standard AS1288-2006 applies to those situations. As a basic guide most windows are float glass, while doors tend to be safety glass.

When discussing glass replacement options with clients we always consider what would work best for the customer individual circumstances when selecting from the three types of glass commonly used within buildings. The three main types of building glass we use for replacements are float glass, laminated glass and toughened glass. Laminated glass and toughened glass are often grouped together under the term Safety Glass.

Float glass is used whenever possible mainly because it is faster and cheaper to work with. Float Glass breaks into dangerous shards but it can absorb minor impacts. Float glass is not designed to be used within a door for example, where you would expect people and objects to come into contact with the surface of the door.

Laminated glass consists of two or more sheets of float glass bonded together by heat and pressure with a high strength interlayer. Laminated glass holds together when it breaks and is able to absorb much harder impacts. Laminated glass provides better safety, security, noise reduction and structural integrity than float glass.

Toughened glass is float glass that has had additional heat treatment to increase the strength of the glass. When toughened or tempered glass breaks it turns into small pebbles. Toughened or tempered glass is typically the most expense but it does create options for improved strength and heat resistance. High wind loads, pet doors or heat stress are example of where toughened glass maybe used.

GlassNow is a one stop shop for all flat glass used within buildings. We supply a wide range of speciality glass types from our factory outlet at Nerang.

Author Simon Vaughan marketing consultant