Creating and Beautifying with Glass: Ideas for Crafters and Homemakers

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5 Reasons Why You Should Treat Damaged Glass On Your Shop Front As An Emergency

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Commercial businesses are best known for their glass fronts that allow prospective customers to get a taste of what’s inside without having to actually step inside. These glass fronts serve as marketing displays for businesses such as clothing stores, cafes, restaurants, art exhibitions, retails stores, and many more. As is the nature with glass, such store fronts can get damaged due to accidents, vandalism, weather elements, or otherwise. If this happens to your business’ glass front display, it is important that you seek emergency repairs for a number of reasons.…

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Why Opt for Glass for Your Kitchen's Backsplash?

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A backsplash can protect the walls of your home’s kitchen, as food stains can seep through drywall and other such materials and cause permanent stains and damage. A backsplash is much easier to clean off and wipe down when food and cooking oils splatter. Materials like porcelain and glass are also more fire resistant than drywall, making your kitchen safer from the risk of a fire when flames or hot oil reach the wall behind your stovetop.…

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Commercial Glazing Systems

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Virtually every commercial building has window systems of some type. Selecting and specifying the type of windows and glazing has a significant impact on the overall design and aesthetics of a building. Also of importance is the overall quality of the glazing system in terms of durability, weather resistance and physical integrity. In this energy-conscious era, the thermal performance of windows and facades is becoming an important design consideration as well.…

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How to Negotiate a Good Glazing Contract

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Many first time homeowners are not very familiar with negotiating contracts for different services like glazing services. As a result, they sign whatever document the contractor presents them without ensuring that all their interests will be met. This article discusses some clauses you should put into any glazing contracts you sign. Service Conditions Negotiate with your preferred glazier so that he or she gives you the longest service offer that you can get.…

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Concerned About Glass Pool Fencing? Three Reasons It's Safer Than You Think!

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Now that you know you need to replace your pool fencing, you are presented with a range of different materials to consider. Glass, timber, and steel are all relevant choices for your new pool fence, but many parents are concerned whether using glass is a wise choice to protect their children. Here are three reasons to help convince you that switching over to glass pool fencing is a lot safer that you may have previously thought.…

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Broken Window? Follow These Easy Steps for a Speedy and Effective Clean Up

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Imagine it: you’re enjoying a restful afternoon with a cup of tea while you read the paper. The kids are happily playing outside, kicking a football around (and thank goodness they’re ignoring their smartphones and game systems for a while). There’s the happy background noise of children at play, which is followed by the intrusive sound of glass smashing, followed by absolute silence from the children. Yes, it happens. Window’s can be broken.…

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3 Services Offered by a Glazier

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If you need to have any type of glass work completed at your home or office, you will need to contract with a glazier to do the job. But if you’ve never dealt with a glazier before, you may not have any idea what this professional can offer you. So to help you out, here at the most common services you can expect from a glazier. Safety Glass Installation  Glaziers are trained to install safety glass at your home or office.…

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3 Methods to Remove Scratches from Your Windscreen

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If you’ve ever had the rubber wiper blades come unclipped from their windscreen wiper brackets during a downpour you’ll know what a stressful situation it can be. Not only does it mean you’ll probably not be able to see, but the wiper moving across the windscreen can quickly leave long scratches on the glass surface. No scratch should ever interfere with your visibility on the road, but if the gouge is not deep enough to warrant a windscreen replacement, read on to learn how you can effectively remove these scratches from your car windscreen.…

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Some Different Methods Of Cutting Glass

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Sometimes, a homeowner undertakes a DIY project that involves working with glass. Part of the process of building, for example, a new shed or outbuilding, is the installation of the windows. Most people tend to think that the only way to cut a section of glass to size – cleanly and reliably – is to use a diamond wheel glass cutter. But there are a few other reliable ways to shape and cut glass.…

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3 Contemporary Replacements For Tiled Kitchen Splashbacks

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The kitchen is the heart of every home, and a showpiece which encapsulates the style of your decor. If you’re redesigning your kitchen then you might want to consider ditching the traditional tiled splashbacks and using a more contemporary material instead. Here are three modern and edgy splashback ideas for your kitchen. 1. Glass splashbacks Glass splashbacks are trending as a funky alternative to tiles. Toughened, heat-resistant glass is cut to size and can be attached directly to the plasterboard or particle board which forms the skeleton of your kitchen.…

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