How to keep your shower clean and in perfect condition

July 27th, 2016 by Ian.

Avoid water stains on glass Stains result in permanent marks which are etched into the glass. Use a squeegee or microfiber cloth to wipe the glass every time you shower Use a shower spray daily on all surfaces General Shower Products Prevention is better than the cure. Keep a brush or scourer in the shower […]

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Gymea Glass

November 15th, 2015 by Ian.

A recent installation carried out by the Valiant team was a replacement of existing clear laminated with a translucent laminated glass to add privacy. Situated at Gymea in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, the home’s front door side panels consisted of clear glass however with a young family the owners decided to block out any peering eyes […]

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Keep your dog or cat out of the cold with a pet door

May 7th, 2013 by Ian.

Winter is fast approaching and now is the time to have a pet door installed. It can be inconvenient to keep letting your dog or cat in and out of your home. To eliminate little accidents happening when you don’t let your family pet out quick enough, to make life easier install a pet door […]

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Bag Snatcher Saved By Laminated Safety Glass

April 4th, 2013 by Ian.

This bag snatcher was lucky to escape with minor cuts after crashing through the fixed panel next to this sliding door. The laminated glass panel folded around him causing minor injuries, if the glass had of been float glass it would have been a different outcome as there would have been shards of glass causing […]

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Comfort Plus Glass Replacement Sydney

April 4th, 2012 by Ian.

As the popularity of Viridian’s Comfort Plus products have grown in recent times so has the replacement of these types of glass. Accidental breakage, vandalism or even thermal breakage requires the glass to be replaced. Due to the wide range of variations available in Comfort Plus, identifying these glass panels on site requires a trained […]

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BBQ & Outdoor Heaters Cause Glass Breakage

February 16th, 2012 by Ian.

In recent times we have repaired several panels of glass situated in homes, restaurants and cafes, which have been broken due to heat generated by BBQ’s or outdoor heaters. When placed near glass this heat causes thermal breakage, which results in cracks throughout the glass panel. Toughened safety glass is more resistant to this type […]

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Glass Doors v People – Walking through glass doors

November 26th, 2011 by Ian.

Here is a compilation of people who have had the unfortunate experience of walking into a glass door. These are the lucky ones who didn’t seem to have injured themselves. Most of the broken glass seen here is toughened safety glass, which explodes on impact and reduces the chance of injury. Unfortunately there are many […]

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Comfort Plus Glass – Low E Energy Efficient Glass

November 11th, 2011 by Ian.

Viridian’s Comfort Plus Glass is one of the leading single glazed solutions to energy efficiency in glass. This Low E glass is available in various tints and is used widely in new homes that need to comply with current energy efficient ratings. Current trends in architectural design have seen the use of large areas of […]

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Broken Mirror Splashback Caused By Cooktop

October 7th, 2011 by Ian.

Ordinary glass should not be used for glass splashbacks that are located near cooktops. The following image is an example of an ordinary mirror, which has cracked due to thermal stress caused by the cooktop. This glass should be toughened safety glass to withstand the heat generated by a cooktop. Unfortunately toughened mirrors have a […]

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Bunnings Dog Doors – A quick review of dog doors

September 16th, 2011 by Ian.

There are a wide variety of dog doors on the market however many are not suitable for installation into glass panels. After receiving recent enquires about the Bunnings Dog Doors we thought a quick review was in order. As glass specialists we highly recommend the Transcat Dog Door. It’s slimline, looks better and works like […]

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