Door Panels

There are many different types of glass found in doors of Sydney homes and businesses.

Valiant Glass is one of Sydney’s largest stockist of safety glass and can provide fast glass door panel installations and emergency glass replacement when required.

Many older properties still have the original ordinary annealed glass, which can present a danger when broken. Current laws require safety glass to be used in most doors.

Most common types of glass door panels

Current trends have moved away from detailed decorative glass to a more uniform frosted or translucent glass that still provides obscured vision through doors but is a more modern alternative.

New style glass in doors

  • Low-E glass
  • White translucent
  • Matelux
  • Clear laminated
  • Clear toughened

In older style home entrance doors, patterned glass was commonly used to offer privacy and a decorative product.

Old style glass in doors

  • Leadlights
  • Patterned obscure
  • Sandblasted
  • Acid etched
  • Clear Float
  • Amber

In almost all situations glass door panels must be some form of safety glass to comply with the current building codes, which prevents the use of some older patterns.

Whether they are bi fold, sliding or hinged doors Valiant can supply and install all types of glass to suit the requirements for any situation.

Translucent glass for door panels

Laminated translucent safety glass has proven to be one of the most popular types of obscure as it offers extra security and safety when broken.

Modern front or entrance door designs regularly include some type of translucent safety glass that prevents people from seeing inside your home.

In recent times we have witnessed a decline in use of leadlight or similar detailed decorative designs.


Can you change the glass in a front door and sidelights?

Most doors either have putty or some mechanical means of holding the glass in place. This allows the glass to be removed and replaced.

Older doors and sidelight glass panels can be upgraded to newer styles of safety glass. Frosted glass door panels are a popular option.

All new doors in homes, offices, shops, restaurants, hotels and any other type of premises usually consist of either clear laminated or toughened safety glass. All modern frames are designed for easier glass replacement.

How to change glass in a door?

Replacing glass may seem simple but glass is a dangerous product, therefore Valiant Glass recommends leaving glass replacement to the experts. Don’t take the risk of handling glass yourself.

  1. If the glass is broken make the area safe but avoid touching the glass
  2. Call your local Valiant glazier
  3. Provide a description, sizes and even a photo if posisble
  4. Arrange a site inspection or same day replacement if required
  5. Valiant’s glaziers can measure, cut and install on the first visit if required

Valiant stocks a wide range of glass for doors, which enables us to install glass promptly whenever needed.