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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Glass Creations – The Valiant Glass Awards

August 19th, 2011 by Ian.

In appreciation of all things created with glass the team at Valiant are putting together a collection of glass creations from around the world. Each category will receive individual nominations to establish the top 5 or 10 as judges by us. While we aren’t specialists in some of these areas we feel that we are […]

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Glass Shelving for Bars, Bathrooms, Showers – Shop & Home Shelves

July 20th, 2011 by Ian.

Glass shelves are used for a wide variety of applications for shops and homes. While they provide the same function of any other type of shelf they offer a modern and sleek look for many situations. Where to use glass shelves Bars One of the most popular uses of glass shelving is for bars. Whether […]

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Replace Glass In Sliding Glass Doors Sydney

July 8th, 2011 by Ian.

Sliding glass doors are regularly broken due to accidental breakage, vandalism and break and enter. When glass is broken it can create a dangerous environment for family, friends and even pets. Valiant Glass offer a fast glass replacement service throughout Sydney, including onsite repairs to sliding glass doors in home, offices, shops and other businesses. […]

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CNC Glass Processing – Enabling Great Designs In Glass

June 6th, 2011 by Ian.

CNC Glass Processing machines offer efficiency and speed for grinding, drilling and most glass shaping operations. They are used to manufacture glass products for interior design and furniture applications such as glass table tops. These machines are accurate, fast and are designed for applications where speed, repetitiveness, reliability and minimum maintenance are a necessity. Recent […]

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Dog Door Size & Installation Guide

May 13th, 2011 by Ian.

Once you have decided it’s time to give your dog the freedom to come and go as it pleases the next step is to work out where you would like to install the dog door. If glass is your preferred position careful consideration should be taken as to where the dog door will be located. […]

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Mirror Walls Sydney | Measure, Supply & Installation

April 21st, 2011 by Jason.

Floor to ceiling mirror walls add an extra dimension to any room. They are commonly used as gym mirrors, feature walls in lobby areas and in commercial premises such as restaurants, shops and cafes. Many contemporary homes use full length mirror walls to reflect views or exterior elements to the home. They can also be […]

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Job cuts at Viridian – The effect of Chinese imports

April 7th, 2011 by Ian.

A recent article by The Australian has outlined that Chinese imports could be to blame for job cuts at Viridian’s Melbourne glass manufacturing facility. Unfortunately it is a sign of the times as Chinese companies continue to market directly to end users here in Australia. Here are a few examples of the Chinese approach. Example […]

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O’Brien St – Unique use of glass in Sydney suburb

March 29th, 2011 by Ian.

Recycled glass is used in many different products however in a unique blend of glass and concrete O’Brien St Bondi now has a one hundred metre stretch of pavement using these materials. Providing this trial by Waverly Council is successful other local councils could consider the use of glass in concrete. The main advantage of […]

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