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Spontaneous Building Glass Explosions
27 July 2018
  • Building Glass
  • Glass Repairs
  • Glazing
  • High Rise

Spontaneous glass explosions in high rise blocks has highlighted the dangers of cheap and faulty building glass flooding into the Australian market.

Linked to the poor manufacturing of balcony balustrades when containing nickel sulfide the building glass can fail on exposure to extreme temperature changes such as; wind, heat or other stresses.

Poor quality glass, shoddy workmanship and installation especially when dealing with building glass is life threatening.

So, more than ever it’s important that your glazier or building glass supplier engages in best practice and adheres to Australian Standards for building glass to ensure the protection and safety of people living and working in residential and commercial buildings.

It’s critical that you always ask if your glazier or building glass supplier is an AGGA accredited member.

Express Glass is an AGGA member who has been trained and tested to ensure non negotiable best practice, it’s the only option.

By using an AGGA member to source and install your building glass products, you can be assured that they have been certified by a qualified certifier and are from a reputable supplier, such as Express Glass.

Accredited glazing professionals are specialists in their field, advising on thermal performance, wind load for cyclone and high risk areas, safety glazing systems for exterior and interior applications.

Your glass supplier should ensure glass is fit for purpose and from a reliable source and that the glass installed is fully compliant.

Any building glass breakage problem has severe consequences where the building glass is installed overhead or in public areas, such as in high-rise residential or commercial buildings as it can be critical and endanger lives.

Qualified, experienced and accredited suppliers, such as Express Glass will give you absolute confidence in their professional advice and ability.

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