What is glass?
If you look up Wikipedia it will tell you that glass is “an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material”, usually made from 75 per cent silica, but what is glass?
Thankfully you don’t need to understand it’s chemical structure to work with it, but you may find a bit of advice along the way helpful, which is where this blog comes in.
I’ll share some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past seven years, working as a professional glazier. I hope to demystify this clever material that seems to be used for just about anything, even pool tables, and help you make use of it, whether you’re renovating or just doing a simple repair job.
Over time I’ll cover off all sorts of topics, from fixing a broken window, to installing a frame-less shower screen, to making your own picture frames and fish tanks, or using the right adhesive to attach mirrors and much more. I’ll also be on the look out for great glass projects to share with you from around the world.
As a domestic and commercial glazier I have been lucky enough to work with all kinds of glass from 2mm used in picture frames all the way up to the 19mm custom-laminated, digital-printed glass. With this blog I’m hoping to help out any one who wants to know a bit more about glass and how to best use this wonderful material.