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Tips To Choose Bathroom Mirrors For Your Home

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

Are you looking for a mirror for your bathroom? Well, before you go about buying a mirror to transform your bathroom, consider the possibility of these important factors that you should consider when buying a mirror for your bathroom. Take your time and take a read below:

  • What is the point of your mirror? 

    Do you want the mirror to provide a simple reflection, then style and design might not be prerequisites. However, if you are looking to completely styling your bathroom so that it makes a difference, then looking at design factors are important.

  • Think about the mirror frame.

    Taking into account the styles and design of your frame can make a huge impact on the theme and atmosphere of your bathroom. Consider how the mirror’s frame will reflect back on the whole appeal of your bathroom.

  • The larger isn’t the better.

    Large mirrors won’t necessary make the biggest difference to your bathroom. It could hinder it by taking up too much room. It is all about getting the right balance and size when it comes to your mirror. This will help with the reflection of your bathroom.

  • Make sure the measurements are spot on.

    This doesn’t just include the actually size of the mirror, but the actual space around the mirror. You need to leave room for your vanity, your faucet, taps and so forth. Consider the whole thing when it comes to choosing your mirror for your bathroom.

  • Where is the mirror going to be placed?

    Make sure you have a key idea about where you are going to place your mirror. Too many people just buy one and hope for the best when it comes to placing up mirror. Make sure you have a place already allocated when it comes to your mirror.

Read More : Tips For Periodic Glass Safety Checks

Tips For Periodic Glass Safety Checks

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

Keeping your home or office in good condition requires that you carry out extensive checks every once in a while. This ensures that you notice the problem before it grows out of control and requires a full on repair and/or replacement. Your exterior and interior glass should be inclusive of this check. The following tips should lend you some assistance.

Designate a timeline
Seeing as it might be difficult to carry out extensive checks on a daily basis, it is important that you set apart a time for this. That then marks your timeline. You could for instance decide to carry out a safety check every three, six or even twelve months, as is convenient for you.

Check for signs of strain
One of the things that you need to check for, are signs of strain on the glass. This might be in the form of a crack or a change in the way the glass reflects light as compared to other areas. The areas most susceptible to strain are those that come into regular contact with fixed surfaces, such as where the glass is fixed to the window or door frame.

Check for air leaks
They may not be easy to check for but they are an important part of your safety check. If there is an air leak, it means that the glass is coming undone and that could only mean that sooner or later, it will come off. You can easily prevent this by redoing the seal and preventing further leakage.

Check for elemental damage
Unpredictable weather might result in damage to the glass. The elements could be quite harsh resulting in strain or damage to the glass. As such, it is important, especially after an event such as a storm that you carry out an assessment of the damage. Signs of wear and excessive strain will be evident on the material holding the glass in place, or in the glass itself.

Set aside a budget for professional inspection
Even with your best efforts and intentions, it might still be quite difficult to notice everything. That is unless you have a trained eye that knows exactly what to look for. As such, set aside a budget that will cater for the professional’s charges. You do not have to hire a professional at every inspection and you can skip a few. However, hiring a professional might be your best way to not only get a thorough safety check but also to learn about what to look for in your consecutive checks. For more check out our glass replacement services in Melbourne.

Read More : How To Take Care Of Interior Glass And Partitions

How To Take Care Of Interior Glass And Partitions

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

Having a glass interior can look really classy, artistic and fashionable. However, a slight mishap and you could be counting losses. This is why many people would rather avoid it entirely. Having something as fragile as glass for your interior, or for office partitions, might seem like a huge risk, but it has great advantages if you know how to take care of it. How exactly do you take care of interior glass and partitions?

Regular cleaning
Interior glass needs more cleaning than the exterior glass. Truth of the matter is, without cleaning, it gets too dirty to be impressive. Each day, it is exposed to different kinds of dirt and seeing as it is in close contact with people, the impact is huge. Everything from dust to oil and dirt from the hands is a contributing factor. As such, regular cleaning, at least twice a day is a necessity.

Avoid contact with hard surfaces
Even while cleaning, you must make sure that you avoid making contact with any hard surfaces. At the end of the day, even though it is reinforced to withstand a considerable amount of force, it is still glass and it is still very fragile. With sufficient force from a hard surface, it could still shatter quite easily. As such, you should always handle it with extreme care by avoiding contact with any hard surface. On the same note, it is a good idea to avoid throwing anything at it.

Avoid scratching the glass
If you have kids, make sure that they do not scratch the glass with anything. The markings left on the glass destroy the aesthetic value and make it harder to clean out the dirt that collects in them. At the same time, considerable scratching could render the glass weaker than it is supposed to be.

Do not light flames close to it
Keep flames away from your interior glass. Glass might withstand a high amount of heat but it will become dirty and weak after continued exposure. On the same breath, in case you expose it to heat and then it comes into contact with cold water, it might crack or shatter.

Carry out regular checks and maintenance
It is important that you conduct regular check and maintenance on the glass. Replace any cracked glass partitions and check for weak points.

Understandably, some of these may seem like common knowledge but they are also some of the easiest things to ignore. Paying attention to every detail, however minute, is an important aspect of taking care of interior glass partitions.For more check out our glass replacement Melbourne.

Read More : How To Safely Perform Exterior Glass Repairs

How To Safely Perform Exterior Glass Repairs

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

Performing repairs on exterior glass is something that requires not just experience, but also firsthand knowledge of the dangers involved. With the recent rise in Do-It-Yourself techniques and a wide contribution in that pool of knowledge, it is important that we emphasise the need for safety. So then, how does one perform exterior glass repairs without harming others or oneself?

Seek professional assistance

Your first move, even though you are confident enough of your DIY skills, is to seek professional assistance. The best way to keep yourself and those around you safe, is to avoid handling the glass if you have no knowledge of it. If you leave a professional to handle the job, you can rest assured that you will not be in a position to harm yourself.

Always wear protective clothing

Heavy-duty gloves and eye protection are an absolute must if you are going to handle the glass repairs yourself. You cannot make a compromise on this. Glass is extremely dangerous and one slip could be fatal for you. That is why you should not take chances and make sure that you are well protected.

Ask for extra hands if you need them

It might seem capable for you to handle the repairs alone but if you need help, do not hesitate to ask for it. If for instance, you need someone to help you with lifting the glass because it is too large or too heavy, do not attempt to make do by yourself; Doing that will only increase the probability of harming yourself. Get someone else to help and stay on the safe side.

Have the right equipment for the job

One of the key points for DIY techniques is improvisation. That might seem fairly easy and make your work less expensive but when dealing with glass, do not take chances. First of all, the equipment makes sure that your repairs uphold a high enough quality standard and that the glass does not just get shattered or anything of the sort. At the same time, you are assured of protection from improvisational mishaps that might come about.

Ask people to stay away

While carrying out the repairs, you should know that you cannot be in control of everything. As such, it is best to keep everyone else away. This way, in the event of a fault, such as falling shards of glass, everyone else is protected. Clean the area where you are carrying out repairs. Broken shards will only complicate things and increase the probability of your getting hurt. Make sure to clean the region around where you are carrying out your repairs to avoid this. For more check out our glass replacement services in Melbourne.

Read More : Emergency Glass Repair Melbourne

Emergency Glass Repair Melbourne

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

Even with our very best foot forward, it is impossible for us to avoid accidents. You might put absolute emphasis on safety around your house, but you may not be able to prevent a baseball from crashing through your bedroom window. That said, you can also not control the time when an accident may happen or how much damage you might have to deal with. Though it is possible to postpone some repairs until you can get service, some are impossible to just put off.

24/7 Emergency Service

That is where we come in. Offering 24 hour emergency glass repair, we are always ready to provide our service at any time. In the event that you are put in a position that requires that you carry put immediate glass repair, then all you have to do is put a call through to us. The service is offered regardless of the time of day or night to ensure that you get the most convenience that we can offer as professionals.

Experienced Professionals

Our professionals here at Matthew’s Glass and Glazing are always at the ready to deal with any calls put through for emergency repair. With their years of experience dealing with similar types of repairs, you can be sure that the job will be handles not just with competence but also professionalism. As mentioned, it is an emergency service so rest assured that time is our greatest concern in these scenarios. We take great pride in customer satisfaction, which is why we guarantee the problem will be dealt with in the shortest time possible. The service also factors in the fact that time is of the essence and that you might not want our professionals lingering around for too long. We understand this fact and hope to deliver our services in the least affective way possible. This is especially true for office buildings.

Able to Handle All Situations

The emergency glass repair service is offered for both residential and commercial customers. Therefore, whether you are at your residence, or office building, you can count on us to deliver the emergency glass repair service as promptly as possible.

Request Your Service

To request the service, all you have to do is call our office and explain your situation. Of course you might have zero knowledge on the type of glass or its measurements, which is where our qualified and capable customer service comes in. Our customer care operatives are there to guide you through the entire process from the time that you call to the time you get the repair handled. Competence and speed without compromising on quality service delivery are our goals. For more check out our glass replacement in Melbourne.

Read more : Measures To Take In Protecting Your Windows And Glass

Measures To Take In Protecting Your Windows And Glass

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

Windows are exposed to a lot of things that could be potentially damaging. To avoid this, a number of measures can be put in place to ensure that the windows and glass are protected. For this, you have to first understand the damages that you would be protecting against. This is because different elements present different threats meaning that there are different counter techniques. These include:

  • Weather damage

Weather damage results from excessive exposure to the elements leading to wear. This results in weakening the insulation and energy efficient functions of the window. Various techniques exist that you could employ against window and glass damage from the weather. These include using a protective or insulation film around the glass, especially in places where it comes into contact with the frame of the window. Another technique is the use of a special sealant foam to reinforce the window seal. A number of acceptable adhesives that you could use also exist.

  • Shock damage

Shock damage could result from a hard hit from something or an earthquake. While there is no way of completely protecting against shock damage, avoiding direct hits to the glass is an effective way. A sturdy window frame, with shock absorbent properties is also an effective way of preventing against this type of damage.

  • Projectile damage

The glass sustains a projectile damage after it is struck by something travelling at a considerably high speed. A safety glass film might help absorb the force of the projectile. Installing reinforced glass is also another technique that could protect against this type of damage. Certain types of glass also exist that are designed effectively to absorb tremendous force.

  • Shatter damage

After the glass in a window breaks or cracks, often it just shatters. This could be a great safety hazard, especially where children are involved. Having a protective film covering the glass, as well as reinforcing it could protect against this.

  • Burglar proofing

Burglar proofing your window involves installing measures that could make it difficult for a burglar to get through. One of the most used techniques is having a metal bar frame covering the window from its exterior. You can also use reinforced glass and a hardened window frame to protect against burglars.

  • Scratch proofing

Scratch proofing protects the glass against damage from scratches. One technique is avoiding the use of abrasive material while cleaning the class. The best technique however is installing scratch resistant glass or using a protective film on your window.

Read More : Window And Glass Maintenance Tips

Window And Glass Maintenance Tips

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

The windows have more functions than just aesthetics. Keeping them in great condition is important for improving their efficiency and functional ability, not to mention prolonging their life. Some of the functions include energy efficiency, insulation, and lighting, among others. Maintaining your window and glass is actually not as complicated as you might think and with these tips, you can easily achieve the purposes you sought after.

Proofing against the elements
Weatherproofing is one way of prolonging the life of your glass and window and increasing the energy efficiency of your home. There are a number of ways to achieve this including, but not limited to;

  • Utilising the use of sealant foam on the edge of the glass to reinforce the seal and prevent leakage through the window.
  • Hanging drapes that are sufficiently heavy around the window also helps in sealing up the window and reducing leakage.
  • Using a protective film for insulation is also a great way of weatherproofing

Window frame repair
This is perhaps the best and easiest way of protecting the glass. Depending on the material used for your window frame, you will need to employ different techniques for your maintenance efforts to be as effective as you would wish for them to be. Wooden frames nee the most maintenance to prevent against rot. Some of the techniques you could use include:

  • Repainting the window frame should be an effective way of preventing against damage from rot or rust.
  • Cleaning the window frame using a detergent and keeping the dirt and dust off it, is yet another effective way of maintaining and prolonging the life of your window frame.
  • In some instances, if the damage is too extensive, you might have to replace parts of or the whole frame.

Glass checksCarrying out regular checks on your glass is an effective way of ensuring that you remain aware and act effectively against any damage. Some of the checks you should carry out include checking for any signs that the glass is chipping, checking for signs of strain and cracking. Repairs or replacement might have to be implemented as the situation warrants.

Regular cleaning is one of the easiest ways of maintaining you windows and glass. It is important that you use only recommended cleaning agents to avoid causing damage to the window. Cleaning also presents you with a great opportunity to check for any signs of damage to the glass and windows. Extreme cleaning might be equally damaging to your window and glass.

Read More : Types of shower screens

Types of shower screens

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

When it comes to shower screens, there are host of different options available to you. It is important then to understand the types of shower screens that are available for your selection. To help you break down these essential shower screens (and by being experts when it comes to shower screens), we have provided you with key types of shower screens that can make or break your bathroom.

The Three Categories

There are three “main” categories when it comes to shower screens. It is from these three categories that you are able to expand on the designs of your shower screens.

  • Frameless. This means there are no frameless around the glass of the shower screen. The glass is held together by clamps or fixing, securing it for your use. It creates a clean and minimalist look.

  • Semi Frameless. This means that the shower screen is only half covered by a frame. The frame is around the outside the shower, but not on the doors.

  • Fully Framed. A traditional and classic look where there are frames around the doors, the shower and the glass. This will provide security and is considered the cost-effective option.

The Options.

Within these three popular categories, you can get a whole bunch of options that can be applied to these categories, including:

  • Pivot Doors

  • Sliding Doors

  • Corner Unit Doors

  • Fixed Panel Doors

  • Fixed and Swing doors

Making A Decision.

So when it comes to shower screens, remember that you have a list of options available to you. Some will work with your bathroom and some won’t. In the end of the day, it is down to what you want and how it will affect the atmosphere, the style and the appeal of your bathroom. At the same time, there is the practical use of the screens. Some will work better for you than others. Take your time and consider the right shower screen for your bathroom.

Read More : Commercial Glass replacement & Repair

Commercial Glass replacement & Repair

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

If you are looking to get top quality glass replacement or repairs for your business, then Matthew’s Glass and Glazing is for you. We are the Melbourne-based specialists that is dedicated to delivering top quality services for all our commercial clients. Businesses need to know that their glass is tough and secure, and we here can provide that for you, thanks to our experience, our techniques and our top quality glass.


What can Matthew’s Glass and Glazing offer you?

When it comes to getting the glass on your commercial enterprise, your business or your office replaced, you know that you will be enjoying the following benefits when you get in touch with us:

  • Years of experience in the industry

  • Top quality and professional glass replacement and repair services

  • Wide range of glass options, coming in different sizes, designs and styles

  • Able to replace glasses of all sorts, including bathroom, kitchen, mirrors and so forth

  • Affordable and fair prices so that everyone can obtain our glass replacement and glass repair services

Committed To Being Melbourne-Wide

We work all over Melbourne. Whenever and wherever you need us, you can trust us to be there. We are committed to making sure that all commercial enterprises and businesses can obtain our glass replacement and glass repair services. That is why we have made our services Melbourne-wide. We are ready to help you when you need it the most.

Ready To Help You When You Need It

To reach out to the experts that can deliver on all your glass replacement and repairs, then do not waste time, we are here for you. You can contact us when you need us the most, so reach out to us today. You can contact us directly on 9338 2279 or on 0417 553 922.

Read More : Tips to choose kitchen Splashbacks

Tips to choose kitchen splashbacks

March 15, 2017adminGeneral0

When it comes to choosing the right splashbacks for your kitchen, there are few key factors that you should consider. Luckily as experts in the industry, we can provide you with the vital tips to help with your decision.

The Budget.

The starting point for any splashback buying process should be to assess and create a secure budget for it. From here, you will be able to determine the other key factors when it comes to choosing the kitchen splashback for your kitchen. Make sure you consider all aspects of the plan, including the cost of the splashbacks, the installation and the maintenance.

Consider The Materials.

There are many different types of materials that are used when it comes to kitchen splashbacks, including the likes of stainless steel, tiles, glass and tiles. Each type of material has its pros and cons, so it is important to make sure which one is going to suit you best, when it comes to cleaning, durability and style. For traditional feelings go for tiles or pressed metals. For a more contemporary look, glass and stainless steel should be considered.

How Much Maintenance Can You Commit?

Are you ready to hours a week or a few minutes a day to commit to keeping your splashback in top condition? This is an important factor to consider as this will impact your budget, the colour and the material of your splashback. Some materials, such as glass and stainless steel, require more attention than other options, as they easily attract more mess. When considering the materials, consider the maintenance needed to keep your splashback in stunningly looking condition.

The Colour & Design.

Once you have narrowed down your choice when it comes the materials in use, it is time to consider the colour and design of your splashbacks. This is important as this can have a massive impact on the look, atmosphere and colour of your kitchen. You should consider if you want your splashback to draw attention to itself, or merely to highlight the rest of your kitchen. This is where it is important to consider colours and designs.

If you’re in need of Glass Replacement Batman, Glass Replacement Banyule, Glass Replacement Avondale Heights areas, look no further than Matthew’s Glass. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing high-quality glass replacement solutions for both residential and commercial properties.