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Glass Types

Tempered glass

Used for: doors, windows, shower screens, balustrades, and pool fencing.

Reasons: extremely strong and durable, shatter-resistant (breaks into small, blunt pieces), safe for high-impact areas, and complies with Australian safety standards.

Low-Emissivity (Low-E) Glass:

LowE glass

Used for: windows and doors.

Reasons: reflects radiant heat, reducing energy consumption for cooling and heating, improves thermal comfort, and reduces fading of furniture and fabrics.

Insulated Glass Units (IGUs):

Insulated glass unit

Used for: windows and doors.

Reasons: provide excellent thermal insulation, reduce noise levels, and prevent condensation on the inside of the glass.

Float Glass:

Float glass

Used for: mirrors, tabletops, shelves, and picture frames.

Reasons: clear, flat, and distortion-free, offering excellent optical quality.

Laminated Glass:

Used for: windows, doors, skylights, and partitions.

Reasons: provides safety and security, as it is difficult to break, and the layers of glass and PVB interlayer hold the glass fragments together even if broken.

Patterned Glass:

Used for: windows, doors, shower screens, and partitions.

Reasons: provides privacy and obscures views, while still allowing light to pass through.

Other types of glass:

Tinted glass: absorbs solar heat, reducing glare and improving thermal comfort.

Wired glass: offers fire resistance and security.

Self-cleaning glass: coated with a special film that breaks down dirt and grime when exposed to sunlight.

Note: The specific type of glass used in North Queensland will depend on a variety of factors, including the climate, the building's location and orientation, the desired level of energy efficiency, and the budget.

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