GLASS SAFETY ADVICE

We take glass safety seriously

MAJOR GLASS SAFETY CONCERNS

Frameless Glass safety is very important and all people should raise it with their supplier. Recently a story broadcast on Today Tonight have triggered many questions with people looking to buy and install glass. The story highlighted the fact that you do need to consider where the glass for your frameless glass shower, frameless glass balustrade or frameless pool fence comes from.

There have been an increasing number of instances whereby toughened glass panels have shattered without warning and this has the potential to cause serious injuries. Click here for a special report from Channel 9’s A Current Affair and The Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).

WHAT IS EUROGLASS DOING ABOUT SAFE GLASS?

Euroglass uses glass from a manufacturer who abide to rigid Australian Standards AS/NZ 2208-1996 and AS/NZ 2080-1996. To maintain certification throughout the year, the manufacturer is required to perform a break test on a piece of glass each hour and keep records of the test for random scrutiny by the authorities. The data is also available in a permanent database so that accurate records are available if anything happen to a piece of glass in the future. Euroglass also holds QBCC License 49953.

Questions you should ask your installer

WHERE IS THE GLASS MANUFACTURED?

Knowing and feeling certain about where the glass is manufactured can give you peace of mind.

HOW LONG HAS THE MANUFACTURER BEEN AROUND?

A great indication to your manufacturer’s glass quality is how long they been operating. This shows strength and position in a very regulated market.

ARE THEY FOLLOWING STRICT AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS?

Being able to follow the strict standards imposed by the regulatory bodies means the outcome and glass quality is greater than many inferior imported sub-standard products.

There are always going to be developers and builders who may need to stick to a limited budget so as a consumer this is something you should definitely ask questions about. Euroglass Australia has been in business since 1989 and the company prides themselves on manufacturing and supplying Australian Glass, which follows strict Australian Glass Standards for all its residential and commercial projects.

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