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Adelaide Glass Blocks now has its very own YouTube Channel. We’re planning to include a whole range of instructional videos to make it even easier to install glass blocks yourself. Our first video is of our excellent Factory Manager Tyson who runs through how to install and seal up a small glass block panel. This video is especially helpful for those planning to DIY a glass block panel for a small space such as a toilet window and laundry areas. A big thanks to Tyson for going above and beyond the call of duty and getting in front of the camera to show us how it’s done. To view our latest glass block video head to the Adelaide Glass Blocks YouTube channel by clicking the link. For those enthusiastic glass block fans, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel and keep up to date with our regular videos.
Don’t forget, we’ve also got some great pdf installation instructions on our website for the DIY people out there.
Adelaide Glass Blocks is very excited to announce we have expanded our range of certified fire-rated products.
Late in 2013, the CSIRO released the testing results of the Pegasus range of glass blocks. Tested in accordance with AS 1530.4-2005 the CSIRO found that the Pegasus blocks achieve a fire resistance of FRL -/60/-. As a result, projects requiring fire-rated walls will now have a larger range of colours and finishes to choose from.
Previously, it was common practice to brick up a space in order to satisfy fire-rating requirements. The CSIRO certification opens up a new range of design and aesthetic possibilities. With a large range of colours, styles and finishes to choose from, fire-rating need not compromise on natural light or style.
PROJECT: Morphett Vale East Primary School
LOCATION: Morphett Vale
ARCHITECT: Sarah Paddick – Total Space Design
BUILDER: Coombs & Barei Constructions
GLASS BLOCK: Light directing; Brilly red half satin
The redevelopment at Morphett Vale East Primary School amalgamates the junior and primary schools’ administration functions. The new administration building which includes a staff room, offices and wet area is still under construction.
PROJECT: Walkerville Primary School
LOCATION: Walkerville SA
ARCHITECT: Haymes Sharley
BUILDER: A J Chappell
GLASS BLOCK: Clearview; Clearview Satin 240 x 240mm
Satin and transparent glass blocks in large format add interest to this new addition at Walkerville Primary School. The ground floor panel at the entry consists of clear and satin glass blocks. The panel screens the locker areas from the outside and provides protection from the weather. The panel on the first floor is also a weather screen, providing privacy whilst allowing light through.
Adelaide Glass Blocks is pleased to launch our new look website. Our family owned company has been in business for a long time (more than 20 years!) and we believe it’s time for a revamp. Our new website is the first stage of this process. The renovation of our showroom is next as well as a long-awaited office refurbishment.
A couple of things haven’t changed however :
We welcome you to have a look around our new site, explore the great ideas and innovative solutions to challenges such as increasing light, security, fire-rating and soundproofing to name a few.
If you’d like more information, please give me a call!
PROJECT: Adelaide High School
LOCATION: West Tce, Adelaide, SA
ARCHITECT: Nicole Dent – Dash Architects
GLASS BLOCK: Light Diffusing
QUANTITY: 264 units
Adelaide Glass blocks was engaged to refurbish the glass blocks in the stairwell on the western facade of Adelaide High School. The panel was extremely degraded and all the blocks had to be removed. The building is heritage listed which required the replacement of the blocks without any structural change to the building.
PROJECT: Flufferz Car Wash
LOCATION: 273 North East Road, Hampstead Gardens
GLASS BLOCK: DO glass blocks (190x190x80 & 190x90x80mm)
QUANTITY: 1008 units
Fluffers Car Wash, located on 273 North East Road, Hampstead Gardens, boasts over 1008 glass blocks in its design. Using a combination of standard size (190x190x 80mm) and half (190x90x80mm) DO (wave patterned) glass blocks, the four panels were sealed with silicone for its water and mould resistant properties. The finished product screens the car wash area from the road, giving the combined cafe and car wash a neat and stylish look.
PROJECT: Kildare College
LOCATION: Campbelltown SA
DESIGNER: Aspex Building Designers Pty Ltd
BUILDER: Build-Tec Services
GLASS BLOCK: DT Metallic, Coloured Mendini
Supervised by none other than ‘Italian Stallion’ Nick Mazzone of My Kitchen Rules fame, the project was the renovation of Kildare College’s home economics facility. The original curved wall was constructed with clay bricks. The client wanted more light in the room and an easily maintained surface without the need for additional window treatments.
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