Glass

Overview

Glass has been described as the 'greatest building material known to man' and is a building material with outstanding durability and it plays a crucial part in creating the visual appearance of all buildings. Understanding glass and its relationship to light, transparency, reflection, insulation, solar gain and sound control and what these qualities can achieve in a building; together with the impact on indoor environment quality, resultant productivity and the built aesthetic is critical when designing with glass.

Woods Glass (NZ) Ltd (with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch) is part of the Thermosash Group and were purchased in order to provide greater vertical integration to the business and enable us to work closely in sourcing specific building glass solutions - including performance glass and green fa├žade solutions, as well as undertake the majority of Thermosash's commercial contract glazing around New Zealand.

Woods Glass are also considered the market specialists in Total Vision Solutions - on which Thermosash work closely with the engineering and where applicable, integration into curtainwall systems.Whilst all float glass is imported into New Zealand, local processing is available for some products so for specific design projects there is the opportunity to get exactly the glass performance you need for your building glazing solution without compromise, from a range of local and international processors.

New Zealand glass standards require that safety glass is used in many situations: such as doors, side panels, low level glazing, internal partitions, shopfronts, educational buildings, bathrooms, overhead and sloped glazing, structural glazing and balustrades. There are many recorded instances of the wrong specification being applied to projects - working with a company that understands the needs is important.