GlassKote South Africa Blog

We invite our GlassKote licensed applicators and Architects using GlassKote, to submit their work and showcase the beauty of GlassKote. We hope you find inspiration and ideas for your next project.

Glass Sandblasting

Glass often plays a purely practical role in every-day life – it is used for windows, cutlery and furniture. Yet options to make use of glass in an artistic way abounds. An excellent direction to head in when exploring the creative side of glass is that of...

Glass Windows

It’s hard to imagine a world without glass windows. Yet history shows only in 100 AD did glass windows begin to make their appearance in Alexandria, Egypt. It then took another millennium to refine the process to get the glass windows to look as clear and...

Maintaining a shower

Moments spent under the hot running water of a shower are treasured moments. What is less pleasant is the maintenance thereof.  Fortunately with a few simple steps maintaining a shower will help keep it an inviting place. Shower Heads Shower heads can...

Framed Glass Balustrades

Safety is paramount when it comes to any building or home. The smallest features can make all the difference. This is certainly the case when it comes to balustrades. Balustrades are railings which are erected around areas of height or to separate or enclose a space....

What are balustrades?

So, what are balustrades? Although they can easily be overlooked, balustrades perform an essential role in buildings. By installing them, instant safety is added to areas of height. By carefully selecting their design, they will also add to the aesthetic appeal of a...

What is a skylight?

What is a skylight? When inviting natural light and fresh air into a space, a skylight is an optimal solution. Skylights are environmentally-friendly fenestration structures installed on roofs which allow light into a building. They consist of three main components –...

Glass bricks

Glass bricks were first used in the early 1900 to provide factories with more light and better insulation. Today, glass bricks are used in both residential and commercial buildings as well as for many institutions. Light has the ability to breathe life into any space....

Skylight Systems

Light has the ability to transform the atmosphere of any space. Unfortunately architectural barriers can block out most natural light. However, when considering skylights, a completely new light can be shed on the subject. Skylights systems (objects that encloses...

Aluminium Windows

Time is one of the most precious commodities. Knowing this, it becomes essential to plan daily tasks as well as home maintenance. Wood, although beautiful, can be timeous to look after. Much time can however be saved when considering aluminium windows. These windows...

Folding Doors

Fresh air and open spaces – these elements can uplift and transform any living space. Although aesthetically ideal, it is also important to keep safety and weather conditions in mind when opening up a house or building. An ideal option to consider when reconciling...

Mirror Glass

Without Mirror Glass, society will have a rather significant amount of disheveled looking people, there will be plenty more road accidents and neither telescopes nor disco balls would exist.  Mirrors play an integral part of our daily lives. But what exactly does a...

Shower Enclosures

A great place to start when building or upgrading your bathroom is with the shower. Numerous options are available when it comes to glass shower enclosures: frameless, semi frameless or framed. These options can be further customised to fit the shape of your shower. A...

Frameless Glass Balustrades

Unsightly railings will be a thing of the past when transformed with the modern touch of frameless glass balustrades. Barriers do not only play an important role in life but also in architecture. Without them things can go fairly wrong - one only needs to think of a...

Frameless Shower

As valued time is spent daily in the shower, it makes sense to invest in the best possible fittings for showers. Frameless showers are an excellent option to consider when upgrading a bathroom. They create a modern and clean feel, as well as a more spacious...

Glass Sliding Doors

With opportunities, it’s all about getting your foot in the door. Miss the door and you’ll miss the opportunity. There is one door in particular, which you don’t want to miss. Glass sliding doors can add endless elegance to your building. From the time when sliding...

Frameless Glass

Thinking ‘out of the box’ is important if you want to move forward. An easy way to do that is to remove barriers. Or let’s say remove the frames. You’re now free – your options are endless. The same is true when it comes to glass. Remove the frames and your options...

What is glass?

So what is glass exactly? The Flintstones and glass have something in common. That’s right – since the Stone Age societies have been making use of glass. Archaeological evidence suggests that the first true glass production took place in Ancient Egypt. At some point...

Coloured Glass Prices

Get free quotes from coloured glass suppliers through our partner ThinkQuote Get in touch with usThe coloured glass market is well known to architects, designers, businesses as well as general home owners. Colours, designs and styles are freely accessible on the web,...

How to measure a glass splashback

Once you’ve decided to go with the elegant option of a glass splashback your first step would be; how to measure a glass splashback. It’s a simple process and you will need the following:A measuring tape (a 3 metre long measuring tape should be sufficient)Pen and...

Maintaining a glass splashback

A glass splashback can be the main feature in your kitchen or bathroom. Hygiene is a priority in both these areas and so maintaining your 'splashback' is important.The following tips are good to keep in mind when looking after your splashback:Use the right cleaning...