Glass installed in doors is either clear glass or obscure patterned glass. Clear glass is selected to allow viewing of external landscapes such as gardens, city lights, rivers, oceans, lakes etc. Obscure patterned glass is chosen where privacy is required whilst still allowing outside light to enter a room. Unfortunately as many types of obscure patterned glass have been discontinued in recent times matching broken obscure patterned glass can be a problem, especially if there are other similar panels in the same door or side panels.

Glass doors are manufactured from a variety of materials such as timber, aluminium, steel and PVC. Frameless toughened glass doors are also popular. A choice of door operating systems are available including sliding, hinged, folding and recessed type. In new glass door installations “A” grade safety glass must be used to comply with Australian Standards AS1288 regulations.

Glass installed in new doors and glass replaced in existing doors is required to be safety glass as specified by Australian Standards AS1288.

Common types of safety glass include;

  • Laminated – clear, tinted, translucent and obscure patterned.
  • Wired – clear and obscure patterned
  • Toughened – clear, tinted and obscure patterned.