Toughened glass is usually 4 – 5 x stronger than standard glass. It is qualified Grade A Safety Glass and complies with the requirements of Australian Standards AS 2208 and AS 1288 (Current) Glass in building – Selection and Installation
- If broken, the glass shatters into tiny granules rather than breaking into dangerous large pieces. Allowing it to be safer than regular glass.
- Has a greater resistance to different temperatures. Can be subjected to high temperatures from 70°C to 290°C.
- After the glass has been toughened, alterations in cutting the glass cannot be done.
Glass selection plays a pivotal role when building or renovating your home. The type of glass selected has significant impact on the energy efficiency, acoustics and natural light exposure that your home has. Along with window orientation, selecting the correct glass solution for your home is crucial as it can positively impact your energy bill, your home's resale value and the overall comfort throughout the Australian summer and winter.