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Use glass blocks to add light and colour to your interiors

The magic of glass block design


Add light and shape to your interiors with glass blocks from Glass Brick Warehouse. There is an infinite number of designs to realise highly diverse and personalised ambiences with effects like striking identifying marks, symbols, and geometries that determine the flow and direction of light.

Glass blocks used at a university for acoustic purposesGlass blocks or bricks are architectural products that allow light to pass through, while also providing a level of privacy or obscuration. Glass blocks are typically square in shape and can have a variety of surface treatments that affect their transparency. Architectural glass blocks are solid or hollow glass components used in the construction of walls or features such as:

  • bathroom showers
  • separators in commercial offices
  • for decorative detail

Back in the day, you would be likely to find glass blocks added as a feature or to allow in extra light in a bathroom, but you didn’t really find them installed anywhere else. Since then, glass blocks have evolved, both in the range of colours and patterns available, as well as the fact that there are now fire-resistant and bullet-resistant glass blocks on offer too.

One of the most useful characteristics of glass blocks and using these blocks in your designs is the light that they bring into an interior, as well as the ability to construct a divider, separator or partition wall without taking away any natural light.

Glass blocks are not only suitable for residential design as they can be (and have been) used to great effect in commercial and educational projects. Have a look at the Glass Brick Warehouse gallery to view just some of the glass blocks available as well as applications where they have been used to great effect.

Glass Brick Warehouse can build free-standing glass block panels (without the aluminium frame). The company can expertly and safely install glass blocks in bars, bathroom shower screens and partition walls, in external and internal applications. There is a range of edging finishes designed to keep the glass block panel aesthetically pleasing.

Freestanding panels can be installed using either the Silicone System or Mortar System depending on the height and width of the panel. Glass blocks can be used as floors or floor elements as well

Did you know that glass blocks can also be used for flooring? They can be installed as pavers allowing light to shine up from below and adding an extra dimension to your design. Speak to Glass Brick Warehouse for advice on how to use glass blocks in your flooring application. For realising horizontal projects such as roofs, bridges, walkways, underground applications, and any external space that requires additional light, a wide variety of pavers and tiles with thermal insulation, mechanical and fire resistance, and the ability to handle higher loads are readily available.

Solar panel glass blocks transform the already eco-friendly glass block into a new building instrument, ideal for brightening exterior applications and conserving energy. Composed of solar powered, low-voltage illuminating glass pavers, the Photovoltaic collection is a fast, easy and low-cost alternative to electrical ground lighting. Add soft droplets of light to dark exteriors or create glowing walkway patterns, all without the need for intricate electrical installation, wiring or maintenance.

The glass blocks are activated by a tiny light sensor and remain illuminated until the external luminosity reaches 60lux — or the battery power drops below 2.4v.

The Photovoltaic collection is designed specifically for exterior use in commercial, public and residential applications, such as walkways, sidewalks, bridges, balconies, patios, decks, gardens, as well as in exterior walls or panels.

Glass blocks used at a university due to fire-resistant propertiesSome more advantages to using glass blocks:   

FIRE RESISTANT 

Not only do glass blocks offer an alternative, natural way of letting light into a room, they also conform to the rigid building codes.

SOUNDPROOF 

Glass block meets the international standards for sound noise limits by isolating environments and reducing background noise.

THERMAL INSULATION 

Glass blocks are designed to conserve energy and safeguard the environment. Reduces heat dispersion through the glass block walls, while saving energy.

LIGHT CONTROL 

Allow more natural light into your home or office by installing glass blocks or bricks. Natural light improves the atmosphere of any space.

BULLET RESISTANT 

Bullet resistant products and options are available.

Glass Brick Warehouse

475/3 Jura Shopping Centre, Cnr. Malibongwe & Boundary Road, Kya Sands
Johannesburg
Gauteng
South Africa
2169

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