Glass and Glazing Tradesperson

The spectacular panoramic views over the Swan River from the QV1 building in Perth’s CBD would not be possible without the skills of the Glass and Glazing tradesperson.

Glazing is a highly skilled job that involves cutting, shaping and bevelling glass and other window materials to correct specification and fixing them in place.  Glaziers need a good knowledge of the right materials for the job and can work on a wide range of projects from replacing a single piece of glass to fitting out shopfronts and entire high rise buildings.

Glass and glazing tradespeople may specialise in cutting and shaping glass, bevelling, grinding or smoothing edges, and fitting the glazing it into prepared openings. Other speciality areas include glass embossing, silvering and leadlighting, for decorative work such as stained glass and mirrored glazing.

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Glass making was established in Australia soon after European settlement, but flat glass manufacture began only in 1932. Float Glass technology was brought to Australia in 1974 when the first plant of this type in the southern hemisphere was opened by Pilkington, at Dandenong in Victoria.