I thought April showers were an English phenomenon, apparently not so. With all this wet stuff about, glazing conditions have been tricky. Also with the Easter and the Anzac 100 years commemoration public holidays, the glazing team have had to work extra hard to meet all of their deadlines.
During April several of high end shop fronts have been completed, meaning lots of early starts and late finishes for the glaziers, but hopefully their hard work and commitment results in happy customers and some sharp looking new stores around Auckland.
Our builders have been keeping us busy, with all the extra houses going up in our region, along with major renovations from homeowners choosing to improve their properties.
We have finished several frameless glass showers this month, and with new initiatives from NZ Glass in conjunction with existing customers, shower completion times from start to finish are being reduced with the use of standard panels where possible, with no compromise to the high standards expected. In addition to this, painted glass splashbacks, mirrors and glass shelves are being installed to complement these homes.
Further to the inside work, momentum is strong with new glass balustrades, handrails and pool fences being installed.
New orders are being placed regularly, which underlines the strength of NZ Glass in this area, where we have specialist tradesmen delivering outstanding results. The glaziers have been entering photos of their work for judging, for an in house competition and the leading contenders certainly seem to be coming from this section.
We are also seeing growth in new glazing, whether it be to new aluminium or timber joinery. The size and weight of the glass seems to keep growing, and some of the obstacles found on site present us with new challenges, but it is all a part of the job, and adds an extra dimension to getting the job done.
Now as we move in to the colder, wetter months, the hope is we don’t lose too much time to bad weather, delivering the desired results and adding value through glass to all of our customers projects.