Friday, May 27, 2011
Avery Glass & Mirror in Action on Video
We have finally joined the YouTube age and figured out (more or less) how to use the video function on
the digital camera and imbed videos in the website. Not exactly professional quality, but we know it will improve
with practice. We have a page on this website devoted to videos, as well as our own YouTube channel (averyglassandmirror) where you can see more. Keep watching
27 may 11 @ 8:00 pm edt
Friday, May 6, 2011
Bahamas Glass Railing Project Photos - The First Phase
After a short stay in Miami, our crack glazing team is back in the Bahamas building glass
railings using both the "shoe" and "post" systems. The cardboard templates they took for 116
pieces of 1/2" tempered glass have been sent to a South Florida factory for fabrication and tempering.
6 may 11 @ 6:53 pm edt
The following photos show what our team was up to during their stay in the Bahamas. They certainly haven't
had time to go to the beach!
In the first photo below, there is a lot of scaffolding and temporary wood railings
where the glass railing will be installed.
Next, the partial "after" photo. The aluminum "shoe" that will hold the glass railing
has been installed into the concrete. Drilling was very difficult, as there is extremely hard porcelain tile installed
on the concrete (it wasn't there before!). We went through a lot of drill bits in the process!
The following two photos show the bare concrete stairs before installation of the aluminum shoe.
"After" - Installing the shoe in the bare concrete was a lot easier than drilling through porcelain
Bare stairs before the installation of steel posts.
Detail of the installed post. There's that nasty bit-eating porcelain tile again!
Aligning the posts.
More posts installed on the balcony
To be continued!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Back to the Bahamas
3 may 11 @ 7:35 pm edt
Our talented installers came home for a short break after 10 days in Freeport, Bahamas, where they
finished installing the aluminum "shoes" for a glass railing system and taking templates for 116 tempered glass
panels that are now in production. Tomorrow they return to install the stainless steel posts that will hold the glass.
It's a lot of work, but it's going to be beautiful! The Bahamians are very impressed with the speed of the installation.
Our guys are good!