Glassblockshop.ie offer two glass block fitting systems.
Glassblockshop.ie offer the rods and mortar glass block installation/ building system as a method of construction that can be used for any type of project.It can be used internally and externally for straight and curved glass block panels and also forms the basis for fire rated glass block construction.See our step by step guide for rods and mortar glass block builds.
The rods and mortar method is the traditional system for successfully installing glass block walls and windows and is the preferred choice for professional installation contractors in Ireland.
GlassBlockshop.ie have completed many successful projects, both domestic and commercial, advising Diy enthusiasts about preparation, planning & following the Golden Rules of Rods & Mortar prior to beginning the install.
We offer advice regarding specifying, design & calculations, such as U value and wind loadings.
The glass block accessories that our supplier,Glass Block Technology,supply,are of the highest standard & are designed to perform. The Colmef Vetromix glass block mortar is a premix bedding & finishing premix that offers a controlled U value. The glass block reinforcement bars are stainless steel, not mild or galvanised.The glass block expansion fibre being made of pallets so when a drill pierces it, the material doesn't spin out ruining the drill bit.
Building glass block panels using the Rods and Mortar system in not simple but its not hard either!Simple & logical, providing the guidelines are followed methodically and some pre planning is done,anything is possible.
Rods and Mortar glass block installation video here.
Download our guide to installing glass blocks using the Rods and Mortar system, or request a comprehensive brochure. This contains full installation guide, accessories available and relevant datasheets.
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The Easifix glass block installation system is recommended for internal use only but very much suited to the d.i.y enthusiast or where time is at a premium for the contractor.Here at Glassblockshop.ie we have received very positive feedback about this installation system from our many d.i.y customers.See our step by step Easifix glass block installation guide
Easyfix includes a border component which allows a neat/tidy finish on a project....something other suppliers/systems do not offer,very often this is a problem for those who have chosen an alternative method forcing them to use corner and top blocks as a neccessity for a finished panel.
It may not sound like much but these are an extra cost! and defeats the purpose of Easifix.
It is a dry-fix fitting system ideal for installing glass block shower screens, panels within partition walls & many interior features within domestic & commercial situations.
It can only be used build glass block walls that are straight (non fire rated/non curved) walls. Interior designers, property developers & shop fitters are realising the commercial benefits of the simplicity of installing glass blocks using Easifix.
Download our guide to installing glass blocks using the Easifix system or request a comprehensive brochure. This contains full installation guide, accessories available and relevant datasheet.
Easifix glass block installation video here.