DIY Glass Block Project
New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia
When planning that do-it-yourself Glass Block project, you want to consider the installation alternatives available to you and the limitations of each. Let’s just touch on the surface of a few general categories.
With Glass Block you have the choice of using mortar or installing in perimeter channels. Within these categories there are different choices depending on the project you are planning
This method is designed for use with Pittsburgh Corning Premiere Series Glass Block. The installation recommendations are for small residential panels of 25 sq. ft. or less. The interior and exterior panels must be framed on all four sides.
This method is designed for use with Pittsburgh Corning Premiere (4” thick) and Thinline™ (3” thick) Series Glass Block. The installation recommendations are for interior or exterior residential panels larger than 25 sq. ft. with variable maximums.
The ProVantage I method may be used to install projects framed on two, three, or four sides. This is a mortar-less installation system for Premiere Series glass block straight panels using perimeter channels. This method is used to install straight walls in 4-sided openings. In this method, glass block panels are installed in perimeter channel.
This mortar-less installation system for Premiere Series glass block includes straight, curved or angled panels using wall anchors. This method is used to install straight and 90° angled walls and straight walls framed on at least two sides. In this method, glass block panels are secured to the wall using special wall anchors.
When your installation is complete, you get the functional beauty of Glass Block products is that are virtually maintenance free. There’s nothing to rot, rust, peel or paint. All that is needed is an occasional wiping with a damp, soft cloth on interior panels or a hosing on exterior panels.
We should note that all glass panels discussed here are non-load bearing, so
adequate provisions must be made for support of construction around the panel.
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To help your DIY project, you can use a Project Planner that guides you through the decisions you need to make to plan your glass block project.
We have over twenty years experience in designing and installing Glass BLock. Call us to discuss any questions you have. We can also provide a Free Estimate on materials or installation assistance you may need to get you project completed quickly.