A bit of blood, some sweat, no tears and a lot of broken glass later, we have successfully de-glazed our wall. Hurrah!
The wall was originally fitted with double glazed panels, which meant it was tougher and more time consuming than usual getting them out. Smashing them was the quickest way (and most satisfying) way to get the glass off the wall and expose the aluminium framing behind.
Once the glass was out, all the old silicone had to be removed from the frames leaving a clean surface for the new printed glass units to adhere to. A time consuming job, but a very important one. The last thing we want is a panel falling out because the glue didn’t hold.
The printed glass panels have now been made into double glazed units in a 24mm makeup. We have a piece of 6mm low iron on the front with the ImagInk print on the inside surface, followed by a 12mm spacer, and 6mm clear toughened on the back.
Next week we begin glazing, bang on schedule!