Woods Glass company mission since inception is to establish a specialist commercial glazing company committed to providing quality 'Building Glazing Solutions' for the New Zealand building industry.
Service + Glass = WoodsGlass.
Woods Glass and Thermosash Commercial (TCL) have a team of design engineers, draughtsman and specialists experienced in façade systems and glass structures. No other NZ company has such a design team, which means we can provide design expertise second to none. Our designers operate computer aided drawing packages as well as finite element analysis software and CAD/CAM manufacturing packages to assist our teams deliver projects.
The heart of our projects is in our engineering to ensure the designs comply with the NZ Building code, are designed for the proposed purpose and are safe. Woods Glass can engineer bespoke glass solutions in an independently assessed façade test rig for wind, water and seismic conditions, so we don’t just design it – we can test it.
Our in house professional structural and façade engineers specifically assess each façade design for structural and environmental (seismic and wind) loading and ensure that the façade solution and building-in condition meets code requirements. We have designed many specific engineered solutions to meet the aesthetic intent of our clients’ design and imposed engineering challenges.
Our capability to custom engineer fixing systems and manufacture locally where necessary gives us the confidence only the highest quality materials are used in our systems. We also ensure that specialist fittings and hardware are engineered and tested so the complete structural glass system with perform.
The cost of quality is often underestimated, but never forgotten when a problem occurs. Cost is directly related to quality and performance and Woods Glass use a range of local and international suppliers to best fit the project budget. Our professionally trained Quantity Survey (QS) team are highly experienced in quoting complex projects.
Construction programmes are normally tight, so our team of experienced project managers work closely with the client or contractor from design to installation as the façade is a critical element in construction.
By employing our unique lifting and launching equipment we are able to manage and control the quality and productivity of the delivery of our end product, minimising time on site, aiding the programme where possible and managing time risk.
To construct a project successfully you require experienced tradespeople and Woods Glass have team of trade trained glaziers and specialist installers.
As buildings become more complex and adventurous in shape and form, so does the challenge for our installation teams. We believe that the successful completion of projects within scheduled requirements demands innovative solutions on site. To facilitate this, we constantly reinvest in our machinery and plant and have a wide range of the latest equipment from dedicated glazing robotic mini-cranes through to in-house 20 tonne cranes, all with our own trained operators, to assist with the installation of façades to tight programmes and tolerances.
Our trained staff are experienced at working at height with the latest access equipment in accordance with our safe work method statements.
Woods Glass are not just commercial glaziers - we employ specialist metal workers and installers, because we need them to provide total building glazing solutions.
The requirement for industry compliance in every aspect of construction is onerous, but critically important in maintaining high standards. Compliance is a discipline that comes from procedures and training. In addition design and engineering play a critical role to ensure producer statements are provided by Woods Glass to ensure the Building Consent Authorities (BCAs) are satisfied with code compliance.
Woods Glass work hard with their suppliers to ensure high quality glass products are used and then work harder to ensure the onsite completed products are of the highest quality.
We acknowledge that out next project with our clients will be assessed from our last project - that is why we only use the very best materials available to ensure durability and longevity of the glass solutions we provide.
Our experienced factory and site glazing teams undertake the assembly within strict quality control guidelines assessing performance, tolerance and quality.
Woods Glass pride comes from on-site performance as this is the key to a sustainable business. We have a team of dedicated project managers, team leaders and glaziers who take pride in their work and ensure the completed project performs long term.
Our people work at the leading edge of New Zealand building projects and with that comes the risk of injury. The training we give our people ensures that task analyses are completed for every unique aspect of a project, covering planning, strategies and all aspects of operational safety to keep our team safe at all times while ensuring on-site performance.
Woods Glass offer value, which is the product of how we Design, Engineer, Cost, Programme and Construct with glass - providing Performance, Compliance and Quality for our customers.
It’s typical for façade and glazing projects to look pristine on completion, but it’s of equal importance to maintain the investment with programmed maintenance. Regular cleaning and maintenance is often overlooked. Woods Glass can provide a maintenance service to clean glass and fittings and check all moving and wearing parts.
Glass can break, and replacement can be a complex process due to access and size of the glazing. Woods Glass can work with clients and insurance companies to provide a solutions for re-glazing large and complex projects.
Lifting and Handling
Woods Glass have access to some of the worlds most advanced lifting and handling equipment suitable for glass and other flat products.