About Christchurch Glass

Christchurch Glass has been part of the Metro Glass Group for some years and it is now trading as Metro Direct. We continue to fulfill the initial vision set 30 years ago of offering a personalised service to the Canterbury region. Our commercial and fit-out glazing teams now operate out of Metro Performance Glass in 704 Haswell Junction Rd. Our experienced Retrofit Double Glazing team is now combined with the Metro Glass retrofit team to provide a large team for improved service for the retrofitting of timber and aluminium joinery. The retrofit team operates out of 45 Orbell Street. All your everyday glass products and residential glazing are available through Metro Direct, also located at 45 Orbell Street, in Sydenham. 

Glazing services in Christchurch

We have full onsite services and experienced staff to meet any glazing requirement. We also operate a modern fleet of service vehicles for emergency glazing repair and installations at your home or premises. To request a mobile technician or for more information call (03) 343 5103 This website provides information about most of our services, but don't hesitate to call us with a specific inquiry. Being part of the Metro Glass Group, we are a full-service organisation with expertise in specification, design, manufacture, and installation. So if you need a glazier to install a cat door, or you want to glaze a whole shopping centre, we're the only people you need to call.

Retrofit Double Glazing in Christchurch 

Retrofit Double Glazing is the process of replacing your old single glazed windows with new double glazed factory sealed units. We are your local experts in Christchurch and the Canterbury region and have been offering Retrofit Double Glazing services for over 30 years. We are specialists in both Timber Retrofit and Aluminium Retrofit services and we use glass from Metro Performance Glass and expert glaziers in all our installations.

Even modern, well-insulated homes can lose up to half of the interior heat through single glazed windows. Retrofit double glazing retains the character of your aluminium or timber windows but gives you all the advantages of double glazing. Early double glazed homes, can also be quickly upgraded to the latest Low E high performance double glazed units.

  • A warmer house in winter and cooler in summer.
  • Eliminate drafts.
  • Reduced condensation.
  • Reduced noise for a calmer, quieter home.
  • Enhances the value of your home.!
  • Reduces interior fading

What are the advantages of Low E and argon gas? The use of Low Emissivity (Low E) Glass and argon gas increases the thermal performance of your windows. An increase in thermal performance contributes to a more consistent temperature in your home throughout the year, retaining more heat in winter and reducing solar heat gain in summer. (More FAQs)

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Glass Balustrades in Christchurch 

Glass balustrades are increasingly popular in homes, public areas, and commercial buildings. A glass balustrade is a modern and stylish safety barrier, providing strength and safety in conjunction with maximum unobstructed views. We customise the production of frameless glass balustrades to suit your design and specification. Our balustrades use Grade A toughened safety glass. Modern designs use a range of different looks; the specific glass type you choose for your purpose and design can vary. Structural balustrades require the glass to take handrail loads. They must use toughened safety glass and the loading on the glass is determined by NZS4203 or AS/NZS1170.

Contact us when you are designing your balustrade. We will provide advice on fixing methods for anchors and on the relevant building codes.

Frameless Glass Showers in Christchurch 

With a large array of glass and decorative finishing techniques available from Metro Performance Glass, your biggest problem when creating a bathroom will be an overwhelming choice. All of our frameless shower enclosures are made of toughened glass, which can be enhanced with a wide variety of decorative finishing techniques or incorporate Ezyclean technology. Quality heavyweight frameless showers are custom-made to meet individual design requirements.

Get in touch with our team in the early stages of bathroom construction as it is important that relevant trades understand the design requirements of a frameless glass shower enclosure.

Mirrors in Christchurch 

Our mirrors are made from glass of the highest quality treated with a silver backing then paint-coated for durability and resistance to chemicals. They are protected against moisture, corrosion, and temperature changes. We can create a variety of mirror designs from polished edges to decorative bevels on straight-edged or shaped pieces of glass. The mirrors can even be V Cut or sandblasted for special effects - you are limited only by your imagination! Safety vinyl backing is optional on all mirrors and is recommended for high-risk human impact areas. If the mirror is broken the adhesive vinyl will ensure fragments stay together and reduce the risk of injury.

Contact us:

Metro Direct Christchurch

(Formerly Christchurch Glass)

45 Orbell St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

Open Monday to Friday - 7:30am to 4:30pm

03 377 0938


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