Recent Projects

Security upgrades at Tasmania’s Parliament House

Bullet-proof glass and steel framing will be a feature of nearly $900,000 worth of security upgrades at Tasmania’s Parliament House while keeping with the building’s heritage, which dates from the 1830s. Commercial Windows and Doors were proud to be involved with the supply and installation of the ballistic glass used on this project. the special ballistic Glass was manufactured in South America, and had taken two months to arrive to our Hobart workshop.

Each piece of glass individually crated, one weighing as much as 250 kilo and over 30mm thick. This has been a first for us here at CWD and we have really enjoyed the challenge!

Bullet-resistant glass is constructed using layers of laminated glass. The more layers the higher the protection.  The aim is to make a material with the appearance and clarity of standard glass but with effective protection.

The delivery unloaded from the container and placed in the factory.

Using the Winlet 350 robot, we safely removed the glass from each crate and loaded onto the truck. This machine is invaluable to our business when it comes to these sorts of projects. Window elements weighing up to 350 kg can be lifted, transported and installed easily, without straining the back.