Nu-Glaze® came about when as a frustration born solution by the owner/innovator, Johan Otto, as an alternative to the failing clay putty and wood beading on his windows. After having had it replaced for the 3rd time at great costs and hassles, the search was on. The minimum criteria to be met was a hard, tough, but easily workable non-metallic material offering a more or less 45 degree slope. Many crude garage made models to fancy 3D prints and countless hours later, the current profiles ticks all the aimed for boxes and more. Costs & pricing, ease of application, manufacturing, safety and security, versatility and aesthetic appeal were achieved plus some unexpected extras. The patenting process was initiated in 2007 and soon all the major international markets were covered. Product development started with all earnest. In 2010, an investor, Costi Buccimazza, got involved to further the development and roll-out into the market place. This co-management model works well by combining skills, knowledge and experience. Johan, relying on his B.Sc. knowledge for the technical and development aspects and on 25 years in retail for marketing and sales. Costi, B.Comm, is responsible for the important admin and financial side as well as contributing to marketing, adding to his already impressive and successful business portfolio. The company, through it's Reach & Teach program, actively seeks to empower and launch as many Approved Installers as possible - creating more self reliant business owners rather than creating just mere jobs. Alongside this approach, we also supply to the glaziers and building/painting contractors.
OUR PRODUCT RANGE
We have developed a range of products making the glazing of steel, wood, concrete and polycrete window and door frames quick and easy, leaving you with an exceptionally neat finish. Nu-Glaze is this new, unique cost saving solution helping architects, specifiers, building consultants, renovators, housing department officials maintenance managers, engineers, contractors and DIY’s enthusiasts alike! Clay putty has been around for hundreds of years and has never been challenged. Clay Putty typically has a short life span, difficult installation and a slow curing rate. Wooden beading also has numerous shortcomings namely rotting, swelling, constant need of maintenance (sanding and painting), which, if not done, will ruin the wood’s warm, natural look and feel. The internationally patented Nu-Glaze® uPVC - with highest possible ultra high anti UV properties - aims to counter these problems and while simultaneously achieve a higher level of safety and security. Nu-Glaze SANS 10400-XA compliance. Nu-Glaze® complies with SANS 613 (SABS and AAAMSA tested), and achieved a A3 rating, A1 being the minimum requirement.
PROFILE & SIZING
Double glazing as well as additional profiles and sizes are planned and already patented. With the current available solutions, one can glaze with glass from 2mm up to 6,38mm including safety glass and on most available platforms. We also offer custom once off production with the latest technology at our disposal, from producing drawings to 3D prints, to actual product sampling can be facilitated. With the aid of a special construction-grade neutral cure (what does that mean Curing by means of absorbing moisture vs the evaporation of Acetic acid as per Acetoxy products – which can be harmful to the frames) silicone, sealing and adhesion is facilitated in conjunction with a u-clip system for steel windows and a pin down inside corner piece for the wooden window, being the mechanical fastening if needed. We also facilitate training and assist the trainees to develop their own, sustainable business in their communities. See our Reach & Teach section. The company is currently owned and operated by its inventor, who has a passion to see his innovation create a difference in people’s lives, from home owners to installer, contractors, specifiers, retailer and wholesalers.
Our vision is to see every possible home, school, office complex or block of flats with beautiful Nu-Glaze® windows. We foresee entrepreneurs and businesses selling our product with confidence and pride!
Our mission is to continuously build the brand ourselves as an international beacon for innovation, progress and success. We want to utilize and enhance South Africa’s unique and rich environment as a starting point to grow the business locally and internationally.