Thursday, December 24, 2015

The dangers of a faulty Windscreen

For a big fan of latest model cars like myself, my car could describe my character. It is a never ending battle to make cars safer and better and every new week latest models are introduced into the market. The windscreen is a very integral part of a car. Every driver should know the importance of the windscreen; it is not just a barrier between the driver and the outside atmosphere but a lot more.

Not just any simple glass

A windscreen is not just any glass but a heavily engineered glass manufactured at Impala glass industries in Kenya. The glass is treated in many different ways and has been tested to bear extreme loads. It consists of various layers which are resilient and can be used in any type of weather; protecting the travellers no matter what the speed of the car is.

Cracked windscreen

A cracked windscreen is dangerous. We often don't give much attention to cracks on the windscreen but it portrays the strength of your automobile. While on the road, your car has to bear various stresses from vast elements including strong winds, varying temperatures and motion vibrations etc. Only a quality windscreen can successfully bear this, Automotive Glass Products in Nairobi are manufactured keeping in mind all these possible factors and variables.

A cracked screen is very dangerous; the crack may initially seem to be a small one but with motion, it might expand and welcome moisture and other fragments to impair visibility causing accidents. Possible mishaps could mean:

· Blurred vision leading to risky driving causing accidents.

· Optical illusion which would negatively affect the driver and his perception of distance on the road causing misjudgement and accidents.

· In many cars today, the functioning of air bags in case of accidents depends greatly on the windscreen; therefore they have to be fixed properly taking into account all the protective measures.

The automotive glass division of Impala glass industries produces quality windscreens in Kenya. Impala takes care of your safety and pays special emphasis on glass thickness, vision and illusion properties. Impala is a renowned name in East Africa; for the manufacture of high quality windscreens, door glass, vents and side lites.

Impala never compromises on quality, protection and security; their glass products are durable, strong and reliable.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Art in Etched Glass

A man goes to any extent to smarten up his house so that he sees a sight which soothes his eyes after a long tiring day, plus he is confident while giving a tour around his house to the guests.

In the aim of making their homes appealing, people bombard their interiors with frames, showpieces, vase and furniture etc; which later gives a cluttered impression of the house and it gets difficult to maintain them.

The intelligent step to enhance the interior is to install objects which would be useful as well as do not take much space and increase aesthetics of your home along. For instance Glass used as doors, partitions, mirrors and windows etc can be etched into designs and colors.

Etching refers to the technique of creating art on the surface of glass. It has numerous benefits:
·         It comes with a number of unique designs thus it can certainly enhance the look of the entire property.
·        When it comes to maintenance, it is just minimal as you can clean etched glasses just like you clean clear glasses.
·           It will not get damaged despite being exposed to weather conditions.
·           It will not easily trap pollutants because of its closed pore characteristic.
·         When it comes to diffusing light, you can be sure that etched glass is excellent. And not only that, it will significantly decrease glare lights.
·        And most of all, you will have more privacy when you will use etched glass thus they are greatly preferred as bathroom partition, cashier area partition and in many other areas where privacy is needed.

Impala Glass is the most recommended when it comes to etching glass. Services range from etching Photo Frames, Wall Panels, Mirrors, Glass Floor and other glass products. This is backed by home and office projects, as well as Churches.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How to give a fresh, lustrous and active look to your interiors

Recently I visited one of my friend's place who had not only renovated her old home but also made it look bigger, more elegant and beautiful. She herself being a designer used her skills to create a difference. There is no place like home, it is a person's best hello and worst goodbye; therefore it needs a lot of care and attention.
What really impressed me were the glass sliding doors for her living room, dining room and balcony. Skills and intelligence can do wonders if put to proper use, she showed it in her work. The whole gloomy picture of her home was changed.
Along with the beauty of glass, cleaning of glass doors is also much easier and they can be covered with drapery or blinds whenever you want. Impala Glass gives you endless options of glass doors to choose from. They are available in different frames, shapes and sizes. Doors in Nairobi Kenya by Impala glass are known for their strength, elegance and looks. Only a small change in your interiors can make world of difference at your home or workplace.
SlidingDoors Solution creates an energetic and natural environment indoor. They utilize the space properly and are ideal for small rooms; they bring in natural light and have a clean and lustrous look. You have two options:
·         Either go for Sliding Doors with no grid design or
·         The panels with featured images
The choice is completely yours.
Installing glasssliding doors will also lessen the burden on your pocket as your electricity bills will go down. Natural light will penetrate making the room bright therefore there will be no need of day lights. Few people also choose light coloured door frames which make the room look bigger and brighter. It all depends on your preference and decor.
When you are ready to add elegance and style to your interiors contact Impala Glass and view their exotic collections, they will surely guide on what is best for you. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Of Glass partitions: An exotic twist to modern Architecture designs

One of the most exotic and modern meeting rooms are designed using frameless glass partitions. Full height frameless glass walls which are strong and appealing in structure can be mounted from roof to floor along with a frameless glass doors which are very appealing to the eye. To give it a more stylish look, they can be sandblasted, etched or engraved to any patterns you want. Fabric lamination can also give a great picture for the partitions. Company logos can also be added on these glass partitions. Impala Glass can design your company board rooms and office partitions in most alluring ways.
Frameless Glass by Impala glass industries are the most demanded item all over Africa. They are a popular design element used at various places including homes, restaurants, hotels, offices and other commercial and residential places. Glass partitions are used as room dividers, shower walls, closet partitions, and other places.
They are available in various colors, patterns and styles. People have a huge range to choose from depending on their taste and room design. The Glass Partitions are not only tough and durable but also retain their structural integrity. It is versatile and can be shaped and sized according to any setting. The color of the glass can be adjusted according to customers taste and preference.  
Today if we look at modern glass partitions; they use back painted colours, frosts, different patterns and textures and different shades which add a glow to your indoor decor. They give the place a superior look and if we look at giant multinational companies or huge enterprises, Framelessglass partition are commonly found there giving a professional class to the place.
Glass partitions by Impala glass are one of the most affordable partitionsolutions. Their work is durable, reliable, safe and long lasting. The glass partitions give elegant and stylish look to the place and this even makes the environment pleasant and encouraging for the people to work in. Now modern offices have glass cubicles and glass partitions in which people can work together and there is no feeling of loneliness or boredom. Even the natural light can penetrate through glass walls and this creates a livelier atmosphere.
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Smart Glass for Smart use!

Until now we have been discussing the benefits of using Glass in doors, furniture, partitions mirrors and windows. No doubt Glass provides an illusion of space, is easy to maintain and also lowers your energy bills; however, does it provide you with privacy?

And when it does; like in the case of frosted and sandblasted Glass, it does not give you the complete package of Glass.

But did you know that advancement in technology has not only invented Smart Phones but Smart Glass as well?

Smart glass also known as Switchable Glass, is a type of glass that works on an electrical principle switching from frosted to clear when power is applied. Switchable Glass offers a next generation alternative to blinds or privacy glass making it the ideal choice for commercial or residential installations.

It is a glass whose light transmission properties are altered when voltage, light or heat is applied. Generally, the glass changes from translucent to transparent, changing from blocking some or all wavelengths of light to letting light pass through.

There are number of benefits of Smart Glass. Here are a few of them:

It is way easier to maintain Smart glass than ordinary ones as there are no worries of handling the maintenance curtains and blinds. All you have to do is wipe them to keep them away from dust and dirt.

Windows may also provide a beautiful view, but they raise the temperature in your house if you are not blocking out all the light coming through your windows. This will need you to use the Air Conditioner which will ultimately increase your electricity bills.

Now this is where switchable glass windows come in since you don’t have to cover them to block out light and to prevent heat from coming into your home. Smart glass windows are able to prevent light from coming into a home with just a flick of a switch. The less light that is getting inside your home, the lower the temperature is going to be inside your home. This means you will be running your air conditioner less and will be saving money.

Switchable glass advances privacy in the case of boardrooms and office partition. When privacy is not required, the partitions may be left clear and switched to opaque glass when in use for private meetings therefore creating an easy way to know when a room is in use or not without interrupting the goings on.

But do you know the best part of it? You can use the technology to turn your home into a theatre! Smart glass does that when it is in its privacy state, it can be used as a projection screen.

It all comes down to the quality of the Smart Glass. Impala Glass, one of the Kenya’s leading Glass Company supplies supreme quality smart glass.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Glass and its wonders

Nothing is more mesmerizing than the beauty and shine which is reflected from the glass. A glass has the quality of enhancing the natural lightning and giving the place an illusion of space and depth. Automatic Sliding Doors, glass cubicles, glass architecture, glass interiors and exteriors and glass furniture is in great demand today.

Today architecture is quite different, and to give it a bright contemporary feel rooflites and glass balustrades are chosen. They are extremely versatile and can fix in any type of setting adding an additional touch of elegance to the architecture along with increasing natural light and providing a bright and active environment.

Impala glass is a leading glass manufacturing company; in the past few years it has seen an increase in Glass Balustrades in Nairobi/ Kenya. The company produces a wide variety of glass balustrades for various staircase structures. After being designed, they are attached with Quality glass fittings in Nairobi/ Kenya by Impala glass.

The latest trend of Rooflites in Kenya/ Nairobi is emerging and modern designs have incorporated different styles of rooflites in their designs. These rooflites create a positive feel by allowing the natural light to penetrate inside the building along with providing natural ventilation. Impala glass takes great care and uses good quality strong glass while manufacturing both Glass Balustrades and Rooflites. Both have their own benefits and have won customer preferences.

Glass balustrades

Imagine a scene when you are sitting in one of the most exotic locations of the world to enjoy the natural beauty of the place and some wooden or steel balustrade is blocking your way. Won't you wish to change it with glass balustrade and enjoy your time. Impala glass has a lot of options for you to choose from. Glass Balustrades in Nairobi/ Kenya are build with high quality glass which is extremely durable and safe.

Glass balustrades have a lot of benefits;
  • They make the staircase bright and light can easily enter inside creating an open and airy feeling. 
  • At times the glass balustrade is positioned in the way that it gives additional space and depth to the place. 
  • Glass is an extremely versatile material and can easily be incorporated with other materials to enhance the design and beauty of the balustrades. 
  • They are easy to clean and maintain.


We have been looking at many rooflites in different types of architectures and they have been preferred by many people. The bright light entering the interior of the place gives it a completely fresh, energetic and bright look. Rooflites Kenya/ Nairobi are in great demand and in the past few years Impala glass has created few of the best rooflites for both residential and commercial places.

Impala glass has laid special emphasis on using a safe and secure glass which is tough and strong. In order to increase the safety, these rooflites come with detectors which automatically slide the doors in case needed. Even concealed mechanisms are designed in commercial places to stop intruders entry in the premises. In case of rain they can be closed.

Mirrors- The Secret Weapon for Interior and Exterior Decoration

A mirror, if properly placed, can play a great role in designing the interior and exterior of a place. It is a decorator's secret weapon which if positioned correctly can attract many. A mirror is no longer just an object in which you can see your reflection in; its applications vast and are only limited to ones imagination.

It can intensify lighting from different attention-grabbing reflections, add drama to the scene and form various images. They hold the power to transform your space from dull and lifeless to bright and attractive.

Impala Glass is one of the leading glass manufacturers in East and central Africa. Their glass products have gone a long way to enhance the aesthetics of many interiors. Impala Glass has supplied glass for large architectural projects in Kenya, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and many others.

The expertly designed Mirrors by Impala Glass have made a positive difference in the look of areas where they are installed. They are strong and durable and can be custom made depending on your needs. They have the ability to create the feel of openness and depth in any space where they are installed. Impala Glass personnel are always there to advise customers on proper placement and how to properly incorporate the mirrors into their designs.

Decorative mirrors in Kenya by Impala Glass and the decorative mirrors in Nairobi are one of a kind. Interior designers nowadays are using mirrors for decoration as they change the look of a place, a few suggestions for proper placement of mirrors in the interiors and exteriors are as follows;

Increase the brightness and light of the place

A bright room can surely change the mood of the place; it gives a feeling of liveliness. A mirror placed in the right position will multiply the amount of light given by your bulb; making the room brighter.

Roof to floor mirrors

Tall mirrors make a small room appear big. They create the illusion of depth and size and many workplaces prefer this kind of settings as they create a feeling of a space and airiness.

Apart from these benefits, Impala Glass provides decorative mirrors so that your interior looks more stylish.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Benefits of Quality Frameless Doors

With rapidly increasing populations the world over, there comes an increased demand for space. Buildings are shooting to higher floors and architects are painstakingly taking their time to draw building designs that make sure that each and every space is optimized.

Modern architecture and design is based on this space saving mantra; many preferring curtain walling, glass doors, balustrades and partitions because of their space saving nature. Glass takes a significantly smaller space as compared to wood and concrete. It is also more versatile in its uses and appearance. Ranging from transparent to translucent or even both as is the case with switchable glass and art glass on which logos or pictures are engraved, sandblasted or etched to create beautiful interior glass for use as partitions, doors, wall art work, balustrades or even pulpits.

People today favor Frameless doors rather than wooden doors. The doors along with providing openness also lower your energy bills as the light can easily pass through the frameless doors from one compartment or room to the other. Frameless doors offer the versatility of sliding manually or automatically thus a major space saver as no space is required around them to allow for the door to open as is the case with the conventional swing door.

A sleek clean look is also achieved giving the space airiness, brightness, elegance, style and class.

However, the features of the Frameless Glass Doors depend on the quality of the Glass that is used. Impala Glass, one of the top glass processing industries in Kenya, is renowned for their modern and quality frameless doors.

The Glass used is laminated and/ or tempered which makes them tougher than the regular glass and safe as well. From a range of swing doors to state of the art automatic sliding, sliding- folding doors and stacking doors, Impala gives you a door solution which is ideal for your particular use and space.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Why to Opt for Glass Furniture?

Furniture made of Glass is what modern interiors are all about. It has it all- the sleek and professional as well as the casual and sophisticated look. Be it in the office or at home, people are celebrating elegance and class with glass furniture daily all over the world.

Fashion and functionality

Compared to wooden, metal and plastic furniture, glass has distinct advantages.

The main reason Glass furniture is a major trend today is that it gives the illusion of space no matter the size of the area. Glass’ quality of transparency does the trick by making a room look airier and brighter.

Glass fittings are also easy to maintain as there is no danger of termite attacks as is the case in wooden or cane furniture. With satin and mirror finishes, more light is reflected back into the room in addition to the free flow of light through the glass furniture in the room.

Glass brings modern fashion into your space as well as lifelong functionality. Functionality in the sense that glass does not fade or chip easily as compared to wood. It also does not get rusty once it gets old or gets into contact with water like metal.

The question of fragility of glass often comes up. A question Impala Glass has countered with the use of toughened/ tempered and/or laminated glass, which increases the durability of the product while ensuring the safety of it.

Rest assured that Impala Glass furniture will give you service for years to come while ensuring that you are never out of style.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Glass Pulpits-Combining faith, tradition and modernity

Historically, a pulpit is the elevated place or enclosed stage, in a church, in which the clergyman stands while preaching. It comes from the Latin word ‘pulpitum’ meaning staging or platform.
It is the place from where instructions of faith and morality flow and thus, one of the centers of the church. Needless to say, the significance of the pulpit in a place of devotion is undisputed.

Pulpits today:

Today pulpits are popular not just in religious gatherings but also in boardrooms, auditoriums and conference and lecture theaters. Apart from traditional wooden pulpits, today's pulpits are also made from metal and acrylic with customized logos. Known to be placed in the area of attention, pulpits are used to place microphones, laptops, tablets and books to assist in presentations as well as decoration items like flower vases and pictures.

The Beauty of Glass Pulpits:

In this range, Impala Glass Industries, Nairobi, Kenya, brings the exclusivity of classy and customized glass pulpits with long lasting finish which offer modern designs as per contemporary tastes. Available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours—and also in the elegance of sandblasted glass-- these glass pulpits are fashioned lovingly from toughened glass. Logos or designs can be etched on these glass pulpits as per a client’s unique needs and requirement.
The advantage of glass pulpits is its ability to reflect light rather than obstruct it which may be the case in pulpits made from wood or metal. Light is not obstructed and the result is an open and airy area on the stage which does not take up much space.

Impala Glass Industries’ glass pulpits create the quality of drawing focus on the speaker as they do not obstruct the speaker’s body and thus gives more opportunity to the audience to connect with the orator.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

How do you like your Glass and Mirrors---Etched, engraved or sandblasted?

Glass and mirrors can breathtakingly transform the interior or exterior of a building. Customized glass and mirrors crafted in state-of-the-art factories at the hands of expert craftsmen has opened up a whole new world of possibilities.

Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, celebrates this perseverance of glass with its unique Impala Estilo range which recognizes the optimal beauty and productivity of glass and mirrors.

Here are a few kinds of glass and mirrors the Impala Estilo range offers for nifty and modern interiors, exteriors and spaces:

Sandblasted glass and mirrors:

The splendor of sandblasted glass lies in the fact that it protects privacy while letting in natural light into a room and saving energy. In the Impala Estilo range you have an assortment of custom design choices and colours to pick from as per your privacy needs which will be executed by our expert design team.

These are the reasons why sandblasted glass is opted for by designers, architects and engineers for showers cubicles, mirrors, doors, windows, partitions and walls in residential and commercial projects.

Etched glass and mirrors:

The Impala Estilo range of custom etched glass and mirrors is created by Impala Glass Industries’ craftsmen for personalized kitchen cabinet doors, table tops, shower enclosures, custom mirrors, personalized shelves, partitions, doors, furniture and show pieces.

Engraved glass and mirrors:

Impala Estilo design team have several abstract and floral designs which they expertly engrave on glass to create beautiful art on flat surfaces.

From logos on doors, pulpits and signboards to designs and entire scenes on walls, ceilings, doors, partitions, mirrors and windows, Impala Estilo offers breathtaking visions which challenge the imagination.

These varieties of Impala Estilo etched, sandblasted and engraved glass and mirrors are available on the Impala Facebook page.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Inspiring Interiors with Impala Estilo

Impala Estilo Fabric Laminated Glass, created by Impala GlassIndustries, Kenya, is a perfect fusion of the richness and colour of fabric and the protective and utilitarian features of glass.

From vivid designs on regular woven cloth to subtly printed fabrics, encapsulated beautifully in glass, fabric laminated glass from Impala is a hot favorite for table tops, kitchen back-splash and partitioning. A touch of this Estilo feature will transform your living space and breathe into it a personality of its own.

How is it Fabric Laminated Glass Created?:
When two or more layers of glass are bonded by applying heat and pressure, using the medium of PVB (polyvinyl butyl) or EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) laminated glass is the result. Annealed or toughened / tempered glass of any thickness to create safety or acoustic glass in large panel sizes is used to fashion this type of glass. 

Fabric Laminated Glass is nominally 6+6mm glass + fabric and laminate interlayer; the thickness of the glass can vary according to the client’s unique structural and safety specification. The extra-clear glass from Impala used as the base substrate allows the refinement of the fabrics to be preserved while the fabric is protected from UV due to the interlayers used during lamination.

As per client specifications, different fabrics, when used in partitions or screens let in different levels of light and degrees of vision control creating varying auras and moods in a space.

Usage of Fabric Laminated Glass:

A fabric laminated glass product from the Impala Estilo range is not just a decorative feature, rather it can be attributed to completely transform an interior. Here are a few uses of fabric laminated glass:

- Table tops
- Kitchen back splash
- Partitions
- Screens
- Cladding onto other surfaces when combined with Silvered/Mirrored or opaque backing layers of glass.
The range of Impala Estilo glass products are all subjected to rigorous tests and the production process is carefully defined and monitored so that the glass products created are safe, secure and add value to interiors with their aesthetic features.

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Friday, April 24, 2015


Impala Glass Industries, Nairobi, Kenya, shone at the 21st edition of the Kenya Homes Expo at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre from April 16th-19th 2015 where they displayed their impressive range of glass products.
Thisbiggest homes show in Eastern and Central Africa saw over 40,000 visitors throng to the four day bi-annual event where national and international real estate developers, financiers as well as home networking and communication providers displayed sector trends.

Impala Glass Industries participated with 200 other exhibitors under the brand name Impala Estilo where itsrepresentatives rubbed shoulders with the crème de la crème of East and CentralAfrica’s real estate, interiors and property development players and government officials. The Impala Glass exhibit was visited by the Honorable Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology, and his team where the glass products were scrutinized with great interest.
The Impala exhibit enthralled visitors with stylish interior glass pieces including a stunning Fabric Laminated Glass floor which looked as sturdy as granite. Other items included a range of artistic inspired etched designed glasses and a sample shower cubicle in simple sandblasted design that could be done to match the tiles and balance the bathroom with a top view of a well-lit Impala etched glass designed roof lite.

However, the 10mm Impala Tuff Glass centerpiece was the point of attraction which left people gasping when even stomping over the glass left it unscathed. Now that’s safety and durability!Impala walked away from the four day event by learning, networking, creating a definite impact on the target market and several contacts and projects in the bag.

All in all, at the Kenya Homes Expo 2015 visitors were treated to cutting edge technologies, emerging ideas in the building and construction space and benefited from the experiences of this decade-old event. They enjoyed great bargains from various vendors, including purchase of real estate property and free access to industry experts at nominal cost.

The event was a tasteful and dynamic coming together of elaborately displayed architectural finesse, decor artistry, state-of-the-art gadgetry, home finance solutions, Eco living and home security systems and lived upto its expectations of being an extremely anticipated event.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Choosing the Right Glass Hardware

The popularity and beauty of glass doors, windows, walls and cubicles is undisputed. Yet, care must be taken that glass applications demand a special type of hardware.

Impala Glass Industries, Nairobi, Kenya, apart from its internationally reputed glass products, takes special pride in its range of state-of-the-art, unobtrusive and functional glass and patch fittings for its series of glass doors, walls, partitions, cubicles and windows.

The Impala glass hardware is incorporated in a manner which does not take away the focus from the beauty of the glass assembly yet provides security, ease of operationand durability.

Appreciated by architects and designers because they suit every building design and due to its versatility in aluminum, wood and metal doors and frames, Impala Glass Industries’ collection of door controls, hardware for manual sliding doors, revolving doors, operable partitions, swinging door operators and automatic and sliding doors with self-learning microprocessor controls offer flexibility, security, safety and aesthetics.

Impala Glass Industries, Nairobi, also offers top, bottom, over panel, corner and center patch fittings for tempered glass assemblies. Fashioned from quality materials, these productswith its appealing finish, stainless steel cover, aluminum alloy base bodies and masterful workmanship ensure years of reliability.

Impala’s pulls and handles are the cherry on top of a beautifully sculpted glass door and its locks and key systems will give every building unmatched security. Here’s beauty and brains like never before.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Opt for Impala Eco-Friendly Low-e Glass

When glass in windows is subjected to double glazing to prevent heat from escaping, the result is thermally insulated and energy efficient windows. At Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, low emissivity or low-e glass is a combination of toughened safety glass, wide spacer bars, argon fill sealed units and low-E coatings which absorbs the heat from the inside of the building and radiates it onto the colder outside surface, where it is lost. This low-e coating actually reflects the heat back into your room. Filling the gap between the glass panes with a low-conductivity gas such as argon improves window performance by reducing conductive and convective heat transfers. 

At Impala we manufacture eco-friendly, double glazed glass for windows, doors, conservatories and rooflights which is ideal to help keep the heat in, save money on energy bills and play your role to protect the depleting ozone layer.

Engineers, architects and designers prefer Impala’s eco-friendly double glazed low-e glass for homes and offices, as well as buildings with a high proportion of windows or glass doors, especially north or east facing windows.

Soreduce the amount of energy lost through your windows by up to 75%! The smarter, eco-friendlier and cost-efficient option is always Impala Glass Industries’ double glazed glass units. To view our complete range of glass products log onto

Monday, March 9, 2015

Insulated Glass-A Must for Every Building

So must cost and energy goes into heating buildings. This is because over 25% of the natural heat escapes from windows and that is the very reason why insulated glass for windows manufactured from Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, is preferred by architects to conserve energy and the environment.

Not only has the use of insulated glass become a building code requirement but has also been deemed a mandatory energy conservation measure in developed countries.

The Specialty of Impala Insulated Glass:

When you install Impala’s insulated glass windows made of premium materials, it succeeds in saving the amount of heat energy inside a space to up to 75%. It prevents heat escaping through the windows and returning heat back into the home.

Impala Glass Industries insulated glass is built with a thermal break- two or more tiles separated by a sealed air space which is used in both residential and business construction. The effectiveness of insulated glass depends on the quality of materials used. Not only does the glass have to be of superior quality but also the type of gas used in the air gap, the type of spacing material that holds the panes apart, and the material the window frame itself is made of.

Impala glass used in insulated windows is coated with a low impassivity layer of metallic oxide that decreases the transmission of heat and ultra violet rays through the glass. The gas used in the space between the panes ranges from dehydrated air to argon and/or krypton gas depending on the cost. The spacing material includes stainless steel or composite metal/rubber combinations instead of the commonly used aluminum. Impala also recommends that wood, vinyl-clad wood, or metal with an insulating "break" between the inside and outside parts of the window be used in the frame to lessen heat transfer to the outside rather than solid metal frames.

So be it when constructing a new building, renovating an old one or simply replacing a window make sure you are being a responsible citizen and saving energy by using only the best quality insulated glass in Kenya from Impala Glass Industries.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Insulated Glass for Every Weather

Insulating glass units (IG units) are a must-have feature for the urban Kenyan lifestyle and best suited for extreme weather conditions. Insulated glass manufactured by Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, keeps heat in during the colder winter months in Africa and keeps the heat out during warmer weather.

How does Insulated Glass perform?

Insulated Glassimproves thermal performance by providing a thermal break – two or more lites separated by a sealed air space. This reduces heat transfer across a part of the building envelope. The glass panes are separated by a "spacer"—the element that separates the two panes of glass in an insulating glass system, and seals the gas space between them. Impala Glass, Kenya, prides itself in using less-conductive material as a spacer like a structural foam or aluminum that also contains a highly structural thermal barrier.

Insulated glazing forms a very compact two or three layer sandwich of air and glass, which eliminates the need for storm windows. Screens may also be left installed year-round with insulated glazing, and can be installed in a manner that permits installation and removal from inside the building.

Insulated Glass at Impala:

At Impala, Kenya, modern insulated glass window units come with better sealing between the upper and lower windows, and spring-operated weight balancing that removes the need for large hanging weights inside the wall next to the windows. This results in more insulation around the window and reduces air leakage.

Insulated Glass Units are manufactured Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, with glass in range of thickness from 3 mm to 10 mm (1/8" to 3/8") or more in special applications. Laminated or tempered glass may also be used as part of the construction.

At Impala, Kenya, we manufacture IGUs on a made to order basis on factory production lines, but standard units are also available. We continue to produce units as per the width and height dimensions, the thickness of the glass panes and the type of glass for each pane as well as the overall thickness as supplied by the client.

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Squash Court Glass Walls from Impala for a Better Game

Manufacturers of squash courts turn to Impala Glass Industries, Kenya for reliable glass walls for squash courts. Impala—a leading glass manufacturer in East Africa--works with the principal names in squash court manufacturers in the African region. It has continued to deliver glass walls for squash courts which meet the standards set by the World Squash Federation WSF and are suitable for all levels of the squash game, especially keeping in mind that injuries and accidents are avoided.

Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, manufactures glass sidewalls, back walls as well as four sided professional tournament glass court walls.

The glass used in squash court walls is not just supposed to be reliable and safe glass with burnt-in coloured ceramic dots but it is necessary to have a treatment applied to the glass such that players have an accurate view of the ball and spectators are able to enjoy watching play on the court.

This treatment comprises of one color ceramic screen-paint that is fused into the glass during the hardening process. This results in creating a proper play wall with surface tension and a surface that cannot be spoilt by racquets, sweat and glass cleaning agents.

Impala also provides glass finned back walls which stand alone, requiring no attachment except at the court sidewalls and at the concrete slab below. The glass is located in an aluminum U-channel that is fixed to the building substrate and the fins help distribute the impact on the glass wall panels into the concrete below.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Luxurious Shower Experiences with Impala Shower Enclosures

The time for your personal toilette and hygiene is one which is important. It gears you and refreshes you to take on the challenges and excitement for the rest of the day. An invigorating bath experience is thus, vital. Also, at the end of the day, a shower can relax you and invite a restful slumber.

We, at Impala Glass Industries, Kenya, understand the need of an ideal shower experience and also acknowledge the different requirements of varied people according to their lifestyles. Whether you are one to grab a quick,

This is the reason why Impala’s shower enclosures made at Impala Glass Industries from high-strength tempered, safe and reliable glass, come in a wide range of designs and sizes and can be custom-made to suit your space and needs.

Opt for a clear glass enclosure if you prefer a clean, uncluttered look; a sand blasted shower enclosure for subtle privacy and a customized etched version for those who prefer to stand out with class.
hot shower, or indulge in soaking in the shower spray for long-we try to design shower enclosures which add value to your bathing regime.
In today’s modern urban lifestyle, with more and more people living in apartments and high rises in cities like Nairobi, Kenya, Impala Glass Industries gives you options in clear, sandblasted and etched shower enclosures, making sure that you make smart use of your floor space and don’t compromise on your shower experience.

For those who have ample bathroom space, Impala Glass Industries shower enclosures have become a pre requisite of a modern bathroom adding that much-needed element of functional aesthetics.
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Doing More with Impala Mirrors

There is so much more to mirrors than simply using them to see your reflection. Apart from having a peppering of functional mirrors around your home like above your bathroom sink, in your dressing room and bedroom, there are so many ways in which cleverly placed mirrors around your home and office can completely rejuvenate the interior of your room.

In urban centers in Kenya like Nairobi, interior designers choose Impala decorative mirrors to help add a sense of dimension and space to any room, alter a view and brighten up a space.

Some Decorative Mirror Ideas:

1. Warm up the space in your bedroom or foyer with a round wall mirror.

2. Use an oversized large wall mirror to expand space in your living room.

3. Place a full-length mirror atop the dining-room table and set vases of various heights and styles on it.

4. Prop up a large mirror (at least three-fourths as tall as the wall) to make a small room look larger.

5. Randomly group mirrors of various shapes and sizes like a collage on an empty wall.

6. Place a mirror above your fireplace and set up scented candles before it to enhance the flickering flames.

7. Hang a mirror to reflect a window. This will give the illusion of another window in the room and brighten your space.

May it be above a bed, behind a settee, near the entrance of your home or even covering a small wall or partition, a decorative mirror can infuse your interior with unmatched class. Go ahead and try to reflect your style and personality in your home with the magic of mirrors.

A decorative mirror is an ideal and affordable element to enhance wall decor. Choose from a range of Impala decorative mirrors in a variety of shapes and sizes and add a unique look to your room. Log onto to view our complete range of mirrors and glass.