2019 Industry Person of the Year

John Hyde

This prestigious Award recognized John’s over 30 years industry experience and his foresight and skills as an innovator, capable of undertaking the most complex and challenging projects – many of which are a first of its kind for Australia.

With the worlds of technology and glass colliding, John sees glass becoming integrated in many aspects of everyone’s daily lives, well beyond the standard window fixtures and doors. With long standing international connections and relationships, John is at the forefront of discovering the applications that glass is being used for by technology innovators and is excited about the prospects for his industry.

2018 Best Use of Glass and Glazing – Residential over $20,000


A custom designed glass floor leading into a water closet over an internal pond lined with spectra elements and using vesper glass.

A custom glass and stainless-steel staircase with glass balustrade and glass landing all clad in mirror polished stainless steel with DMX controlled LED lighting installed in the treads.

2017 Best Use of Glass and Glazing – Residential over $20,000


A custom designed frameless balustrade paired with a custom designed frameless hinged door that acts as flooring but operates as a ‘trapdoor’ which opens via a controlled electric actuator solution to showcase an opening that leads downstairs to an isolated underneath deck space.

Integration of a biometric switch to control the operation and enable safe operation.

2016 Best Use of Glass and Glazing – Commercial under $50,000

Kawasaki Trinity Powersports

Full height frameless glazing with stainless steel spider clamps

4.5 metre frameless glazed panels for the automatic door entry

A custom glass portal fitted internally to support the frameless door entry

2015 Best Use of Glass and Glazing – Residential over $20,000

North Shore Penthouse

This renovation, took 18 months to complete, and was a finalist at the AGGA 2015 Glass and Glazing Design Awards for best residential project (over $20,000); and winner of the 2015 Glass and Aluminum Association of Queensland (GAAQ) award in the same category.