parent company: bmg. glass + aluminum parent company:
bmg. glass + aluminum
aluminum operation
in northern Ontario.
Full-Service glazing &

We are a full-service glazing and aluminum operation offering high quality and timely installations of curtain wall, store fronts, window walls, punched/fixed windows, entry systems, automatic doors/operators, interior glazing, glass balustrades, specialty and custom jobs.

Providing quality

glass services

Northern Metro Glass specializes in Aluminum and Glass Projects, both Residential and Commercial. We excel at bringing design-assist and construction services for your curtain wall, window and door needs.

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • INDUSTRIAL

Glass glazing is essentially a customized glazing system designed around extruded aluminum products and various glass types as selected by the project designers.

Curtain Wall

A curtain wall is defined as a thin, usually aluminum-framed wall, containing in-fills of glass, metal panels, or thin stone. The framing is attached to the building structure and does not carry the floor or roof loads of the building. The wind and gravity loads of the curtain wall are transferred to the building structure, typically at the floor lines.

There are unlimited varieties of high performance Curtain Wall systems available to enhance thermal performance. Curtain Wall is designed with extruded aluminum members. The frame is typically infilled with glass, providing an architecturally pleasing building. It is also designed on a rain screen principal to aid water drainage throughout the system for optimal performance.

There are many benefits to Curtain Wall such as allowing natural light to penetrate deeper within the building. A Curtain Wall is designed to resist air and water infiltration, accommodate wind loads as well as its own dead load forces.

Windows & Glass Doors

Northern Metro Glass procures and installs all styles of aluminum windows and doors commonly seen on commercial, residential and institutional projects. From swing to slide to awning to casement and beyond, we have knowledgeable staff familiar with integrating the doors and operating windows into the chosen façade system.

 

Punch windows, strip windows, slip glazed, and all other window styles and profiles are fabricated and delivered to site either knocked down or fully assembled depending on the application.

Glass Showers

Northern Metro Glass provides a professional service including accurate site measuring, meticulous installations as well as design assist during the estimating stage of the project.

 

We offer the full range of options when it comes to glass enclosures including:

 

  • 90 degree
  • Neo angle
  • Tub enclosures
  • Single doors or multi panel designs
  • Textured or sandblasted glass
STOREFRONT

‘Storefront’ is the glazing industry’s term for a type of aluminum system commonly found in commercial retail and office applications. They are economical and durable and fully customizable. 

The design of the automatics is usually based on accessibility as well as the intended user group.

The primary forms of automation for storefronts results in swing doors (for barrier-free usage in lower/mid traffic areas of a building) or sliding automatic doors. Sliding automatics can come in many forms such as: single slide, double slide, biparting, folding and many more. Northern Metro Glass supplies and installs all forms of automatic entrances.

Interior Glazing

Many of our projects have an interior glazing component. Whether its fire rated glass, glazing to wood and hollow metal doors or PC 350 systems, smoke baffles, large format mirrors, railings and all other interior glass, Northern Metro Glass procures and installs it all.

Railing Systems

Glass railings are more and more common on all types of buildings as designers, building operators and owners come to understand their incredible durability and the flexibility of design available to them.

 

The glass can be combined with stainless steel top or bottom rails, posts, wood caps or handrails, powder coated elements and much more. We supply and install interior as well as exterior systems in a variety of applications.

STANDOFFS

Glass railing systems that hang off the side of a structure are often supported using stainless steel standoffs.

They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are engineered for certain loads depending on the size of glass, the required loads, and the substrate they are attaching to.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are engineered for certain loads depending on the size of glass, the required loads, and the substrate they are attaching to.

BASESHOE

Base shoe style railings are the anchoring method of choice when the glass is to be the star of the balustrade system. 

There are a few major suppliers of engineered base shoes that come in a variety of finishes. The glass can be installed into the shoe in a couple of different ways. Its a clean modern look offering the most transparent of railing/balustrade systems.
There are a few major suppliers of engineered base shoes that come in a variety of finishes. The glass can be installed into the shoe in a couple of different ways. Its a clean modern look offering the most transparent of railing/balustrade systems.

STAINLESS STEEL

Glazed railing systems often incorporate stainless steal posts and/or handrails, top rails, bottom rails or caps to cover the edges of the glass.

NMG can engineer the steel requirements and incorporate the steel fabrication and installation into our scope of work or we can template and provide only the glass if you already have a preferred metal fabricator. The codes are specific when it comes to the glass selection depending on the style and location of the railings so its critical to use experienced designers and installers when it comes to glazed railing systems.
NMG can engineer the steel requirements and incorporate the steel fabrication and installation into our scope of work or we can template and provide only the glass if you already have a preferred metal fabricator. The codes are specific when it comes to the glass selection depending on the style and location of the railings so its critical to use experienced designers and installers when it comes to glazed railing systems.