Design Trend: Using Timber Solar Shading for Architectural Glazing

boathouse with timber solar shading wooden cladding

How timber solar shading solutions can be integrated with architectural glazing.  There are many ways to incorporate timber solar shading into a new build house design or enhance existing designs by including timber shading solutions in a renovation project. Timber is an extremely popular choice for use with architectural glazing, creating a contrast of materials and […]

Innovative Ways to Use Aluminium Glazing With Wooden Beams

aluminium glazing with wooden beams in barn conversion

There are many ways to combine aluminium glazing with wooden beams for a unique design Aluminium and timber are popular material choices when designing a contemporary new build, creating a contrast between modern and traditional elements of the building. From frameless architectural glazing or bespoke aluminium glazing with wooden beams to wooden flooring and slim […]

New Design Trend: Timber Cladding with Architectural Glazing

modern new build biophilic design with timber cladding and bespoke glazing

How to incorporate timber cladding to glass designs in modern architecture.    Combining timber cladding with architectural glazing has become an extremely popular trend within architecture, offering the opportunity to use contrasting materials for a completely unique design. Exposed timber beams are often paired with architectural glazing for an authentic finish, or to incorporate traditional elements […]

Glazing Trend: Architectural Bronze

slim framed sliding doors with architectural bronze frames

How to specify architectural bronze glazing and find the right finishing option for your project Architectural bronze has become a huge trend in glazing, growing in popularity in recent years. From contemporary new builds to home renovations, incorporating architectural bronze glazing can be used to maintain a more traditional design, or to introduce colour to […]

Double Height Glass Wall Construction at the New IQ Showroom

high glazed facade of the new IQ Glass showroom

The design and installation process for the double height structural glass wall at the newly renovated IQ Glass showroom. Structural glass walls are an excellent addition to any high-end residential project. The minimal design offers panoramic views of the outdoors whilst simultaneously allowing in a vast amount of natural light. Highly glazed home designs and […]

Vertical Sash Windows FAQ

vertical sash window in contemporary new build home

A guide to vertical sash windows where we answer your frequently asked questions.   Vertical sash windows are the vertical version of sliding glass doors, designed as a contemporary window system that is perfect for utilising the oversized glazing trend. These sliding window systems are perfect for contemporary new build and renovation projects, creating double […]

Innovative Frameless Shaped Window Designs With Structural Glazing

frameless shaped window in indoor swimming pool area

How to achieve bespoke shaped windows with frameless structural glazing.   IQ’s unique Invisio system – the UK’s first thermally broken structural glazing system – enables architects to work with unrivalled flexibility when designing bespoke structural glass solutions. Structural glass products range from eaves windows to structural glass bridges, however, frameless shaped windows are arguably the […]

What is Biophilic Design and How Can Glazing Help?

floor to ceiling glass walls for uninterrupted views in biophilic architecture

How to use glazing to achieve a biophilic architectural design  Biophilic design started as an interior design trend, based around forging a strong connection to nature from within the home, incorporating living plants and natural materials. The trend has grown steadily and evolved into an architectural trend as well as an interior trend, using large […]