Steel Glazing FAQ’s

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Find the answers to our most asked questions about steel-framed glazing. Steel glazing systems are extremely popular for achieving a modern industrial design, as well as preserving the original charm of more traditional properties. Glazing technologies have allowed us to engineer thermally broken steel frames, resulting in steel glazing systems that surpass modern performance requirements […]

New Approved Document Tackling Residential Overheating – Coming Soon

solar gain and residential over heating

The new approved document (not yet named) will tackle overheating in residential buildings. England’s building regulations are set to change, with the new approved document currently in the consultation period. The proposed document has been designed to address the issues of overheating in residential designs and will take into consideration the size and orientation of […]

A Guide to Natural Light in Architectural Design  

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Introduction Ensuring plenty of natural light is key in the design of any home, whether this is incorporated from the start in a ground-up new build project, or in an extension added down the line. We’ve seen increasing amounts of research showing the positive impact of light on health, as well as home trends zoning […]

Using Natural Light to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Floor to ceiling sliding glass facade to international luxury home

How choosing the right window and door systems can impact your energy usage Natural light has long since been regarded as an essential rather than a luxury within any new build home project. In modern architecture, large elevations of oversized glazing are regarded as the ultimate luxury and interior design schemes often revolve around spaces […]

Types of House Extensions – From Glass Boxes to Basements

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From glass boxes to basement renovations: a guide to house extension design ideas The ‘don’t move, improve!’ trend has seen homeowners increasingly turn to renovating and extending their homes, rather than looking to buy elsewhere. And for good reason – there is a huge range of different options when it comes to extending a home, […]

MARS Automated Rooflight Launch: Common questions answered

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 The advantages of this bespoke rooflight system   IQ Glass are excited to announce the launch of our new Modern Automated Rooflight System – otherwise known as MARS. Engineered and manufactured by our factory here in the UK, this bespoke rooflight system has been designed to push the boundaries of the most adventurous residential and commercial […]

Using architectural glazing to create a Paragraph 79 House

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How to build a new home in the countryside – a guide to glazing design under Paragraph 79 Self-building a home to meet the stringent P79 criteria requires both a great deal of careful planning, as well as hunting for exceptionally performing materials and products. This article explores some of the key aspects to consider when choosing […]

Everything you Need to Know about our Modern Glass Technology

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How could you use Modern Glass Technology? Whether you are undergoing a complete refurbishment project to create a modern home or simply looking to incorporate solutions throughout an existing property, we have solutions for everyone. We have used modern glass technology on luxury home refurbishments to create a sleek aesthetic like this one. We also […]