A cost guide to side infill extensions Side infill extensions are a great way to open up unused spaces and utilise natural light, often used to complement London Victorian or Georgian style properties. A glass side infill extension can seem costly, however, the common alternative is dark, unused storage areas or completely wasted space. But […]
When you are looking to create entire walls of glass as part of a design there are various options at your disposal. In most cases when designing a wall of glass you want the glass to be the prominent feature of the façade. This means minimising the framing and using the largest glass panes feasible. […]
Glass Box Extensions by IQ GlassWatch this video on YouTube. From aesthetics to planning and practicality, a glass room can often be a better choice than a traditional conservatory. When considering a beautiful glass room, one of the most common questions people ask is how they differ from a standard conservatory. Certainly, there are plenty […]
Incorporating slim frame sliding glass doors into a small side extension maximises the natural light reach the middle of the property. The slim profiles of the frames provide a minimal design aesthetic as well as taking full advantage of the beautifully landscaped garden. Slim framed sliding glass doors installations from IQ Glass maintain a minimal 21mm […]
When looking at attracting light into a space from above there are many different design options, performance considerations and fixing types that need to be thought through.
The first, and simplest, design option is a single fixed rooflight, this can be installed upon an upstand with the external panel of glass stepped over the edges of the upstand and back painted, hiding all fixings and construction.
On a recent Architectural Glass installation in Henley-on-Thames the IQ Glass installation team had a difficult challenge. It is not unusual for houses lining the banks of the river Thames to use specialist architectural glass. When you have a view like that you want to make the most of it! But what do you do […]
When creating a structural glass box or façade which includes some opening elements, a steel supporting member may be required around these openings, to support the surrounding glass and to create a low deflection opening for slim framed doors or windows to sit within. Part of the design aspect for IQ is designing and detailing […]
IQ Glass have just finished our first installation of BI PV glass to a large commercial building in London. BIPV stands for Building Integrated Photovoltaic and allows building materials already integrated with photovoltaic technology to be used as external building materials, such as glass roofs, glass walls or glass floors. The innovative, solar encapsulating glass […]
Interior courtyards provide an outdoor space within a property, a space that is private, secure and well ventilated. These outdoor courtyards are normally intended to provide an extension of internal living space into this enclosed area. In modern architecture, glass is the normal way of enclosing these interior courtyards; it allows all rooms adjoining the […]
Maintenance and Cleaning of IQ Structural Glass A common question asked by architects, designers and end users alike when they are considering installing and IQ structural glass extension or glass roof… How will I clean it? In fact, all IQ Glass structural glass installations are designed to take a standard maintenance load for just this […]