What goes into creating these unique builds? IQ Glass are the UK’s leaders in architectural glazing, known for challenging the norm and pushing boundaries to create specialized, innovative homes. Our systems are designed to be flexible, adapting to each brief and any specific requirements. Luxury today has a whole new meaning, with more demand for […]
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 […]
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 […]