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 […]
The slim sliding glass door systems from IQ Glass are one of the most popular architectural glazing elements that we design because they complement any architectural project. The slim 20mm framing, for example, creates impressive glass elevations with minimal interruptions to views inside or outside of the home. The flush threshold also allows for the […]
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 […]
Titlark IQ Glass designed, detailed and installed this structural glass box to a large detached home in Ascot. The residential property has fantastic rear views over the neighbouring Sunningdale Golf Club and makes the most of it with the large structural glass conservatory and glazed balcony to the centre rear of the house. The glass […]
Spotlight on: Structural Glass Glass as a structural element – design engineering ‘Structural Glass’ can be as small as a rooflight and as large as a full glass box extension. All of IQ’s structural elements are bespoke, and designed and tailored to suit each project and design intent. The benefits of a large expanse of […]