The minimal windows sliding glass doors from IQ Glass are one of the most popular architectural glazing elements that we design into any architectural project we are involved in. The slim 21mm framing creates impressive glass elevations with minimal interruptions to views inside or out. The flush threshold also helps encourage the merging of internal and external spaces, which is a popular design consideration for modern living spaces.
So it easy to see why these slim framed sliding glass doors are the most popular architectural sliding door system in the UK.
But when you are renovating a whole rear elevation, or creating a brand new home, how do you ensure that your upper floors and lower floor sliding glass doors work together to create a cohesive and well put together architectural design?
Using the same architectural glazier for all glazing would be a start. The framing sections can then be created in the same design and aesthetic, as well as being powder coated the same RAL colour to match.
At IQ we have a few options for rear opening windows to suit the minimal windows sliding glass doors.
First you could always use the slim framed sliding glass doors as windows themselves.
On a recent project in Northwood the designers chose the option for all opening windows on the upper floor of the new build house. The opening windows on the upper floor were installed into the window opening but as it was lower than 1.1m from the internal floor finishes a frameless glass balustrade was also installed within the sliding glass door frame.
This allowed the slim framed sliding glass doors and aluminium windows on the upper floors to maintain exactly the same framing profiles.
Another project in Buckinghamshire chose to use aluminium casement windows and doors from IQ Aluminium for all their opening windows on the upper floors. Here the aluminium window frames were powder coated the same RAL colour as the slim framed sliding glass doors used on the ground floor for a cohesive design finish.