Slim Sightlines vs. Thermal Performance

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“Even with this slender sightline, Minimal Windows can achieve a standard overall Uw factor of 1.2 W/m2K”

You don’t have to compromise narrow sightlines for thermal performance

IQ is the leading specialists in narrow, minimal framed and thin profiled window and doors. These products have an obvious aesthetic draw for architectural design due to their thin framing, allowing maximum glass sizes for even the smallest openings.

In the past, it may have been the case that in order to achieve these slim aesthetics thermal performance would have to be compromised by removing sections of thermally insulating framework.

With advances in thermal break technology and engineering, this is no longer the case.

IQ’s Minimal Windows has a narrow vertical junction of only 21mm and is thought of as the first choice of slim framed sliding doors systems for architects and designers. Even with this slender sightline, Minimal Windows can achieve a standard overall Uw factor of 1.2 W/m2K, reducing to less than 1.0 when using a higher thermal performance glass panel such as Super Insulating Glass, becoming the best thermally performing minimal framed sliding door available in the UK.

sup> Window System 02Mondrian® Windows are designed to replace old fashioned engineering such as Crittle and have a small steel framing of 50mm on the opening panel. But with advances in thermal break design and Ug glass factors, this windows system can now achieve a Uw value of 1.6 W/m2K, in line with all building regulations and most thermal targets.

Even IQ’s newest aluminium framing sections for opening casement doors and windows can achieve slim sightlines of as little as 40mm whilst still achieving the requisite 1.6 W/m2K for thermal performance.

IQ are constantly trying to enhance the thermal performance of all its framing and glass options to upkeep our ethos of slim, minimal framing whilst keeping up with the energy necessities of today and tomorrow.

Contact IQ Glass for more information

01494 722880

www.iqglassuk.com

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Rebecca is Head of Marketing at the IQ Group and has worked in glazing specification for many years. She has a broad range of technical knowledge about all our glazing products and offers technical advice and guidance to architects for specification. Her easy to digest technical advice is often quoted in magazines and publications. You might also recognise her as one of the IQ Glass CPD presenters.

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