This year’s Fireworks night at the Architectural Glass Showroom The annual IQ Group Fireworks night took place in the evening of the 5th of November to commemorate Guy Fawkes Night. During the evening we held a raffle in aid of the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The funds raised during these events help to […]
The first five shortlists of the first AJ Architecture Awards were released this week with two projects from IQ Glass being featured. In the House of the Year category the Hidden House project by Coffey Architects has been shortlisted. The compact residential design was built on the site of the former prison vaults in the […]
IQ Glass designed and installed a number of glass systems, including a Mondrian® double height glass extension on this specialist glazing project for a traditional farmhouse in Chalfont St Giles. Mondrian® doors were integrated into this extension to provide the home with a new, well-lit dining area for their home. IQ’s Mondrian® external doors were installed for access […]
How To Beat The Price Rise From Brexit As we all know, on the 23rd June of this year, British citizens voted to leave the European Union. This referendum agitated global markets, including currencies, causing the British pound to fall to its lowest level in decades. Although prices are slowly starting to rise, it seems […]
Design Inspiration for Museum Glazing A museum is a great place to visit to learn about history, science and art. Museums are popular throughout the world due to the excitement of learning new things whilst doing fun activities. A gallery is a space to display any form of art, mainly with art exhibitions. Both museums […]
The minimal windows slim sliding glass doors from IQ Glass are one of our most popular architectural glazing products. 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 […]
Clever Architectural Glazing Designs A recent feature in The Sunday Times illustrates clever designs in order to ‘let the sunshine in’ using numerous architectural glazing solutions. Nearly half of potential property buyers (46%) would be put off by a home with poor levels of natural light. Building regulations can cause restrictions on adding glazing that […]
Three of our projects have recently been featured on Houzz in an article showcasing ‘10 spectacular British housing mixing old and new’. Arkitektur: 10 spektakulære britiske boliger blander gammelt og nyt. The first IQ Glass project to be featured was, Dalston House. To this contemporary extension bespoke sliding glass doors and aluminium casement windows […]
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.
Using glass to create small residential extensions filled with light. When extending a home you don’t need to add large percentages of floor area to dramatically change the internal living environment or improve the internal experience of a home. A small glass extension can still add much needed space to a home and, when combined […]