Locations

Location is a major factor to consider when it comes to specialist glazing. Temperatures, rainfall, and hurricane risk can all affect which bespoke glazing solutions are best suited for the project.

IQ’s wide range of glazing systems and technical glazing solutions allows us to manufacture glazing tailored to suit the project location.

Glazing Specialists for Luxury Locations

For warmer climates, considerations such as solar control and ventilation will be of higher importance than for colder climates or locations with less exposure to sunlight. Solar control coatings can be applied to any of IQ’s insulated glazing solutions. 

For colder climates, specialist glazing solutions such as triple glazing or heated glass would be recommended for higher thermal performance values. Heated glass can be especially useful in locations with high snowfall as it can be used to prevent snow build-up which may obstruct views or the flow of natural light. 

In locations with a risk of hurricanes, we would recommend hurricane-resistant glazing, and as all of IQ’s glazing solutions are manufactured completely bespoke, many of our systems can be specified as hurricane-resistant glazing solutions. This includes hurricane-resistant sliding doors and even hurricane-resistant structural glazing. 

Our wide range of bespoke glazing systems allows us to manufacture and install glazing anywhere in the world with performance values that are tailored to the climate and surroundings. 

For more information on specifying bespoke glazing for some of our most common project locations, read below. 

Luxury Locations

Why Work With Us

We are able to work with designers and specifiers from an early stage of a project to ensure that no compromises have to be made on design. Our expert glazing technicians are here to help your design become a reality, lending their years of experience to your project team for design advice, performance guidance and cost implications. To find out more or arrange a meeting with one of our expert glazing consultants or just contact the team on 01494 722 880.

EXPERT GLASS
TECHNICIANS

Our years of experience allow us to create bespoke glass constructions with minimal detailing and expert quality.

IN HOUSE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Our specialist in house contract management team oversees your glazing project from beginning to end.

KNOWLEDGEABLE
& RELIABLE

Our technical skillset and high levels of customer service mean that architects and contractors return to us time and again for their commercial glazing projects.

UNRIVALED
DESIGN

Our in house team of CAD designers and engineers contains twelve expert designers and is fully supported by a structural engineer for specialist structural glass calculations.

TECHNICAL PRE-TENDER MEETINGS

Our expert glazing specification advisors are available to help you finalise your architectural glazing designs before the tender stage.

GLASS SPECIFICATION
ADVICE

We offer a full NBS style specification service for architects who wish to ensure the correct aesthetic and performance is achieved from their documentation.

International Glazing Blog

IQ International specialises in providing structural and architectural glazing solutions for some of the most prestigious construction projects around the world. Our blogs provide technical glazing advice about a range of specialist glazing topics. From solar control glazing to beachfront glazing specification, IQ are on hand to provide helpful information.

specifying architectural glazing in the Caribbean

Specifying Architectural Glazing in the Caribbean

Bespoke glazing in the Caribbean often includes some type of solar control coatings due to the strong sun rays that many buildings are exposed to. This specialist glazing in the Caribbean is often specified as hurricane resistant glazing, especially when incorporating…

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luxury glass swimming pool design

How to Create a Luxury Glass Swimming Pool Design

Structural glass walls can be utilised within glass swimming pool designs in a number of ways, including creating a glass capping that runs round the edge of the pool and grants views of the swimmers when the pool is in use. These underwater glass walls…

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specialist glazing showroom UK

Inside the UK’s Largest Glazing Showroom

The UK’s largest glazing showroom is located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, conveniently close to London. After a complete renovation and redesign in recent years, the IQ showroom has become an immersive experience not to be missed. Carefully designed to…

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FAQs

Depending on the scope of work and what is more suited to the individual project, there are 3 options for our installation services. These include installation on site, IQ supervisor provided to manage works by a local team or supply only with installation instructions and guidance via email/call/video call. Read More

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. IQ have installed glazing in some extremely tricky locations such as a rocky hillside in Africa, which sat on the edge of a cliff and only had steep dirt road leading to it. Our skilled installation teams experience allows them to think of innovative ways to safely transport the glazing for installation. Read More

With any construction project, hitting dates to avoid project delays is a massive issue. The UK has very strict regulations when it comes to planning, schedules, construction and site safety, and these processes can be applied to any project in the world to ensure work is carried out in a safe and efficient manner.

Glass manufacturing standard vary between continents, and glazing solutions manufactured in Europe tend to use toughened glass rather than float glass, offer a wider variety of glazing solutions such as solar control glass and are less like to end up with roller waves in the glass, this is why IQ use European glass for our systems. Read More. 

Not only does IQ have world renowned British project management skills, but we also offer a wide variety of award-winning glazing systems that use high-quality glass manufactured in Europe. Our year of experience installation bespoke glazing packages around the world allows us the know how to advise on glazing for all types of climates. Read More

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