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 offers a wide range of glazing solutions and technical glazing options, allowing us to design glazing that has been adapted to suit the location.
Glazing Specialists for Finland
In colder climates, such as Finland, where the southern portions of the country are snow-covered for about three to four months of the year, and the northern for about seven months, thermally efficient glazing is essential for any project type.
Specifying thermally efficient glazing can be done in many ways, with the most common being using triple glazed systems. For specialist glazing in Finland, we may also recommend heated glass to help prevent snow build-up.
All of our thermal aluminium glazing systems use fully thermally broken framing profiles and are manufactured with a low e coating as standard to ensure our systems are unparalleled in thermal performance values.
An excellent example of where specialist glazing in Finland was used is the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. This luxury holiday resort in Finland has two and four person igloos, made of glass, that are nestled into the snowy landscape.
Heated glass was specified for these unique glass igloo pods to prevent snow build-up. By keeping the walls and ceiling free from snow, guests are able to admire the northern lights and the twinkling of the bright starry sky.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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