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.
Glazing Thermal Performance Values
A guide to the thermal performance of architectural glazing Architectural glazing is essential for a building’s thermal performance and energy efficiency. Understanding the thermal characteristics of windows is crucial for architects, builders, and homeowners alike as the need for sustainable and energy-efficient solutions rises. In this detailed guide, we’ll explore the variables affecting architectural glazing’s thermal efficiency and offer useful guidance to support your decision-making process. What is a U value for glazing? When speaking about U values in glazing, there are various terms that you will hear architects and builders refer to. Each U value indicates the glazing thermal
The Making of Gota Dam Residence – The Glazing
An overview of how we completed this Architectural glazing in Africa. IQ were approached by Studio Seilern to provide the full architectural glazing package in Zimbabwe for their planned bespoke building. A key issue for the project was the access to site as well as local hyperinflation. Consideration was given to each material of the project to find out the best and most effective methods of sourcing and delivery. In the end, almost all materials were locally sourced apart from key elements that required a specialist such as the architectural glazing. Due to the location of the project, the glazing
An Overview of Caribbean Architecture
Caribbean architecture is varied and diverse, mirroring the islands’ history and heritage. Architectural glazing plays a key part in both the history and future of caribbean modern architecture.
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
Most of IQ’s glazing solutions can be specified as hurricane resistant glazing by using the right glass specification and glazing solutions with a combination of toughened and laminated glass panes. For more information visit our hurricane resistant glazing page or contact the team who will be happy to answer any questions.