Types of Internal Architectural Glass
Glass cladding: Use glass cladding to provide colour to your interior decoration.
Glass Partitions: Hugely popular for internal glazing systems, glass partitions allow breakages in space and movement within your design without detracting from the light flow and open feel.
Glass doors: Allowing light to flow freely through the building, glass doors can fit with any decorative scheme and can have a decorative pattern to improve privacy.
Glass balustrades: Perfect for use in buildings with different levels to enhance the safety of those within whilst optimising the light.
Glass furniture and shelves: Using light and colour to create a range of styles to fit any decorative scheme.
Mirrors: The use of mirrors internally can enhance feelings of space and light and add an interesting depth to the interior look
Glass shower cabins: Form and function are perfectly combined with the use of safety glass which can be enhanced with screen-printed panels or acid-etched glass. Suitable for use on tempered, curved or enamelled glass.
Acoustic Glass : A transparent plastic interlayer is sandwiched between two or more sheets of glass. If the glass breaks, the pieces are still attached to the interlayer causing less damage.
Security Laminates: approximately five times more resistant than normal glass, this safety glass has had a special heat treatment to make it stronger and less resistant to impact.
Acid Wash Textured : a textured glass available in a wide variety of patterns and colours in a long-lasting quality finish.
Acid Wash Smooth : a translucent piece of glass created using an acid etching on one side. With a smooth finish, it combines the optimisation of light with privacy.
Glass shower screens: A wide range of finishes can be utilised to combine privacy and decoration.
Mirror: an environmentally friendly produced mirror in either clear or tinted glass. With an enhanced resistance to corrosion to increase its lifespan.
Low Iron: a low iron content creates a superbly clear glass that’s perfect for transmitting more light.
Glass staircase: Designed to be walked on, glass floor panels or stairs offer a way of bringing light into traditionally dark areas
Structural : a laminated glass, manufactured to meet all safety regulations, can be used in internal glazing systems and specific components such as glass floors.
Back Painted Glass : a coloured and opaque lacquered glass.
Privacy Glass: gives you the ability to switch between transparent and opaque glass at the touch of a button. This revolutionary product has been improved and can now boast reduced haze in the clear state, an operational life of more than 100 million on/off switches and better UV, heat and moisture stability. Privacy glass is a popular addition to internal glazing systems.
IQ Heated Glass: allows a fully integrated heating system by using double or triple glazing that emits heat. Controlled electronically, it helps to prevent condensation, allows greater energy efficiency and provides more light for the building. It can be used for windows, glass roofs or skylights, conservatories and many other components included in internal glazing systems.
Rebecca is the Communications Director 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.