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Glazing Technologies
Powder Coating is the term used to describe a paint finishing used widely on aluminium and metal framing for windows ...
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Toughened (or tempered) glass is made from standard Float Glass to create an impact resistant, safety glass. If float glass ...
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When using elements of structural glass as a walk on floor elements safety and anti-slip properties of the floor materials ...
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Protective Barrier Protective Coatings applied to glass and glazing act as a lasting protective barrier on the surface of the ...
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About Passivhaus Passivhaus is an energy performance standard that is fast growing in popularity and usage worldwide. Its focus is ...
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Non-Reflective Glass is used on numerous architectural glazing projects where the glass elements need to be as invisible and unobtrusive ...
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Unprecedented Clarity Low Iron Glass is a specialist glazing solution offering unprecedented levels of clarity and transparency in large glass ...
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Low-E coatings, as they are referred to, is the shorthand for Low Emissivity coatings that are applied to most insulated ...
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IQ’s High-Performance Interlayer is an enhanced strengthening laminate for glass which improves the inherent strength of laminated glass panels, improving ...
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In recent years the expansion of technology in glazing has produced brilliant fire rated glazing components that comply with the required safety ...
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What is an Anodised finish? When using aluminium framing there are a number of colour finishes available to use depending ...
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Effects and Patterns As the name suggested these effects and patterns are created using a kiln oven. A huge variety ...
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For glass to be used for most residential or commercial projects it needs to have impact resistance (be a safety ...
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Technical Glazing Terms
Safety Standard for Glass Glazing materials that are specifically made for use as safety glazing materials (in certain building locations ...
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Structural glass installations tend to be very large unencumbered structures of glass. Whether the element is a structural glass wall, ...
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A ‘U value’ is the term frequently used to describe the thermal performance of glazing and window installations. This term ...
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Air Permeability refers to the amount of air that will travel through a window or door system in its closed ...
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Why does this happen? All Ug values given for architectural glazing are always given in its vertical position. When you ...
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A thermal break (or thermal barrier) is a material of low thermal conductivity placed in an assembly to reduce or ...
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What is the G Factor? The G Factor is a coefficient for measuring the amount of solar radiation that enters ...
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A human ear can detect frequencies between 16Hz to 20000Hz. When considering acoustics for building or architecture it is generally ...
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The Sun's Radiation Solar Gain is also sometimes referred to as solar heat gain or passive solar gain. The terms ...
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What is a RAL Colour? The RAL colour system is a series of standardised colours that are used within the ...
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The term ‘Wind Load’ is used to refer to any pressures or forces that the wind exerts on a building ...
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Sliding Glass Doors
Our minimal windows and minimal windows 4+ sliding door systems are available in extremely large sizes with sliding leaves over ...
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The sliding glass door system from Keller can be configured and designed to fit into many multitudes of design constraints ...
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Base Track and Sliding Rail Running underneath the whole of the sliding system is a solid neoprene block. There are ...
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Glazing Applications
IQ Glass can offer slim double glazed units which serve as brilliant replacement units for historic and conservation properties greatly ...
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IQ Glass are fast becoming the experts in basement glazing due to our expertise in glass, large glazing elements into ...
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Types of Internal Architectural Glass Glass cladding: Use glass cladding to provide colour to your interior decoration. Glass Partitions: Hugely popular for internal ...
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Types of Architectural Glass Glass roofs and skylights: The inclusion of glass roofs or skylights in a building help to maximise ...
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Useful Information about Architectural Glazing
The world of architectural glazing and technologies can be a tricky one for non-building professionals to navigate. Glazing is highly ...
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IQ Glass work on some of the UK’s most demanding building sites, contending with difficult locations, large glazing panels and ...
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A certain element of visual distortion is accepted in glass manufacturing. The glasses that are ‘processed’, such as toughened glass, ...
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What is Roller Wave? Heating float glass creates soft pliable glass which is then rapidly cooled to create heat-strengthened or ...
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Phenomena in glass Nickel Sulphide Inclusion is a naturally occurring phenomenon in glass. Impurities can still be contained in the ...
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Different perspective to home insurance Many homeowners are attracted to the idea of installing minimal windows or Frameless Structural Glass ...
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Operation and Maintenance Manual When working with IQ Glass, each client will receive an operation and maintenance manual to allow ...
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When to Order Architectural Glass? Specialist items of any kind carry a longer lead time than standard, off the shelf ...
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Structural Glazing
Glass is a slippery material, especially when wet. Therefore when you are using a glass unit as a walk on ...
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The world of architectural glazing and technologies can be a tricky one for non-building professionals to navigate. Glazing is highly ...
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An Oriel Window is a popular structural glass window solution for architects and designers looking to create a 3D window ...
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Structural glass installations tend to be very large unencumbered structures of glass. Whether the element is a structural glass wall, ...
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What is Structural Glass? The term ‘structural glass’ is a wide-reaching product term used to describe a frameless glass assembly ...
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Will a glass extension suit my building? Although a glass box is seen as a futuristic addition to a building these types ...
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External Condensation Condensation occurs when moist, or humid air comes in contact with a colder surface and ‘condensates’, the water ...
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Building Regulations and Planning Permissions
Glass is a slippery material, especially when wet. Therefore when you are using a glass unit as a walk on ...
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Glass balustrades, in particular, frameless glass balustrades, are a popular use of structural glazing to provide a protection against level ...
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Building Regulations are a set of governmental rules and guidelines to ensure all building works in the UK are safe, ...
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There are various standards and testing methods that are used in order to categorise the security protection that different glass ...
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All residential new builds and extensions (where the building is open to the extension) in the UK are required to ...
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Planning Permission for Extensions Some extensions and renovations can be made to houses without planning permission in what is referred ...
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This is the national standard for the construction of new homes with a sustainable design that aims to reduce carbon ...
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