December 13, 2023

2023 in Review

Written by Michelle Martin

2023 in review

It has been a very exciting year for the IQ team, and a Herculean effort made by our esteemed project managers across the regions completing a diverse range of IQ Glass architectural glazing projects. 

Check out some of our key highlights for 2023 and a few key dates for what’s to come in 2024. 

NextGeneration Sliding Glass Door System (NGS) 

Keller minimal windows sliding glass doors introduced the NextGeneration sliding glass door system (NGS) with innovative precision engineered enhancements that have left the design community more engaged and curious than ever. 

  • New base option conceals 99.3% of the frame 
  • Soft –open-close handle that sits flush into the frame 
  • Available in panes up to 18m2 6m tall  
  • New thermal break technology 
  • New gasket system for silent slide and enhanced weather tightness 
  • Invisible tracking solution for the ultimate flush threshold 
  • Telescopic sliding for simultaneous and smooth gliding of glass panels 
  • Accessible motor on the automated option within the head frame reducing disruption for maintenance work 

The NGS4 and NGS6 are available to order now exclusively from IQ Glass in the UK. 

Avino in Architecture Website Launch and Showroom Build

Due to popular demand, the IQ Glass Group has formed a new arm to the brand, Avino in architecture – a new turnkey solution for specifying timber in architecture.  A 360 solution curated to service both commercial and residential requirements for internal and external timber needs aligning perfectly with IQ Glass architectural glazing.  

Coming soon... The Avino Atelier showroom opening will be unveiled at Sky House’s 10th anniversary event on 15th February, 2024. 

IQ opens London and Dublin Showrooms 

A new showroom opening launch event took place in in both London and Dublin.  Aside from our regional offices and flagship showroom in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, a presence in the heart of London and Dublin enables an improved customer experience, whilst making the brand easily accessible to architects located nearby.  


The Keller London showroom opened in July in partnership with ALUK in the trendy EC2 Shoreditch London.  Keynote speeches were delivered from industry leading professionals within the construction industry, including our very own Product Evangelist, Rebecca Clayton who took to the floor to offer insight into the minimal sightlines and thermal performance of the structural glass covering the topic “Room with a view”.  


The Prestige Dublin showroom launch took place in November with CPD’s and Q&A sessions to an audience of design professionals interested in minimal windows sliding glass door systems. Dublin has many prestigious locations throughout and beyond the city, therefore the new showroom will be a prime destination for specifiers throughout the Republic of Ireland (ROI).  



27 Awards won during 2023 

It’s been a record year for projects where we have collaborated , designed and installed for both residential and commercial buildings spanning a plethora of applications. A mixture of new build, retrofit and extensions to heritage and listed buildings, highlights our diverse architectural glazing portfolio.    

Several of our IQ Glass architectural glazing RIBA award winners include: 

Lea Bridge Library, by Studio Weave, features floor to ceiling slim framed sliding glass doors and a curved glass facade to a 250m2 timber extension of a Grade II listed library in the Borough of Waltham Forest.    

Made of Sand, a residential two storey cottage extension in Devon (also by Studio Weave), features an oversized Oriel frameless box window that serves as a reading spot and a place to draw inspirations from the rural Devon views for its creative, artistic occupants.  

BAFTA by Benedetti Architects, sees The British Academy of Film & Television Arts, Grade II Listed headquarters at 195 Piccadilly includes newly installed large Victorian rooflight structures and decorative plasterwork made visible through oversized minimal framed roof glazing. 

IQ Glass Roadshows 


Our IQ Glass International team Roadshow this year took them to the distant Caribbean shores of Barbados. No stranger to this beautiful island, IQ Glass international had the pleasure of visiting specifiers’ at their offices, and past and present projects including Avalon Villa a unique luxury Bajan villa with an extensive high performance bespoke glazing package including glass to glass corner frameless hurricane resistant architectural glazing. 

Our Southwest team covered all corners of the region during its five day South West Roadshow combining the latest architectural glazing CPD plus, a deep dive into the technical details of the newly launched NextGeneration Slider (NGS)  

Areas covered included Exeter, Dartmouth, Truro North coast, Poole and Bournemouth. 

2024 What's new for IQ? 

Save the Dates! 

Sky House 10th year anniversary celebration 

Sky House 10th anniversary event 2024

Thursday 15th February 2024 marks our 10th year anniversary at Sky House Design Centre.  

We will unveil the highly anticipated new Avino – timber in architecture ‘Atelier’ Showroom.  

A series of talks will be delivered by industry expert Keynote Speakers underpinning the theme of Multisensory design and building for longevity using natural materials.  

Learn more and register here  


Harrogate Roadshow 

Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th January 2024 

Are you eager to book your CPD early in the year and are based near Harrowgate? 

Register your interest here and quote ‘Harrogate Roadshow’. 


The Channel Islands Roadshow 

Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th May 2024 

The channel Islands Roadshow in Jersey and Guernsey will be spearheaded by our IQ Glass International team in May where they will share examples of architectural glazing recommendations for marine environments. 

Our latest Channel Island projects include Northern Ramparts a circular dwelling formerly a watchtower positioned on an exposed cliff with 360 degree coastal views. 

The Moorings is a replacement dwelling retaining only the lower floor foundations using oversized marine grade glazing including large vertical sliding slash windows that create a Juliet balcony once opened for truly immersive sea views. 

Register your interest here and quote 'The Channel Islands Roadshow

Do you have a requirement for architectural glazing?  Contact our friendly team today!