Find below the latest and most useful information for combining architectural glazing and timber on your project. For any specific information or details speak to the team directly.
Timber Cladding with Architectural Glazing
Timber cladding with architectural glazing is a popular design combination that can provide a natural and warm aesthetic, while also allowing natural light to enter the building. This can be achieved in several ways:
- Horizontal timber cladding with glazed sections: Architectural glazing and Timber Horizontal cladding can be used on the exterior of a building, with glazed sections incorporated to allow natural light to enter. These glazed sections can be placed in strategic locations, such as near windows or doors, to maximize the amount of natural light entering the building.
- Vertical timber cladding with architectural glazing: Vertical timber cladding can also be used on the exterior of a building, with glazed sections incorporated in the same way as horizontal cladding. This can create a different visual aesthetic, and can be used to complement other design elements of the building.
- Mix and match: Combining different type of cladding like wood, metal and glass can create a unique look for the building.
You can read the full article here: New Design Trend: Timber Cladding with Architectural Glazing.
Architectural Glazing and Timber Solar Shading
Architectural glazing and timber solar shading can be used together to provide both natural light and protection from the sun’s heat and glare. This can be achieved in several ways:
- Timber louvers: Timber louvers can be used to shade glazed sections of a building, while still allowing natural light to enter. Louvers can be adjusted to control the amount of light and heat entering the building, depending on the time of day and weather conditions.
- Timber fins: Timber fins can be used to provide solar shading for glazed sections of a building. Fins can be arranged vertically or horizontally and can be adjusted to control the amount of light and heat entering the building.
- Timber overhangs: Timber overhangs can be used to provide solar shading for windows and other glazed sections of a building. Overhangs can be designed to block the sun’s heat and glare during the hottest parts of the day, while still allowing natural light to enter.
- Timber-framed shading devices: Timber can be used to create frames for shading devices such as brise-soleil or pergolas. These devices can be adjusted to control the amount of light and heat entering the building, depending on the time of day and weather conditions.
- Combination: Combining different type of shading elements like wood and metal can create a unique look for the building.
You can read the full article here: Design Trend: Using Timber Solar Shading for Architectural Glazing
Timber Posts with Architectural Glazing
Utilising timber posts within an architectural glass design can soften the edges of a minimally framed glass design. While, the combination of timber with large panels of glass can offer a warm design to the elevation of large glazing that wouldn’t be achievable with a traditional timber framed system.
Timber posts can be integrated into architectural glazing in a number of ways:
- Timber post and beam construction: Timber post and beam construction can be used to create an open floor plan and to allow natural light to enter the building. The timber posts can be used to support the structure while large glazed sections can be incorporated to provide natural light and views.
- Timber beams in line with glazing Glazed entranceway: timber beams can be used to support the solid roof structure ensuring that the timber posts line up with any glass into lockers. These posts can be exposed internally or externally.
- Timber beams to glass roofs: you can also use timber beams to support the internal face of a frameless or structural glass roof. The timber sits underneath the frameless glass joint and provides a natural finish to the structural support.
You can read the full article here: Design Trend: Using Timber Posts with Architectural Glazing.
Considering that architectural glazing and timber are both specialist materials, the IQ team have put together a library of CAD details to provide examples of our how these materials can be used together.
You can download the details here: New Glass and Timber CAD Details Library
For further information about how you can use architectural glazing with timber, contact the technical team at IQ.