November 26, 2018

Using Glass in Entrance Designs

Written by Rebecca Clayton

Luxury home with structural glassfacade

Illuminating Glass in Entrance Designs

Using glass for modern entrance features is a popular concept among architects. The installation of glass within entrance designs allows light to flood the space to create a bright and airy entry to properties. Here are a number of ways glass can be incorporated as part of an entrance feature:

Apertio Glass Entrance Doors

Glass Doors

There’s nothing more beautiful than having natural light streaming through a glass entrance design, lighting up the hallway and adjacent rooms. Some may say this provides homeowners with an uplifting feeling while connecting them further with the outdoors.

Glass doors offer a luxurious modern aesthetic to a wide range of contemporary properties, whether they are new build homes or renovations. Using a glass entrance door, such as the Apertio glass entrance door from IQ Glass, creates an elegant modern look while flooding the entrance hallway with natural light. The Apertio glass entrance door is available in a range of configurations with optional side glazing and/or overhead glazing for an all-glass entrance design.

As the Apertio glass entrance door can be manufactured to outstanding sizes up to 1.2m wide x 1.9m tall, a striking entrance can be created for luxury design projects.

modern glass entrance door

Structural Glass

Structural glass can be used within entrance designs both above and beside the front door system to increase the ingress of light within the entrance hallway. Structural glass is a simplistic frameless glazing system that can be used in conjunction with a range of entrance door designs.

Structural glass can be manufactured in a number of sizes to provide a bespoke design surrounding the entrance door. These frameless windows also known as ‘picture windows’ create a beautiful view of the external environment with absolutely no fixings on show to construct the view.

frameless glass facade

Glazing Above Entrance Doors

Transom windows are window systems that sit above entrance doors. They offer a contemporary style design that allows light into the entrance hallway without compromising on privacy that can often occur with side glazing. This method of glazing makes the most of the space between the door and the ceiling while allowing a natural ingress of natural light.

These windows are an exceptionally popular glazing system as they help to achieve a beautifully contemporary aesthetic to the façade of properties. This modern system not only boasts modern thermal performance but also offers exceptionally thin frames for uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape.

contemporary glass canopy

Glass Canopies

Utilising glass in building design adds a contemporary twist to the façade while enhancing the surrounding architectural design. Glass isn’t just for use within the entrance door itself or for additional glazing surrounding the entrance door, frameless glass canopies can also be installed for a modern front porch. Structural Glass canopies offer minimal light loss for entrance doors, as they allow the light to continue to flow through any glazing that may be below the canopy.

For more information about the glazing systems within this blog, whether it’s a glass canopy or structural glass call us on 01494 722 880 or email