IQ Glass are the leading architectural glass technology and minimal framed glazing company in the UK. Utilising years of experience with glass, IQ Glass are able to mix minimal aesthetics with innovative glass technology for a beautiful yet function glass structure. We strive to understand and fulfill the highest customer's quality expectations, of performance, durability and design.


Auto Lifting Facades

Using the latest advances in automation technology IQ Glass can design and engineer automated lifting facades suitable for all project types, made from glass, metal or timber.

Modern Glass Technology by IQ Glass

Timber Rising Facades

An automated lifting façade allows you to fold an entire elevation open to 90 degrees creating an external canopy over the opening.

Our compact automation technology is able to be integrated into almost any façade design. This impressive automated opening system is suitable in the use of opening elevations of timber shading louvres as well as architectural metals or steel.

The actuator used is able to open extremely heavy façade elements with a fold in the centre. The ‘knee-hinge’ opening then becomes a convenient sun shade and the inside of the space is completely open to the external landscape.

Facts about Lifting Facades

The elevation that is lifted is most often made of timber to maintain a light construction and shade internal spaces when the façade is both open and closed.

We can design these auto lifting facades with architectural metal finishes, glass or integrate aluminium louvres as required in order to create the design, performance and appearance that is required for your project.

All that is required is a robust steel sub frame to hold the material you require and our automated actuators can open it.