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.


Oriel Windows

Contemporary Box Windows can be constructed by IQ Glass using high specification structural glass for a frameless Oriel Window design. Perfect to create large glazed window seats.

Modern Glass Technology by IQ Glass

Frameless Box Windows

Windows boxes have long been used in residential architecture to provide a relaxing and bright place for occupants to sit and relax.

IQ Glass regularly create these modern boxed windows, known as Oriel Windows, creating almost frameless pop out glass boxes to be used as either a large and multi-dimensional surface for light ingress or as a bright and comfortable place to sit.

By using our expertise in frameless structural glazing and our knowledge of high specification structural glass design IQ Glass can design these glass window seats to be almost frameless. Where the panels of glass meet on a corner no framings are needed, instead the structural glass units can be connected together using structural silicone creating a slim weather proof seal with a neat internal and external appearance.

With the walls of new build homes becoming thicker to increase thermal performance window seats are becoming easier to design into a building with little box projection needed to create a suitable sitting area.

Frameless Box Windows
Modern Window Seats

Modern Window Seats

With the use of strengthening interlayers within the vertical glass components of these window boxes, no supporting steel work is required to the roof; instead the vertical and horizontal glass panels can be sealed together with structural silicone with the roof load being taken by the glass itself.

Solid structural elements, such as a solid base or side, can be introduced into the window box design to suit each individual installation and use. Opening elements can be integrated into the structural glass box for ventilation purposes but this will require additional framing and perhaps steel supports.

Using black painted glass spandrel panels IQ Glass can also design the glass to step over any external solid structure for a sleek, fully glazed external design to the Oriel Windows.

We can also design these frameless 3d windows at various angles and sizes to create a modern version of bay window. These frameless bay windows are used on modern design projects where the bay window shape is required.