Black House Farm

Glazing for Award Winning Barn Conversion

This 17th century farmhouse sits in South Downs National Park surrounded by nature within this conservation area.

Robin Lee Architecture designed the barn conversion and its contemporary extension completed with high-end architectural glazing solutions by IQ Glass. 

The brief was given as renovating the existing property and historical barn just next to the main house. Old structure was kept while natural materials are used on the exterior of the barn conversion and its extension. Black-coloured timber added a modern look and created a bridge between the 17th and 21st centuries. 



Robin Lee Architecture


Hinton Ampner

Slim sliding glass doors merge the bedroom, open plan kitchen and home office spaces with the garden in both barn conversion and single storey extended part. The black powder coated framing profiles perfectly match with black timber and complete the exterior look. 

Glazing within this barn conversion provides plenty of natural light which floods through the interior space allowing its occupants to enjoy the stunning green landscape from any room within the property.

IQ Glass installed two and three track slim sliding glass doors and some of them had pocket door configuration. The sliding panes can slide into the wall to be hidden and provide a broader space for transitions. Seven-point locking system is chosen to increase safety with internally locking option.  


Our slim framed sliding glass doors are one of slimmest sliding glass doors on the market with only 20mm sightliness. The Uw value of the architectural glazing solution is 1.3 W/m2K and provides the best performance for the brand-new insulated barn conversion and the extension. 

Both rails and wheels are stainless steel. Therefore, the door system can be used longer than other sliding glass doors on the market. The slimmest framing profiles reduce the weight of the panes and help to slide them effortlessly. 

A highly thermally broken aluminium casement door is also included with a fixed structural glass next to the door.

Aluminium casement windows are located in several locations in the renovated barn. Casement windows have fixed square-edged aluminium profiles with high weather and security performance with PAS24 certification. 

The modern and minimal design windows had 30mm glass thickness included 16mm argon gas thickness to give the correct insulation; so, the internal living area can be protected from any kind of weather conditions of the countryside. 

All bespoke architectural glazing elements manufactured with low iron, toughened glass with solar control coating to reduce overheating during warm seasons. 

Contact us today to discuss your glazing for barn conversion project!