At Edge House, IQ Glass designed and built a frameless glass link between the main house and entertainment block to create a walkway that protected the occupants from the elements when traveling between these separate buildings. The developer wanted to make the glass link as transparent as possible to achieve an almost invisible structure that didn’t obstruct the view of the original buildings’ facades.
Low Iron glass was used for this frameless glass link to create an exceptionally clear finish to the glass. Glass traditionally has a green tint because it contains iron oxide as an impurity which creates the green colouration. Usually you cannot see the green when looking through a pane of glass but it can be seen down the sides, therefore when designing a frameless glass installation low iron glass is specified as the side of the glass panes are not covered by a frame. Low iron glass also makes the surface of the glass clearer which is desired for listed or heritage buildings to further minimise the interruption to the original architecture.