IQ Glass worked closely with Barc Architects to help create a contemporary new build home in Devon which made the most of the expansive views it had to offer.


Large elevations of structural and minimally framed glazing were specified by the architects in order to offer an unimpeded view of the Devonshire countryside from the upper floors. The lower floors of the building benefited from carefully chosen and highly detailed architectural glazing installations to provide light but also offer privacy to the living areas when required.


The architects combined our large and almost frameless elements of architectural glazing on this new build house with a natural palette of materials, including stone cladding, larch, zinc, porcelain tiles and lime render.


Our frameless glazing installations were well paired with the architect’s design of large overhanding eves which block the high summer sun, whilst allowing the winter sun to penetrate through the large elevations of frameless architectural glazing.

modern house in Devon with large glass walls
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The architects chose their architectural glazing specification carefully. They designed the house to surpass the performance requirements of building regulations in terms of insulation and energy efficiency.


Our minimal windows sliding door system was used in conjunction with the large elevations of frameless structural glazing on the first floor. The system is fully thermally broken with high thermal insulation properties. The large elevations of structural and minimally framed glass offer high levels of thermal performance thanks to enhanced glazing fixing details and the inclusion of specialist coatings.

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Mixed with these large frameless elements of structural glazing, IQ provided our Sieger aluminium window and door systems to complete the architectural glazing package. These thermally broken aluminium windows and doors are well in keeping with the contemporary architectural design that the architects were looking to achieve and can integrate successfully with the more complex and bespoke areas of architectural glazing.


All glazing on the project was Heat Soak Tested with carefully chosen elements of glazing finished with a Solar Control Coating for enhanced solar protection.

modern house with large elevations of glass at dusk