IQ always recommend you involve an architect in your plans. Read more at our blog post HERE .
How Cold is a Glass Extension?
If well insulated glass panels and thermally broken frameworks are used then a glass extension will be a comfortable warm environment. A Uw value indicates the thermal efficiency of glass installations, Building Regulations require all windows are doors to have a Uw value of at least 1.6 W/m2K. Learn more: Thermal Break Technology What is a U Value? SAP Calculations and Glazing
How Hot is a Glass Extension?
Glass Extensions or high glazed elevations will allow a lot of natural light into a space form the sun. These elements will also allow radiation from the sun into a space which will warm the internal faces, increasing the internal temperature.
Adequate ventilation, Solar Control Coatings, External Blinds or Electro Chromic Glass will reduce the effect of 'Solar Gain' and keep glass installations cool when required.
IQ's team of estimators can get you a quote back for the works required to your project within 4 working days. Once the price has been finalised and we are happy that we have included everything you can then place the order with us and we can begin design.
The design and engineering phase can take 2-4 weeks depending on the complexity of the project. You will be appointed with a contract manager from IQ who will oversee all of the incorporated glazing works and will be your contact within IQ. Once design has been approved we can then order the glazing and associated materials.
Lead Times vary according to product: Minimal windows: 10 weeks Structural Glass Elements: 8 weeks Heated Glass: 10 weeks Electro-Chromic Glass: 12 weeks Privacy Glass: 8 weeks
Is Structural Glass Expensive?
When using glass in a frameless installation a high specification of glazing is required for structural strength on the glass elevation. IQ's team of estimators are able to advise you as to how to create the most cost effective structural glass assembly.
Cost Efficiency and Glazing
Will I get a Warranty?
All Minimal Windows come with a standard 5 year warranty. IQ's design is covered PI insurance.
How do I Protect Myself from Glazing Companies Going Bust?
Research the company you will be trading with to ensure it has a firm financial foundation, speak to the company's bank manager and accountant to get a good understanding of its financial standing.
On larger value projects you may want to consider taking out a payment bond for the work to be completed or a cross company guarantee to protect the work.
Where can I obtain an NBS specification for my project?
IQ Glass UK can prepare a unique NBS specification based on your project and details. Please contact IQ Glass in order for us to prepare and send this to you as soon as possible.