ION GLASS Going Large
November 2019

Our wholly bespoke approach to structural glass installations has resulted in some very big projects – not just with regard to the scope of work involved, but the size of the glass itself. And sometimes it's not just the size but the shape, the curve or the location and the additional challenge to manoeuvre over-sized glass into a difficult location.

All our glass is individually designed, manufactured and installed to meet even the biggest challenges. Take a look at some recent Ion Glass projects
A luxury barn conversion involved panels of glass that were 4700mm high by 1150mm wide, installed at a steep angle to create a porch that reflected the angle of the barn roof, supported by bespoke structural glass fins almost 5m long.

The frameless glass door at Kippington Church is an impressive three metres high, set between two narrow side panels and a curved overhead glass transom. Despite its size, the doors opens flawlessly, pivoting on a fully concealed, heavy duty floor spring.
Arched glass panels fitted into the Henriette Raphael Turret at King’s College were almost 3m high and 1.4m wide. Each single panel of glass was wholly bespoke, manufactured to fit into the individual arches and delivered via a crane to scaffolding on each floor of the turret.

The arched panels installed in the loggia at Lainston House Hotel were specified in anti-reflective glass – but each panel was only millimetres less than the maximum size available in Amiran glass, involving challenging and accurate computer controlled cutting.

We recently fitted a vision panel to a swimming pool in a luxury beachside property. Measuring a staggering 4.7 metres long, 2.25 metres high and is 80mm thick - quadruple laminated, it weighed over 2000 kilos, manoeuvred into position by crane. The panel is designed to provide the owners with stunning sea views when they swim.

The expert team at Ion Glass will address not just over-sized installations but also complex and unusual projects. We provide a full design and installation service to ensure your designs are fully compliant, meeting all relevant building and construction requirements and managing the installation logistics as appropriate.

Glass screens in Heritage Loggia
For more information on our solutions in glass screens, bespoke glass doors, glass shower screens, internal or external balustrades, structural glass porches, glass linkways or other architectural glass installations call us on 0345 658 9988, send us an email via info@ionglass.co.uk or click on the enquiry form on our website.
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