ION Glass - Make a statement entrance with a glass porch
July 2020

A glass porch is both beautiful and functional, creating a statement entrance in both domestic and commercial environments.


Structural glass porches can be added to the exterior of the building, provide an interior lobby or even adapt an existing porch to provide a secure and visually appealing entrance.

Clever design and use of concealed fixings can produce a frameless result with minimal physical or visual impact to the original building …. or a contemporary and stylish porch that makes a significant architectural statement.
A glass porch will improve light flow to the interior of the building whilst welcoming visitors with a glimpse inside.

Take a look at how these very different porches created beautiful and well designed entrances.

An internal glass lobby

The draughty front doors of this seafront hotel were subject to constant sea breezes making it difficult to heat the imposing entrance hall. The introduction of an internal glass lobby maintained the visual welcome whilst making a significant reduction in heat loss and improved comfort.

Adapting an existing porch

Replacing a timber porch and installing a new internal glass door between two frameless side panels created a welcoming entrance and much improved light to a formerly dark hallway in this traditional 1930’s home.

Barn conversion, Reading

A striking external glass porch was constructed using glass fins and beams for a fully frameless result. The porch makes a contemporary architectural statement on the exterior of this heritage building whilst also minimising heat loss and providing additional protection from the weather.
Considering a glass porch? The expert team at Ion Glass will provide technical advice, measurements and drawings to ensure the result meets all your criteria, whether in a heritage, ecclesiastical, residential or commercial building.

For more information on our structural glass porches, glass screens, glass linkways, glass balustrades, glass infill panels, glass stairways 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.