ION Glass -Transformations in glass

July 2020

Replacing heavy timber doors, opening up brickwork and enclosing spaces with glass can be transformational. Take a look at some recent installations where structural glass has significantly improved the look and functionality of the building.

The front entrance of the church of St Dionis is in the heart of Parsons Green, close to shops and overlooking the green itself. But the original wooden front door looked dark and uninviting, off putting for visitors and gloomy inside.

Replacing the wooden door with glass and opening up the bricks on either side to include two full height side windows has transformed the entrance, which now welcomes the local community to a packed itinerary of events.

Inside St Dionis a solid brick arch between the entrance and the nave was completely removed to be replaced with a full height glass screen in switchable glass. Offering a clear view of the interior of the church in normal use the glass can become fully opaque for privacy when required.

The Henriette Raphael Turret at Kings College London had a series of open walkways on each floor that were not only unpleasant in use but were damaging the structure of the building as a result of continual water ingress.

Enclosing the arches with bespoke glass screens and panels has modernised the look and functionality of the building and avoided further structural damage. The use of minimal fixtures creates a stylish result in keeping with original architecture.
Inspired? For more information on our transformations in glass screens, secure glass doors, switchable glass, 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 or click on the enquiry form on our website.

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