ION Glass - Enclosed Glass bridge for Sussex home

August 2023

Ion Glass was commissioned to provide a bespoke, fully enclosed glass bridge to link a traditional Sussex home to a separate new master bedroom extension.
Enclosed and double-glazed the glass bridge comprises of a glass floor panel, glass roof panels and glass wall panels accurately designed to fit perfectly around the slope of the extension roof.

Like all our quality glass installations the result is deceptively simple, with minimal fixings and a flawless result with no indication of the technical challenges involved.

The link is created in double-glazed panels filled with argon gas to make it fully heat-retentive, meeting optimum criteria for heat loss performance.
A bespoke PFC frame was designed and commissioned by Ion Glass to suspend the glass floor, combined with bespoke steel framework for the wall and roof panels.
The floor panel features a repeat design of small circles sand-blasted onto the surface to create a non-slip finish.
A mobile crane was commissioned to lift the glass panels over the roof of the main house where they were manoeuvred into place by Ion's installation team.

Enclosed glass bridge link way
This unique design statement is a testament to the vision and skills of everyone involved: the stylish first floor glass walkway overcomes various challenges around access to the new extension.
Working on behalf of the architects, Ion provided a full service including structural and technical specifications, drawings and digital measurements to ensure a perfect and compliant result.

Visit our website for more information on this project, glass bridges and walkways, glass linkways, framed and frameless glass balustrades, glass screens, glass panels, internal or external glass doors and other structural glass installations for luxury properties, heritage, commercial or leisure environments.

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