Dolphin Quay


Dolphin Quay


his new build development is home to six residential units, comprising of four traditional builds and two contemporary houses. IQ Projects worked with PDP Architects to create the two ultra-modern houses, which are split into multiple luxury apartments.

IQ installed a number of aluminium glazing systems, to give the residential development a modern edge and create a contrast with the surrounding traditional architecture. Both dwellings utilise structural glazing in a gable end configuration, one of the most modern architectural glazing designs. On the terraced areas, frameless glass balustrades have been used to act as a safety barrier whilst maintaining the most minimal design and allowing light and views to remain unobstructed.

The front elevation uses oversized glazing to create a modern façade design, with triple storey glazing as part of the entrance design. The fixed glazing uses glazing bars for a modern industrial design, adding to the contemporary theme. A mix of natural wood and metal cladding creates a contrast with the aluminium systems across the exterior design, which have been finished in a dark grey to contrast the wood further.

The entrance doors themselves are from the Sieger® entrance door range, with unrivalled security performances and an extremely modern design. Slim framed sliding door systems, also from Sieger, were used to grant access to the terraced areas at the rear of the properties. Directly above the sliding glass doors is fixed structural glass, again with glazing bars as part of the design, creating a highly glazed rear elevation.

Two sets of bifolding aluminium doors were also specified on the terraces, providing another access point to the outside area and creating a completely open aperture when opened. Various elements of the glazing were specified with low iron glass, to ensure the glass is as clear as possible. As well as low iron glass, some items utilised anti-reflective glass, for the most minimal design.

Slim framed Sieger casement doors can be seen throughout the exterior design, providing seamless travel between the indoor and outdoor areas whilst maintaining the highly glazed, minimal design. The opening window systems were Sieger casement windows, which created a coherent overall design with the rest of the aluminium framed glazing. The casement windows are fully thermally broken, achieving impressive Uw values without compromising on slim, clear design. The casement windows had trickle vents fitted, to ensure adequate ventilation even when closed.

As the properties were situated on the docks, with beautiful waterfront views, all glazing was specified with a marine grade finish. With natural corrosion resistant properties, aluminium is a great choice for marine environments, where glazing is subject to harsher conditions. Sieger pre-anodise the frames before applying a marine grade polyester powder coating, which has excellent durability to ensure projects of this nature are long lasting, low maintenance and durable.

Sieger aluminium systems are available exclusively to IQ and you can see many of the sleek systems on display at our glazing showroom.

The following two tabs change content below.

Carly Coren

As a Senior Marketing Executive, Carly is an integral part of the marketing team at IQ. She studied marketing at university before putting her knowledge into practice within the glazing industry. You will find her working on social media campaigns or writing content for the websites. 

Latest posts by Carly Coren (see all)

st ermins hotel iq projects 10ground level view of glass balconies above