Leisure & Hospitality


Leisure & Hospitality

Exmouth Side Shore


his beachfront restaurant and bar in Exmouth utilised a bespoke retractable glass roof system to create an indoor-outdoor dining experience and allow visitors to enjoy the coastal location. Michael Caines, a local award-winning chef, offers two dining options at the beach bar – a relaxed dog-friendly beach bar and a first floor terrace that offers local, seasonal produce.

The first floor restaurant is located on a terraced area, surrounded by aluminium window solutions that have been engineered in bespoke configurations to perfectly suit the environment. Views of the nearby beach with water sports activities can be enjoyed throughout the day and the highly glazed restaurant is perfect for enjoying sunset views in the evening.

The glass roof is fully thermally broken and watertight when closed, creating an enclosed indoor space that still benefits from floods of natural light and offers a comfortable living temperature no matter the weather outside. The retractable glass roof system has been installed over the entire roof, with very few limitations on size or shape the highly engineered glass roof is perfect for large buildings, particularly in the hospitality sector.

The retractable glass roof system is operated via a multi-channel remote control, allowing the staff to control how open or closed the glass roof is at any given time at the click of a button. Due to the complex nature of the glass roof design and high-quality motor used, when the roof is opened each row of panels stacks on top of the other, allowing the roof to be partially opened for enhanced ventilation when needed.

The roof has been engineered to sit at a sloping angle, draining any rain away from the main building. IQ recommends specifying glass roof solutions at a gentle angle like this one to prevent any water pooling, especially for any opening roof solutions where the water could drip into the building when it is opened.

The South West regional division of IQ are on hand to assist and advise on any glazing solutions for projects in the South West.

To get in touch with the team about specifying a glass roof system, click here

PRODUCTS: Retractable Glass Roof
TYPE: Leisure & Hospitality

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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. 

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