Sliding glass doors with timber posts 

Hanbury Hall

Sliding glass doors with timber posts 

Sliding glass doors aligned with timber posts and glazed link to Hanbury Hall  


he 18th Century stately home, Hanbury Hall under the custodian of the National Trust bridges old with the new, having underwent a sympathetic restoration designed by Howells Architects combining slim framed sliding glass doors ‘globally aligned’ with the indigenous untreated oak timber posts from the grounds.  

The new accessible café pavilion is access from the main building via a structural glazed link.

IQ Projects was commissioned to supply and install a configuration of seven full height slim framed panes to the front elevation with three sliders and two fixed with a glass to glass corner allowing seamless transitions to the courtyard for a truly inclusive design.  

Looking head-on to the front elevation, the ultra slim frames of the sliding glass doors are globally aligned with the timber beams.  This minimal design enables the rest of the envelope materiality of the pavilion to be celebrated with the untreated oak beams as a main feature of the design exuding charm and character alongside the new yet traditional British clay tiles.  

To the right hand side of this inclusive pavilion, IQ’s full height automated double glass entrance doors provide access to and from the courtyard when the colder months don’t allow for opening the full aperture of the sliding glass door systems and glazed link. 

A frameless structural glass link that would connect the original Grade II listed building to the new pavilion.  The frameless glass link exposes the original brickwork and the thermal break Invisio technology ensures that the systems’ thermal performance is consistent throughout the seasons. The oversized glass panels which made up the glazed link span over 2m wide and 4.6m long. 


Are you working on a special project with a requirement for slim framed sliding glass doors?  Contact the team today!

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Taylor Hall-Jones

After completing his A-Levels in Business, Graphic Design and History, Taylor took his interest in both the world of business and graphic design into marketing. He gained his first full-time working role as a Digital Marketing Assistant at IQ Glass and is continuing to develop his skills.

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