What it’s like
Working with IQ
How we can
IQ Projects offer a full and holistic approach to your architectural glazing package or bespoke façade design. We like to be involved in projects as early as possible to allow us to assist you in creating stunning architectural designs right from the initial concept drawings.
What we do
Your first point of contact will be our technical sales team. They will be able to answer any questions you have about the glazing on your project including design, cost and performance guidance. They will also be able to provide solutions and product suggestions for you to get the design, look and feel to the glazing design package that you require.
We work with you to incorporate our glazing solutions into your specification as a specialist glazing consultant. Use our draft NBS Specifications for our glazing to ensure that the right design is created. Alternatively why not take advantage of our NBS Specification Writing service and get us to create your individual Glazing NBS Specification for your project and glazing.
What we do
As a partner and glazing consultant on your architectural project we are appointed along with your other building consultants. Once we are appointed we can start on the detailed glazing design and detailing.
Our in house team of expert CAD technicians will begin detailed drawings of the glass and glazing elements. Our detailed drawings show exactly how the glass will sit within the building, what the building interfaces will look like and show what our installers will provide and what is required of the contractor.
It is during the design phase that our in-house surveying team will visit site to finalise measurements and check access requirements.
These detailed design drawings can be incorporated into your larger architectural and construction drawings for a full working drawing of the building project.
Our design phase can take as long as you require to get the drawings and details exactly right. We recommend that you allow at least 4 weeks for this design phase although this can be longer if you require. Some projects that need specialist in depth design detailing early on in the project will complete the design drawings many months before the products are required on site. We are happy to work within your project schedule parameters for these detailed project requirements.
Once all design drawings, dimensions and details are approved you will then enter the next phase of the project.
What we do
When you are happy with the project design drawings you will be appointed a specific and dedicated contracts manager. Our in-house contract management team have many years of experience in managing and installing complex architectural glazing packages on some of the worlds most difficult sites.
They will be your point of contact for the entirety of your glazing project. They will organise installation, procurement and manufacturing of your glazing products. They will liaise with our factories and suppliers on your behalf and do everything required to make your glazing package and building project a success.
IQ have multiple dedicated factories based in the UK who are experts in their fields of fabrication and glazing processing. For more information about our glazing and systems factories please view Our Factories.
Your dedicated contracts manager will be responsible for the organisation and timeline of the glazing installation.
What we do
Our professional and highly trained installation teams are well versed at working on some of the world’s most prestigious and difficult building sites. You can be assured that our glazing technicians are professional, efficient and highly proficient glass installers. Their attention to detail is second to none amongst the architectural glazing community and really deliver a stunning glass installation for every project they work on.
Each installation team is fully stocked and supplied with every component they will need to make your glazing installation a success.
As well as technical expertise our glazing technicians also bring a wealth of experience in handling and moving complex glass elements through a building site. Kitted out with the latest in glass lifting and transportation equipment our installers are fully responsible for our glazing from delivery to installation.