30 Bringing light inside

Jade Cottee of IQ Glass Solutions discuss the different options available to maximise light with the use of internal glazing

Internal glazing systems can be used in interior designs to create versatile open and ‘broken plan’ living spaces

ight is the new luxury in many architectural and interior designs. Improving light within the home has been said to boost happiness, as natural daylight makes us feel more connected to the outdoors. It has often been the case than many homeowners think that the only way to achieve this is by removing the amount of vertical obstructions (walls) within their homes.


This is not the case; internal glazing systems can be used in interior designs to create versatile open and ‘broken’ plan living spaces. Whether it’s frameless or framed glazing, light can still flow through into all the living spaces. Pocket door systems are often available with internal glazing systems as well as external, enabling homeowners to open up or close off certain rooms as and when they desire.

Steel glazing systems Steel framed glazing is a growing design trend and many architects and


specifiers across the UK are looking to include these industrial, tactile systems within their architectural designs. Not only are these glazing products being used on the exterior of buildings, but they are also used within interior design to create a contemporary aesthetic for projects internally.

Steel framed glazing systems in interior design schemes are often seen as internal doors or steel screen partitions for broken plan living spaces that allow the natural light to continue to flow throughout each area. These steel glazing systems add an artisan style to the design of interior spaces, which helps to add character to the rooms.

Due to the robust strength of steel, internal steel glazing can be manufactured with exceptionally slim frames. This elegant design character can be used for fixed areas of glazing, internal doors and windows, for a cohesive design throughout living spaces. Although steel achieves an authentic

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