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Steel Window Association members offer the real steel deal

Darren Lloyd, President of the Steel Window Association, advises why specifiers should seek the expertise of its member companies.

From the Ivy League university campuses of America to warehouse properties flanking many of our inland waterways, along with the internationally-recognised minimalist homes created by architects like

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Steel screens for stylish interior spaces

While steel doors and windows are synonymous with rugged performance and slim sightlines, the distinctive frames offered by members of the Steel Window Association (SWA) are also increasingly being chosen to help create stylish interior spaces for locations such as restaurants, hotels and residential properties.

These internal partitions are normally

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W30 steel windows play key role in restoring ‘Shakespeare house’

The painstaking restoration of a large residential property in Stratford-upon-Avon, that has links to the town’s Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, has involved a long-established member of the Steel Window Association, Cotswold Casements, playing a lead role in replacing all of the badly deteriorated original fenestration.

The new owners, Mr and

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Internal steel screens reinforce contemporary aesthetic

Traditional steel window and door screens are being ‘reinvented’ by members of the Steel Window Association to meet the huge demand for bespoke internal glazed partitions. They are screening everything from boardrooms and wine cellars to kitchens and showers in high-end commercial and residential projects. 

Bridging the contemporary

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Cotswold café extended using steel screens from SWA member

Longborough in Gloucestershire is located in one of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes, with a unique architectural style that uses mellow limestone walls containing metal framed windows. This heritage continues with a member of the Steel Window Association having recently been called upon to supply W20 screens and doors

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Steel Window Association welcomes Crittall Windows

Crittall, the UK’s largest designer and manufacturer of steel windows and doors, has announced that it has joined the Steel Window Association (SWA), the industry trade body that represents the majority of UK producers in the sector.

The SWA supports its member companies with a wide-ranging service relating to product

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W20 screen and doorsets complete kitchen extension to Edwardian home

The inherent strength and slim sightlines characteristic of W20 steel sections have enabled a member of the Steel Window Association to create a large screen with two sets of double doors, forming the entire gable end to a North London period property’s new extension: elegantly linking the expanded kitchen

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SWA member completes five-year restoration contract on Hackney Town Hall

A member of the Steel Window Association which specialises in the restoration of old metal windows has successfully completed a phased, five-year involvement with the refurbishment of an East London landmark.

Hackney Town Hall is a Grade II, art-deco style building and one of the capital’s most recognisable municipal properties,

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Designer selects steel entrance screen for extension to her 1930s home

Architects – and TV shows! - talk about using large scale glazing “to let the outside connect with the inside” of a property, but one design professional has specified a high-performance, triple glazed composite screen from a member of the Steel Window Association to ensure the heat inside does

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Steel windows in fashion for Clapham brewery building renovation

A leading member of the Steel Window Association has manufactured and installed bespoke double glazed W20 frames for the refurbishment of a former brewery building in South London, with the replacement fenestration fulfilling various technical as well as planning requirements.

West Leigh Ltd carried out the £130K contract on the

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Striking steel window fashion

Originally used for industrial purposes, steel-framed windows are now commonplace among discerning homeowners and interior designers. Whether the building is modern or historic, the seamless and stylish look of steel windows work amongst various aesthetics.

Made from the strongest material on the market, steel windows offer incredible strength and security

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New door handles from SWA’s Steel Window Fittings for the ultimate in style

Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and internal steel ironmongery.

The slim backplate (30mm), and separate matching Escutcheon, are perfect for a wide range of locks and latches. The standard backplate on

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Cotswold architect uses steel windows for upgrade of listed farmhouse

The project team responsible for the sensitive but stylish alterations to a Grade II listed farmhouse have made use of W20 steel windows and doorsets, supplied and installed by a member of the Steel Window Association.  

Both the design consultant, James Mackintosh Architects, and the property are located in the

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Inconspicuous draught stripping for steel doors

Designed to provide a neat way of draught-proofing internal steel doors, the W20 profile end cap is now available from Steel Window Association members and can be factory-fitted into the bottom of internal pivot or sliding doors of any size.

The end cap offers an inconspicuous alternative to

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Steel windows add warehouse appeal to new apartments

Recognised with an award for excellence in design and construction, Carlton Works is a development of six one-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom penthouse; these are created within a building built in 1916 when it was known as the New Theatre. To add to the high-end warehouse feel of

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Conservatory built with steel window precision

Manufactured to incredibly tight tolerances, a screen of steel windows and doors below a glazed roof was employed to form a conservatory within a large kitchen that extends to the whole width of a Victorian Italianate villa in Chiswick, West London. The work involved close collaboration between Steel

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Steel windows create connected space for Victorian house extension

Two large sets of steel windows and doors have created a feeling of space in a kitchen extension to a late 19th-century Victorian terrace house in a Conservation Area close to Tufnell Park in North London. The screens, from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service and Supplies,

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Get the look with steel windows

With the industrial trend evolving into mainstream architecture, steel-framed windows are becoming a popular choice. Used initially for industrial purposes, now steel windows are seeing an influx in domestic use as more homeowners are seeking an Art-Deco aesthetic.

The attraction to stainless steel is easy to see; it gives windows

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SWA member supplies screens and doors for hotel winter garden

The phased refurbishment of both private rooms and the elegant public spaces of a Manchester hotel has been successfully completed with a member of the Steel Window Association, The Cotswold Casements Company, playing a pivotal role in the supply and installation of screens and doors.

Located near the centre of

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Historic Edinburgh business centre benefits from replacement steel windows

The Castlebrae Business Centre in Edinburgh contains 68 separate business units and operates as a social enterprise with Local Enterprise status. During the property’s recent refurbishment, a total of 225 double glazed W20 steel windows were installed by Steel Window Association member, Rea Metal Windows, working on behalf of

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