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The Steel Window Association – 50 years old and going strong!

Since its formation in 1967, the Steel Window Association has represented some of the UK’s leading steel window companies.  With steel windows being more popular than ever for both commercial and residential buildings, the SWA ensures its members benefit from the latest testing and product development to keep them

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Golden days for the Steel Window Association

It was back in 1967 during the “Summer of Love” that the Steel Window Association was born after a breakaway from the Metal Window Federation; now 50 years later, the group remains an absolutely vital tool for the UK’s steel window industry which collectively upholds the association’s constitution of

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‘Belgium doors’ from SWA members soar in popularity

Steel windows have remained an enduring element in both domestic and commercial buildings for centuries due to their slim sight-lines combined with rugged performance; yet they, like many building products, are subject to trends in styles and application.

Most recently, members of the Steel Window Association have reported a resurgence in

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Great Wolford property features W30 steel windows

A private residential development, on the edge of the Cotswolds, has made striking use of W30 steel windows and doors; fabricated and installed by Moreton-in-the-Marsh-based member of the Steel Window Association, Cotswold Casements.

The beautiful new home at Great Wolford, a village at the southern tip of Warwickshire, extends an

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W30 – the slimmest steel windows complying to current Part L building regulations

Designed for energy efficiency, W30 steel windows from Steel Window Association members are the slimmest steel options currently on the market which comply to current Part L building regulations.

For domestic applications, the W30 system is B-rated by the BFRC. Each B-rated window incorporates an 18mm double glazed

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Keeping the burglars out with steel windows

Difficult to force because of the inherent strength of their frames, steel windows are not liked by burglars. One of the best deterrents to a prospective thief is the traditional ‘cottage’ style steel window, divided into small frames, with interlocked steel glazing bars. Steel Window Association members also

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SWA member provides high performance W40 package for West London property

Govette Windows, a member of the Steel Window Association, has completed a prestigious contract on a private residential property in Shepherds Bush, London, supplying and installing a package of clever steel doors and windows fabricated using the W40 suite of sections. The scheme boasts stunning aesthetics while optimising views

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50 Shades of steel

Invented in the 1880s, and synonymous with the Art Deco era, steel-framed windows and doors are enjoying a massive style revival right now, and the trend is set to soar in 2017. ‘Flick through virtually any glossy magazine or brochure - not just those dedicated to interiors – and

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Steel Window Fittings joins respected trade organisation

Telford-based Steel Window Fittings Ltd has joined the Steel Window Association (SWA), the organisation that supports its member companies with a wide-ranging service relating to product development, market research and promotion.

The decision by Steel Window Fittings (swf) to join the UK recognised trade organisation can in part be attributed

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SWA member helps create ‘agricultural’ drawing archive

The architectural practice responsible for creating a spacious and temperature stabilised archive facility from a derelict farm building, has featured W40 steel windows and doorsets. This is a key part of the design, amongst a mix of materials chosen to offer both economy and high performance, in harmony with

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SWA member supplies stylish screen for residential extension

A long-established member of the Steel Window Association, Steel Window Services & Supplies, has worked with the owners of a North London property and their architects to produce a bespoke screen with double doors. This maximises the natural daylight entering the home while elegantly framing the view of the

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Steel windows are key to extension of Victorian home

When Kim and John Potter bought their double-fronted Victorian terraced house in South London two years ago, they undertook a major renovation which included the construction of a large, single storey rear extension. A 9m wide floor-to-ceiling screen of steel double doors opening onto the garden is a

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Steel windows debut at Adele’s studio

Occupying a Victorian warehouse building in Ladbroke Grove, West London, Walters Workshops is a creative oasis for artisan workshops and music recording and is where Adele's smash hit 'Rolling in the Deep' was first demo recorded. As part of the initial phase of a refurbishment programme, original cast

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Steel windows create new design aesthetic in top-to-toe refurbishment

Steel windows have remained an enduring element in both domestic and commercial buildings for centuries due to their slim sight-lines combined with rugged performance; yet they, like many building products, are subject to trends in styles and application.

Most recently, members of the Steel Window Association have reported a resurgence in

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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 unprecedented 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 and

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Steel window refurbishment gives new life to Heal’s building

A landmark on London’s Tottenham Court Road, the Heal’s building is Grade II* listed. When it came to a major refurbishment and refit of the upper floors, Steel Window Association member, Associated Steel Window Services, was appointed to undertake the work of assessing, renovating and, where necessary, replacing

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W50Therm - a break for steel windows

W50Therm - a break for steel windows

The drive for energy efficient, low carbon buildings has upped the ante when it comes to specifying products and materials. As insulation standards get even higher, attention is concentrated on areas of the structure that are relatively colder. Where these ‘thermal bridges’ occur,

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Glasshouse Street

Steel window refurbishment helps realise Glasshouse Street potential

Part of the Crown Estate’s regeneration of the Regent Street Quadrant in Central London, 21 Glasshouse Street is a Grade II listed building that has recently undergone major refurbishment, resulting in the scheme being awarded BREEAM excellent. A notable feature of the

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Freemasons Hall

Renovated steel windows stand out at Freemasons’ Hall

For nearly two decades, Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service and Supplies, has been involved with work relating to the windows of Freemasons’ Hall, the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge

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The Compound

Big screen ‘steels’ the show

A HQ for Javelin Block, a design and build company, The Compound is a 15,000 sq. ft refurbished and reimagined former industrial building in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. Central to the success of the design are steel windows and doors forming screens

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