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Steel Window Association (SWA) member, West Leigh, has won the gratitude and admiration of a client local to its south London premises, for the quality of the firm’s W20 window and door package which completed the renovation and re-configuration of an old Victorian tannery building.  

Dating from 1850, Number 3

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W20 steel windows shine in Jewellery Quarter conservation contract

The retention of a four-storey façade has been one of the main technical challenges for the project team involved in the redevelopment of a former factory located in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter; with a member of the Steel Window Association (SWA), REA Metal Windows, having supplied and installed a

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SWA specifications ensure a British supply chain

Britain’s long and well regarded engineering heritage continues to flourish across a number of sectors; and can be seen fully represented by the businesses, of different sizes, which belong to the Steel Window Association.


The SWA membership undertakes a wide range of work, from replica refurbishment, and even in-situ repair,

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SWA membership service all sizes of project

Anyone visiting the Steel Window Association website (www.steel-window-association.co.uk) for the first time will be struck not just by the diversity of products and services that the member companies offer, but also the widely varying scale of the projects they tackle.


Although some members specialise in like-for-like refurbishment or smaller residential

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Half hour test success for SWA creates new openings for steel doorsets

A painstaking programme of development and testing, conducted by the Steel Window Association’s technical committee, has led to the UK’s top-rated fire testing centre granting a half-hour test certificate for both single and double W20 doorsets.

Ongoing work by SWA member companies over the past eight months has culminated in

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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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