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STEEL SCREENS FOR ARTISTIC HUB

Great Western Studios is a creative hub for people working in the arts and architecture. Located canalside in Westminster, it now benefits from a three storey fully glazed atrium with steel framed screens manufactured and installed by a Steel Window Association member.

Storey height steel framed screens, finished in a

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STEEL WINDOWS ARE THE SMART CHOICE FOR HOMEOWNERS

Steel windows are a characteristic feature of many early-20th Century houses and many are still giving as good service as the day they were installed.

Today, despite the arrival of new materials, steel windows still offer excellent performance and value, while inherent strength means that they are secure and vandal

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EXTENDING THE SERVICE LIFE OF STEEL WINDOWS

Certain attributes of steel window frames – such as strength, security and the slenderness of section sightlines – are accepted by virtually everyone concerned with the construction industry, yet many specifiers and building owners do not understand the extent to which the performance and longevity of even early models

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THE FACTS ON STEEL WINDOWS

There are still many people, including architects and builders, who have the wrong impression of steel windows.

These are the facts: for more than 60 years all UK-made steel windows have been galvanized during manufacture, so they do not rust.

The extra slim frames of steel windows mean they let in

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STEEL WINDOWS OFFER FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON EN-SUITE BATHROOM

A London based architect has chosen to make dramatic use of steel windows to form a screen between the main bedroom and en-suite bathroom within her own apartment, with a member of the Steel Window Association manufacturing and installing the bespoke design solution.

Julia Feix is a partner in Feix

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NEW PRESIDENT FOR SWA

David Grew is the new President of the Steel Window Association (SWA), taking over from John Chamberlain of REA Metal Windows Ltd.

A Director of Bermondsey-based West Leigh Ltd, Mr Grew has been in the steel window industry for 27 years and is looking forward to helping members expand their

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STEEL WINDOWS SHOWCASED ON NEW SWA WEBSITE

The beauty and practicality of steel window systems are displayed on the stylish new website of the industry’s representative body, the Steel Window Association.

Combining simplicity, clarity and attractive architectural photography with technical advice and the latest news from member companies, the relaunched website contains everything that designers, specifiers and

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NEW STEEL WINDOWS OFFER A SNUG FIT

The new W4 range of steel window is ideal for fitting in stone mullions, since they easily replaces direct glazing.

Available from members of the Steel Window Association, the W4 has been designed as a refinement of the W30, a steel window that can meet Part L of the Building

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NEW STEEL WINDOWS HAVE EXCELLENT THERMAL VALUES

Introduced by Schueco Jansen and now available from fellow members of The Steel Window Association, Janisol Arte windows have excellent insulation values.

The elegant windows combine stunningly slim lines achievable by steel profiles with impressive u values of 1.6 W/m2K even when used with standard low E double glazing.

That means

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STEEL WINDOWS ON A GREEK ISLAND

Working in the company’s London factory, NSB Casements created the units with 24mm sealed units and the outside glazing consisting of Saint Gobain's top of the range solar reflective glass, Climaplus.

The owners of the villa – who contacted NSB Casements through the Steel Window Association website – considered having

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TUBULAR STEEL DOORS FOR STRENGTH AND ELEGANCE

Designers looking for doors which combine slender frames with high strength and durability are increasingly opting for cold-formed tubular steel from members of the Steel Window Association.

Tubular steel extends the scope of steel construction into heavy-duty doors, screens and curtain wall systems by retaining the high strength of steel

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STEEL WINDOWS ARE DOUBLE GLAZED

Now available from members of the Steel Window Association, W40 windows provide continuity of style with the same casement sightlines as the established W20 range but the 40mm wide profiles permit even more effective double glazing with 26mm thick units.

The insulating glass units are drained and ventilated in accordance

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HOW A LABORATORY HELPED RESTORE AN ART DECO MASTERPIECE

If Egyptian pyramids had windows they'd probably look something like the India of Inchinnan in Renfrewshire! It is a category A listed building, a status reserved for architecture of international importance and the highest grade available under the Scottish system. Yet boiled down to its basic ingredients it is

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SWA IS NUMBER ONE FOR BFRC

The SWA supports member companies with wide ranging services including product development, market research and promotion. At the same time SWA helps ensure that each member operates to the highest industry standards.

SWA's W30, a new range of domestic double glazed windows aimed primarily at the replacement market, embodies classic

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NEW THERMALLY EFFICIENT STEEL WINDOWS FOR HOUSES AND FLATS

The new W30 style meets the latest Building Regulation requirements for domestic dwellings while looking every bit the definitive example of a traditional steel window.

Until now the problem that the industry faced was how to improve thermal performance without radically changing the design of the window and the W30

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STEEL WINDOWS OFFER LISTED MILL AUTHENTIC WARMTH

The residents of a Grade II* listed former cotton mill, located on the Aston Canal in Greater Manchester, have gained increased comfort levels through the installation of Part L compliant, W40 fenestration by a member of the Steel Window Association.

Cavendish Mill at Ashton-under-Lyme was converted into a series of

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NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE CONFIRMS THE SUITABILITY OF STEEL WINDOWS

A major refurbishment programme carried out by Wates Construction on the National Audit Office in London has featured the installation of nearly 700 W20 and W40 windows doors and screens by a member of the Steel Window Association.

West Leigh employed W20 and W40 sections to fabricate new frames for

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ST. DOMINIC'S SCHOOL REFURBISHED WITH W20 STEEL WINDOWS

Double doorsets as well as old metal windows have been replaced under a major contract carried out by a member of the Steel Window Association as part of the refurbishment of a north London primary school.

The work on St Dominic’s Primary School in Camden was undertaken by West Leigh

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BRIT AWARD FOR STEEL WINDOWS

West Leigh carried out its sub-contract on behalf of the Neilcott Construction Group, supplying a variety of window types, all manufactured using the W40 system of steel sections. The Daniel Connal Partnership was the architectural practice in charge of the project.

The Architectural technologist for the Daniel Connal Partnership, Matthew

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WHY STEEL SHOULD STILL APPEAL

Many former council tenants who bought their flats under the Right to Buy scheme, could, as leaseholders, be paying out unnecessary money because social landlords are replacing steel windows with PVC-U units as part of the government's Decent Homes initiative.

The claim is made by the Steel Window Association (SWA)

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