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

Having originally bought and renovated their Victorian terraced house in Hammersmith, West London, some 16 years ago, Tom and Polly Sykes decided it needed ‘top-to-toe’ refurbishment. One of the first priorities was the replacement of leaking and outdated wooden bi-fold doors, with double doors from Steel Window Association member,

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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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The SWA answers 9 of the most important questions surrounding steel windows

Do steel windows rust?

Modern steel windows, positively rustproofed by the hot dip galvanizing process and then polyester powder coated, together with brass and stainless steel hardware, will provide as good if not better durability than is offered by competing materials.

Do they come in a colour finish?

Steel framed glazing systems

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Steel windows add style to south London home

Creating a striking aesthetic, steel windows were chosen by a homeowner in South London to form the rear ‘walls’ of both a new basement area and ground floor extension during the year-long renovation of their 1900 house in Fulham. The windows were supplied and installed by Steel Window

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Archive film captures modernity of steel windows

With a whiff of James Bond about it, ‘Steel Windows’, a fascinating seven-minute promotional film made in 1970 by the Steel Window Association, has been digitised by the BFI and is now available to view on the BFI Player website.

A striking promo for steel window construction, ‘Steel

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Ironmongery to complete the steel window aesthetic

With their slender sections and narrow sightlines, steel windows and doors contribute architectural style and fluency to a building but the look is incomplete without the associated handles, stays and hinges. Steel Window Association members offer a wide range of bespoke ironmongery, embracing everything from items with a

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Steel windows provide mews with an urban aesthetic

Steel windows provide mews with an urban aesthetic

Formerly a disused eighties office building, Opal Mews (www.opalmews.com) is a development in North West London, by Clifton Securities, which comprises of five contemporary homes. Nominated for a Civic Trust award, the three-and five-bedroom properties with light-filled, open plan interiors

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Steel windows make the grade for school conversion

Steel windows make the grade for school conversion

Opened in 1938 as a health centre and juvenile employment bureau, Alexandra House is a grade-II listed building which has recently been converted to accommodate the expansion of St Paul’s Church of England Primary School in Brentford, West London. A

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Pub style provides metal window inspiration

As part of a major refurbishment of a semi-derelict four-bedroom home and adjoining coach house, Adam and Sarah Johnson saw the opportunity to add an 83m² rear extension that includes a kitchen and open plan living area. To help create the industrial look they wanted they chose steel

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Steel screens offer an intoxicating aesthetic for wine cellars

Creating a striking contemporary look while allowing visibility and the passage of light between different areas, glazed steel partitions and doors from members of the Steel Window Association have many applications within commercial and residential buildings, including screening wine cellars.

In traditional wine cellars, the aesthetics

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Steel windows and doors bring new life to church interior

Steel windows and doors bring new life to church interior

Highly commended in the 'Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion' category of the LABC awards, Hope Church Islington St David owes some of its success to the 33 windows and doors manufactured and installed by

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Steel windows add timeless aesthetic to Victorian town house

Steel windows add timeless aesthetic to Victorian town house

As part of the refurbishment of his own Victorian town house in Primrose Hill, North London, a property developer opted to replace a large ‘wall’ of sliding aluminium doors with an impressive contemporary screen formed of three pairs of

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Steel windows add timeless aesthetic to Victorian town house

Steel windows add timeless aesthetic to Victorian town house

As part of the refurbishment of his own Victorian town house in Primrose Hill, North London, a property developer opted to replace a large ‘wall’ of sliding aluminium doors with an impressive contemporary screen formed of three pairs of

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Metal windows allow light to flood new Chelsea basement

Metal windows allow light to flood new Chelsea basement

A design brief that required the maximum amount of daylight to enter a four-bedroom flat within the ground floor and newly-created basement of a terraced property in Chelsea, resulted in Henri Bredenkamp, director at Studio 30 Architects, selecting bespoke

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