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W20 thermal performance meets building regulations

Meeting Part L of the current building regulations for thermal performance, W20 steel window and door sections offer incredible versatility and are the traditional commercial framing system for domestic and commercial installations where slender profiles and good light transmission are required.

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Beat burglars with steel windows

The inherent strength of their frames means that steel windows are the best for safeguarding against unwanted intruders. One of the best deterrents to a prospective thief is the traditional ‘cottage’ style steel window, divided into small panes, with interlocked steel

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SWA supports new glazing group – for the good of the industry

The Steel Window Association (SWA) represents the great majority of UK steel window manufacturers, ranging in size from the smallest of craft-based companies through to large, multi-site companies. It is no surprise then that the association is one of the founding

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SWA member wins Gold award at SHE Awards 2015

Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Services and Supplies Ltd, has been awarded a Gold award for health and safety performance at the London 2015 SHE (Safety and Health Expo) Awards.

BAM Construction presented 11 health and safety awards

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New steel windows provide a warm view of London

Providing views across the River Thames towards The Shard and other London landmarks, the windows at President’s Quay, in St Katherine’s Way near Tower Bridge, have suffered from significant exposure to the weather. Residents in a number of flats were consequently

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Steel windows bring industrial style to domestic extension

Keen to extend their house in Wandsworth, South West London, to create a large, light filled family kitchen and dining area opening directly onto the garden, Simon and Marissa Pilkington used a screen of steel windows and doors to provide a strong industrial aesthetic. To manufacture and install the

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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 offer

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Steel windows provide subtle solution for Cotswold cottage

Set in a picturesque Cotswold village, the Victorian cottage Glen and Rachel Wardrop had bought needed extensive renovation inside and out. When it came to the windows, the couple turned to Steel Window Association member, the Cotswold Casement Company, to manufacture

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Steel window renovation allows Art Deco building to be reborn

A landmark in Newcastle city centre since it opened in the 1930s, the old Co-op department store building has undergone extensive refurbishment and is to become a 184-bedroom Premier Inn hotel, with retail outlets and a large gym. The original steel windows are a key feature of the building

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Replacement steel windows bring original aesthetics and energy savings

Built in 1896, the Old Town Hall in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, had fallen into disuse but, following an extensive £8 million redevelopment programme, the Grade II* listed building has been reopened as the Redhouse, an arts and creative industries centre. A key aspect of the renovation was the

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Energy efficiency with steel window style

Dating from the 1930s, One Southampton Street has been refurbished to provide eight floors of flexible open plan office space that average 3,400 ft² and offer superb natural light thanks to some 120 new steel windows installed on three sides. The

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Bespoke screens designed by SWA members

Exploiting the strength and slim proportions only steel can offer, bespoke internal glazed partitions, screens and shower enclosures are increasingly being designed and manufactured by Steel Window

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Steel windows are for life

Aesthetically pleasing, high performing, and with a heritage dating back to the 1920s, steel windows are strong and durable and, with their slender glazing bars and characteristically

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SWA member helps to restore WW2 codebreaker building at Bletchley Park`

Home to the World War Two codebreakers, Bletchley Park has this year completed an £8-million Heritage Lottery Fund financed restoration project to create a world-class heritage site. This has seen the transformation of the formerly derelict Block C codebreaking building into

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SWA passes the hot test

Always seeking to ensure steel windows meet or exceed the latest building regulations, the Steel Window Association has undertaken extensive thermal performance simulations of the W30 and W40 window ranges. The results prove without doubt that both window types are fully compliant and achieve 2013 Part L requirements.    


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

1.   Do steel windows rust?

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

2.   Do they come in a colour finish?

Steel framed

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SWA member provides steel windows for the renovation of award-winning Hadlow Tower

Rising to 170 feet, Hadlow Tower in Hadlow, Kent, was in a sad state before its recent renovation. Among the many elements of the Grade I listed structure that had to be repaired or replaced by specialist contractors were the windows.

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The Steel Window Association announces new member Midland Metal Windows

It’s the Steel Window Association’s (SWA) role to ensure that architects, contractors and homeowners know that steel windows, with their slender sight-lines and extended lifecycle, are ideal for a wide range of construction projects. Membership is reporting strong activity across the

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SWA members see ‘Belgium doors’ making a comeback

As in the fashion world, architecture tends to be cyclical with UK designers having revisited everything over the years from Tudor beams to vertical tile hanging. Steel windows, for their part, have remained an enduring element to both domestic and commercial buildings – favoured for their slim sight-lines combined

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New website developed for SWA – to optimise results for members and spread the word of steel windows

Steel Window Association is the sole voice of the steel window industry and, as such, has developed the website, www.steel-window-association.co.uk, to meet the demands of members, architects and homeowners.  The members know a lot about steel – and all the information is there for easy perusal.

Aside from the product-led

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