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SWA refurbishment specialist, ASWS, returns to County Hall after twenty years

County Hall on the Southbank of the Thames is one of the capital’s most notable buildings, having continued to fulfil many roles since the departure of the GLC; and has twice been the focus for far-reaching restoration work involving one of the Steel Window Association’s members.

London-based, Associated Steel Window

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SWA member supplies steel windows and screens to London hotel

Steel Window Association (SWA) member, Crittall Windows, was chosen to undertake both internal and external work at the Ace Hotel in London’s Shoreditch. 

The 258-room hotel, an existing structure which has been refashioned into a distinctly boutique building, is just a few minutes’ walk from Brick Lane, near a conservation

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SWF introduces fixed Taylors Spindle to its portfolio

Steel Window Fittings (SWF), a Steel Window Association member, is pleased to announce the launch of its "Taylors Spindle".

New to Steel Window Fittings, the Taylors Spindle, which can be used with the company's B850 and B860 door handles. The Taylors Spindle is used to fix the handle so it

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Robert Hooke Science Centre showcases W50 thermally broken steel windows

The first full-scale installation of the revolutionary new W50TB (Thermally Broken) steel window system has been successfully carried out as part of the extension and refurbishment of the Robert Hooke Science Centre at Westminster School, London, improving both the appearance and the thermal performance of the building.

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Bring steel windows and doors into the kitchen

Open plan kitchens are hugely popular as they allow more natural light into the space. However, there's a lot to be said for separate spaces, so the development of broken plan kitchens arrived. Steel windows incorporate the best of both worlds with internal partitions to break up the space,

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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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Bringing back brass

Give your steel windows or doors a brand new personality with a handle from Steel Window Fittings (SWF) in Antique Brass. Finishes on steel window fixtures and fittings can have as much of an impact on the visual aesthetics of your home as the steel windows or doors

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Steel windows and doorsets complete four-storey tannery conversion

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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