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Conservatory built with steel window precision

Manufactured to incredibly tight tolerances, a screen of steel windows and doors below a glazed roof was employed to form a conservatory within a large kitchen that extends to the whole width of a Victorian Italianate villa in Chiswick, West London. The work involved close collaboration between Steel

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Steel windows create connected space for Victorian house extension

Two large sets of steel windows and doors have created a feeling of space in a kitchen extension to a late 19th-century Victorian terrace house in a Conservation Area close to Tufnell Park in North London. The screens, from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service and Supplies,

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Get the look with steel windows

With the industrial trend evolving into mainstream architecture, steel-framed windows are becoming a popular choice. Used initially for industrial purposes, now steel windows are seeing an influx in domestic use as more homeowners are seeking an Art-Deco aesthetic.

The attraction to stainless steel is easy to see; it gives windows

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SWA member supplies screens and doors for hotel winter garden

The phased refurbishment of both private rooms and the elegant public spaces of a Manchester hotel has been successfully completed with a member of the Steel Window Association, The Cotswold Casements Company, playing a pivotal role in the supply and installation of screens and doors.

Located near the centre of

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Historic Edinburgh business centre benefits from replacement steel windows

The Castlebrae Business Centre in Edinburgh contains 68 separate business units and operates as a social enterprise with Local Enterprise status. During the property’s recent refurbishment, a total of 225 double glazed W20 steel windows were installed by Steel Window Association member, Rea Metal Windows, working on behalf of

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The Steel Window Association – 50 years old and going strong!

Since its formation in 1967, the Steel Window Association has represented some of the UK’s leading steel window companies.  With steel windows being more popular than ever for both commercial and residential buildings, the SWA ensures its members benefit from the latest testing and product development to keep them

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Golden days for the Steel Window Association

It was back in 1967 during the “Summer of Love” that the Steel Window Association was born after a breakaway from the Metal Window Federation; now 50 years later, the group remains an absolutely vital tool for the UK’s steel window industry which collectively upholds the association’s constitution of

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‘Belgium doors’ from SWA members soar in popularity

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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W30 – the slimmest steel windows complying to current Part L building regulations

Designed for energy efficiency, W30 steel windows from Steel Window Association members are the slimmest steel options currently on the market which comply to current Part L building regulations.

For domestic applications, the W30 system is B-rated by the BFRC. Each B-rated window incorporates an 18mm double glazed

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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

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SWA member provides high performance W40 package for West London property

Govette Windows, a member of the Steel Window Association, has completed a prestigious contract on a private residential property in Shepherds Bush, London, supplying and installing a package of clever steel doors and windows fabricated using the W40 suite of sections. The scheme boasts stunning aesthetics while optimising views

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50 Shades of steel

Invented in the 1880s, and synonymous with the Art Deco era, steel-framed windows and doors are enjoying a massive style revival right now, and the trend is set to soar in 2017. ‘Flick through virtually any glossy magazine or brochure - not just those dedicated to interiors – and

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Steel Window Fittings joins respected trade organisation

Telford-based Steel Window Fittings Ltd has joined the Steel Window Association (SWA), the organisation that supports its member companies with a wide-ranging service relating to product development, market research and promotion.

The decision by Steel Window Fittings (swf) to join the UK recognised trade organisation can in part be attributed

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SWA member helps create ‘agricultural’ drawing archive

The architectural practice responsible for creating a spacious and temperature stabilised archive facility from a derelict farm building, has featured W40 steel windows and doorsets. This is a key part of the design, amongst a mix of materials chosen to offer both economy and high performance, in harmony with

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SWA member supplies stylish screen for residential extension

A long-established member of the Steel Window Association, Steel Window Services & Supplies, has worked with the owners of a North London property and their architects to produce a bespoke screen with double doors. This maximises the natural daylight entering the home while elegantly framing the view of the

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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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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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