W30 STEEL WINDOWS SUIT LOFT AND APARTMENT LIVING
Waterfront warehouse apartments and New York style lofts may be in short supply, but home-hunters and developers seeking to create some of the special character, without sacrificing physical performance, should look no further than the latest W30 steel windows available from members of the Steel Window Association (SWA).
SWA MEMBERS READY FOR PART L REVISIONS
Members of the Steel Window Association (SWA) have invested further in the development of the W40 system in order to keep pace with the expected revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations.
It is anticipated that the requirement for the energy performance of windows will be further reduced, meaning
WALK BARN FARM SHOWCASES STEEL WINDOWS
An architectural practice renowned for the design of bespoke residential properties has employed W40 steel screens and doors for a project in Suffolk that makes the maximum connection between interior and exterior space, as well as optimising energy performance.
Walk Barn Farm has been designed by Charles Barclay Architects on
RETIREMENT OF STEEL WINDOWS GURU
With over 60 years in the steel window industry behind him, Steel Window Association (SWA) Technical Consultant Peter Johnson gave a unique take on the window business in his retirement speech at the recent SWA AGM in London.
At Peter Johnson’s final SWA meeting he gave an informative and entertaining
STYLE A STRENGTH FOR STEEL WINDOWS
Many specifications and orders received by members of the Steel Window Association (SWA) are prompted by a project’s need for strength and security – physical characteristics where steel frames are unmatched amongst fenestration solutions – yet there are countless others where the client has been attracted by the distinctive
SWA MEMBER RAISES THE CURTAIN ON SUCCESSFUL REFURBISHMENT
A London based member of the Steel Window Association has been involved in a steel window replacement contract for a theatre in the city’s East End, which has not only helped maintain the authenticity of the building’s architecture, but also significantly reduced energy loss through the openings.
The contract for
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
STEEL WINDOWS KEEP PACE WITH PART L
Often being chosen for their architectural accuracy, elegance or physical strength, steel framed windows continue to be able to satisfy the full requirements of the Building Regulations, thanks to the detailed development work carried out by the industry’s trade body, the Steel Window Association.
As a result of the SWA’s
THE STEEL WINDOW ASSOCIATION – STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Despite the enduring popularity of steel windows amongst large sections of the architectural community and their unparalleled performance in terms of strength and security, these are still challenging times for manufacturers and installers.
However, the Steel Window Association (SWA) can assure architects and contractors that steel frames, with their slender
STEEL IS FIRST FOR HIGH TRAFFIC DOORS
When it comes to high traffic doors steel is the obvious material: extraordinarily strong yet stylish enough to enhance the décor of even the most up market shopping centre, hotel, department store or commercial entrance.
It's always possible to create cheaper entrances but few if any systems are more elegant.
WINDOW REPAIR SPECIALIST JOINS STEEL WINDOW ASSOCIATION
A Liverpool based specialist in the repair of steel and other metal window frames has joined the Steel Window Association, attracted by the trade body’s reputation within the construction industry and the access to business support which membership offers.
The Window Repair Company NW Ltd., was established 20 years ago
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.