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.
STEEL WINDOWS ON A GREEK ISLAND
Working in the company’s London factory, NSB Casements created the units with 24mm sealed units and the outside glazing consisting of Saint Gobain's top of the range solar reflective glass, Climaplus.
The owners of the villa – who contacted NSB Casements through the Steel Window Association website – considered having
TUBULAR STEEL DOORS FOR STRENGTH AND ELEGANCE
Designers looking for doors which combine slender frames with high strength and durability are increasingly opting for cold-formed tubular steel from members of the Steel Window Association.
Tubular steel extends the scope of steel construction into heavy-duty doors, screens and curtain wall systems by retaining the high strength of steel
STEEL WINDOWS ARE DOUBLE GLAZED
Now available from members of the Steel Window Association, W40 windows provide continuity of style with the same casement sightlines as the established W20 range but the 40mm wide profiles permit even more effective double glazing with 26mm thick units.
The insulating glass units are drained and ventilated in accordance
HOW A LABORATORY HELPED RESTORE AN ART DECO MASTERPIECE
If Egyptian pyramids had windows they'd probably look something like the India of Inchinnan in Renfrewshire! It is a category A listed building, a status reserved for architecture of international importance and the highest grade available under the Scottish system. Yet boiled down to its basic ingredients it is
SWA IS NUMBER ONE FOR BFRC
The SWA supports member companies with wide ranging services including product development, market research and promotion. At the same time SWA helps ensure that each member operates to the highest industry standards.
SWA's W30, a new range of domestic double glazed windows aimed primarily at the replacement market, embodies classic
NEW THERMALLY EFFICIENT STEEL WINDOWS FOR HOUSES AND FLATS
The new W30 style meets the latest Building Regulation requirements for domestic dwellings while looking every bit the definitive example of a traditional steel window.
Until now the problem that the industry faced was how to improve thermal performance without radically changing the design of the window and the W30