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NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE CONFIRMS THE SUITABILITY OF STEEL WINDOWS

A major refurbishment programme carried out by Wates Construction on the National Audit Office in London has featured the installation of nearly 700 W20 and W40 windows doors and screens by a member of the Steel Window Association.

West Leigh employed W20 and W40 sections to fabricate new frames for

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ST. DOMINIC'S SCHOOL REFURBISHED WITH W20 STEEL WINDOWS

Double doorsets as well as old metal windows have been replaced under a major contract carried out by a member of the Steel Window Association as part of the refurbishment of a north London primary school.

The work on St Dominic’s Primary School in Camden was undertaken by West Leigh

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BRIT AWARD FOR STEEL WINDOWS

West Leigh carried out its sub-contract on behalf of the Neilcott Construction Group, supplying a variety of window types, all manufactured using the W40 system of steel sections. The Daniel Connal Partnership was the architectural practice in charge of the project.

The Architectural technologist for the Daniel Connal Partnership, Matthew

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WHY STEEL SHOULD STILL APPEAL

Many former council tenants who bought their flats under the Right to Buy scheme, could, as leaseholders, be paying out unnecessary money because social landlords are replacing steel windows with PVC-U units as part of the government's Decent Homes initiative.

The claim is made by the Steel Window Association (SWA)

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NEW MULTI-POINT LOCKING SYSTEMS FOR STEEL WINDOWS

The SWA worked in conjunction with the leading UK-based hardware company, Basta Parsons (an SWA member) on the development of the multi-point locking system which is supplied to manufacturers as a kit of parts, suiting all size options within the W40 range from 600 mm up to 2400 mm

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STEEL WINDOW ASSEMBLY OPENS UP SHOREDITCH SKYLINE

A high performance steel framed glazing system has been supplied by a member of the Steel Window Association to create an unusually large sliding door system that opens up the top floor suite on a redeveloped office building with an imposing view of the City of London skyline.

ASD Architectural

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WHY STEEL IS THE GREENEST

All UK steel windows are now manufactured from recycled steel. And when they come to the end of their useful life, perhaps centuries from now (steel does not warp, rot or degrade), they can be recycled again!

The steel window industry is now recognised as amongst the greenest building product

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LISTED APARTMENTS LIFTED BY STEEL WINDOWS WINDOW CONTRACT

Bermondsey-based West Leigh Ltd won the contract on Cropthorne Court in Maida Vale, the only residential building designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the famous English architect. Cropthorne Property Management, the organisation representing the residents of the 42 apartments in the building, approached the specialist steel window manufacturer to

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EVOLUTION OF STEEL WINDOWS DEMONSTRATED BY DARWIN PROJECT

EVOLUTION OF STEEL WINDOWS DEMONSTRATED BY DARWIN PROJECT

Refurbishment work on one of the Royal College of Art's main campus buildings in London has provided a snapshot of the way that steel windows have developed over the past century, while greatly improving both the thermal performance of the property.

Steel Window

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STEEL WINDOWS REMIND US 'O' IS FOR OVALTINE

Members of the Steel Window Association are accustomed to either restoring or matching unusual pieces of architectural ironmongery when carrying out conservation contracts, but the manufacturer involved with the conversion of a former art deco drinks factory was confronted with a bigger than normal challenge.

Monk Metal Windows was chosen

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Steel windows add timeless aesthetic to Victorian town house

Steel windows add timeless aesthetic to Victorian town house

As part of the refurbishment of his own Victorian town house in Primrose Hill, North London, a property developer opted to replace a large ‘wall’ of sliding aluminium doors with an impressive contemporary screen formed of three pairs of

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Steel windows make the grade for school conversion

Steel windows make the grade for school conversion

Opened in 1938 as a health centre and juvenile employment bureau, Alexandra House is a grade-II listed building which has recently been converted to accommodate the expansion of St Paul’s Church of England Primary School in Brentford, West London. A

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Steel windows provide mews with an urban aesthetic

Steel windows provide mews with an urban aesthetic

Formerly a disused eighties office building, Opal Mews (www.opalmews.com) is a development in North West London, by Clifton Securities, which comprises of five contemporary homes. Nominated for a Civic Trust award, the three-and five-bedroom properties with light-filled, open plan interiors

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Freemasons Hall

Renovated steel windows stand out at Freemasons’ Hall

For nearly two decades, Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service and Supplies, has been involved with work relating to the windows of Freemasons’ Hall, the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge

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Glasshouse Street

Steel window refurbishment helps realise Glasshouse Street potential

Part of the Crown Estate’s regeneration of the Regent Street Quadrant in Central London, 21 Glasshouse Street is a Grade II listed building that has recently undergone major refurbishment, resulting in the scheme being awarded BREEAM excellent. A notable feature of the

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W50Therm - a break for steel windows

W50Therm - a break for steel windows

The drive for energy efficient, low carbon buildings has upped the ante when it comes to specifying products and materials. As insulation standards get even higher, attention is concentrated on areas of the structure that are relatively colder. Where these ‘thermal bridges’ occur,

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Steel windows create new design aesthetic in top-to-toe refurbishment

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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Steel windows create new design aesthetic in top-to-toe refurbishment

Having originally bought and renovated their Victorian terraced house in Hammersmith, West London, some 16 years ago, Tom and Polly Sykes decided it needed ‘top-to-toe’ refurbishment. One of the first priorities was the replacement of leaking and outdated wooden bi-fold doors, with double doors from Steel Window Association member,

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Steel windows debut at Adele’s studio

Occupying a Victorian warehouse building in Ladbroke Grove, West London, Walters Workshops is a creative oasis for artisan workshops and music recording and is where Adele's smash hit 'Rolling in the Deep' was first demo recorded. As part of the initial phase of a refurbishment programme, original cast

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Steel windows are key to extension of Victorian home

When Kim and John Potter bought their double-fronted Victorian terraced house in South London two years ago, they undertook a major renovation which included the construction of a large, single storey rear extension. A 9m wide floor-to-ceiling screen of steel double doors opening onto the garden is a

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