Striking steel window fashion
Originally used for industrial purposes, steel-framed windows are now commonplace among discerning homeowners and interior designers. Whether the building is modern or historic, the seamless and stylish look of steel windows work amongst various aesthetics.
Made from the strongest material on the market, steel windows offer incredible strength and security
New door handles from SWA’s Steel Window Fittings for the ultimate in style
Two new door handle designs are now available from Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF); designed to answer the demand for stylish external and internal steel ironmongery.
The slim backplate (30mm), and separate matching Escutcheon, are perfect for a wide range of locks and latches. The standard backplate on
Cotswold architect uses steel windows for upgrade of listed farmhouse
The project team responsible for the sensitive but stylish alterations to a Grade II listed farmhouse have made use of W20 steel windows and doorsets, supplied and installed by a member of the Steel Window Association.
Both the design consultant, James Mackintosh Architects, and the property are located in the
Inconspicuous draught stripping for steel doors
Designed to provide a neat way of draught-proofing internal steel doors, the W20 profile end cap is now available from Steel Window Association members and can be factory-fitted into the bottom of internal pivot or sliding doors of any size.
The end cap offers an inconspicuous alternative to
Steel windows add warehouse appeal to new apartments
Recognised with an award for excellence in design and construction, Carlton Works is a development of six one-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom penthouse; these are created within a building built in 1916 when it was known as the New Theatre. To add to the high-end warehouse feel of
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
Great Wolford property features W30 steel windows
A private residential development, on the edge of the Cotswolds, has made striking use of W30 steel windows and doors; fabricated and installed by Moreton-in-the-Marsh-based member of the Steel Window Association, Cotswold Casements.
The beautiful new home at Great Wolford, a village at the southern tip of Warwickshire, extends an
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
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
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
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
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
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