For a look of luxury, heritage, class and beauty, specifiers are increasingly using steel for different areas in the home choosing a Steel Window Association (SWA) member for quality assurance and technical guidance.
Generally, architects and homeowners are choosing steel screens, doors and windows as they allow natural light into a space; for example, in kitchens and living rooms, steel internal partitions will break up a space while windows maximise the light which can enter.
External steel windows can be amalgamated into extensions as a replacement for exterior walls. This is a perfect way to bring light into the home and create the illusion of a larger room, blending the indoors with the outside. Steel windows come in a range of sizes allowing for the option of large glass panes spanning across the space of an external wall which will not obstruct the view of the garden.
To convert existing open plan areas to the new trend of broken plan design, and create separate spaces, the W20 steel profiles can be used as internal partitions bringing through the external design aesthetics to the internal space. This can be a small partition to separate an area, or a large partition which can take the place of an interior non-weight bearing wall.
Steel partitions complement various interior schemes from mid-century modern designs to Scandi-styles with black steel windows reflecting a striking contrast to pale cabinetry.
Not only are steel windows incredibly stylish, the strong W20 steel sections allow for double glazed windows with thermally efficient units so rooms can stay beautiful and warm.
Other popular applications of steel windows, doors and screens include wine cellars, summer houses, shower screens and office/study zoning.
Members of the Steel Window Association offer a UK wide service for the repair and replacement of various types of old metal windows, doors and screens, as well as being able to manufacture new fenestration which fully meets building regulations. Choosing an SWA member to manufacture and install your steel windows, doors and screens ensures that you are receiving the highest standard of fabrication, installation and customer service.
For further information on the Steel Window Association or if you’re interested in becoming a member, please visit www.steel-window-association.co.uk