Steel windows have traditionally been a feature of many old buildings, steel having been the material of choice for decades due to its inherent strength and security. As fenestration techniques have evolved over the years, meaning steel can be fashioned into more elegant and varied shapes and designs, more homeowners have chosen steel windows to complement the traditional features of their period homes or, as in the case of on trend internal steel screens, to add a contemporary edge to a once conventional space.
The decision to install new steel windows or contemporary steel screens into your home is a big one, requiring plenty of thought and planning. The end result is a dramatic transformation that brings better insulation and security and plenty of light to your property. But it’s not often that we think about the origins of these beautiful metal windows or how they came to be. Here we outline a brief history of how steel windows are made and look at their journey from the factory to your home.
We recently covered some of the common misconceptions people have about steel in one of our blogs. One area we discussed was the thermal efficiency of steel windows and we explained that we only use the best glass units, teamed with thermal barriers and weatherproofing, in order to maximise your window’s performance and keep energy bills down, ultimately helping you to exercise a more sustainable way of living. But you might not be aware how sustainable steel is as a raw material is too.
Here are some of the reasons why opting for steel windows, doors or screens in your home really is a sustainable decision.
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved Gold status with Constructionline, the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service.
We are pleased to share that Clement Windows Group has once again won Best of Design and Best of Customer Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design! Clement Windows was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community, following a number of five star reviews from clients on projects undertaken during 2018.
Here at Clement Windows we love working with steel because of the many advantages it has to offer. Key among these are its incredible strength, longevity and versatility, and its ability to provide elegant sightlines to the openings of any structure. You only need to glance at our commercial and residential photo galleries and see our stunning windows and doors in situ at, for example, Twickenham Film Studios and the new Bristol YMCA to understand the scope of this wonderful material.
Over the years we have worked with a broad range of homeowners and building professionals and it is surprising how many misconceptions people hold about steel and steel windows. Here we’ve put together answers to some of the most common things we hear about using steel in order to bust the myths once and for all.
As we enter 2019, it seems the trend for steel window frames and screens is set to continue. Able to blend seamlessly with both modern and period interior schemes, the choice to add steel windows or screens to your home or workplace introduces a timeless character that is easy to blend or mix up with fresh interior design to make a statement.
However, not everyone is aware of the option to choose steel windows, screens and doors in a coloured finish. At Clement, our windows can be supplied in a wide choice of colours, from the popular classic range to the colour of your choosing, to best match your interior design.
Here we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite examples where colour is used in line with some of the key home décor trends for 2019.
When it comes to choosing new metal windows, there are often decisions involved that you may not have given any thought to. For example, many people aren’t aware of the different glazing options available or what the differences are between them. We’ve broken down our five different styles of glazing with photos to help you find the best option for your project.