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Clement steel windows and doors projects in the Hampstead Garden Suburb, a London Conservation Area

July 18th, 2024

Clement Windows Group has been a replacement steel windows and doors supplier to the Hampstead Garden Suburb in North London for a number of years. Here we take a look at the history of this London conservation area and some of the projects we’ve undertaken.

 

The history of Hampstead Garden Suburb

Hampstead Garden Suburb is internationally recognised as one of the finest examples of early 20th century domestic architecture and town planning. Conceived by Henrietta Barnett as a model community of beautiful houses set in a verdant landscape, the properties in the Suburb were designed by some of the best architects of the day.

Arts & Crafts style house in Hampstead Garden Suburb fitted with new bespoke steel windows with leaded lights from the Clement Brooking range.

Arts & Crafts style house in Hampstead Garden Suburb fitted with new bespoke steel windows with leaded lights from the Clement Brooking range.

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Cut the Curtains and Celebrate Your Steel Windows

July 11th, 2024

As experts in steel window fenestration, we know that the right steel windows and doors can make a stunning difference to a property and the Clement team works hard to create a unique look for every customer.  But it begs the question, when our steel windows are so beautiful – why cover them up?  Some windows are just too beautiful to hide away and we have a dazzling gallery and a vast array of past projects to prove this!

EB24 steel windows by Clement bring a modern specification with traditional looks

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Benefits of Clement Conservation Rooflights

June 25th, 2024

The benefits of conservation rooflights

Clement is renowned for its superior products, designed to enhance your home.

Our conservation rooflights not only look good in a heritage property, they will also brighten up the darkest of interiors.  Here is a quick guide to the benefits of Clement Conservation Rooflights. Read the rest of this entry »

Black Steel Doors by Clement

May 22nd, 2024

Did you know that Clement Windows Group manufactures and installs the black steel doors so popular in interior design today?

It is ten years now since our black steel doors featured on the front cover of Livingetc magazine and the stir that caused shows little sign of waning in 2024.

Black steel doors by Clement

The simple fact of the matter is that steel is unbeatable as a framing material for internal doors and screens. Steel is inherently strong and this brings not only greater durability and security but also allows for slender frames and the largest expanses of glass – something which is just not possible with other materials such as aluminium. An internal door or screen set will not be like any other kind of door as it will increase the amount of light in your space, making it the perfect room divider.

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Steel Framed Doors and Screens – A Talking Point in Design

May 8th, 2024

 

Steel framed doors and screens used in the walled garden project in Arundel, Sussex

Steel framed doors and screens have become a prominent feature in homes and office spaces across the UK.  Architects and designers use these glass and steel partitions to enhance residential and commercial projects, creating innovative spaces that give the illusion of greater openness.

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Clement now manufacture Jansen cold formed steel systems

November 6th, 2023

Clement is excited to announce that it is now able to manufacture and install cold formed steel systems by Jansen.  The slender Jansen steel window profiles meet the highest thermal, security and fire protection requirements and are suitable for restoration work and new builds.  Jansen steel door profiles are appropriate for situations where higher levels of safety, insulation and soundproofing are required, but where slim steel frames are still desirable.

 

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Reeded glass and steel partitions feature in recent Clement Windows projects

July 27th, 2023

We have been asked to manufacture our beautiful steel door screens with reeded glass for a couple of exciting recent projects.

Interior designer Cherie Lee has opted for reeded glass in some of her recent schemes, including her company’s showroom in Hertfordshire. Cherie Lee has long been a fan of our steel and glass screens, but chose to have this one painted white for a softer look. The inclusion of reeded glass softens the view into the storage area on the other side of the doors.

Photographs supplied by Cherie Lee Designs, photographs taken by Ray Main, www.raymain.co.uk

 

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Clement’s yellow & red steel doors brighten up new basement space

March 22nd, 2023

If you follow us on social media, you will have seen how excited we have been about this recent colourful project.

When de Gournay Director Hannah Cecil-Harden was reconfiguring her London home to accommodate her growing family she approached Clement to provide the steel doors for the new basement space which comprises a playroom, utility room and bathroom.  The walls of the playroom were to be adorned with an idyllic hand-painted wallpaper scene of London, full of quirky characters and primary colours, and Hannah wondered if the new steel doors could be painted to match.

The result is a vibrant and fun space for the lucky children of the house.  The Clement steel doors made from our EB24 steel sections are painted in three colours in total – a traditional RAL 9004 Signal Black on the exterior, RAL 1016 Sulfer Yellow on the playroom side and RAL 3005 Wine Red on the utility and bathroom side.

 

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The Sustainability of Steel

January 20th, 2023

In a world of seemingly limited resources, steel is a highly sustainable metal with the possibility for infinite recycling with no downgrade in quality.

Seen as vital to the development of modern economies due to increasing global demand and its environmental credentials, here we take a look at steel’s place in design and construction, particularly its applications to steel window and door manufacturing.

 

How steel is made

Steel is traditionally made using either the Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) or the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) method; however, while the BOF route can only accommodate 35% recycled steel, the EAF method can accommodate 100% recycled steel.  In the UK, the infrastructure is not available to meet the demand for recycled content above 35% so steel is instead sourced from Europe.

Steel is one of the most recycled materials in construction, requiring recycled steel in the production process of all new steel materials.  The recycling process for steel is relatively uncomplicated.  It is processed by magnet and melted down, removing complicated separating procedures and the processing element generally produces very little waste.

Steel is inherently strong and can be recycled infinitely without losing this innate quality.  At the end of its life cycle, a steel product can be recycled and made into new products that are of an equivalent standard to the original material.

At Clement we care about quality and sustainability.  That is why all the hot rolled steel used in our windows and doors comes from Montenstahl in Switzerland and is made using the EAF method.  The company is committed to sourcing its raw material at prestigious European mills that comply with high levels of recycling and where profiles in the form of hot rolled steel billets are manufactured with a very high amount of recycled scrap metal (typically around 98%).

 

Private residence, Surrey

 

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The benefits of double glazed steel windows

September 7th, 2022

With the recent energy price rises and a second hike expected to take effect this autumn, it’s no wonder individuals across the UK are looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency of their homes and avoid incurring increased costs.

Windows and doors can be among the most common causes of poor temperature control within a home, especially if they’re not double glazed.

The benefits of double glazed windows go beyond money saving, improving the comfort of your home through temperature control noise-proofing. But what actually makes double glazing so effective?

Photograph provided by Silver Cloud Photography.

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Finding the right blinds for your new conservation rooflights

August 4th, 2022

Finding the perfect blinds for your new Clement Conservation Rooflights shouldn’t be an afterthought. While rooflights are often installed to increase the amount of light in a space, during the night or periods of hot weather it is important to be able to restrict the amount of light entering your home too.

blinds

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Clement Windows Group Sponsor Haslemere Fringe 2022

July 11th, 2022

Clement Windows Group provided silver level sponsorship at this year’s Haslemere Fringe Festival which took place over the weekend of 1st-3rd July.

The Haslemere Fringe Festival is a not-for-profit charity event, run and supported entirely by a fantastic volunteer network from the local community and beyond, with the help of generous donations from local businesses.  Running since 2010, the bi-annual event celebrates alternative music, art, dance, comedy, photography and much more.

Haslemere Fringe festival

Clement flags were flying at the entrance of the Fringe!

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Our new look, explained

June 23rd, 2022

Clement Windows is thrilled to welcome you to our new website!

We have been working hard behind the scenes to deliver a high-quality, informative and easy-to-use website that allows our clients, new and old, to explore our superb steel windows, doors, screens and conservation rooflights, online.

New look at the clement website

Whether you are a homeowner, designer, architect or main contractor you will find a tailored home page just for you….

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Clement featured in Waverley Borough Council Guide to Extensions

June 1st, 2022

Waverley Borough Council has recently published a Guide to Extensions ‘A homeowner’s guide to expanding your living space’.

Magazine front cover

Waverley Building Control Guide

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Clement steel doors featured in Real Homes magazine

May 25th, 2022

Two stunning Clement steel door sets were showcased in the Period Renovation feature in the June 2022 issue of Real Homes magazine.

Real Homes

Article supplied by Real Homes. Photos taken by James French.

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Everything you need to know about the process of installing steel windows and doors

May 19th, 2022

At Clement, we offer a broad range of steel fenestration, from windows and doors to conservation rooflights and screens.

Carefully curated to bespoke measurements and styles and available in a selection of colours with handmade finishes, our steel products not only create light but function faultlessly.

We work with our clients to ensure a quality service is provided from start to finish, including technical drawings, manufacture and installation as well as ongoing after sales support.

covering furniture

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Our most popular steel window and door ranges

March 10th, 2022

At Clement, we pride ourselves on the manufacture of high-quality steel windows and steel doors, made to your bespoke requirements in our very own ISO 9001 approved factory.

While all of our ranges are developed to meet the ever-changing demands of clients and the wider industry, there are a few ranges that are particularly popular, boasting the elegant good looks, incredible versatility and modern performance requirements you can expect from Clement.

 

Most popular for replacement steel windows: EB24

EB24 is our most popular and versatile steel window product for both commercial and residential work.  Benefitting from exceptionally slim frames, our high specification EB24 steel window range is superior to your original metal windows.  It offers better thermal performance, security (PAS 24 is an option) and it is also very easy to maintain.  Clement specialise in manufacturing new steel windows and doors to match your originals, but with a far improved specification.

Although the EB24 range is our most sought after product for replacement work it can also be suitable for new build projects, as it achieves up to a B energy rating.

Some examples of our EB24 window installations –

Arundel Market Town Property

Grade II Listed gem tucked away in the historic market town of Arundel

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Commercial roundup – some of our favourite 2021 projects

February 4th, 2022

Over the course of 2021, we have had the pleasure of working on a number of commercial projects which now feature our range of high quality, bespoke steel windows, steel-framed doors and screens and conservation rooflights.

We have taken a look back at some of our favourite projects from the year and picked out a few highlights.

 

An upgrade to a Grade II listed Town Hall

Waltham Forest Town Hall

Possibly one of the most distinct examples of ‘Stripped Classicism’ architecture in the UK is Waltham Forest Town Hall. The office building was designed by architect Philip Hepworth and constructed between 1938 and 1942. In 2019, the council approved an extensive programme of renovations, including the replacement of all the original steel windows. Working with the client to select the right high-quality product for the project, a suite of Clement W20 white metal windows with dark bronze fittings were installed seamlessly, despite being in the midst of a pandemic.

Find out more about the details of this project here.

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Residential roundup – some of our favourite 2021 projects

December 23rd, 2021

2021 has undoubtedly been a testing year for many. Despite the challenges of this year, we have worked tirelessly to continue to deliver our range of high-quality, bespoke steel windows, doors and conservation rooflights.

Clement has had the pleasure of working with a number of new clients, delivering a unique range of steel-framed units across both residential and commercial clients. Here are a few of our favourite projects from 2021.

Ground-breaking modernist house updated with new Clement windows

The owner of this Grade II* listed property in Surrey was looking for windows and doors to complement the original ‘modernist’ aspects of the property. Built-in 1932 by well-renowned architects Connell, Ward and Lucas, this home is a perfect example of the Modernist Movement in architecture. Finished with our EB20 windows coated in matt Pastel Blue, and EB20 doors with multi-point locking, the rooms in this home benefit from the early morning and late afternoon sun.

The White House

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Increasing Security with Steel

June 17th, 2021

What does ‘home’ mean to you? In most cases, at the forefront of your mind will be a space that provides comfort for you and your family. A huge amount of reassurance comes from the feeling of safety, and luckily there are a number of precautions you can take to ensure the security of your home is optimised.

At Clement Windows, we are able to deliver high quality, high security, steel windows and doors to fit your bespoke designs, offering support at every stage of the process.

Securing your home

Residential property in Haslemere, Surrey using Clement Windows

Residential property in Haslemere, Surrey using Clement Windows

Windows and doors are probably the most important factors in securing your home but are all too often neglected in favour of other automatic security systems.

Although the front door is the most common entryway to your home, windows are generally the most fragile and therefore the easiest points of entry for unwelcome visitors.

It is important to make sure that all possible entry points to your home are up to scratch when it comes to security.

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Why Partner with Clement Windows for your Home Renovation

May 7th, 2021

Mellow End – Windows from Clement’s EB20 range were chosen to provide a close match to the original windows at this private residence in Surrey.

As a recipient of the Best of Houzz awards 2021 in both the design and customer service categories, Clement Windows has been recognised by the online home improvement platform for unrivalled excellence in the steel window industry for six years running, as a result of the glowing testimonials given by both our commercial and residential customers.

At Clement Windows, our number one priority is providing a quality product and excellent service to our customers.  Our steel windows, doors, rooflights and screens are approved by some of the most exclusive accreditors, in order to assure our customers that they’re getting the best of the best.

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Home trends… the wine room

March 16th, 2021

Here at Clement Windows, we’ve had the pleasure of overseeing some truly beautiful and inspiring home design projects and commercial spaces over the years. Whilst we’ve shared insights into how our steel windows, screens and doors can be used for unusual projects and growing trends such as garden rooms or exercise studios, several of our recent projects have highlighted another growing trend in home and interior design: the wine cellar.

If you’ve always had a penchant for wine and enjoy building up a bit of a collection, why not consider storing and showcasing it proudly within your home with its very own room?

Wine Room Steel Windows

Designed by and photograph purchased from David Hales Studio

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Choosing the right architect for your project

September 24th, 2020

At Clement Windows Group, we work with a huge range of architects and building professionals on a variety of commercial and residential projects. We know how important it is to choose the right architect to work on an individual project, so we’ve put together some key considerations to help you when you’re thinking about making this important decision.

Choosing the right architect for your project

Photograph taken and supplied by Isobel James.

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The lockdown trends that are here to stay

September 16th, 2020

Following our look at the changing priorities among homebuyers that have arisen as a result of spending more time at home, this month we thought we’d have a look at the trends that first arose during the lockdown period and look set to stay with us in the long-term.

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What are today’s buyers looking for in new homes?

July 29th, 2020

Throughout the lockdown period, the majority of households have had to get used to spending a lot of time at home, causing many to reflect on the things they’d be looking for in their next property.

According to a Rightmove survey earlier in June 2020(1), 39% of buyers have reassessed their priorities as a result of the pandemic, with 63% wanting a larger garden or access to garden space and 43% looking for a bigger home in general. Furthermore, similar research conducted by Zoopla found that 22% of house hunters would prioritise a home office space (rising to 35% for those aged between 35-49) and 21% see lower household running costs as a ‘must-have’(2).

So, whether you’re looking to make the move to your next home or are considering taking on a home improvement project to get more from your current space, we’ve pulled together some inspiration to help get you started.

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Kitchen extensions to amplify space

June 15th, 2020

Kitchen extensions have become popular home improvement projects for opening up the layout of the home and creating multiple areas for dining, socialising and lounging – a desirable aspect for many when looking to create their dream, modern home or facilitate a growing family.

With most of us spending a lot more time within the home at the moment, it can be a good time to look around and get some inspiration for your plans. We’re taking a closer look at some of the stunning results that can be achieved with a kitchen extension to help you get started.

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Design trends: garden rooms

June 5th, 2020

The garden room is a trend falling under an outdoor-design hybrid and has gathered pace in recent years as a desirable addition to the home to create a new, flexible space that can also add to the total house value.

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Steel screens in modern design

May 7th, 2020

Steel screens have continued to grow in popularity since they first became a mainstream design consideration around 2014 and it’s set to be a trend that continues throughout 2020, as more people look to maximise the spaces they have. 

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Inspirational home office spaces

April 20th, 2020

With so many of us now working from home for the foreseeable future, the idea of a dedicated home office space no longer seems like just a wishlist project.

So, whether you’ve been considering undertaking a project to transform space within your home or are simply looking for some inspirational content to occupy your mind during this uncertain time, we’ve put together some ideas for creating your dreamy new workspace.

Clement Windows

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Key interior design trends for 2020

March 12th, 2020

At Clement Windows, we get excited about all things design and interiors, and especially love seeing how our steel screens and steel windows come together to make a beautiful home.

With this in mind, we’re taking a look at some of the key trends for interiors and design in 2020.

Interior Design by Cherie Lee Interiors, photography by Ray Main

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