Sustainability has been a buzzword in the homes and property sector for a few years now, and with an ever-growing green conscience in the UK, it looks likely to stay. Anything from construction methods, building materials, energy efficiency to general lifestyle all go into creating a truly sustainable home. This long list can make eco-friendly credentials difficult to maintain. With that in mind, we’ve designed a guide to help you make your home the most sustainable it can be.
With the greatest number of important historic buildings in the whole of London and around 11,000 Listed Buildings and 56 Conservation Areas, Planning & Conservation Officers in the Borough of Westminster have their work cut out for them. Read the rest of this entry »
From unique and historical private homes to upmarket, larger scale property developments, we’re proud to have been part of a number of exciting residential projects over the years. Our expert team have worked on metal window schemes in London and beyond, tailoring our window ranges to each and every unique home. Here are just a few of our favourite residential projects from the past year. Read the rest of this entry »
Clement Windows has won “Best of Design” and “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The metal window company was picked from more than a million active home building, home refurbishment and design industry professionals.
Whether you are looking to renovate a period property, update your home or office, or transform a new space, creating the right amount of interior light is always a major consideration and a rooflight can often be crucial in enabling daylight to flood into a lower level room, an attic or even a peculiarly shaped corner.
Clement Conservation Rooflights have recently been awarded an A+ window energy rating by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC), the premier UK authority for independently verified ratings of energy efficient windows and doors. However, this is not the only benefit you receive when you choose one of our rooflights.
The open plan setting has long been celebrated in our homes with designers encouraging us to take doors off their hinges and combine smaller rooms to create one bigger multi-functional space. But in recent years this trend has started to dissipate and there has been a noticeable shift towards so-called ‘broken plan’ living and a demand for flexible, more private, intimate spaces. Read the rest of this entry »
Clement Windows Group recently exhibited at the Listed Property Show which took place at Olympia over the weekend of 18th and 19th February.
The show, which saw visitor numbers close to 7,500, gave owners of Listed Properties the opportunity to talk to 150 specialist suppliers and gain expert advice and information on all aspects of maintaining, altering and renovating a listed home.
Clement’s stand showcased examples of high specification metal window ranges suitable for Listed Properties or those in Conservation Areas, such as: EB14, a slimline beading system with a conventional appearance which can be manufactured to fit existing apertures; the Standard Metal Window (SMW) ‘F’ series, a single glazed steel window used for sensitive replacement work where a precise geometric match is required; and, the Brooking steel framing system, designed for buildings with a traditional appearance which require a specialist ‘putty fronted’ system.
These steel window ranges not only look wonderful, but can help improve thermal and acoustic performance and maximise security, while still meeting the stringent requirements of Conservation Officers.
A selection of Clement Conservation Rooflights, recently awarded an A+ window energy rating by the BFRC, were also on display and their good looks and low profile attracted many passers-by. Available in two types for both slate and tile roofs, they are regularly specified by Conservation Officers for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.
Clement have a long-standing relationship with The Listed Property Owners Club and regularly appear in their publication, Listed Heritage magazine. It was wonderful to have a presence at the show and to meet so many new faces as well as several satisfied former clients.
Genuine steel windows are being specified on a regular basis more frequently now than at any time during the last 30 years. Architects, planning officers, designers and property owners are becoming increasingly aware of the many benefits that steel windows have to offer, not least their robust strength and stunning good looks.
This revival in the specification of original steel windows has its roots in the growing trend to restore and preserve the finest of our old buildings rather than demolish them and construct new ones. Planning regulations in the UK concerning the protection of our architectural heritage are rigorous. Indeed, they are seen worldwide as an example of how the best of the past can be conserved and found new uses for in the modern world. Read the rest of this entry »
Guess who will have a stand at The Listed Property Show 2017?!
The show will be held at Olympia, London over the weekend of 18th & 19th February.
If you are maintaining, altering or renovating your listed home – or even looking to buy one – The Listed Property Show is not to be missed!
We look forward to seeing you at our stand C9, you can get free admission by using the link here.
The Clement Windows Group were thrilled to sponsor the Small Project of the Year (up to £5m) category at this year’s Building Awards, which took place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday 8th November. Bennetts Associates beat a shortlist of ten nominees and scooped the award for their Shaftesbury Theatre project. Hosted by James Nesbit the evening was a huge success.
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As expert manufacturers of superb steel windows, we have a wealth of experience working on a huge variety of buildings over the years. Steel windows are great for commercial buildings, homes and period properties, and they’re a perfect fit for academic buildings too. We’ve worked on a range of educational establishments over the years, and we wanted to share a few of our favourites with you.