Why Steel Windows are Great for Commercial Buildings

September 20th, 2016

Commercial Windows

Metal windows are specified for commercial projects for a vast number of reasons. Maybe the building has been listed because it is of significant architectural or historical interest and steel is the material that will best replicate the original window design. Or perhaps the project involves a modern structure that will benefit from the stunning good looks and contemporary feel that can only be achieved with steel.

Modern performance

Across the UK – in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Belfast – urban areas are being regenerated with numerous old commercial buildings requiring restoration and refurbishment. A lot of these buildings were built before the First World War and still have the original single glazed metal windows in situ. The requirement is often to replace these with double glazed steel replicas which achieve modern standards for insulation, weatherproofing and security while maintaining the aesthetic integrity of the building.

Contemporary feel

Steel is experiencing something of a revival with the current trend for industrial lines and monochromatic looks. A lot of architects and interior designers specify steel due to its slim sightlines allowing the largest possible glazed areas in order to let the maximum amount of light in.

The benefits of steel

Metal windows offer a range of benefits to commercial projects. Steel is incredibly strong and versatile meaning a steel window can be moulded into almost any pattern, resulting in a bespoke end product that has the added benefit of greater security against burglary and intruders. Made from recycled material, steel windows are low maintenance and offer high levels of energy efficiency.

Working in partnership

Clement are well placed to work in partnership with the architects, conservation officers and contractors involved in a commercial project. Our personnel have many years’ experience among them of advising businesses and operating in the building and fenestration sectors. It is important that Clement are involved from the outset – early consultation with the building professionals involved will ensure any pitfalls are avoided and ultimately safeguard the smooth running of the project.

Clement bespoke steel windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections generally in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced from recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO 1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS 6497 or BS EN 12438, our windows comply to Part L of UK Building Regulations (2016).

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