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Steel Windows and Bronze Windows

Steel and Bronze windows have been used since the 19th century, taking over from the early wrought iron cottage windows. Traditionally they are known for their slimness of frame and also can have attractive turnbuckle and stay details. A number of companies have developed double glazed steel windows,which minimise the increase in frame size, though on listed building there is generally a presumption against double glazing and you should consult with your local Conservation Officer if considering this.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Steel Windows and Bronze Windows
Anthony Temperton
16 The Bull Centre Stockton on the Forest York YO32 9LE
Tel 01904 400686
Email: temperton@btinternet.com
Website: fanlights.co.uk
Worked for over 25 years as a stained glass conservator at York Glaziers Trust, one of the UK’s leading conservation studios, before leaving to work on fanlights and stained glass on a freelance basis. Also Georgian metal skylights, bronze glazing bars for windows and stained glass conservation.
Architectural Bronze Casements
Belton Park, Londonthorpe Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9SJ.
Tel 0845 6000 660 Fax 01476 578555
Email: enquiries@bronzecasements.com
Website: www.bronzecasements.com
Architectural Bronze Casements are beautiful handmade metal windows offering an exciting and traditional alternative to steel windows. Made from architectural bronze, they are usually incorporated within stone mullions, brick or timber openings. For older properties, the combination of our sympathetic casement design coupled with its ability to house an extremely efficient slim double glazed unit has enabled us to provide a solution that not only complements the façade of any structure, but also reduces heat loss. We also design and make a range of bronze doors and bronze secondary glazing.
Barley Studios Ltd
Church Balk, Dunnington, York YO19 5LH
Tel 01904 489093 Fax 01904 489093
Email: office@barleystudio.co.uk
Website: www.barleystudio.co.uk
Keith Barley, ICON accredited conservator, established Barley Studio, York, 40 years ago. The studio has gained an international reputation for the high standard of its stained glass conservation and restoration for the nation’s cathedrals, stately homes and parish churches. Barley Studio is also known for its new work, with artist Helen Whittaker winning commissions for many prestigious buildings across the UK. The studio covers all aspects of stained glass and related metalwork: environmentally protective isothermal glazing systems, restoration and supply of ferramenta and opening casements, stainless steel wire guards, period style plain glazing and antique glasses, consultation, surveys and reports.
Bassett & Findley Ltd
Talbot Road North Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN8 1QS
Tel 01933 224898 Fax 01933 227731
Email: info@bassettandfindley.co.uk
Website: www.bfbassettandfindley.co.uk
Whilst the Company carries out a wide range of architectural metalwork including shopfront, in heritage terms it is known for its bronze metalwork including repairs and refurbishment as well as new windows and doors.
Clement Windows
Head Office & Showroom, Clement House, Weydown Industrial Estate, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HR
Tel 01428 643393
Email: info@clementwg.co.uk
Website: www.clementwindows.co.uk
Clement manufacture an innovative range of steel windows, doors and screens. We provide a complete service - from the provision of technical drawings through to manufacture, installation and after sales support - whether your project is a traditional restoration project, one involving Listed Buildings or Conservation Areas, or a new build. All of our windows are crafted to your bespoke design in our ISO 9001 approved factory. Produced entirely from 100% recycled steel and generally Part L compliant, our windows are environmentally friendly and meet the latest performance requirements for insulation, weatherproofing and security. With Clement Windows you can expect technologically advanced, yet low maintenance steel windows, which will last for many years.
Crittall Windows Ltd
Francis House, Freebournes Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3UN
Tel 01376 530800 Fax 01376 530801
Email: hq@crittall-windows.co.uk
Website: www.crittall-windows.co.uk
With over 150 years of experience, Crittall Windows is ideally positioned to undertake the replacement of windows in buildings of historic or architectural merit. Whether it is a 1920's Art Deco building or a 1960's tower block Crittall can replicate original designs while offering class leading performance and durability. Their technical and design teams are able to offer guidance to ensure that the original architecture is preserved. Their technical advisors can survey the fenestration to determine the original sections used and the method of fabrication and site assembly and select a Crittall product that retains the character of the building.
Helen Whittaker Stained Glass & Sculpture
Barley Studios Ltd, Church Balk, Dunnington, York YO19 5LH
Tel 01904 489093 Fax 01904 489093
Email: helen@barleystudio.co.uk
Website: www.helenwhittakerart.com
Helen Whittaker is Creative Director and Artist / Designer at Barley Studio and an award-winning designer of stained glass windows. Keith Barley, ICON accredited conservator, established Barley Studio 40 years ago. The studio has gained an international reputation for the high standard of its stained glass conservation. It is also known for its new work, with Helen winning commissions for many prestigious buildings across the UK. The studio covers all aspects of stained glass and related metalwork: isothermal glazing, restoration, supply of ferramenta, opening casements, stainless steel wire guards, period style plain glazing and antique glasses, consultation, surveys and reports.
Holdsworth Windows Ltd
Darlingscote Road Shipston on Stour Warwickshire CV36 4PR
Tel 01608 661883 Fax 01608 661008
Email: info@holdsworthwindows.co.uk
Website: www.holdsworthwindows.co.uk
Holdsworth Windows founded in 1967 specialises in manufacturing steel windows and leaded lights and employs their own fixing and glazing teams. They can manufacture a variety of sections including angle iron frames, light universal, standard sections or W20. There is a choice of fittings including brass, and wrought iron made in their own forge. They also produce leaded lights in clear or handmade antique glass, and supply and fix leaded double glazed units.
M.R.S. Wales Ltd
G14 Treforest Industrial Estate Pontypridd CF37 5YL
Tel 01443 844123 Fax 01443 844124
Email: info@mrswales.co.uk
Website: www.mrswales.co.uk
M.R.S. Wales Ltd provide a diverse range of services including architectural restoration of steel windows, automatic door systems, shopfronts etc. We specialise in the repair and refurbishment of existing steel windows or where unrepairable, we can make new replacements to match. Old windows that appear to be heavily rusted and damaged can be repaired and refurbished to an as new appearance by being shot blasted, repaired, hot dip galvanised and powder coated, with new replica furniture. Also the glazing can be upgraded to a modern standard with double glazed units.
Steel Window Association SWA
42 Heath Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7JH
Tel 0844 249 1355
Email: info@steel-window-association.co.uk
Website: www.steel-window-association.co.uk
The Steel Window Association (SWA) represents UK steel window manufacturers and suppliers, ranging in size from the smallest, craft-based companies which specialise in replacement and repair work through to large, multi-site companies that manufacture and install windows in all types of buildings. The SWA works with English Heritage to promote the important conservation message that metal windows can be cost effectively renovated or replaced by skilled tradesmen.
Lattice Period Windows, Telephone 01386 701079 Website: www.mikehonourwindows.co.uk
Mike Honour Windows Ltd, Unit 85 Northwick Business Centre Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh Gloucestershire GL56 9RF Telephone 01386 701079 Fax 01386 701114 Website: www.mikehonourwindows.co.uk
West Leigh Ltd, 11-13 Spa Road London SE16 3RB Telephone 020 7232 0030 Fax 020 7232 1763 Website: www.west-leigh.co.uk