Since its formation in 1967 as a Trade organisation, the Steel Window Association has represented some of the UK’s leading steel window and door companies. With steel windows and doors being more popular than ever for both commercial and residential buildings, the SWA ensures its members benefit from the latest testing and product development to keep them at the forefront of the industry.
The Association members have seen a sizeable shift in both its processes and product range since its conception over 50 years ago when UK fabricators then produced large batches of standard metal windows; all manufactured in feet and inches and calculated from the structural opening sizes created by standard brick courses. In addition there were window frames from the small, medium and large range of universal window sections. Around 50 years ago W20 steel profiles were introduced to rationalise the range of profiles and ensure that all types of windows and doors could be manufactured to the latest specification requirements.
The members of the Association look forward to the next 50 years as they continue to manufacture windows and doors whose slender sight lines offer a lightness to the frames with an elegance that is impossible to match with the bulky profiles of alternative materials. Steel window and doors characteristic strength provides a robust durability to survive not only hard knocks but also changing fashion; they outlive trends and have become a concept which lasts; all in addition to the barrier they can offer for security and fire resistance.
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