The owners of a large late-Victorian property in Surrey have completed the renovation and extension of their home by bringing style and light to the interiors through the installation of fully glazed steel-framed doors, supplied and installed by a member of the Steel Window Association (SWA).


The contract on the six bedroom house in the popular town of Oxted was carried out by Godstone-based Govette Windows, a long term SWA member, well experienced in working with main contractors and architects across the country.


When the client contacted Govette Windows, they had already built two new wings to the 1900 house – one single storey and the other two-storey, increasing the total floor area by 100 square metres under permissible development rights.  Following a tour of the company’s showroom, a survey of the original openings allowed an accurate quote to be provided, which led to the order being placed.


The client, Adrian Lees Jones, commented: “My wife was keen on having the look of classic steel doors and after doing a bit of research online we found a local company – Govette Windows in Godstone, so we went to look around their showroom. The sales manager was very helpful and really the main decision was over the colour and, after some consideration, we went with the black.”


“Four of the doors are installed in the old part of the house rather than the new additions, and we’ve just ordered a fifth.  The steel frames look completely different to timber or other alternatives, with slim sections, but have a really substantial feel, and they are very well made.”


All of the doors were fabricated using the classic W20 steel profiles and polyester powder coated in a RAL 9005 Pure Black paint finish. They feature B870 handles from Steel Window Fittings on rose black plates in a brushed brass finish with standard latch mechanisms and are single glazed with 6.4mm laminated glass.


The Steel Window Association’s membership covers the whole of the UK with the different companies offering various areas of expertise including the capacity to carry out large scale commercial new-build contracts, repair and maintenance work or detailed ‘replica refurbishment’ in conservation situations.